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4 Reasons to Choose Custom Windows or Doors

We get it; it can be tempting to go the cheapest route when you need to upgrade your windows and doors, or it can seem easier to just ignore them altogether. Windows and doors can often get overlooked when updating a home, but today we’re sharing 4 reasons it’s so important to choose quality custom windows (or doors), and how the investment goes way beyond what you can imagine.

4 reasons to choose custom windows and doors

1. Add Value to Your Home

Upgrading your old, drafty windows or doors to custom products will automatically add value to your home. Besides the value, they also add curb appeal. According to Therma Tru, “When you update, replace, or improve your entry, you can increase your home’s perceived value by $18,750 on average!“ That’s a huge increase with something as simple as updating your front door.

4 reasons to choose custom windows and doors

Custom window replacements can also add beauty to your home inside and out. It’s actually one of the few home improvements that can enhance both your interior and exterior designs. One of the best things about it is that you’re not limited to what’s on the shelf; you can custom design what’s perfect for your style and home.

4 reasons to choose custom windows and doors

Custom windows and doors are a great return on investment and will cost you less than say adding a sunroom or renovating an entire kitchen or bathroom.

2. Save Money in the Long Run

As we mentioned above, we know that going the cheaper route can be tempting, but quality, custom windows or doors will stretch your dollar so much longer. Professionally installed custom windows or doors will keep the drafts out during our rough winter months. When properly installed and Energy Star® labeled, your new windows will keep the heat in during the winter months, and the rooms cool during the summer months.

4 reasons to choose custom windows and doors

Don’t forget that the doors can also be energy efficient! Another great thing about custom windows or doors is that most of them don’t need a lot of maintenance, which just saves you money in the long run. One example is choosing a material that never needs painting to remain attractive and intact, and that alone can save you thousands down the road.

4 Reasons to Choose Custom Windows or Doors

3. More Natural Light and Open Space

Not much can change a room like more natural light and space! By adding floor to ceiling windows you can dramatically change your home.

4 reasons to choose custom windows and doors

Bow or Bay windows will open up any room, and offer the opportunity to create an extra relaxing nook for reading or a breakfast bench (if desired). By choosing custom windows you can ensure professional and detailed installation, more opportunities to truly create the space of your dreams, and quality to last a lifetime. They’re worth every penny.

4 reasons to choose custom windows and doors

4. Brands You Can Trust

When you’re choosing quality over anything you’re able to choose from reputable brands that have been in the window and door making business for decades. You know that you’re getting something worthwhile for your hard earned money.

4 reasons to choose custom windows and doors

You’re choosing from brands with high ratings and products that fit or exceed all the qualities you’re looking for. At Next Door and Window, we offer Marvin, Integrity, Infinity, and Sunrise windows. We also offer doors by Provia, Therma Tru, and Albany. Give us a call today to set up your free appointment.

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4 Reasons to Choose Custom Windows or Doors

Keep the Drafts out With Quality Windows

Are you feeling that draft from your old windows? With as much as half the energy in your home going to heating and cooling costs, investing in energy-efficient, quality windows will help lower those bills way beyond wintertime.

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How to Choose Energy-Efficient Windows

At Next Door and Window, we offer many energy-efficient options, but hopefully, this post will help simplify your search for the perfect choice. One of the main things to look for when shopping is the ENERGY STAR® label on the windows. ENERGY STAR® is the trusted symbol for energy efficiency and is backed by the government.

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Another key to think about is the U-factor; the lower the number the better the window will be at keeping the heat inside. This is especially vital if you have harsh winters.

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In combination with the U-factor, also consider the Solar Heat Gain, which measures how well your new window will block heat from the sun. Just like the U-factor, the lower the number the better.

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Glass finish is Important

The sun’s UV rays harm more than just your skin; they can damage your floors or furnishings, and that’s where a Low E coating comes into play. This metallic coating is placed on the inside surface of the glass to reduce the sun’s rays.

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Low E coating added to the low U-factor and Solar Heat Gain will create the ultimate energy-efficient window for your home. The brands we offer use high quality, low E glass to ensure protection and significant cuts in energy costs.

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Frame Material and Installation

There are many types of frames that can boost the efficiency of your new windows, match your unique style, and fit your budget. You can choose from vinyl, wood, fiberglass and more. We can help narrow down your options, and choose the ideal energy-efficient windows for your home.

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Which brings us to our last point; don’t forget the importance of professional installation. Even the most expensive window can cause problems if not properly installed. At Next Door and Window, we make sure your new windows are installed correctly and sealed tightly to keep those unwanted drafts out for good. Call to schedule your appointment today! 

