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October 04, 2011

Green Your Remodeling Project: Windows

Window Whether you're planning a complete home makeover or just moderately tweaking your living space, this week's tips will help you choose eco-friendly materials for your remodeling project.

Tip #2: Opt for efficient windows.

Upgrade old windows with new panes that bear the Energy Star seal of approval, which could help you reduce energy bills by 15%. Then dress your windows to weather all seasons: Prepare for summer heat by installing awnings on south-facing windows. Keep winter chills at bay by caulking window-frame leaks and hanging heavy curtains to reduce drafts.

Share your tips: How do you weatherize your windows?

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