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Door Transformation with Nicole of Cedar and Rush

We recently collaborated with Nicole Regan, lifestyle expert and blogger,  of CedarandRush.com. Her mudroom was in desperate need of a new door and she knew that Next Door and Window was the best company for the job! We’re excited to share the steps along the way and the fantastic final product that has transformed her room.

Cedar & Rush Interview with NDW  

The first steps were to do an interview with our owner, Justin Bartley. Nicole was able to get tons of useful information of when it’s time to update your doors or windows, and what to look for when hiring a company.

She was also able to see the warehouse where a lot of the magic happens! The best part is that she shared that interview and all the behind the scenes photos for her readers on her blog. Click here to read that post.

Here are just a few of the great points Justin Bartley made,

“Most homeowners do not know that there are many different replacement options, some of which may be the wrong solution for their home.”

“Homeowners should thoroughly research wood clad, fiberglass, and vinyl to find the best product for their particular home and application type.”

When choosing a door and window company “Check their rating online with Google reviews, BBB, and Angie’s List. Also, ask for jobs they have done in your neighborhood.”

“Fiberglass has been the biggest trend due to its strength and durability. It’s a great option to withstand the heat and fade that can happen with dark colors.” 

“Water leaks should be the number 1 reason you are buying new windows and doors. Water can damage walls and create much more damage to your home.”

Read the full post here: Cedar & Rush Interview with Next Door & Window Owner

Here are some BEFORE photos of Nicole’s mudroom door:

Our Design and Energy expert, Gary, met with Nicole to go over her options and figure out what would work best in her space. He was also able to show her how the final result would look thanks to our visualizer tool.

With this tool, our experts can take a picture of your home and allow you to build any new door design with different styles, glass, or color options. That way you can see exactly how each door looks on your home before you buy it!

After the decisions were made and the measurements were taken, all was scheduled for installation with our expert installers. As you can see by the photo above, our installers always make sure to keep your space as clean as possible during the job.

Final Result with Cedar & Rush

To say that the choice Nicole (and Gary) made was perfect is an understatement. The new door truly transformed her mudroom! It opened up the room, brightened up the house, enhanced the colors of the furnishings, and is now saving her tons of money every year thanks to the energy efficiency offered with our doors.

Here are some AFTER photos:

We enjoyed working with Nicole of Cedar and Rush! And are excited that she loved the final result as much as we did.

Check out her full post (with many more photos) on the transformation process here: Mudroom Transformation with Next Door & Window

And, if you’re ready to update your doors and windows contact us today by clicking HERE. You’re still on time to get an installation in by Thanksgiving (wow your guests!)

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Window and Door Remodeling Process Made Easy

Curious to know how a window or door remodeling process goes with Next Door and Window? We’ll discuss everything from the free initial consultation to the installation and some of the most common questions we get. We also wanted to share some before and after photos so you can see how even the smallest update can transform your home.

Scheduling an Appointment 

Whether you saw us on social media or got a referral from a friend, we’re so happy you chose Next Door and Window. Scheduling an appointment is easy! You can do so by visiting our site and filling out the form, call us at 630-280-2748, or simply coming into one of our locations. From there, we can figure out the time that would work best for you so that one of our Design Experts can visit your home and go over your options.

You can also discuss your options in our store if that is what you prefer. We have locations in Burr Ridge, Naperville, and Arlington Heights, Illinois. Please check our site for hours HERE.

Free Consultation

For this no-hassle, free appointment, one of our qualified Design Experts will go to your home at a reserved time and discuss your options and answer any questions. Our Design Expert will assess your project and offer selections that fit your style and budget.

Another perk of the consultation is that they can show you the design you’re imagining with our Home Visualizer tool that allows you to try on styles before buying. So no need to fret on how it’ll all look in the end.

Many of the lines we carry come in both standard and custom sizes; the Design Expert will evaluate the very best size for your home needs. Once everything has been chosen, properly measured, and prepared, your new doors or windows will be ready to install anywhere between 6 to 12 weeks. It all depends on the time of year and the product purchased. The Design Expert will have the best estimate for you.

Installation Day

In window or door replacement, there’s one golden rule: new windows or doors are only as good as their installers. Even the highest-quality products will require an expert hand to make sure they deliver the superior protection and lasting performance that your home needs.

All of our installers are licensed, bonded, and insured in your city. Our team is also trained by Installation Masters—a training and certification program of the U.S. Department of Energy. Also, we’re licensed by the EPA to handle window replacements where lead may be present.

On the day of the scheduled installation, our brand-trained and certified installers will come to your home with everything they need. You won’t have to worry about a thing! We will even pull whatever permits may be needed (if required). All of our products are installed “complete”. By that, we mean there won’t need to be any staining or painting going on during installation, which keeps your home even cleaner.

