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What Are the Benefits of Natural Light in Your Home?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Have you ever stepped outside on a sunny day and immediately felt your spirits lift? Natural light improves our mood, helps us sleep well, and is generally good for our health. It would follow, then, that the more natural light you can bring into your home, the better off you and your family will be. Read on for the many benefits of letting the sunshine in.

Mood Improvement

Sunshine really does bring happiness. Scientists believe that our brains produce serotonin—the ‛happy’ hormone—in response to natural light, and that we can become depressed when we don’t receive enough. Psychiatrists recommend 30 minutes of sunlight exposure per day to help prevent the blues.

Regulation of Sleep-Wake Cycles

Exposure to the blue light in sunlight regulates our circadian rhythms, which tell our bodies when to sleep and when to wake. As we age, our eyes absorb less of the blue-spectrum light, and that can lead to insomnia and disturbed sleep patterns. What’s more, poor sleep is related to illnesses like heart disease.

Eyesight Benefits

Straining your eyes in poor light can cause permanent damage. Natural light is much stronger than artificial illumination, and it can help prevent eye strain when reading, watching TV or working at a computer. Natural light also promotes healthy eye development in children and reduces the risk of developing nearsightedness.

Vitamin D Production

When exposed to sunlight, our skin produces Vitamin D, an essential vitamin that helps prevent cancer, heart disease and weight gain, among other health conditions.

Reduced Mold and Mildew

Mold, mildew and bacteria build up in dark, damp areas of the home and can cause chronic respiratory illnesses. Filling these dimly lit areas with natural light helps disinfect them and discourages the growth of harmful organisms.

Other Natural Light Benefits

Bringing sunlight into your home isn’t only healthy, it improves your home’s appearance. Less frame and more glass in Infinity from Marvin fiberglass windows give your home’s interior a light, airy feel that looks attractive and is pleasant to live in. Also, while you’re indoors, you can enjoy the benefit of a better view of what’s happening outside, whether it’s watching the kids play, seeing approaching visitors or enjoying your garden.

Increasing the amount of natural light in your home may not seem like an important feature when making improvements, but installing windows that allow more sunlight in can improve your family’s health and mood while adding to the overall quality of home life. Being able to enjoy sunlight indoors and an upgraded view to the outdoors is a difference you’ll appreciate.

For more information on Infinity from Marvin fiberglass windows, contact North Georgia Replacement Windows.

 

How a New Custom Door can Change Your Life

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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You likely don’t think much about your front door.  You come home, open the door, go inside and live your life.  Just because you don’t think about it, though, doesn’t mean others don’t.  It is true that your front door will not draw much attention if it’s just another front door. But, your front door could also be a statement piece.  It could be something that when people pass by they say, “now that’s a nice house.”  Other than windows and perhaps shutters, there is nothing else that will make a house stand out than a front door. (more…)

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing the Best Replacement Window for Your Home

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

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Owning a home is more than just having a place to live.  A home becomes an integral part of your life.  It’s where you raise your family.  It’s where memories are born.  It’s where you’ll celebrate birthdays, Fourth of Julys, the holidays and everything in between.  When your neighbors see your home, they don’t see a structure made of brick or wood, they see the Smith’s home or the Johnson’s or whoever may live there.  Your home is a defining part of you and your family.  With that in mind, why would you ever highlight a part of it that you’re not proud of? (more…)

Milled PVC – Long Lasting, Maintenance Free

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

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You like the idea of vinyl windows, but aren’t sold on some of the characteristics of it.  Sure, they’re long-lasting and economical but they just don’t have the characteristics you’re looking for.  They’re customizable – to an extent, but they don’t quite have the charm you’re looking for.  There is a maintenance free option that retains the feel of your current windows yet will stand the test of time due to the material; milled PVC.

What Is the Difference Between Milled PVC and Vinyl?

Vinyl is another word for PVC, so, technically milled PVC is a vinyl window, yet because of the way it’s milled, or constructed, it’s highly customizable, unlike what most people think of as a traditional vinyl window.  In fact, milled PVC is so customizable that many homeowners in historical neighborhoods will replace their wooden windows with milled PVC to retain the beauty of their home and stay within their HOA guidelines.

Imagine having the beauty and charm of wood windows, but without the possibility of peeling, splintering, rotting or becoming a meal for insects!  That’s the beauty of milled PVC.

Is it Better?

Despite the fact that milled PVC and vinyl windows are cousins in construction material, the products are different enough to not be compared side by side.  Milled PVC is stronger than vinyl and architecturally resembles a wood window.  When PVC is milled it is able to be more structurally sound because it features foam or cell-structure inside, compared to traditional vinyl, which is hollow.   Milled PVC is thicker than vinyl and not prone to warping after a number of years as vinyl sometimes does.

