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Weather Shield Helps Preserves Historic Nature of Downtown Buffalo

Our recent Market Spotlight on Buffalo, NY, highlighted the renaissance taking place there in the past several years. Weather Shield Windows & Doors and its dealer partner, B&L Wholesale Supply, have enjoyed the opportunity to maintain the architectural authenticity of several restored buildings on the National Historic Register and to preserve the historic feel of Buffalo’s downtown business district through new construction projects.  Weather Shield products are featured in several new and restored buildings bringing renewed vitality to the market.
 
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How to Measure for Replacement Windows

Despite what you might wish, the windows in your home can’t last forever. Whether your windows waste energy, leak water or are hard to open, now could be the time to replace them.

You have many important considerations to make when choosing replacement windows. First, they need to match the style and color of your home. Then they need to function the way you want them to. You also want to install windows that perform efficiently to bring your energy bills down and help the upgrade pay for itself in the coming years.

Perhaps even more important than all of these factors is to choose a window of the proper dimensions to fits the existing opening. Keep in mind that a replacement window in the dimensions you need may not be readily available, especially if it’s not a standard-size window. You may need to wait a few weeks for the manufacturer to make a window that fits the measurements you need.
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How to Replace Your Windows

Tired of your leaky, cracking, hard-to-open windows? It’s time to replace them. Your budget may be tight, or you may simply want to save money on the installation by doing it yourself. If you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer with handyman experience, you may be able to complete the job yourself with the help of an equally knowledgeable friend. Otherwise, in almost every situation best to hire a professional.
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High End Windows

Are you tired of drafty, unattractive, hard-to-operate windows? You could definitely benefit from installing high-end windows in the place of old, rotting, single-pane windows. Many brands and styles fall into the high-end category, including the Weather Shield Contemporary Collection. These windows share many of the same characteristics that make them high-performance, low-maintenance and beautiful to behold. Here’s what to look for as you choose new high-end windows for your home.
 
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Market spotlight: Buffalo, New York

Downtown Buffalo, New York, has seen an explosion of redevelopment, with old vacant warehouses being converted into Millennial-friendly loft-style apartments and condominiums. Weather Shield Windows & Doors is proud to provide custom products to help developers conform to the requirements for historical tax credits.    
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What Is a Window Sash?

As you shop for window replacements, you’ve probably come across various terms you don’t quite understand. By learning the names of different window components, you can be a more educated shopper, comparing features and qualities that allow some windows to perform better than others.

Today’s term we're defining for you is “window sash.” This is essentially the name for a window pane and all the components surrounding it. In double-hung windows, both the upper and lower sashes move for versatile ventilation. In older single-hung windows, only the lower sash opens. While sliding windows have two sashes, usually only one is operable while the other remains stationary. Still, both panes of glass are referred to as a sash.
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Made by Me Program Rewards Employees' Quality and Commitment

Weather Shield encourages our manufacturing employees to be attuned to quality through measures such as our “Made by Me” program.
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Recent Project: Harvey Hall at University of Wisconsin - Stout

Project: University of Wisconsin - Stout; Harvey Hall

Location: Menomonie, WI

Weather Shield Products: Premium Series Single Hung Windows and French Doors

Builder: Miron Construction

Architect: River Architects, La Crosse, WI

Weather Shield Dealer: National Window Associates, Maple Grove, MN

Weather Shield Architectural Rep: Les Mathson

Weather Shield Territory Manager: Scott Olson
 
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