Aluminum Vs. Vinyl: 7 Key Things To Look For When Choosing a Window Frame

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When it comes to replacing your home’s windows, it’s a good idea to first do some comparison shopping. Today’s options are vast, but two of the best materials to look at in terms of a window’s frame are aluminum and vinyl. Both types of window frames have their merits. What you ultimately decide to purchase […]

5 New Trends to Watch in 2022 Home Design

After two years of spending more time indoors, many of us are thinking about how to reimagine our spaces in the upcoming new year. Especially ways to make our spaces more comfortable, efficient, and flexible. Are you looking forward to investing in some home projects in 2022? If so, here are five new home design […]

Create Your Sanctuary: Lower the Noise, Upgrade Your Comfort

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Your home is your safe haven, or at least it should be. If you find conditions that negatively impact your lifestyle, it’s a good idea to identify the culprits. Then take proactive steps to eliminate, or at least, lessen them. For instance, you can lower excess noise and make other aesthetic changes to upgrade your […]

Impact Windows vs. Shutters: How Do They Compare?

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Choosing the right hurricane protection for your home or business is crucial for keeping your property, and the people within, safe in areas prone to extreme weather and those considered “wind-borne debris regions.” For many homeowners, the decision comes down to hurricane impact windows versus shutters. From convenience to overall effectiveness, homeowners have many factors […]

Cost-Effective Home Upgrades that Deliver Lasting Value

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As a homeowner, you want your home to be both comfortable and safe. Ideally, any upgrades made should augment your lifestyle and home’s value. Not all remodels, additions, or embellishments are cost-effective or will bring a good return on investment (ROI). Planning your upgrades strategically ensures value is added in a cost-effective way. Related: Earth-Friendly […]

Florida Building Codes: How They Started, What it Means for You

Buying a home in Florida comes with an amazing lifestyle. However, the Sunshine State is located in an area of the world that is highly prone to the winds that come with tropical and hurricane-force storms. This is an important consideration for homeowners. Related: Best Ways to Secure Your Home During Storm Season Fortunately, storm-related […]

Earth-Friendly Home Remodel Projects

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Upgrading or adding new features to your home can be exciting, especially if you’re looking to gravitate to an eco-friendly environment. The modern possibilities are endless. From installing cleaner energy options to integrating sustainable upgrades to seeking to conserve energy and water, you can easily beautify your home while being kind to our planet. Related: […]

Best Ways to Secure Your Home During Storm Season

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Hurricane season is upon us in Florida and other Atlantic coastal states. NOAA’s hurricane forecasters predict a 60% chance of an “above-normal season,” but not one as drastic as 2020. Forecasts expect 13 to 20 named storms, 6 of 10 could become hurricanes, with 3 to 5 “major hurricanes” (Category 3, 4, or 5). The […]

Benefits of Vinyl and Aluminum for Your New Windows & Doors

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Upgrading your windows and doors is an exciting prospect, but so many decisions! Fortunately, there are a number of great options to choose from. Any of which will add curb appeal and boost your home’s value. Most importantly, they’ll keep your family safe. Related: 5 Things to Consider for Your Next Window & Door Upgrade […]

Upgrade Your Style with All-Black Frames

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Black window frames are a great addition to almost any style of home. As a neutral color, with its dark shade, black makes a bold statement. Especially when contrasted with traditional white frames. While black is a popular interior window frame color right now, what’s great about this hue is it’s a timeless shade that […]

Hurricane Preparation Tips: The Importance of Planning Ahead

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Hurricane season will soon be upon us, and it’s best to prepare sooner than later. Storm experts predict the 2021 Atlantic storm season will be more active than usual. Officially, hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, though storms can appear outside these dates—and have this year already, beginning with Tropical Storm Ana. […]

Why Your Next Home Improvement Project Could Bring Tax Advantages

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Home improvements beautify a home, make it safer, increase efficiency, and add resale value. Aside from gaining these benefits, did you know many home improvements can also offset a portion of your tax bill? Some advantages you can enjoy immediately. Others benefit your wallet in the long run. Related: 6 Home Upgrades to Help Protect […]

8 Ways to Minimize Unwanted and Distracting Sounds in Your Home 

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Loud distractions from the outside that creep into your home can be pretty disrupting. This is especially true if you’re working from home, have small children napping, are routinely woken up at night, or simply have the day off and want to relax. Other noises occurring within your home you can control to some extent, […]

6 Home Upgrades to Help Protect Your Family

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Your home is your sanctuary, and you want it to be as safe as it can be for your family. Conducting regular safety checks is a good start and can resolve many vulnerabilities, but sometimes you need to make additional investments to ensure your loved ones are secure. To help keep your family safe, here […]

Replacement Window Guide

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Installing replacement windows can add an updated look to your home and protect you and your family from storms. The window replacement process may seem overwhelming, but the result is always worth it. Learn how to make window replacement easier with this guide. We will break down your options when it comes to style, material, […]

