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How to Maximize Small Spaces with the Right Windows

Maximizing small spaces involves clever design strategies to make the areas look larger and more open. Choosing the right windows is one of the simplest and most effective methods of accomplishing this. Read on to learn more about different window styles and how they can transform even the smallest space into a seemingly expansive and well-lit environment. Choose Larger Windows to Maximize Space in a Small Bedroom If you are looking to maximize space in a small bedroom, natural light...

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Maximize Your Home’s Natural Lighting Through Strategic Window Placement and Selection

Good natural lighting has the power to transform the interior of a home, making spaces appear larger, more open, and more welcoming. Aside from beautifying your living environment, it also provides numerous health and cost-saving benefits. At Olson Windows, we understand that many homeowners are interested in maximizing the amount of natural light in their homes. To that end, we’ve compiled some expert tips on strategic window placement and selection. The Importance of Natural Light Exposure to natural light boosts...

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Should I Replace All My Windows At Once?

Deciding to replace all your windows at once can be daunting. Homeowners often find themselves questioning the need, cost, and impact of such a significant home improvement project. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the key aspects of window replacement, helping you make an informed decision that suits your home, budget, and lifestyle. Signs It’s Time For New Windows It’s important to understand when you can stretch the life of your home windows and when it’s time for a replacement....

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How Long Do Vinyl Windows Last?

Windows past their prime can leave your home cold, drafty, and inefficient. Fortunately, knowing when to install new windows can help protect your home and help you budget for future replacements. On average, vinyl windows last between 20 and 40 years. However, a variety of factors can affect how long they actually last. In this blog post, we’ll look at what impacts the longevity of vinyl and when you might need to think about replacing your own vinyl windows. What...

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7 Reasons Why Your Roof Leaks in Heavy Rain

Have you ever wondered why your roof seems to be perfectly fine in light drizzle or moderate showers, but as soon as heavy rain comes pouring down, you're left dealing with unexpected leaks? Some leaks are caused by damage and age, while others are caused by improperly installed roofing elements or a lack of roofing maintenance. Whatever the cause, it’s important to address even a small roof leak as soon as possible. While your roof might hold up well in...

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Can Squirrels Damage Your Roof? 6 Ways to Prevent Critters From Entering Your Home

Although squirrels may look cute, these clever critters can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in roofing repairs, just in a single season. Squirrels possess a strong set of teeth that can rip through wood, roof shingles, and even sheathing. What’s worse, squirrels may eventually find their way into your home. If you suspect a squirrel has damaged your roof, it’s best to be sure. Here’s how you can identify squirrel roof damage and take steps to remove these pesky creatures...

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Ways to Improve Your Window’s Insulation

The temperatures are starting to drop down, and as radiators and heaters kick on across Illinois, people may begin to notice a change in their energy bills. While this is normal, many people don’t consider some of the ways that they can save money on these bills just by making a few small changes. One such change is inspecting your windows for leaks and trying the methods below to ensure you have well-insulated windows. Insulation Tips for Your Home’s Windows...

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Unique Ideas for Halloween Home Decor

With the temperature dropping and leafs starting to change colors, fall is in full swing in Illinois. But there is something else in the air, something frightening and sinister. That’s right, it's Halloween, and as any good homeowner knows, Halloween means time for neighbors to go all-out on their decorations. While some people relish the attention and fill every inch of their yard with skeletons and ghosts, others prefer to sit back and put out just a few pumpkins. We...

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What are the Benefits of Casement Windows for Your Home

Casement windows are hinged on their side and open outwards to the left or right and allow for better ventilation from the entire window. They are often found above kitchen sinks, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be found throughout the entire home. Let's go over the incredible advantages that the different types of casement windows can provide to your home. Why Choose Casement Windows? Better Ventilation - When you open these types of windows, the entire pane of glass...

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Excellent service, complete explanation of the process, seamless installation by professionals, everything done correctly and cleanly, finished with paint touch up. Fine product -- Pella windows -- installed as they should be. Thanks to Mike S. and his crew!

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