Chicago Home Improvement Blog

This is where we offer tips and helpful advice about everything windows, siding and doors for your home.

Garage Door Repair vs Replacement: How to Decide

Friday, May 19th, 2017
garage door repair vs replacement

It’s important to have a properly functioning garage door for safety, curb appeal and energy efficiency reasons. We’ll tell you when it’s a good time to repair or replace your garage door.

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Find the Best Home Remodeling Company in Chicago

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
home remodeling company chicago

Home remodeling is a big process and we’ll go over everything you need to know so you can choose the right company for your project.

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Home Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
home maintenance mistakes

Don’t ignore what your home is trying to tell you! Learn how you can avoid costly home maintenance mistakes.

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Patio Door Security Tips

Monday, February 6th, 2017
patio door security

Patio door security is a crucial element of burglar prevention. Learn how to maximize your patio door’s security with these helpful tips.

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Entryway Ideas: Make A Great First Impression

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
entryway ideas

Your entryway is the first thing you see when you enter and leave your home. Make your entryway beautiful with these ideas.

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Learn About the Different Vinyl Window Parts

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
vinyl window parts

Learn about the different parts of a vinyl window.

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7 Cool Garage Improvement Ideas

Monday, January 30th, 2017
steel garage door

Make your garage a functional and beautiful area of your home with these 7 great garage improvement ideas.

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Fiberglass vs Wood Doors: Which Are Better for Your Home

Friday, January 20th, 2017
fiberglass vs wood doors

Figure out which is better for your home in Chicago: fiberglass or wood entry doors.

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The Best Front Porch Decorations

Friday, December 16th, 2016
front porch decorations

Improve your home’s curb appeal with these 10 front porch decorations that will enhance your entryway.

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Get the Best Aurora Doors for Your Home

Friday, December 16th, 2016
aurora doors

Learn how you can get the best doors in Aurora, IL.

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6 Benefits of Steel Entry Doors

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
steel entry doors

Steel entry doors are perfect for your Chicago home. They have many benefits that will help your home function efficiently.

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Find the Best Garage Door Company in Chicago

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
garage door company chicago

Don’t settle for any garage door company. You need to find someone you can trust for such a large home improvement project. We’ll help you find the best garage door company in Chicago!

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Siding Naperville: What to Look For

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Naperville Siding Installation

The first step in replacing your siding is knowing what your options are. Our guide to siding in Naperville has all of the answers to your questions including siding styles, colors and installation.

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The Best Bedroom Windows for Your Home

Monday, October 17th, 2016
bedroom windows

Learn what windows styles are best suited for your bedroom.

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Kitchen Windows: Which Style is Best?

Friday, October 14th, 2016
a beautiful kitchen

Learn which windows styles are best suited for your kitchen.

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Dormer Window Replacement in Chicago

Thursday, October 13th, 2016
dormer windows chicago

Replacing dormer windows doesn’t have to be a painful experience. Let the experts at Feldco Chicago show you what options you have available for your dormers in this guide.

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8 Cool Smart Door Locks for Your Home

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
smart door locks

Basic entry door locks are a thing of the past. Check out these 8 cool smart door locks you’ll want for your home.

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5 Reasons to Buy an Insulated Garage Door

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
insulated garage door in Chicago

An insulated garage door can help your home in so many ways. Our garage door experts found 5 of the most important reasons why you should consider buying an insulated garage door for your Chicago home in this article. Read on to learn more!

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How to Replace a Doorbell – Step By Step

Friday, September 30th, 2016
how to replace a doorbell

You might think that you have to hire someone to replace your old doorbell, but you may be wrong. Generally speaking, doorbells are easy to replace and install and can be done safely by yourself. In this article, we go over how to install a doorbell yourself in short order.

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Weatherproofing Your Home for the Winter

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
weatherproofing your home

Don’t let your home freeze this winter. Learn 6 ways you can weatherproof your home.

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Front Door Planters: 10 Ideas You’ll Love

Monday, September 19th, 2016
watering can planter

Learn 10 different ways to incorporate front door planters into your outdoor design for a simple and inexpensive way to make your entryway come to life.

