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Go Solar with Velux and Save Big!

Did you know that when you Go Solar by purchasing VELUX solar-powered products for your home, you are eligible for a 30% federal solar tax credit on the entire cost of your products and installation?

 Just ask for the Go Solar option with your skylight to save big! 

The Sun provides us with more energy in a single hour than the entire world uses in a year. So, why depend on energy from anywhere else? 

Velux offers a complete line of skylight products and complementary accessories from installation to the finishing touches. Choose from a wide variety of skylight models to find the bets skylight for your home.

You can now download the Velux Active app now for a smarter, healthier home!

Whether you’re at home or away, Velux Active is your home’s climate control and monitoring system. Trusted to create a healthier home environment, Velux Active’s sensor-based controls pair with your smartphone and automatically adjust your skylights and blinds for ideal temperature and air quality.

Give our trusted team at Goldfinch Bros a call to learn more about Velux today!


Barn Doors Aren’t Just For The Farm Anymore

Whether you’ve taken inspiration from your favorite HGTV show or have seen the way a barn door can completely transform a room, the rustic style of barn doors has quickly become a stylish way to update your home. 

Over the last few years, barn doors have been a popular trend throughout households across the nation; But they aren’t just for barns anymore, farm style interior doors combines both practicality and aesthetic to tie the look and feel of a room together. 

Interior barn doors by Simpson Door Company
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Install Energy Efficient Windows and Receive PUD Rebate!

If you’re considering enhancing your home’s energy efficiency, homeowners in Snohomish County are in luck! If you have an electrically heated home, your family may be eligible to receive instant rebates through the Snohomish County’s Public Utility District (PUD), which is the second largest publicly owned utility in the state of Washington. The PUD offers eligible homeowners the opportunity to help you pay for energy-saving home improvements!

Who is eligible for rebate? If you live in Snohomish County or Camano Island, homeowners with an electrically heated, manufactured home, townhouse or condominium for a single family, with up to 3 stories in height are eligible to participate in the PUD’s rebate.

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Painted Vinyl Windows – A Popular Trend

Premium painted vinyl windows are a popular trend, and for good reason.  Not only are painted vinyl windows affordable and easily installed, they’re also extremely energy efficient and low maintenance.

There was once a time when options were limited and homeowners had to settle for white vinyl windows. Today, limitations are a thing of the past. Due to their increasing popularity, one can choose from a variety of premium colors from top manufacturers such as Milgard and Ply Gem. Find the perfect color to enhance your home’s style at an affordable cost.

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30% Tax Credit with Skylights

Combine 30% in tax savings with the glamorous and healthful benefits of installing Velux® energy performance model skylights for a winning combination in your home improvement endeavors.

Velux SkylightsLet’s face it, living here in the Northwest can often include long periods of dreary weather which can negatively impact emotional health by lowering energy levels.  A sure way to combat this is to install skylights above the most highly occupied living areas of your home.  Adding natural light pathways into your home brightens the interior significantly – even on the grayest of days. With the addition of skylights, you will see the shadows conspicuously diminished, right into the corners.  Watch your overall moods rise as the interior atmosphere of your home comes alive with the sparkle and dazzle of natural light. Guests will be sure to comment about the pleasant feeling of your home.

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Historic Home Window Replacement Seattle, WA

If you own a historic home here in the Seattle area, you want to keep your original window frames for as long as possible to preserve your home’s warm aesthetic and potential resale value. But when the old ones become too weather damaged and drafty, you have no choice but to invest in a set of replacements.

windows in historic homeFinding the right match is no easy task, though. It requires a bit of research beginning with a careful assessment of the windows being replaced. Homeowners get about 73 percent of their replacement window investment back when they resell their house, according to Time magazine,  but choosing the wrong set can actually detract from the value of your home. “Like mantelpieces and built-in cabinets, original wood windows are important architectural features,” Realtor Bill Golden tells Time. “Replace them with a downscale product, and you downscale the house.”

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Windows for the Northwest Contemporary Home

Few improvements can transform the appearance of your Northwest contemporary home quite like installing a new set of windows. You can boost your home’s curb appeal, improve its views of the surrounding area and flood your living space with fresh air and natural light with just one simple upgrade. You’re also likely to save yourself loads of cash in the long run with today’s energy efficient designs. Here are a few considerations.

CURRENT NORTHWEST MODERN DESIGN TRENDS

fi-marvin-landingJust about anything goes when it comes to modern window design. “Every window in your home is another opportunity to be creative,” columnist Dave Cook writes “That being said, what was considered extraordinary yesterday may seem pedestrian today. Having knowledge of current window trends will help you improve your home both inside and out.”

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Energy Audit Checklist

It’s never a bad idea to do an energy audit on your home, whether your motivation is shaving a few bucks from your energy bill or reducing your carbon footprint and helping fight global climate change. Here is a quick check list to get you started.

Reduce Air Leaks

Energy Audit

Reducing air leaks can help you save up to 30 percent in energy costs each year. Make a list of places where you find noticeable drafts. Check baseboards, flooring edges, wall junctures, electrical outlets, window frames, doors, attic hatches, fireplaces and wall/window-mounted air conditioners. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective remedies for leaks that you find. Caulk is generally used for cracks and openings between stationary house components, such as around door and window frames, and weatherstripping is used to seal components that move, such as doors and operable windows.

Learn more about stopping drafts here.
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Adding Space and Light To Your Home With Bay Windows

Tuscany Bay WindowThere are many options for sprucing up the look and feel of your home, but few will transform your living space as dramatically as the addition of an elegant bay window.

Bay windows are window spaces that protrude outward from the walls of your home forming nooks in the rooms where they are installed. Most typically, they feature a larger picture window flanked, at an angle, by two smaller windows.

Bay and bow windows have several advantages over flat planes of glass. They are great for accentuating the view of your living room or master bedroom. They flood your room with additional light, dramatically altering how you see its various colors and textures; and they can add a much greater sense of balance and spaciousness, making them ideal for brightening and opening up previously dark, cramped spaces.

There are a few styles to choose from once you’ve decided to you want to upgrade windows in your home.
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The Many Reasons To Have An Amazing Front Door

thermatru before and afterThere are many strategies for upgrading the curb appeal of your home, from painting and changing your color scheme to giving your landscaping a makeover. One of the quickest ways to make a big splash and get the most bang for your buck, though, is by installing a new Therma-Tru entryway door. Here are just a few things to consider:

Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Improving curb appeal is one of the top five most valuable upgrades you can make, according to the National Association of Realtors. Consider that 90 percent of home buyers will start by looking at photos online. So having a striking exterior will attract potential buyers quicker.
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