Due to the technical process of manufacturing milled PVC it is able to replicate the amount of glass, therefore the amount of light allowed into the room, as wood windows.  Vinyl, on the other hand, will not have the same amount of space for the window pane as milled PVC.

Of course, when you’re considering costs for replacement windows, quality is something to keep in mind.  The cost of milled PVC will go up based on how custom it’s needed.  Keep in mind also, that milled PVC will come unfinished so that you can choose the color, much like a wood window.  You’ll need to take into account the cost to paint the windows as well.

North Georgia Replacement Windows replaces windows for life.  If you’re looking to replace your windows, talk to us about milled PVC.  Like our other products, we use the industry leader in milled PVC, Precision Millworks.  Whether you’re replacing your windows for aesthetics, energy efficiency or your current windows just aren’t functional anymore, NG Windows has your solution.  Visit us at our showroom to start getting a feel for what is right for you.

Check Out Our Stellar Reviews on Kudzu.com!

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

We are very proud of the impeccable service we offer to each and every one of our Atlanta, Ga., window replacement clients. We genuinely believe that we offer the very best service for window and door replacement and installation in the North Georgia region, and we have customer reviews to back that belief up. We encourage you to check out our great reviews on Kudzu.com by surfing over to http://www.kudzu.com/m/North-Georgia-Replacement-WindowsInc.-16838307.

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What Every Homeowner Should Know About Iron Door Design Options

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

NGRW_Clark_Hall_Octopus_Iron_DoorIron doors are a great option for many homes. They are secure, good looking and can increase the overall value of the home. They are also extremely durable and can hold up to all types of weather.

While it is possible to purchase a ready-made iron door, a homeowner who wants to ensure that the door is just perfect for his or her home should consider having a door custom made from North Georgia Replacement Windows. This can be done either with or without a template. You can add any type of iron scroll work or monogram to the door of your choice; options range from incorporating fruit and plants to adding animals.
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Iron door design options are limitless with North Georgia Replacement Windows. These doors can be made with or without windows and can be made with either an ornate or simple design. Your door can have a traditional feel and appearance or an ultra-modern one. 

All doors are finished by skilled, experienced artisans and there are five colors of finish to pick from: cinnamon, gold mist, burnt copper, bronze and charcoal. You also have the option to choose your glass, whether you prefer clear Low E or various privacy options. Regardless of the door color and glass selection, all of the iron doors include a ten year warranty on the structure and mechanics and a five year warranty on the finish and glass.

Homeowners who want to improve the exterior appearance of their homes and/or make the house more secure will find that iron doors are a great option. We offer numerous door designs of this nature and will be happy to work with you in creating the door that is ideal for your home. Give us a call today or stop by our showroom to see just a few examples of what you could design.

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Exterior Window Shutters

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

NGRW_Louvered_Center_Rail_ShutterExterior window shutters can make one of the greatest impacts on the look of your home. Updating a home with new shutters can add an element of sophistication that no other house in the neighborhood may have. They can also offer additional protection from extreme weather. North Georgia Replacement Windows offers three lines of exterior shutters from Atlantic Premium Shutters: Architectural Collection, Classic Collection and ProSeries.

Shutters from the Architectural Collection are made of fiberglass and have a full lifetime warranty. Fiberglass shutters are the strongest and require the least maintenance over any other shutter. Shutters from the Architectural Collection are approved for use in hurricane-prone areas.

The Classic Collection shutters have a 10 year warranty and are made of an exterior-rated composite material that will not rot, crack or split. Shutters from this series come pre-finished according to your color of choice. They are also available in hurricane storm-rated versions.NGRW_Louvered_Shutter

The ProSeries line of shutters is made from the same exterior-rated composite material as the Classic Series, but shutters in this line come unfinished. They come pre-primed and ready to take any high quality exterior paint of your choice. This line of shutters is ideal for the homeowner who is updating a home on a tight budget.

All Atlantic Premium Shutters can be crafted in all styles including raised panel, board and batten, and louvered. They can be customized to fit your exact specifications including unique shapes and styles such as Bahama shutters. Forty standard colors are available with the option to choose a customized color at an additional charge. The Architectural Collection and the Classic Collection lines both have an automotive quality factory finish. North Georgia Replacement Windows also includes functional hardware and expert installation.  Give us a call today to see what a difference shutters from Atlantic Premium Shutters can have on your home.

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Atlanta Door Buying Process from NGRW

Monday, November 18th, 2013

NGRW_Blog_Door_Buying_Process111313In the midst of looking for front doors in Atlanta? The process of buying a new door is fairly simple. It comes down to a few key pieces of information. When brought together, the result is an entrance that not only beautifies the home but makes a statement regarding the taste and style of the owner.

