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How to Choose Replacement Windows

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Home Windows Wondering How to Choose Replacement Home Windows? If you’ve been considering replacement Home windows for a while now, you’ve probably realized the variety of options. New windows are a big investment, and with all the options out there, it could make for a difficult process. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably… Read More »

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What Type of Window Are You?

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While all of our windows are beautiful and durable, some may be a better fit for you and your home than others. Here at American Vision Windows, we offer a wide variety of windows and doors to fit every need—and every personality. All of our replacement windows and doors are excellent quality, and we… Read More »

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Replacing Your Windows Increases Home Value

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Have you been saving up for a remodel for a while? Or maybe you just got a decent tax return, and want to make a good investment with it? There are all kinds of projects to tackle, from redoing the cracking bathroom tile to finally replacing that stained sink. However, it’s important to think… Read More »

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About Windows

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1. It’s against safety standards to have your windows painted shut, because you won’t be able to get out as easily in an emergency. 2. Wooden windows are the oldest type of window, but are rarely used in the modern day because they easily swell or crack with heat and cold. 3. Argon gas,… Read More »

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Choosing Windows for Your Home

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Whether you’re adding new rooms to an existing home, or just remodeling what you already have, windows play a significant role not only in your project’s budget, but also in your home’s beauty, energy efficiency and security. Choosing the right windows can be confusing, however, so it helps to be familiar with some common… Read More »

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Benefits of Triple-Pane Windows

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You wouldn’t open the window and toss your money out into the street, right? Well, in a metaphorical sense, that’s exactly what you are doing if your home still has its original single-pane or low-efficiency double-pane windows. While a great view of the world outside is priceless, the energy lost through the glass does… Read More »

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Triple Pane Windows Make a Significant Difference

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I can’t say enough about the many benefits of having triple pane windows installed in your home. When compared to traditional single pane aluminum frame windows, the triple panes pass the test with flying colors. Not only do these windows go above and beyond energy efficient standards, they also provide extra-added durability in terms… Read More »

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Windows, Doors and Household Security

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Burglary is defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as “the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.” According to the most recent statistics, 22.3 percent of all property crimes are due to burglary, making it second only to larceny-theft. When burglars target a home, two common routes of breaking… Read More »

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Windows, Doors, and Home Burglary Prevention

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Written by: Bill Herren Burglary is the unauthorized entry of a residence or the attempted unauthorized entry thereof. It is the most common threat that a home faces from criminals. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that a break-in happens almost four times every minute. According to a study published by Cornell University, as… Read More »

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Guide to Butterfly Watching

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Butterflying is a popular hobby that involves observing butterflies in their natural habitats. Sitting at your window and watching butterflies flit happily from flower to flower can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity. Butterflies expend energy as they fly, so they need to feed on the nectar from flowers. If you create a place… Read More »

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Beyond Energy – The Sun and The Solar System

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On a daily basis the Sun provides the Earth with warmth and light. These are two items that are essential for sustaining life on the planet. In addition, the Sun is also a source of energy to help power our homes and businesses. It can be said that the Sun is one of the… Read More »

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Close That Window – A Family Guide to Energy Savings

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One of the tasks that is dreaded by most homeowners is opening the utility and fuel bills during the winter. The thought of paying extra money to keep your home warm and bright can dampen even the brightest spirits. Utility and heat costs can add hundreds or even thousands of dollars to the expenses… Read More »

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Amazing Stained Glass Windows

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The most spectacular, historic and eye-catching stained glass windows are scattered around the globe. While many stained glass windows are to be found in the cathedrals of Europe, the art form has evolved continuously over the centuries, with more modern examples found in libraries and other secular and modern spaces, as well. Grossmunster Cathedral… Read More »

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Glossary of Glass Making Terms

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Today, it is almost impossible to go through the day without seeing various types of glass objects. Many everyday objects, from drinking glasses to computer screens to windows, are made of glass. Most people see glass and never put much thought into how the glass came to be in their windows. However, some people… Read More »

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How Glass is Made

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Written by: Bill Herren Glass making in some form dates back approximately 4,500 years. At its inception, glass making was a rare art, creating sought after pieces of significant value. Over the millennia, however, glass making has evolved to become commonplace and standard. The process of making glass involves combining materials and heating them… Read More »

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Telescopes: The Windows to Solar Space

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Telescopes are observational instruments that give humanity a look at the universe beyond Earth. Since their first use in 1609 by Galileo Galilei, they have contributed greatly to the fields of astronomy and physics. In addition, they have shattered many superstitions and myths about Earth’s place among the stars, such as the geocentric theory… Read More »

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Safety Tips for American Weather Emergencies

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Written by: Bill Herren Throughout the United States, various forms of extreme weather can cause considerable property damage, endanger lives and interrupt regular communication or transportation services. Wherever you live, it’s well worth acquainting yourself with the most common forms of severe weather systems affecting your area. Understanding what to expect and planning ahead… Read More »

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An Educational Guide to Earth Science

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The Earth provides us with a variety of resources that we can use and enjoy. Within the Earth we can enjoy the land, water and sky. The Earth also provides us with opportunities to study these resources. At an early age, students can learn about the different areas of Earth Science which includes geology,… Read More »

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Energy and Newton’s Laws of Motion

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Motion is one of the main topics in physics. Every single thing in the universe moves, even if it is very very, very slowly. Throughout history, there have been many scientists that have studied motion, and several different laws and rules have been discovered. These rules and laws have helped to explain motion, and… Read More »

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Complete Guide to Bird-Watching From Your Window

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Written by: Bill Herren Bird-watching is a very rewarding hobby that can help you learn about your local wildlife. Bird-watchers use binoculars to seek out different species of birds and identify them based on size, color, shape, and feeding habits. They abide by a code of ethics that are in place to keep birds… Read More »

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