How to Properly Clean and Maintain Your Composite Deck

Composite decks are great because they look beautiful and are low maintenance. They just need basic cleaning biannually to clear away the dirt, mud, and soil that builds up over time. The Best Way to Clean Your Composite Deck How can you properly clean and maintain your composite deck? First, check the weather. The more pleasant the weather, the better it is for cleaning your deck because you don’t want rain, snow, wind, or heat to cause problems. When it’s

Top Signs That Your Windows Need to Be Replaced

Deciding when your windows need to be replaced is an important decision. If you replace your windows too early, you’re wasting money on windows you don’t need yet. If you hold onto windows past their best, you can negatively affect your home’s energy efficiency, safety, quiet, ventilation, and curb appeal. To help homeowners avoid these problems, we have compiled the top signs your windows need to be replaced. Difficulties With Operation Over time, you might notice your windows don’t open

How to Prepare for a Home Remodeling Project

A home renovation can be exciting but also stressful. You can alleviate some of that stress and make the process smoother by doing some prep work. There are many types of home renovations, so we’ve listed some basic preparation steps that anyone can take before undertaking a home remodeling project.  Take A Photo This step isn’t necessary, but taking a “before photo” can give you great satisfaction when you take an “after photo” at the end of the project. Organize

Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home

Whether you plan on remaining in your home for the rest of your life or are considering placing it on the market at some point down the line, it’s always good to think of ways you can add value to it. There are many benefits of doing so, from being able to sell at a higher price if you move to saving on energy bills and preventing future damage that could be more costly to repair. If you’re wondering how

Durante Home Exteriors Introduces the addition of Infinity® Replacement Windows to their line of replacement windows!

  Replacing windows can be confusing.  Homeowners are faced with finding durable windows with the right look for their home.  With so many options to choose from, how do you know which windows are right for your house? Here are a few factors to consider in evaluating replacement windows. Replacement windows should be thermally efficient and add to the total comfort of your home. Choose a window that meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines and has a .32 or lower U-Value, which

6 Possible Deadly Deck & Railing Hazards You May Not Know About

You can admit it; you’ve put off maintaining that deck for some time now. I mean it has taken a beating over the years. It’s almost to the point that you need everyone to sign a waiver before stepping out there. And you’ve heard yourself repeating the words, “Watch out for those nails and splinters!” or, “Don’t lean on that rail, it may come loose!” It needs some paint, maybe a touch of sealant, and a lot of TLC. I

Why Durante Home Windows Are Superior To Competitors’

If you are in the market for replacement windows, we advise you to take a close look at Durante in comparison to the competition. When you analyze our products, services, and reputation, you”ll quickly determine that we”re the best in the business. We have a wide range of window styles including double-hung, bow and bay, gliding, awning, casement, picture, and specialty options. We”re flexible and willing to work with the unique demands of each home and homeowner. Part of what

The Benefits Of New Replacement Windows

If you are fed up with your old windows because they look dated or they’re letting in drafts, don’t delay installing replacement windows. Once you have your new windows installed, you’ll wish you had made the decision to upgrade much earlier. New home windows bring plenty of benefits that extend far beyond merely aesthetic improvements. One of the primary reasons to install new windows is that they’ll boost your comfort level as well as that of your family members. You’ll

Energy-Efficient Windows Look Great and Save Money

All windows are created equal, right? Not so fast. In fact, windows that are not energy efficient can lose as much as half of a home’s heating or cooling. As we approach the winter season, energy-efficient windows become crucial for keeping your home warm, and you will save on heating costs as well. How Do Energy-Efficient Windows Work? Windows will either lose or gain heat through conduction, convection air leakage and radiation. These heat transfers are more problematic in windows

How to Improve Energy Efficiency in your Home

Improving the energy efficiency in your home will help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Follow these energy-saving tips and go green! Install Energy-Efficient Windows The EPA”s ENERGY STAR program reports that you can save up to $465 per year just by installing energy-efficient windows in your home. In addition to this savings, your new windows will also improve your home”s curb appeal and property value. If you”re not going to install energy-efficient windows, winterizing your windows will