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replacing windowsWindows and the Oregon Trail:

It is a with a sudden change of weather when you notice your windows. Yes, the old windows needed to be replaced when you first moved into this house some years ago, but that was something that would have to wait. Now, with every passing season, you notice more and more those drafty windows. How you would love to sit by the window while reading your favorite book, but just can’t handle the cold chill in the winter, or how it feels like you’re an ant under a magnifying glass in the summer. So what can replacing windows do for you? Read more

Sometimes it’s necessary to replace a sash in a window, for instance let’s say you were showing your son how to do the Crane Kick from the Karate Kid (I’m just sayin) and perhaps the years have not been kind to you and have rendered you a bit less flexible than you were when the movie came out and you end up doing the scene in the old western where the guy falls thru the window and now you have a bruised ego and a broken window.
So now it’s time to show your son how to do home repair, well we got your back Mr. Ninja stunt repair man, watch this short video and you’ll be able to change that broken sash like a pro.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS0s4tE1Guw[/youtube]

Okay, maybe I’m a bit biased, but I have seen the benefits of new windows
both personally and professionally for over 22 years and I wish you could
hear the number of times clients say they love their new windows.

Having installed windows for over two decades, I understand the need for
windows as a practical necessity, but that people love them?! This got me to
thinking about my shopping habits. Whenever I buy a product that makes
my life more productive, saves me time, or is just plain cool (iPhone), I

tend to love those products myself.  In fact, I would venture to guess most
Americans love shopping because it gives us a great feeling.

Whether it’s an impulse item or something that you spent weeks researching
like a treasure hunt, shopping is fun; and when you find the right product
and the right people to do business with it can be a blast! How many times
have you told a friend about a purchase that you made? We all do this, and
it’s fun to tell the story about how we got our new products. It goes
something like this:

Me: Hey Derek, guess what? I’m calling you on my new iPhone 4s!
Jealous aren’t you?!

Friend: Dude its 5 in the morning! Are you mental?!!

Okay, bad example! But it does show how excited we can get to share
something that is important to us. It’s like when your kid runs up to you
and says, “Daddy, Daddy! I just lost a toof! Can I have a quarter?” (or
whatever the going rate for a tooth is at your house). You can’t help but
smile and ask for the evidence; “Yup, that’s a tooth. Here’s your quarter.”
Then that ADD-riddled child runs off all excited to tell his siblings that
he just got a quarter (and if your kids are anything like mine, they start
to work loose other teeth, whether they’re ready or not!).

So the answer to the question: Should I buy new windows? is YES! If you can
afford them and they’re something you want…or better yet, if you can
justify it with a need (“Um, honey, we really NEED new windows…”). Do a
bit of research (check out the Customer Complaint Summary at the BBB) and
ask around. Above all, enjoy the experience!  Oh! And be sure to tell a
friend!!

Abram Letkeman