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Vinyl Shake Siding Vs. Wooden Shake Siding

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
vinyl shake siding vs wood shake siding

In the market for shake siding? In this article, we make the case for vinyl shakes vs. wood shakes and list why vinyl shake siding is inherently better for your house and for your wallet.

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Garage Storage: Things You Shouldn’t Keep in Your Garage

Friday, August 26th, 2016
garage storage

Learn about what items should not be stored in your garage and keep your home and family safe.

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Cleaning Windows : Make Sure They’re Sparkly Clean

Friday, August 12th, 2016
how to clean your windows like a pro

There are a number of ways to clean windows, but which way is the best? Well, you’re going to find out in this article. From vinegar-based cleaning solutions, paper towel vs. squeegee and even baby shampoo, we’ve found the way to get perfectly clean windows that sparkle. Let us show you how we did it.

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Chicago Siding Companies: Which is Right for You

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
chicago siding companies

There are many Chicago siding companies so it may be overwhelming to pick one for your replacement siding job. We’ll help you figure out which company is best for you.

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Benefits of Fiberglass Front Doors

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
large home

Looking for a new entry door? Look no further than fiberglass front doors. They offer a combination of performance, value, durability and add great curb appeal to your home. Check out here why fiberglass front doors the best option for your next home improvement project!

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Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Windows and Doors 2016

Monday, August 8th, 2016
vinyl replacement windows chicago

Have you purchased new windows and doors for your home in 2016? You may be eligible for a tax credit from the IRS worth hundreds of dollars. Read more to find out the details and how you can apply for these government incentives!

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Get the Best Windows in Chicago

Friday, August 5th, 2016
best windows in chicago

With all of the choices you have, it isn’t easy finding the best windows in Chicago. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you find what you’re looking for.

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Learn How You Can Quiet a Noisy Garage Door

Friday, August 5th, 2016
noisy garage door

Don’t let a noisy garage door disrupt your life. Here are 8 times on how you can quiet your garage door.

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Hire a Pro to Install Gutters on Your Home

Friday, July 29th, 2016
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While some homeowners attempt to install new gutters on their own, you are almost always better off choosing to hire a professional.  Find out why it pays to hire a pro to install gutters.

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Entry Door Locks: Everything You Need to Know

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
entry door locks

Don’t be the victim of a burglar – keep your home and your family safe with an entry door lock.

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Best Windows in Joliet, IL

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
windows in joliet, il

Your replacement windows need to make sense for where you live. In a Midwest town such as Joliet, you need a durable, energy efficient window. Learn what you need to know to get the best windows in Joliet, IL.

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Professional Garage Door Installation in Chicago

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
garage door installation in chicago

Garage door installation isn’t easy. There are many things that could go wrong that will effect the quality of the door. We’ll show you why you want to hire professionals for your garage door installation in Chicago.

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How to Get Your Gutters Clean

Friday, July 8th, 2016
how to clean gutters

Learn how to properly clean your gutters without the help of a professional!

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Front Door Installation

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
front door installation

Learn everything you need to know about front door installation! It’s important that the installation is done right. This could mean hiring a professional.

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Vinyl Siding Color Combinations and Styles

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
yellow vinyl siding

Beautify your home’s exterior with these vinyl siding color combinations and style ideas!

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Spring Cleaning: Living Room Cleaning Checklist

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
spacious living room

Since spring has sprung, it’s time to clean typically one of the messiest rooms in your home – the living room. Follow this living room cleaning checklist to create a space anyone can enjoy and relax in!

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Use Rain Barrels to Conserve Water

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
rain barrels

If you’re looking to save some money on your monthly bills and prevent the pollution of local bodies of water, rain barrels are a great option! Rain barrels collect rainwater that can be used to water plants, wash your car or windows.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for The Bedroom and Bathroom

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
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With flowers blooming and bird chirping, there’s no better time to clean your bedroom and bathroom than now. Follow these spring cleaning tips to bring your home back into tip top shape.

