4 Benefits of Window Cleaning

Your windows are a huge part of your family home, adding value and style to it. But, when it comes to keeping them clean, there are more benefits beyond the aesthetics. Here are some additional reasons why keeping your windows clean is important.

Benefit #1: Clean windows prevent window damage.
Keeping the sliding tracks and other window hinges free of dirt and buildup will ensure that the windows will stay working well. A full functioning window system that isn’t caked with dirt is less likely to break down.

Benefit #2: Clean windows keep indoor air cleaner.
If you burn candles, smoke inside the home, or have a fireplace, your windows will accumulate smoke film build up. Over time, this can negatively impact your indoor air quality. Keeping the windows cleaned regularly will keep the air cleaner and prevent mold growth, which can severely impact your health.

Benefit #3: Clean windows enhance curb appeal.
Your home is one of your biggest investments and keeping it looking great is important. Clean windows will leave a great impression on guests and other visitors that see your home. Not to mention, it will enhance your curb appeal and catch the eyes of passersby.

Benefit #4: Clean windows help you enjoy the great outdoors.
The scenery of the Pacific Northwest is unlike any other part of the world. Without clean windows, you won’t be able to enjoy the beauty and sights that await you outside. Natural light will work wonders for your mood and productivity, and it will help make your rooms feel more welcoming. The more beauty that you can see from your windows, the better!

Are your windows worn, inefficient or out of date? We are proud dealers of Simonton and Milgard products and have a variety of stunning new window options.  These can beautify your home and add monetary value to your home. We service homes around Portland, Central Oregon, and Southwest Washington. We look forward to talking to you about your new window installation project.

What’s Your Window’s Story?

Every day we work with customers of all kinds looking to replace their windows that are new and energy efficient. Whether it’s a historic home that needs new windows or a contemporary home that is being completely remodeled, we love the variety of windows that are out there and enjoy what part the windows play in the home’s story.  Your windows have a story. Here’s how:

Windows that love to maximize light:
Some windows are placed strategically to maximize the outside view and the daylight that enters a space. Whether it’s a big picture window in the front living room of a home, or a small window in a bedroom that needs more sunlight, windows are all about bringing the outside in.

Windows that allow ventilation:
Whether it’s a window in a bathroom or a kitchen, we can find the right window that provides the ventilation you need for the space. There are windows that slide from up to down or side to side, in addition to those that turn in or out.

Windows that mute sound:
New windows will keep the inside of your home quieter than you ever dreamed! We have a variety of window options that will help keep pounding rain and wind at bay, in addition to keeping outside noisy traffic quieter, too! Not to mention, new windows are insulated well and provide the thermal control that you need to keep the temperature in your home the way you want it.

Windows that need to meet code:
Maybe you’re updating your basement and putting an egress window is a necessary addition. We understand the variety of codes and what complexities come with them, so if you have a window that needs to meet a specific code requirement, we can help!

The windows in your home tell a story and play a big role in your overall comfort!   Springtime and early summer are great times to consider getting your windows replaced with new, energy efficient options from Milgard or Simonton. Our experienced team of window installation professionals can help get your windows replaced quickly and efficiently, so you can get back to enjoying the spring weather! New, energy efficient windows not only add curb appeal to your home, but they will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Ready to get your window installation project started? Contact us today for a free estimate!

How Moving Glass Walls Can Transform Your Space

Moving glass walls add affordable luxury to homes and can be customized to fit your space. They can also be a great replacement for patio doors! If you have a small room that you want to brighten up with natural light and views to your backyard or other area that you enjoy seeing, moving glass walls could be a great option.

We are proud to carry moving glass wall systems come in 3 to 6-panel configurations with pocket, stacking, and bi-fold doors. They are crafted with aluminum on the structure and frame and are fully weather stripped to make sure no cold air leaks in or warm air leaks out. They can be opened and closed seamlessly because of the tandem stainless steel ball bearing rollers.

Moving glass wall systems are the perfect way to open your space up, especially if you love to entertain! People will be able to access the inside and outside of your home and you’ll be able to take advantage of the natural light in the home, so you can reduce your use of electricity and ultimately save money in the long run!

Ready to explore the option of a moving glass wall system for your home? Call our team of experienced professionals at Lifetime Windows and Doors! We’re happy to provide free quotes on this kind of project! We proudly serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington.  Visit our specials page to see what our current specials are! We are experienced in installing moving glass wall systems for any home renovation or remodel project! Be sure to contact us today for information on how to get your appointment on the books with us.

Is Your Home Exterior Making A Good First Impression?

Your home is arguably one of the largest investments you will ever make, and it reflects who you are and what your unique personality is. Your home is your oasis, both inside and outside, but what first impression does it make for people visiting or passing by? When was the last time you have taken a good look at your home’s exterior? If it’s been a while and your home exterior needs a little love to help restore its original beauty, our team at Lifetime Windows and Doors can help. Summer is a great time to work on the exterior of your home because the weather is warm and dry here in the Pacific Northwest. Here are some great ways your home’s exterior can make a good first impression.

#1: New doors.
Your doors welcome and invite guests, friends, and family to your home, so they should look great. Your front door should especially make a great first impression. We have hundreds of different door options and can work on customizing them with different glass or window options. We carry doors from many different brands, including Therma Tru, Buffelen, Simonton, Masonite, Milgard, Codel Entry Systems, and Simpson!

#2: Updated siding.
Replacement siding is one of the top ways you can enhance curb appeal and make it look like new. We have significant experience in replacing exterior siding and we’re proud to carry outstanding products from James Hardie Siding. New siding is energy efficient and can help with heating and cooling bills over time because of its great insulating capability. New siding also adds great value to your home when it comes time to put it on the market.

#3: Window replacements.
Cracked windows or those that leak or are old and inefficient simply are not doing the job that they’re intended to do. Window replacements add instant value to your home and will also add beauty at the same time.  We are proud to carry a variety of window styles and brands that will fit well into your specific home’s style. We know that you have a budget, too, so we will work with you on that.  Our new window options are Energy Star certified and come with great ratings, so you know you’re getting the best product for your money.

We are also offering some specials that will save you significantly on your purchase Visit our specials page to see what our current specials are! We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington.  Our professional team can help you get your home ready for to face the rest of the summer months and well into the fall and winter. Contact us today for more details!