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Replace old, drafty, wood windows with modern improvements without changing the architectural integrity of your home. Purchase wood window replacement kits. These wood replacement windows allow working from inside, leave woodwork intact, offer screens, tilt features, easy maintenance and are simple to install. Follow these tips to get your old windows out and your new wood replacement windows in with success.

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Glass block was widely used in art deco styles, and has been used for over four decades in commercial/industrial applications as well. DIY'ers can create privacy, yet allow in light with glass block windows that are not complex styles. Add inspirational style to your home with glass or acrylic block installations.

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Glass block windows and acrylic block windows can be a challenge to install. Contact these companies for information and installation advisories. Visit a local distributor to review all the marvelous choices available to you.

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Glass block installation requires minimal tools. When installing glass block windows, measure twice and draw a sketch of each window and take photos to show the fabricator. Correct sizing of block windows is critically important. These glass block installation tips will walk you through the process of completing your project with success.

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Glass block windows can add pizazz in a variety of ways to your home. Block the gaze of passers-by and yet let in light with block windows. Or try installing glass block windows in your shower or a wet bar. Use your imagination and create interesting, practical accents in your home with glass or acrylic block windows.

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Low-e glass will not protect your furnishings from fading. You need a special window film that blocks UV radiation.

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Window boxes are a delightful accent to the exterior of a home. Copper window boxes are very popular and fiberglass ones are maintenance-free. If you purchase the right kind of window box, you do not need to install special flashing around or under the window sill.

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Check for quality of replacement windows by their labels that certify standards created by the AMA and NWWDA, as well a possible energy star rating. Vinyl replacement windows that pass the AAMA/NWWDA standard are above average windows. Energy star certification shows energy savings, and usually exceeds most building codes, while the NFRC standards also measure energy efficiency. Check this list of manufacturers for the "seals of approval" they carry.

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Anderson, Pella and Marvin windows are often compared. Which window performs the best? You can determine which window will save the most energy if you look at the right numbers. The key is to understand which number to look at and who is producing the number.

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