The installers will also use drop cloths and runners to protect the floors. You may want to cover furniture with bed sheets for dust protection.

They will make sure to use your driveway or garage for all saw work. And they will even sweep upon completion! Dust is truly kept to a minimum on the inside of your home.

The installers will remove any old product and job-related debris from your home, and vacuum or sweep any mess created. We know how frustrating remodels are, so we set out to make this process as stress-free as possible.

Post Installation Care

Next Door and Window doesn’t just install and forget. In addition to the lifetime coverage that comes with most of our products, we provide our own five-year labor warranty to protect you against any workmanship-related defects for a long period.

Each manufacturer also offers its own product warranties. Our Design Experts can answer any warranty questions you may have about the brands you choose.

We currently have a full installation and service team in the field, so you can talk to a door and window professional immediately if your new product needs service. If the issue is bigger and someone needs to do a house call, we will schedule a convenient time with one of our service professionals. 

We’re here to answer any other questions you may have about the process. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. If you’d like to get started with your window or door remodeling process, you can schedule your appointment HERE.

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Low E Glass Windows: Vital Sun Protection For You and Your Home

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause more damage indoors than many of us are aware of. That is why Low Emissivity (Low E) glass windows are vital to protect you and your home against the sun’s damaging rays.

Being openly exposed to UV rays while in your home without sun protection can lead to skin damage, and unfortunately, skin cancer. The issue is that the unprotected glass isn’t blocking any of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Therefore, it’s leading to the rays easily penetrating your skin.

And if that weren’t bad enough, the sun can also damage your furnishings and wreak havoc on your wood floors. Plus, it can cause you to use more energy to cool your home in the summertime, which equals higher energy bills.

Low E Glass Windows

Fret not, at Next Door and Window, we offer quality Low E glass windows to protect you, your family, and your home from the sun’s UV rays.

Low E is a thin, transparent coating that is placed on the inside surface of the glass to reflect heat and reduce the harmful rays. This coating helps lower the amount of UV and infrared light that passes through the glass without actually dimming your natural light. You still get the benefits of sunlight without the harm!

Low E glass coating is crucial in the performance of the window and can lower the energy used by a home. The coating will lessen your need for air conditioning and heating, allowing you to save money on your energy bills and also help the earth.

When heat tries to escape during the winter, the Low E coating will reflect heat back inside the glass, reducing heat loss. The opposite happens during the summer when the heat is allowed to escape from the glass and will make your home cooler.

Besides protecting your skin and home from harmful rays, Low E coating has hydro-repellent characteristics that also prevent dust and dirt from sticking to their surfaces. Any dust and dirt that does stick are easy to wash away with a splash of water.

Our Design and Energy experts are happy to answer any of your Low E glass questions and can help you find the safest most energy-efficient option for your home.

Next Door and Window carries some of the best brands in the business, including Marvin, Integrity, Infinity, and Sunrise Windows. These are guaranteed to be durable, resilient, and all feature Low E glass for optimal energy savings.

Call today to schedule your free appointment at 630-280-2748 or contact us HERE.

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Best Patio Doors for Your Home

Time to update those patio doors? The season is warming up, and since you’ll be using that patio door more often it’s the perfect time to invest in an upgrade. Next Door and Window is here to help you choose the best patio door for your home.

Our expert team can customize your door to meet your preferences for appearance and functionality. You can select from a range of options to ensure a flawless finish that exceeds your expectations.

Signs You Need a New Patio Door

  • Whether you have a sliding or a swinging patio door, if it’s getting more difficult to open it then it might be time to replace it with a new one.
  • If you’re feeling any drafts then an upgrade is recommended. You don’t want the AC or heat slipping out of the cracks and increasing your energy bills.
  • The door is outdated and you’d like a new look. Installing patio doors are a smart way to spruce up your home. They add elegance to your decor, which contributes to curb appeal.

Patio doors are a great return on investment and will cost you less than renovating an entire room. Patio doors offer plenty of natural light giving the illusion of a bigger space. The large glass panels also allow you to enjoy your surroundings and take in the view.

Plus, if you choose a sliding door you’ll automatically have more indoor space.

Patio doors offer function and style and bring something special to your home. Considering that these doors connect you to your outdoor spaces, make sure you choose quality materials and professional installation.

Next Door and Window will help you create a patio door that’s custom to your style and everyday life with top of the line brands you can trust. Our Design and Energy experts can also help you visualize this final look with our Home Visualizer tool that allows you to try on styles before buying.

