How Long Does a Front Door Last?

How Long Does a Front Door Last? Like all elements of a home, front doors have a lifespan. Over the years, all the opening and closing, not to mention exposure to the elements, wears out materials and components. If you’re concerned that your front or entry door is nearing the end of its life, you’re probably wondering how long a front door lasts. At See-Thru Windows, Doors & Home Improvements, we’ve been helping homeowners in Maryland for close to three decades, and in that time we’ve seen plenty of old doors, so we can help you find out if it’s time to upgrade yours. Identifying Aging Doors There are a number of telltale signs that a front door is on its last legs. If you notice any of these, it’s probably a good idea to consult with a professional to identify the extent of the damage or wear. Signs you …

What Type of Entry Door is Best?

What Type of Entry Door is Best for Your Home? When it comes to your home’s curb appeal, there’s one feature that many would agree has the most visual impact after your siding and your roof: your front door. After all, who hasn’t envisioned their dream home with a bright red entry door, or with an elegant woodgrain and sidelights? Since your entry door is so important to the overall appearance of your home, it’s important to find the right style for your tastes, leading many homeowners to wonder what kind of entry door is best for their home. At See-Thru Windows, Doors & Home Improvements, we understand how important finding a front door that matches your personality is. With that in mind, we’ve outlined some of the most important differences between the two most common entry door materials on the market today: Fiberglass These days, the most common material …

What Makes a Window Energy Efficient

What Makes a Window Energy Efficient One of the top priorities for homeowners everywhere is to save energy in their homes, especially now that summer has arrived. For many homeowners attempting to save more, replacing windows is one of the first things that come to mind. Unfortunately, this entails listening to a sales pitches from window contractors and other home remodelers about energy efficient replacement windows. These pitches may go over all of the wonderful energy-saving technologies the windows have but they don’t really give you a reason as to how they help. That’s why we’re here to offer our insights into the energy-saving technologies of modern windows and what they do to help. How Windows Save You Money Multi-Pane Construction: The majority of modern replacement windows are available with multi-pane construction. This includes both double-pane and triple-pane windows. These types of windows work because they use multiple panes of …

4 Popular Window Styles for Your Home

4 Popular Window Styles for Your Home Figuring which window styles will work best for your contemporary home is a very important aspect to window replacement. Not only is it important to consider aesthetic appeal, you must also consider energy efficiency, daylighting potential, and a variety of other things. Fortunately, our window experts are here to help with choosing the right window style for your home. We’ve chosen four of the most popular window styles to examine in order to help you find the best window(s) for your home today! Double-Hung Windows This window style is a favorite among homeowners due to its high functionality, understated beauty, and low-maintenance. It features two movable sashes (top and bottom) to maximize the potential for natural ventilation. Additionally, each sash can tilt-in, which makes for easy cleaning. Furthermore, the simplistic styling of double-hung windows means that they can fit the style of any …

How to Determine When Your Roof Needs Replacing

How to Determine When Your Roof Needs Replacing Upkeep to your home is very important and the roof is an area that needs significant attention. In fact, one of your Waldorf home’s its largest components is the roof and its role of protection is absolutely imperative. It’s because it plays such an important role that you need to make sure it’s in good condition. Our roofing experts here at See-Thru Windows are specially trained to help you ensure that your roof is well-equipped to protect your home. Signs of a Worn Shingle Roof: Old Age: Most shingle roofs are designed to last at a maximum of 10-15 years so if your roof is approaching this age, then it’s time to start considering your replacement options. Keeping an eye on how old your roof is can help you avoid major problems that range from leaks to utter deterioration of your home. …

