It’s always important to make sure your home is as safe as it is beautiful for your family. Simonton has a fantastic short article with 10 tips to keep yourself and your little ones safe. Read on below, or click here to view it on the Simonton website. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating a cherished older home, there’s a lot to think about. What are the best types of windows to have in a home with small children? How often should family fire drills be held? What type of glass should you have in windows to help prevent noise penetration and discourage intruders?Read More →

As the climate continues to change, and warmer weathers bring unpredictable weather events, builders and renovators must continually advance and research for innovative ways to help homes stand up to whatever Mother Nature can throw their way. In an article by The Washington Post, it was found in a 2014 climate change survey by Munich Reinsurance America, “63% of Americans plan to fortify or have already fortified their homes to protect themselves from severe weather events.” And it’s no surprise, given the changing nature of the climate – what happened to Winter 2016? Valentine’s weekend was frigid and the following Sunday was a balmy 60Read More →

Unsure sure of how to go about deciding which windows need replacing in your home, and want to do some of your own research? We’ve clipped a few of our favorite excerpts from various articles on the web to provide them to you in one place. Give us a call when you’re ready for your installation, or need a little help on the selection process. HGTV’s “Choosing the Right Windows” “Replacement windows aren’t the right choice for every home. Bruce Irving, a Cambridge, Mass.-based home-renovation consultant and a former producer of the long-running renovation show This Old House, gets especially passionate about people replacing historicalRead More →