Working with Uniquely Shaped Windows

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It’s Not a Pane. How to Work with Uniquely-Shaped Windows In the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the South Rose window is arguably the most famous in the world. Its 84 stained glass panels are spread between four circles and span an impressive 42.3 feet in diameter. Aside from its beauty and historical significance, another […]

Design Ideas for Neutral Palettes

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When looking at magazines and online, it’s the brightly colored or dramatic rooms and accessories that grab the eye. These photos intend to make readers pause and take notice. This makes it hard not to think, “Should I be bolder and add more color to my home?”  Neutral color palettes are equally as stunning as […]

Energy-Efficiency with Style: All Black Frames in Vinyl

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We recently introduced Modern Edge all black frames on select aluminum products, a fresh alternative to traditional white and other muted shades. Now we’re thrilled to announce that we’re extending this in-demand neutral to our vinyl collections. Select styles of PGT WinGuard® and EnergyVue® Vinyl are now available in all black to instantly transform the interiors and exteriors of your […]

Window Boxes Made Easy: How to Plan Your Window Boxes

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Everyone may not like to get dressed up, but your windows may enjoy some seasonal sprucing-up. In a time when things are moving a bit slower, planning window boxes that will provide you color and even food garnishes throughout the summer, is one way to pass the time. Check out these seasonal window box ideas […]

Types of Window Glass – Know What You Need

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When purchasing new windows, you have multiple options available. One of those is the kind of glass used in your window. By selecting the right types of window glass, you can lower your energy bills, maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, protect your furniture and drapes from fading, and have peace-of-mind during a storm. Let us […]

5 Things to Consider for Your Next Window & Door Upgrade

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Buying a “new to you” home is exciting. But there may come a time when you realize you need to purchase new windows and doors. This is an investment, but it’s the ideal time of year to consider tackling this project with a possible tax return in your future or at least start planning for […]

Window Treatments: 4 Considerations for Buying New Ones

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Stylish windows and glass doors can fill your home with light and make it feel expansive. Sometimes, homeowners want to add more pizazz or create flexible lighting ambiance to their homes. When starting to think about window treatments, there are a few questions you should ask yourself before you begin shopping. By answering these questions, […]

The Importance of Sunlight: Benefits of Enjoying the Sun Year Round

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The winter months are exciting—celebrating holidays with friends and family and ringing in the new year. But there’s one thing that a lot of people dread: the darkness that arrives after we move our clocks back. Even though we’re past Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year), we still have some dark days ahead […]

Trend to Watch: Black Window Frames & Black Vinyl Windows

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Last year, we shared 3 projects where “Black Windows Made an Impact.” If you read this blog and are still not sure if this trend has continued, now is the time to reconsider. And don’t take our word for it. You can scroll through libraries of black doors, window frames and black vinyl windows on […]

PGT Innovations: Looking Back at 2019

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Being part of the PGT Innovations family is exciting for so many reasons. Throughout 2019, we celebrated numerous benchmarks with our parent company and sister brands, CGI, CGI Commercial, WinDoor, Western Window Systems, and Eze-Breeze. Below are just a few of the major memories we created together. Q1: New Connector Building We kicked off the new year by opening a 28,000-square-foot building […]

Window Styles: Part 2- Understanding Window Style Names

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In Part 1 of our two-part blog series, “Window Styles: Understanding Window Style Names,” we highlighted single hung windows, double hung windows, and roller windows. In Part 2, you’ll learn how to tell the difference between casement windows, awning windows, picture windows, and architectural windows. By the time you’re done reading this, you’ll be able to: […]

Home Decor Trends for 2020

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The holidays are right around the corner, and then we welcome 2020. Everyone is already making predictions about what will be on-trend for the upcoming year. Here are a few of our favorites we can’t wait to see in the new year. Color Palette Trends When it comes to color, no one knows it better […]

Window Styles: Understanding Window Style Names

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If you’re shopping online, visiting a dealer, or even asking your friends about their windows, the terms being used can be confusing. There are a lot of window styles out there, and most of the time, the window names can make things even more complicated. In our two-part blog series, “Window Styles: Understanding Window Style […]

PGT Innovations: 2019 Top Moments from Q3

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This year continues to be filled with benchmarks from our parent company, PGT Innovations, and our sister brands, CGI, CGI Commercial, WinDoor, Western Window Systems, and Eze-Breeze. This quarter, we supported the community, partnered with prestigious organizations, and much more. Below is a quick recap of our most memorable moments from Q3: July: PGT Innovations Makes Forbes Top Employer List We […]

3 Times Black Windows Made an Impact

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Black windows are just like that classic black suit in your closet: a timeless go-to that complements every look, regardless of season. Over the past two years, black windows have become a popular trend that upgrade curb appeal in a variety of ways.