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11 October 2014

Fall home improvement

 

As Autumn approaches, honey-do lists get reposted on the refrigerator door, and do-it-yourself folks get their second wind.

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 A plan, tools, parts and supplies are the basics for any of those jobs – including projects specific to getting ready for winter.

 “This time of year, calls for replacement windows really pick up,” said Jim Gravina, owner of Gravina's Window Center in Littleton. “The most popular are double-pane fiberglass windows.”  Gravina said many homeowners replace a few windows each fall, although some opt for more to hold back stiff cold wind and frigid temperatures.  “You can definitely feel the difference when they’re in,” Gravina said. “Actually it’s the same for (protecting against) summer weather.”

 The double pane windows fit into the existing window jam so the interior trim doesn’t have to be involved, according to Gravina.   Weather stripping and clear window plastic are not in vogue anymore.  Most people  want to change their old wood windows. Replacement doors also are popular ways to cut down on wind and chill.

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“The doors we sell are mostly fiberglass, but we also sell a lot of patio doors as well,” Gravina said. “The  doors are actually insulated door units. The door interiors are insulated. I would discourage someone from buying wood doors. If they get a little damp, they warp.”   The fiberglass doors are much more energy efficient than wood which is why we chose to go with fiberglass. There are different qualities of pre-stained fiberglass doors. There are some that the color is throughout the fiberglass.  Basically, fiberglass windows and doors are longe term products that will improve the curb appeal fo your home and the comfort of your life

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Gravinas Window Center
Phone: 303-794-0490
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89 W. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO80120

10 October 2014

Cord safety for window coverings

 

Basic Window Cord Safety

What to Look For…

Children and window cords don’t mix. When window cords are accessible to small children, these seemingly harmless products may become strangulation hazards.

This is especially important with older window coverings that may not meet the latest national standard for window cord safety.   If at all possible, use only non-corded window coverings in homes where infants and young children are present.

If you have corded window coverings and can’t replace them with today’s safer products, check them for the following hazards and order our free retrofit kits as needed.

  • http://www.windowcoverings.org/wp-content/themes/wcsc/images/li-mark.jpg) 0px 11px no-repeat;">Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
    Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall 
  • http://www.windowcoverings.org/wp-content/themes/wcsc/images/li-mark.jpg) 0px 11px no-repeat;">Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children.  Eliminate any dangling cords.
  • http://www.windowcoverings.org/wp-content/themes/wcsc/images/li-mark.jpg) 0px 11px no-repeat;">Make sure that tasseled pull cords are as short as possible
  • http://www.windowcoverings.org/wp-content/themes/wcsc/images/li-mark.jpg) 0px 11px no-repeat;">Check that cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit the movement of inner lift cords. 
  • http://www.windowcoverings.org/wp-content/themes/wcsc/images/li-mark.jpg) 0px 11px no-repeat;">Continuous-loop cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be permanently anchored to the floor or wall. 

Learn how to retrofit older window coverings by clicking here.

Better Yet… replace older corded window blinds, shades and draperies with today’s safer products.  And use only non-corded window coverings in homes with infants and young children.

Install only cordless window coverings in young children’s bedrooms and sleeping areas. Replace window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with today’s safer products

 

 

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Gravinas Window Center
Phone: 303-794-0490
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89 W. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120

01 October 2014

Jim Gravina on the radio with Peter Boyles

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Jim Gravina, owner of Gravina's Window Center of Littleton, in the 710 KNUS studio today with Peter Boyles talking shop.  

 

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Gravinas Window Center
Phone: 303-794-0490
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89 W. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO80120

24 September 2014

Mile High Makeover on Bath Crashers

Tune in for another addition of Bath Crashers this coming Monday, September 29th on the DIY Network

"Mile High Makeover"

Making this space a real retreat starts with trashing the tub that takes up half the room. In its place is a large, unique, steam shower featuring pebbles on the floor, sleek glass tiles on the back wall, and multi-colored blue octagonal tiles on the front wall to produce a rain drop effect. The entire shower space is accessed from glass doors on each side. The shower floor pebbles flow outside the wet area to form a faux moat with LED lighting, then segues into planks of hand-scraped eucalyptus wood flooring for the remainder of the room. The shower is flanked on each side by storage cabinets with a special make-up mirror and hidden bench seat for her. Across from the storage cabinets sit his and hers furniture-style vanities with curved drawers and granite tops with built-in sinks. Clear glass pendants are suspend above each. The ceiling is layered with planks of reclaimed white-washed wood veneer, and a large window is set to provide a beautiful vista of the Rocky Mountains.

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Gravinas Window Center
Phone: 303-794-0490
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89 W. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120

15 September 2014

Littleton Bath Crashers and Gravina's Window Center

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Gravina’s Window Center in Denver has worked with the popular home improvement show Bath Crashers on a large bathroom remodel that included Infinity Replacement Windows. If you subscribe to the DIY Network, the episode can be seen this evening at 10:30pm Central Time. It will air again on October 11, 2014 at 3:00pm Central Time.

Details and a description of the episode called “Mile High Ceiling” can be found at here

 

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Gravinas Window Center
Phone: 303-794-0490
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89 W. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120
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