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Do you find yourself closing off rooms in your home in winter to stay warm?

Are your children asking if they can make snow angels - in the house? If your home is 20 years old or more, it’s probably not as energy-efficient as it could be. Those premium windows you bought years ago have most likely been surpassed by new advances in design & technology. As heating costs rise, the demand for energy-efficient windows becomes all the more crucial.

Energy Star is a program managed by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy that provides simple, unbiased information to help families and businesses make well-informed and economical decisions about their purchases. Since 1992, Energy Star and its partners have helped American consumers save $430 billion on their energy bills. Harris is proud to carry doors & windows that have earned the Energy Star label.

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How To Choose The Right Windows For Your Home

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How To Choose The Right Windows For Your Home

So your windows have gotten up there in age, and are now starting to show they no longer function like they did when new. In the summer they don't keep the cool air in, and in the winter they let the warm air out. This draftiness has now worn your patience thin. So you decide to invest in new windows. However, one could have a fairly good idea on what windows they wish to have in terms of looks, but may not know what may work best in terms of function, or energy efficiency.

Windows can be functional, and they can also be stylish, so it is important to understand the different types, and what they do, so you can then make a knowledgeable decision which will best suit your needs. There are windows which slide up and down, some swing in, some swing out, and some even slide. The possibilities are almost endless regarding what you want your windows to do, in function, and in appearance.

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3 Ways Your Roof Gets Damaged During The Summer

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3 Ways Your Roof Gets Damaged During The Summer

One of the most important things as a homeowner is to properly maintain your home. If you properly take care of your home, then your home will in return take care of you. With roofing, this is no exception.

1) Heavy Summer Rains - During the hot, sticky summer months, it does not rain often. But when it does, it pours. It is crucial during these times of extreme rainfall that no water is leaking into your home.

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Join Us In Celebrating Our Grand Opening Of Our New Barrington Location


Our team at Harris Roofing, Siding, Windows & Doors has been hard at work preparing to open our new location off of Northwest Highway in Barrington, IL. Join us for two days of fun, activities, and food.

OH! Did we forget to mention that there would be hourly drawings for prizes as well.

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9 Reasons Your Roof Is Leaking

9 Most Common Causes Of Roof Leaks And How To Identify Them

Let's be honest most homes or buildings will at some point have a leak in the roof, and running for a bucket every time it rains is not the most ideal solution. Not every leak requires a whole roof replacement to fix the issue either. Our team has collected the 9 most common causes of roof leaks to protect your home.

Whether your roof is brand new or 15 years old, you should keep this list at hand. Identifying these problems early can mean the difference between a small repair and a large remodel.

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