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Creating a Garage Living Space

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
garage living space

If your home needs an extra room maybe for a home office, or just a little extra storage it’s time to consider building a garage living space. Your garage can become a part of your home and with a few new details it will be the perfect spot to spend a beautiful summer day. From incorporating your garage door into your design to installing new windows there is plenty of options.

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Top 8 Home Remodeling Ideas in Chicago

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
modern-kitchen

Are you looking to remodel your home? Check out our ideas we came up with and get started on your next home remodeling project today!

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8 Benefits of Basement Window Replacement

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
basement windows

There are many unexpected benefits of replacing a basement window.  Check out why replacing your basement window is a home improvement you need now!

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Benefits of New Windows and Doors in Chicago

Monday, June 27th, 2016
windows and door in chicago

Learn 10 benefits of replacing your windows and doors in Chicago.

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Argon Filled Windows

Monday, June 27th, 2016
argon filled windows

We’ll show you everything you need to know about argon windows.

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Learn the Benefits of Insulated Vinyl Siding

Friday, June 24th, 2016
insulated vinyl siding

Are you considering replacing your siding?  Find out why insulated vinyl siding makes an awesome replacement siding option for your exterior.

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Best Vinyl Siding Styles for Chicago Homes

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
vinyl siding styles

Learn about the different vinyl siding styles and get the right one for your Chicago home.

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Make Sure You Know How to Prevent Home Invasions

Monday, June 20th, 2016
burglar

Are you taking the proper measures to protect your house from home invasion?  Learn how to keep your home safe with these home invasion prevention tips.

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Best Aurora Windows

Monday, June 20th, 2016
aurora windows

Are you looking for replacement windows in Aurora. We’ll show you everything you need to know before making a decision.

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10 Cool Entry Door Designs

Friday, June 17th, 2016
grand entrance

Looking to change up your entry door design? We’ve put together a list of 10 inspiring entry door designs. Choose what looks best with your home’s style and go from there! Your door will be sure to look personalized and unique.

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A Guide to Choosing a Front Door Color

Thursday, June 16th, 2016
choosing a front door color

When choosing a front door color the process begins with evaluating colors which will complement the exterior of the home. Select a color and explore multiple hues both indoors and in natural sunlight to begin. Those who choose a hue that creates a contrast with the exterior will create a stunning entrance for their home.

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Stop Mold on Vinyl Siding From Forming

Thursday, June 16th, 2016
moldy siding

Keep your gorgeous vinyl siding looking its’ best with these handy mold prevention tips!

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Let the Light Shine In: Brighten Up a Dark Room

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
brighten up a dark room

Take a dark room and give it some life with these awesome home brightening tips!  With just a few quick fixes you can add light and energy to your dim home.

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Windows in Naperville, IL

Monday, June 13th, 2016
windows in naperville

We have had many window installations in Naperville over the years and now we’ve put together a list of 7 facts that every Naperville homeowner should know before replacing windows.

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Garage Door Anatomy

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
garage door anatomy

Learn about garage door anatomy and the different parts of a garage door.

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Learn How to Soundproof Your House

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
insomnia

Finally get the peace and quiet you deserve with these expert home soundproofing tips.

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Types of Door Hinges

Monday, June 6th, 2016
types of door hinges

There are many different types of door hinges. Don’t get overwhelmed by the different styles because we’ll show you everything you need to know about door hinges.

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How You Know It’s Time for Replacement Siding

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
replacement siding

How do you know when it is time to replace your siding? There are some signs that immediately meet the eye, such as the presence of cracks, mold, holes. However, it is important to remember the inconspicuous damage resulting from dry rot or warped siding.

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How to Repurpose Old Windows in Fun Ways

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
vinyl replacement windows chicago

12 amazing ways to bring your used windows to life!  Find the perfect repurposed window idea for your home here.

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What are the Benefits of Installing French Doors?

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
french doors

There are many benefits to installing french doors in your home. Check out why french doors can be the perfect addition to your home!

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The Best Vinyl Windows in Chicago

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
vinyl replacement windows chicago

Looking for the best vinyl replacement windows in Chicago? We’ve put together a guide to help you decide on your vinyl window purchase in Chicago.

