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A lot of people ask about replament window; here are my thoughts: I've installed over a thousand in my career, mostly made by @harveybuildingproducts. If you're concerned about cost and don't mind loosing visible glass they are not bad.
First, you need a quality window, not an American Craftsman off the shelf at Home Depot. I wouldn't install anything under Harvey's classic series, their "better" window. If you can afford it, look into a @integritywindow. It's a bit more, but you have a lot stronger of a frame and a lot more options.
Second, please hire a professional. You can have the best window made, but installed poorly it will be worse than what you're replacing. A poor install not only reduces the energy efficiency, but it may also cause water penetration issues.
Third, think about the exterior of your home. If you're planning on siding in the future, do the projects together. If you can't do the windows first, then do siding. Siding first will never look as good in the end. If you decide to do windows and siding together I usually recommend new construction windows though.
So basically, preformance wise new construction and replments installed correctly are very similar. New construction windows require more labor, so that adds more cost. With new constructions you may end up with more glass than current. Replacements you are going to lose at least 5" in the width and height, maybe more depending on the manufacturer.
Just listed! Open this Sunday from 2-4:30pm! Lovely 3++ bed/ 2 bath Sheffield Village home. An eat-in kitchen, family room, office and newly remodeled bathrooms are just some of the wonderful features of this home! 🏡
Have I mentioned that we have to move this ON Sunday?! And we have to live in it a week after that...😧
We’ve been running around, installing the necessities and prioritizing the projects that HAVE to get done for basic living. Anyone with new door lock recommendations? Ours is very beat up and difficult to lock/unlock. 🔒🚌 #homesweettrailer
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Walls coming up, beams being set, trying to keep a schedule with this crazy weather. #remodel#magicmile
Spring break started at 3:01pm on Sunday after the last guest left. I’ll bet my spring break looks very different from yours. Time for another floor update while water remediation is happening. We’ve got some fun plans for this room. Stay tuned....
This 1910 postcard depicts the Loomis Homestead in Windsor, Connecticut. Construction began in 1640, making it one the oldest timber-frame structures in the country. Below you'll see the Loomis Homestead today. What do you think?⠀
📷: Wikimedia Commons / flickr.com via InAweofGod'sCreation
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Hager House in Hagerstown, Maryland⠀
The two-story structure, now a historic house museum, dates to 1740 and was built by Jonathan Hager, a German immigrant who founded Hagerstown. What do you think of the stone exterior?⠀
📷: Wikimedia Commons via Acroterion
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The Henry Whitfield House in Guilford, Connecticut, dates back to 1639—making it the oldest house in the state. The stone dwelling was built for Puritan minister Henry Whitfield, and historic accounts say that local Menunkatuck Indians helped supply the stones. The two-foot thick walls were held together with yellow cray and crushed oyster shell, and the exterior resembles northern English estate architecture from the time period. After remodels in 1868, the house became the first museum in Connecticut. It is now a State Archeological Preserve and National Historic Landmark. What do you think? 📷: Library of Congress
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another peek at our beloved #mgdxbalboaisland project 💖 there’s something so special about wrapping up a project and seeing how the family cherishes and uses every last inch of their home on a daily basis. building and designing around exactly what a client needs is the ultimate goal for us as designers/dreamers/space-planners/all around happy-makers, and this once little beach cottage is now a beautiful new home! this dining room was once an outdoor patio area before we enclosed the two separate properties and turned it into one. more to come from this gem... #mindygayerdesign
We would love to travel more but it’s not easy considering budget and work schedules. Travel to us is truly a luxury item. But we try to find joy and excitement within our own home and city. These family walks around the neighborhood makes us so happy. Love sharing these snaps of the eclectic mix of homes from it, like this new build. Ava will point out door colors and roof types (flat or pointy ☺️). Brian and I talk about the details + architectural elements. Livy just giggles and asks for snacks 👶🏻. #myhousecrushmonday#familytime