Enjoy an Accessible Bathing Experience

Enjoy an Accessible Bathing Experience If you’re in a situation in which bathing has become a treacherous day-to-day task, then it’s time to invest in a new accessible way to bathe. At See-Thru Windows, we have several accessible bathing options, including our highly desirable walk-in tub installation. Walk-in tubs have quickly become the standard in accessible bathing and for good reason. They provide homeowners with the best of bathing and peace of mind. Their unique design allows you to keep the luxury of having a full bath and remove the threat of tripping over a high-sided entrance. They are able to do this by utilizing a leak-proof door that swings open for easy entry and exit. Additionally, they feature a built-in chair-height seat and safety grab bars to create a safer and more comfortable bathing experience. Keep Your Bathing Experience Safe Low Threshold Entrance: By implementing a low-threshold entrance, our …

Protect Your Waldorf Home from Water Damage

Protect Your Waldorf Home from Water Damage Almost no one enjoys cleaning out the gutters, which makes the potential for water damage to your Waldorf home all the more threatening. If you’re wondering how clean gutters relate to the prevention of water damage, See-Thru Windows is here to break it down for you. In short, rainwater that is not properly redirected away from your home will cause costly damage to several aspects of it. The system that redirects water is your gutter system. Consequently, if that system is clogged or not functioning properly for any reason, then water has nowhere to go so it pools around your home or even leaks into it. This leads to a variety of other problems such as wood rot, damage to your landscaping, and even foundation damage. All of these problems are very costly to repair but can be easily avoided with proper gutter …

Home Beauty from Replacement Windows

Home Beauty from Replacement Windows It’s no secret that replacement windows are a great solution to enhancing the exterior of your home. This is simply because they are an affordable option that can bring many different styles to your home as well as the benefits of energy efficiency. At See-Thru Windows, we carry a wonderful selection of replacement window styles that are capable of bringing custom beauty to Waldorf homes. Additionally, each of our windows is designed to increase the energy efficiency of your home. They are able to do this since they are made using a highly durable vinyl material, multi-pane options, and optional insulating gas fills. It’s because of qualities like these that our windows are Energy Star® certified, which means that they’ve met and exceeded the government standards for energy efficiency. The energy efficient capabilities of our windows are tested and proven. Now it’s just a matter …

Find the Perfect Style for Your New Roof

Find the Perfect Style for Your New Roof Get the #1 Roof in North America from See-Thru If you’ve begun to notice problems with your roof like missing shingles and leaks or if your shingle roof is over 15 years old, then it’s time to replace it. At See-Thru Windows, we carry shingle roofs from one of the best brands in North America. We get our shingles from GAF, one of the top roofing manufacturers in the business. They are known for the quality they produce with their Advanced Protection® shingle protection system. Our roofs are available in a number of styles and colors that would be perfect for your Waldorf home. Additionally, they have been designed to stand up to numerous inclement weather conditions, including winds up to 130mph. Roofing Varieties and Styles: Timberline HD®: Our number one selling roofing shingles are available in a variety of “high definition” …

Find Out How See-Thru Doors Can Enhance Your Home

Find Out How See-Thru Doors Can Enhance Your Home When it comes to upgrading your Waldorf home, there’s no better place to go than See-Thru Windows. We specialize in more than just replacement windows and have a variety of products and services that can improve your home. For this particular article, we will be discussing the advantages of upgrading your entry doors. Simply put, your door plays a vital role in your home’s appearance, efficiency, and security. With it serving such importance, you need to make sure that it’s able to optimally perform. At See-Thru Windows, we carry the finest doors to enhance your home in each area of performance. However, carrying these fine products is only part of the equation. The other consideration is deciding if you even need a new door. Fortunately, we’re here to help you figure out if you need a door upgrade. Signs You Need a …

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See-Thru Windows is the one-stop shop for home improvement products and services in Waldorf and the surrounding areas. We specialize in replacement windows but offer much more, including entry doors, bathroom remodeling products, vinyl siding, and several other home improvement options. Our dedication to bettering homes with high-quality products has made us the trusted home remodeler of the Waldorf area for the past 20 years. Our windows, doors, roofing, and siding are rated and tested to standards set by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your in-home estimate!