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Window Treatments – Necessity or Afterthought

March 2, 2020

Even Hunter Douglas, manufacturer of fine shades, blinds and window treatments said in a statement that often, window treatments are an afterthought. “Appliances are a necessity,” says Kim Kiner, vice president of textiles and material design for Hunter Douglas. “They’re the last thing people think about because they’re not considered a necessity. Appliances are necessities. Window treatments…

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Low-E Glass, A Sound Investment

February 2, 2020

There are so many choices when it comes to putting the actual glass in your new or replacement windows. From a single pane of clear glass, to a triple layer of UV protected, gas filled, thermal blocker, So let’s break it down. What are Dual and Triple Pane Windows?Also called “glazing”, this refers to the…

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Is a Sun Room Right For Your Home?

January 2, 2020

Ahhh, the sunroom. You’ve seen them on everything from stately mansions to tiny Florida bungalows. So what is the appeal? Why do so many homeowners like to add this room that is neither inside, nor outside? Well, it starts with the very name itself. This “room” allows sunlight to enter, without any of the negatives…

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Does Replacing Windows Add Value to Your Home?

December 2, 2019

People often ask us here at American Made Windows, “Will replacing windows add value to my home?” The short answer is simply, Yes. How much, is the topic of today’s blog. Let’s say you spend a total of $15,000 on a full set of replacement windows, with all the bells  and whistles and features you want. How…

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Are French Doors For You?

November 2, 2019

French doors are a timeless look that creates fluidity between two spaces. Whether interior or exterior, this design element is an elegant way to create some privacy but maintain a visual connection the the outdoors. But they actually French? The origins of french doors can, in fact be traced back to the French Renaissance. During the seventeenth century, it…

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Waterproof Vs. Water-Resistant Windows

October 2, 2019

Here in the great state of Mississippi we are very fortunate in that we do not have to suffer through freezing temperatures and snowy blizzards. We do however, get above average rainfall and of course, the occasional hurricane. Keeping that extra moisture out of our homes is something we trust our doors and windows to…

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eMax Plus – High Performance Glass

September 2, 2019

We’ve all seen the trend in replacement windows for double or even triple glazing as a way to increase a window’s thermal efficiency. At American Made Windows, was also offer multiple layers of glass, with the space between filled with an inert gas, that prohibits heat transfer from one pane to the other. But we…

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Air Infiltration and Why It’s a Problem

August 2, 2019

Keeping outside air out, and inside air in is a job left to the seals and barriers built into the windows and doors of our homes. The reasons why we need to limit the infiltration of outside air is obvious, we pay dearly to cool or heat the air in our homes and any that…

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Home Renovation – Choose Windows Wisely

July 2, 2019

When adding onto an existing home or building a new home, your choice of windows can make a huge difference in the look, value and efficiency of your project. Windows and doors are a big investment. So it is important to choose wisely from the planning stages forward. There are so many things to consider when…

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Cooling Your Home – Windows Open Or Closed?

June 2, 2019

Summer is coming and the air will be getting warmer. How to stay cool is always a question. Throw open those windows, say some. Clamp them shut and crank the AC say others. Well, while the debate rages on, we’ll share some truths about warm and cool air. Fans We all love fans. Hand fans…

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