Chicago Home Improvement Blog

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

Why DIY Window Replacement Isn’t a Good Idea

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
diy window replacement

Here’s why you should leave window replacement to the pros.

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Broken Garage Door Cable? Here’s What to Do

Monday, February 19th, 2018
garage door cable

Learn what to do in the event of a broken garage door cable.

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Tips to Finishing a Basement

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
finishing a basement

Do you have a basement going to waste and you only use it to store old clothes and holiday decorations? Finishing your basement is the perfect way to turn that space into something more useful.

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Why You Need Low-E Windows

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
low e windows

Learn all of the benefits offered by low-e windows.

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Garage Door Alignment

Monday, January 15th, 2018
garage door alignment

Learn everything you need to know about garage door alignment.

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What You Need to Make a Great Home Library

Monday, January 15th, 2018
home library

Find out what you need to create your dream home library. It’s easier than you think!

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Double Pane Windows

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
double pane windows

Double pane windows offer so many benefits that are often overlooked. We’ll go over a few of them in this article.

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Benefits of Storm Door Kick Plates

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
kick plates

See how kick plates can enhance your storm door.

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All About Solar Heat Gain Coefficient

Monday, January 8th, 2018
solar heat gain coefficient

It’s important to know the solar heat gain coefficient of your windows. We’ll go over what that means in this article.

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How to Find Vinyl Siding Contractors in Chicago

Friday, January 5th, 2018
vinyl siding contractors

We’ll show you how to find the best vinyl siding contractors in Chicago.

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Modern Home Design

Thursday, December 21st, 2017
modern home design

Check out these awesome modern home design ideas.

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Fixing Moisture Problems in the Home

Thursday, December 21st, 2017
moisture problems

Stop moisture problems from damaging your home and causing health problems for your family.

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Benefits of Having Window Planters

Thursday, December 21st, 2017
window planters

Find out everything you need to make the best window planters for your home.

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Garage Accessories You Need For Your Home

Monday, November 20th, 2017
garage accessories

Check out these 7 awesome garage accessories!

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Backyard Ideas

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
backyard ideas

Are you looking to create the ultimate hangout spot. You’ll be able to with these 8 backyard ideas.

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How to Fix Drafty Windows in Your Home

Monday, November 6th, 2017
drafty windows

Learn how you can fix drafty windows and make your home more energy efficient.

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Attic Conversion Ideas to Enhance Your Home

Friday, October 27th, 2017
attic conversion

If you’re looking for extra space in your home, you’ll want to see these attic conversion ideas.

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Dining Room Makeover Ideas

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
dining room makeover

Are you looking to improve the look of your dining room? Then check out these dining room makeover ideas.

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How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

Friday, October 6th, 2017
how to make a small room look bigger

You don’t have to be limited in design because you’re limited with space. Learn how to make a small room look bigger here.

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Vinyl Siding Cleaner

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
vinyl siding cleaner

Do you not know the best vinyl siding cleaner options available? You’re in luck. Check out this article for our favorite options.

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Custom Windows Chicago: Everything You Need to Know

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
custom windows

You can’t get the same benefits from standard, run of the mill replacement windows as you can with custom windows. Learn more here.

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Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
kitchen remodeling ideas

Do you need a change in your kitchen? Then you’ll want to check out these 9 kitchen remodeling ideas.

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Parts of a Door

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
parts of a door

Get an in-depth look at the different parts of a door.

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Watch Out for These 4 House Foundation Problems

Friday, September 8th, 2017
house foundation problems

Your home’s foundation is extremely important. Learn how you can spot any problems.

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Storm Windows Vs Replacement Windows

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
replacement windows vs storm windows

Storm windows vs replacement windows has been a longstanding topic discussed by homeowners. We’ll go over which is best for your home.

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6 Window Safety Tips You Need to Know

Friday, August 4th, 2017
window safety tips

Practicing good window safety habits is crucial to keeping everyone inside out of harm’s way. We’ve come up with 6 window safety tips you must follow.

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What You Need to Know About Window Energy Ratings

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
window energy ratings

Understanding the energy ratings for windows will help you get the best windows for your home in Chicago. Learn more here.

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How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
when to replace windows

It’s important that you know when to replace your windows so you don’t lose out on home value, curb appeal and money on monthly bills. Learn more here.

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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

Monday, August 8th, 2016
vinyl replacement windows chicago

Have you purchased new windows and doors for your home? 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
install gutters

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
spring cleaning tips cleaning supplies

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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