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Open House Event -Spring 2018

Open House Event Spring 2018

 

Join Us For An Open House Event!
Plant the seeds now and watch your home value grow!

When: Saturday Feb 24, 2018
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
Where: Pick your closest showroom:

Naperville
815 E Ogden Avenue

Burr Ridge
16W250 83rd Street

Arlington Heights
718 E Rand Road

Home Values have grown 6.2% over the past year. (according to the Case-Shiller National Home Price Index) Replacing doors and windows has been shown to have a positive effect on home values. This is a great time to look at samples, get project ideas and speak to an expert.

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*Offer ends 2/28/18. 

New Year, New Look: 5 Window Styles to Try in 2018

A new year is a great time to enhance your home and its value with quality windows. It can be a little overwhelming to know which style to choose, so we’re sharing 5 great window style options for 2018.

1. Large Windows and/or Transom Windows

What better way to open up your space and transform your home than large, beautiful windows! Did you know that Next Door & Window can install a window where there wasn’t one before? So if there’s a place in your home that would be perfect for a window update, we can help you achieve that dream. However, know that you have multiple options. Maybe you do want more open space but don’t have the room or budget for large windows? Try adding transom window accents into the mix. Transom windows are great for letting in more natural light and fresh air, or they can simply be aesthetic and stationary. Grouping multiple windows together can also create the illusion of a larger space and add distinct architectural interest to your home.

5 window styles to try in 2018 5 window styles to try in 2018

2. Slider Windows 

Simply put, slider windows open horizontally instead of vertically, which makes them a great option for small spaces, low walls, or the elderly. Another great way to use a slider window is as a pass-through window, connecting one room in your home to another. One of the most common uses is opening up the kitchen to the outside deck. It’s a unique way to open up your space and stay connected to your party!

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3. Bow or Bay Windows

Want to add dimension and make your home more spacious? Try adding a bow or bay window! We can assure you these beautiful windows will change the whole feel of the room. Bow or Bays also add value and appeal to your home. Bays usually consist of three windows sharply angled and connected together as they protrude from your home. They’re a good fit for more modern styles. Bow windows are similar, but have up to six windows and connect in a curvier way. Bonus? You can add a bench and turn it into the perfect reading nook.

5. Bow or Bay Windows Want to add dimension and make your home more spacious? Try adding a bow or bay window! We can assure you these beautiful windows will change the whole feel of the room. Bow or Bays also add value and appeal to your home. Bays usually consist of three windows sharply angled and connected together as they protrude from your home. They’re a good fit for more modern styles. Bow windows are similar, but have up to six windows and connect in a curvier way. Bonus? You can add a bench and turn it into the perfect reading nook. 5 Window Styles to Try in 2018 5 Window Styles to Try in 2018

4. Black Window Frames 

Though it’s key to choose long-lasting, quality windows, we can’t forget that choosing the right look is also important. Black window frames are trending this year, and we really love the look. It’s a simple way to add elegant drama to any room, and they can be made of almost any material. Check out some of these inspiring photos and let us know if black window frames are in your home’s future.

5 window styles to try in 2018

5. Energy Efficient Windows

Energy efficiency is always in style. What homeowner wouldn’t want to save money on their energy bills and make sure that drafts aren’t coming in through the windows? Our top-quality windows come equipped with modern features such as low-emissivity coated glass that help to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Many of our energy efficient windows also have insulated frames that provide structural integrity and boost thermal performance. All of our windows can be energy efficient so we have a lot of options when it comes to saving energy, and you can learn more about them in our FAQ section.

5 window styles to try in 2018

So, whatever your vision is Next Door & Window can help you with making it come to life! Click HERE to schedule your free consultation.

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5 window styles to try in 2018

Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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Our friends  at Therma-Tru Doors have written a great article on increasing curb appeal. Replacement doors always update your home’s look. These are easy changes to increase your home’s value. 

This is a sample of what they have written:
“Whether you’re remodeling, getting ready to sell or building a new home, curb appeal is important. It’s how appealing your home looks from the curb not only to interested buyers, but also to your neighbors, friends and of course you!

One of the easiest and most important ways to increase your home’s curb appeal is with a new entry door. When you update, replace or improve your entry, you can increase your home’s perceived value by $18,750 on average*!

Entry door replacement consistently ranks among the most valuable remodeling projects in Remodeling magazine’s “Cost vs. Value Report,” which evaluates remodeling costs and resale value to determine which projects will give you the greatest return on your investment.**”

Read the rest of Therma-Tru’s  article here

Next Door and Window has boards full of inspiration photos on our Pinterest page.  Follow our most recent board to update your Fall themed entryway

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