Patio Door Brands We Offer

  • Marvin patio doors– When it comes to patio doors, Marvin is the brand in demand. Marvin patio doors give homeowners flexibility by offering an abundance of styles, high-quality materials, and options for both interior and exterior finishes. Every Marvin patio door is custom made, but they all share the exceptional performance that the Marvin brand is known for.

  • Infinity patio doors– Infinity from Marvin offers a range of elegant, smooth-operating, energy-efficient fiberglass that is low maintenance and reliable. They offer a traditional French appearance and are available in different stains and finishes that will complement your home.

  • Integrity patio doors– Integrity from Marvin patio doors are made with Ultrex,® fiberglass that outperforms many other materials such as roll-form aluminum, vinyl, and other fiberglass composites. Integrity patio doors endure all the elements without showing signs of wear, all while insulating your home from outdoor temperatures. Perfect choice for our brutal Illinois winters and scorching summers!

  • Sunrise patio doors Sunrise patio doors can stand up to the elements through the years. They come with four seals of weather-stripping that eliminate leaks and drafts, which in turn lessens your heating and cooling costs. These patio doors are simple yet strong, will complement any architectural style, and withstand the frequent use that patio doors can endure.

Whatever your patio door style, our experts can help you design the ideal look for your home. Call today to schedule your free appointment at 630-280-2748 or contact us HERE.

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Our Favorite Installations of 2018

The year is coming to an end quicker than any of us expected. We’re so grateful for the amazing people we were able to work with this year and the happy clients we’ve encountered. We thought this end of the year post could be dedicated to highlighting some of our favorite installations. If your doors or windows are in need of an upgrade, we hope this post can inspire you for 2019. New year, new home, right?

We recently shared how specialty windows can transform your home’s façade, and this Infinity window is a fantastic example. The look was combined with new Provia double doors and Sidelites. It definitely made for a beautiful entryway.

Here is a good before and after image to paint the picture of what’s capable with Next Door and Window. This Arlington Heights homeowner wanted to go from a double entry door to a single door with Sidelites. We matched the new stone to the existing brick color. The new entry door is a Provia Signet with 2 Sidelites and Veretta Stone. 

We all know that gray seems to be the “it” color right now. So why not incorporate this color into your front door and add instant curb appeal? This beautiful entry door is a Provia Signet.

The dramatic height of these windows simply takes your breath away. Think you don’t have enough space to choose larger windows and maximize your rooms? Our Design and Energy experts can help you create this look with our Home Visualizer tool that allows you to try on styles before buying. So go ahead, open up your space!

We love when our customers choose a color that makes a bold statement! This Provia cherry entry door brightens up the façade and at the same time increases the value of their home.

These are Sunrise windows and we love the way they alternate in size and opening options here. Choosing these different types of windows can also help create the illusion of a larger space and add distinct architectural interest to your home.

This dark contrasting Albany door against a light exterior color is a great example of current trends. It’s a bold look we love and we hope to see more of it!

This stunning installation is of Marvin Integrity French Doors. The doors coupled with specialty windows really give this room that wow factor.

Looking for a timeless look? Look no further than this Provia Signet Entry Door with decorative Sidelites installation. The contrasting colors of this entryway make a statement of their own. An updated front door truly is a great way to make an impact without the cost of an extensive renovation.

We are loving the black frame of this Marvin Integrity three panel sliding patio door. Marvin sliding doors set the industry benchmark for effortless and graceful operation with styles to complement any room or design. Old windows and patio doors can be a source of heat loss in the winter. Investing in quality upgrades can save you a lot on your energy bills. Next Door and Window offers plenty of energy efficient window options with air-tight insulation so you never have to worry about the energy you use slipping out of your home. 

The Provia Signet double doors selected for this installation are classic and elegant. The decorative glass complements the door well and the specialty windows surrounding them boost that curb appeal.

Bright colored doors are all the rage. It’s an easy way to add character and give your home a distinctive look. This installation features a Provia door with Sidelites. 

This installation is a great example of how we can tailor windows to go with the flow of your existing architecture by designing and installing custom shapes and matching the color of your home. With plenty of options at your disposal, you can be as creative as you want.

The specialty windows combine state-of-the-art window design with a clean, classic style. Advanced engineering and the highest quality construction make these windows incredibly durable, versatile, and easy to use. Also note, since these specialty windows don’t normally open they can be very energy efficient. This installation features a Marvin Integrity specialty window with Provia double doors.

Here’s another bold installation we couldn’t pass up! This gorgeous ProVia double door makes for a grand entrance. We love the gold handles and contrasting walls. It’s a modern look with classic touches.

We hope these installations inspired you as much as they did us this past year. Remember, if it’s time to update your doors and windows, we hope you’ll consider us for the important project. Schedule your no hassle-no pressure appointment today to get started.

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