One way to determine if the door you choose will blend well with the rest of the home’s facade is to find a picture of the one you like. Visualization tools are available that can add the image to a picture of your home, offering you a chance to see the end result before you make any physical changes. Bring a picture of your home to the specialists at North Georgia Replacement Windows and we’ll create a custom option for you that not only gives you a sneak preview, but also allows you to make an informed decision.

Take a few measurements to determine if the size of the door you want will look good in the entry way and to make sure your desired style is available in your size. Measurements also give you an idea of how much extra room you may have for transoms and sidelights. The size and style of the door should also complement the existing structure and decor. Do your best to retain consistent style throughout to maintain the architectural integrity of the home but realize that there are many different options and personal preferences.

Remember to take into consideration the location of the door and the frequency with which it will be used. A main entry door should be extremely sturdy and able to withstand constant or frequent opening and closing. If the door is at the main entrance, choosing a grade of privacy glass may also add a certain amount of comfort and protection. Call the Atlanta door experts at North Georgia Replacement Windows for more information about our customized door buying process.  770-888-1604.

Georgia’s Hot Temperatures – No Match for Atlanta Iron Door Installations

Monday, November 18th, 2013

NGRW_Iron_Door_Installations111313Save money and increase the beauty of your home by upgrading your old wood or fiberglass doors with elegant and attractive designer iron doors. Whether you are looking to create an old-world look or establish a modern and innovative appearance for your entry door replacement, our premium iron doors are an ideal solution. Unlike wood doors, wrought iron entry doors will not crack or warp and they offer superior protection for your home.

Iron Doors Improve Efficiency of Your Atlanta Home

Our finely crafted iron doors are hand-forged in Mexico and are crafted with Low E glass within the door panels to prevent the sunlight’s UV rays from fading your interior spaces. Low E glass also serves to keep the heat outdoors where it belongs. The incorporation of foam core insulation inside the heavy gauge metal framing provides additional protection against the elements.  And you’ll start saving on costly maintenance immediately after your Atlanta iron door installation.

Considering Wrought Iron Doors? Enjoy Limitless Options

Your design options are virtually limitless if you’re ready to replace your old doors, and iron door options include double entry doors, single entry doors, and they can be crafted into most any shape and style you desire. Arches, squared, or uniquely shaped windows – there are minimal limitations to what we can create for your home.

Lasting Beauty of Atlanta Iron Doors from NGRW

You can choose from stylish pre-designed iron doors, or you may choose to design your own. Regardless of your style selection, every iron door boasts automotive style finishes for superior durability that resists peeling and chipping. You can opt for a variety of decorative privacy glass within your door. Half lite, three quarter lite, or full lite privacy options, or see-through glass can grace your iron door – the choices are up to you! These amazing decorative glass choices will ignite your creativity, lending a timeless elegance and classic appeal that will make you the envy of the neighbors.

Iron doors are one of the most popular door installations in Atlanta and across the nation. With their lasting beauty and distinguished appeal, consider installing solid wrought iron doors that will hold up to the sweltering heat in the summertime.  Give North Georgia Replacement Windows a call today to schedule your free iron door proposal.

Replace Your Wood Door System with a Fiberglass or Iron Door from Atlanta’s Own North Georgia Replacement Windows

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Replacement_Door_Before_AfterUpgrading your old, wood door system is the ideal decision for many homeowners. A variety of problems exist with wooden doors, including the simple fact that they wear down over time. Nevertheless, new doors, including iron doors and fiberglass doors, are highly affordable and a better overall investment for many homeowners.

Improved Energy Efficiency

One of the key reasons to invest in a fiberglass or iron door in Atlanta is the improved efficiency. Due to their composition, these doors tend to offer far better insulation to the home. Even if you have a thick, well-preserved door, replacing it with fiberglass or iron will ensure the entire enclosure, including each of the seals, is airtight. This reduces your heating and cooling costs while creating greater comfort.

The Flexibility

When investing in a new door system for your home, think about the flexibility of your design options. Imagine being able to have large, double doors to open up to the visitors of your home. Buying new furniture just got easier, too. With iron doors in particular, you can craft the door in any shape and style you want, including arches and with uniquely shaped windows. There are very few, if any, limitations here.

Think Long Term

In the long term, iron and fiberglass doors last for years to come. In most cases, you will not have to replace these doors with new ones. A new door system, either iron or fiberglass, can transform the beauty, value, and energy efficiency of your home and last for decades.

There are also tax benefits to replacing your doors with qualified energy efficient fiberglass doors in 2013.