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How to Take Garage Door Measurements

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
single and double garage doors

If you want the perfect replacement garage door, you’ll need to take the proper measurements. We’ll show you everything you need to know about garage door measurements.

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How to Prevent Window Condensation

Thursday, May 26th, 2016
window condensation

Learn what is window condensation and how you can prevent it from happening.

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Creative Ways To Fill A Kitchen Garden Window

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
garden windows chicago

Looking for ways to fill your garden window?  We’ve come up with a number of creative ways to turn your ordinary kitchen garden window into a main attraction.

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Why You Need an Energy Efficient Window

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
energy efficient window

There are many benefits of going with an energy efficient window. Check out how they can improve your home!

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Spring Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets, Counters and Floors

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
beautiful kitchen with an island

Once you have finished spring cleaning your kitchen appliances, it’s time to clean the rest of your kitchen. Learn how to deep clean your kitchen cabinets, counters and floors.

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Learn How To Organize Your Garage

Friday, May 20th, 2016
how to organize your garage

Has your garage become overly cluttered with odds and ends?  Reinvent your space with these ingenious tips on how to organize your garage.

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All About Patio Doors in Chicago

Friday, May 20th, 2016
patio doors chicago

We’ve got the best advice on what to look for in a new patio door in Chicago. From hinged french patio doors to sliding patio doors, we’ve got you covered on all the styles and types of patio doors available.

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Beautiful Spring Window Fashions For Your Home

Friday, May 20th, 2016
light through window

Spring is finally here in Chicago and now is a perfect time to change up the look of your windows. If you’re looking to make a statement with your window treatments, check out our trendy spring window fashion ideas!

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Do You Know the Best Way to Clean Vinyl Siding?

Monday, May 16th, 2016
insulated vinyl siding

Don’t let your siding become dirty and unkempt. We’ll show you the best way to clean vinyl siding so your home looks its best!

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Window Installation in Chicago

Monday, May 16th, 2016
window installation chicago

Your new replacement windows are only as good as the window installation that was performed. We go over some of the main things to look for when getting your windows installed by a window installation company in Chicago.

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Spring Door Decorations

Friday, May 13th, 2016
spring door decorations

If you’re looking to take your entry way to the next level this spring, check out our ideas for spring door decorations!

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Vinyl vs Wood Windows

Thursday, May 12th, 2016
vinyl vs wood windows

Getting the right windows for your Chicago home is crucial. Learn why vinyl windows are better for your Chicago home than wood windows.

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How a Window Works

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
window works

There are many different styles of windows. Each of them work a little bit differently and have some specific benefits. If you’re considering replacing your old windows, make sure to learn about how each window works as we describe in this article.

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How to Clean Window Screens

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
a stack of window screens

Many homeowners forget to clean their screens when washing their windows. Don’t be like everyone else. We’ll show you how to wash your windows like a pro.

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Why You Should Make Your Home a Smart Home

Friday, May 6th, 2016
smart phone

Smart products will add convenience and security to your home. Check out our list of 10 cool smart products you’ll want!

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Really Cool Basement Remodeling Ideas

Friday, May 6th, 2016
beautiful basement

Your basement can be more than just a place for storage. It can be anything you want. If you’re looking for basement remodeling ideas, we have cool ones here!

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Questions to Ask Chicago Window Companies

Friday, May 6th, 2016
beautiful kitchen windows

Not all Chicago window companies are the same. Before you make any decisions about your replacement windows, there are a few questions you need to ask.

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Storm Doors in Chicago – A Guide

Friday, May 6th, 2016
storm door

A storm door can be a great addition to any home’s front door. They add a layer of security, weather protection and even insulation. We’ll show you the types of storm doors available and what you should look out for when buying a new storm door.

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Patio Ideas You Need to Try for Your Home

Friday, May 6th, 2016
nice wicker patio furniture set

Looking for some patio inspiration? We think you should take a look at these 10 awesome ideas for Chicago patios we’ve put together.

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What Makes an Energy Star Window?

Friday, May 6th, 2016
energy star windows

Energy Star windows designate energy-efficient windows that can save you money on your heating and cooling bills. Read this article if you want to know what’s behind an Energy Star window.

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