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August 10, 2016
10 Reasons to Replace Your Windows

Replacing your home's windows may seem like a big and costly undertaking. However, the benefits far outweigh any drawback. Here are our top 10 reasons you should replace your windows. 

1. Decreased Utility Costs. Many older homes have the original windows built with single-pane glass. Replacing aging and drafty windows with tight fitting and energy efficient windows can significantly reduce energy bills. New windows offer heat reflecting low-E coatings and argon filled glass. Homeowners can expect to save 10-25% each year on heating and cooling costs. 

2. Environmental Impacts. Not only do energy efficient windows reduce your energy bills, but they also reduce your home's carbon footprint. It pays to go green!

3. Increased Curb Appeal. New windows can really enhance your home's curb appeal. There are a wide variety of style options available that are aesthetically pleasing and will complement your home's architectural style. 

4. Fade Protection. The sun's ultraviolet rays are powerful and cause furniture, artwork, carpet and finishes to fade. Newer windows are constructed with glass to block ultraviolet rays to prevent fading from the sun. 

5. Reduce Noise. Replacing your single-pane windows with dual pane or laminated glass will reduce the amount of outside noise you can hear inside your home. 

6. Eliminate Storm Windows. No more dealing with storm windows! Enough said. 

7. Clean Windows With Ease. The design of new windows make it incredibly easier & safer to clean. 

8. Increase Safety. Speaking of safety, having windows that are easy to open and close is important, especially in the event of a fire.

9. Reduce Water & Air Leaks. Older windows are more susceptible to issues caused by rain and other weather related elements. Leaking windows can lead to water damage, mold and mildew.  

10. Less Maintenance. Replacing your old windows can reduce maintenance and the costs involved in doing so (ie: painting). 

If you're considering replacing your windows, we'd love the opportunity to provide you an estimate to do so. During our site visit we can determine the best window option for you based on your needs, home's architecture and budget. Our staff is skilled in measuring your windows to ensure proper fit as well as installing windows, so they perform as intended and you can reap all the above benefits. 

We are also Certified Andersen Window Installers. Find out what that means, here.

CALL US (320-529-4800) or EMAIL (rachel@homecheckplus.com) today for your FREE estimate! 

March 8, 2016
NEW Andersen Windows Security Technology!

Check this out, Andersen's VeriLock technology can tell you not only when your windows and doors are open, but also whether or not they are locked! 

Benefits of Andersen windows & doors with VeriLock include:

  • Connected Home - Now you can monitor your windows and doors when you're away from home like you can monitor your thermostat or lighting.
  • Preserve Beauty - The wireless sensors are integrated into their windows and doors.
  • Maintains Warranty - Other sensors require drilling, which can void warranties.
  • Maximizes Energy Efficiency - Air escapes through unlocked windows and doors. VeriLock sensors tell you which windows and doors are opened or unlocked to help manage air loss. 

Interested in learning more about Andersen windows? Or want to get a quote on replacing your windows (we work with all brands)? CALL US at 320-529-4800 or email matt@homecheckplus.com


From andersenwindows.com

June 10, 2015
Save NOW on Andersen Windows & Doors!

Andersen Windows & Doors has an awesome rebate going on now through July 4, 2015! Replace your windows and they'll replace your cash!

  • $25 rebate for each 400 series window purchased
  • $100 rebate for each 400 series patio door purchased

Home Check Plus is a Certified Installer of Andersen Windows & Doors. We are trained on how to properly install Andersen products. 

Contact us at 320-529-4800 for your FREE window replacement quote! Be sure to ask us about our INSTALLATION DISCOUNT!


April 29, 2015
Certified Andersen Installer

Choosing the right installer is one of the most important aspects of a window purchase. A proper installation is critical to the proper performance of the product. Our Carpenters, Paul Gruber, Dawson Harris and Travis Wensmann are Certified Installers of Andersen Windows & Doors. Paul, Dawson and Travis went through the three day training program at Andersen headquarters in Bayport, MN. 

As an Andersen Certified Installer, we are...

We are specifically trained and certified to install Andersen® windows and patio doors.

Andersen Certified Installers experience rigorous hands-on training to become certified.

Andersen Certified Installers receive ongoing product information and support from Andersen.

Andersen Certified Installers have access to Andersen Certified Installer Concierge Services which provides installers with personal support through help-desk representatives and on-line tools and resources.

Andersen Certified Installers stand behind their work, and Andersen stands behind them.

If you're looking to replace your windows, email info@homecheckplus.com or call us at 320-529-4800.

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October 28, 2014
Andersen Exterior Trim

Andersen has an innovative, new system for trimming windows and doors. Andersen Exterior Trim products are:

- Low-Maintenance. The trim never needs painting and won't fade, flake, blister, chalk or peel, no matter what the climate.

- Long Lasting. Made from a high density composite material called, Fibrex. Andersen also offers a ten-year warranty; coverage is fully transferable from one owner to the next.

- Easy To Install. Trim system can come preassembled, precut or as individual components; simplifying installation.

- Environmentally Friendly. Fibrex contains 40% preconsumer reclaimed wood fiber by weight.

- Stylish & Versatile. The trim is available in a wide variety of colors and styles to complement your home's architecture.

Andersen Window & Door Trim Colors

Andersen Window & Doors Profile Options

Andersen Windows & Doors Head Trim Options

Andersen Windows & Doors Sill Options

If you would like to learn more about Andersen Exterior Trim System, feel free to contact us. We're happy to answer any questions!

June 10, 2014
Andersen Window Rebate!

Andersen Windows has an awesome rebate going on now through July 12, 2014! Replace your windows and they'll replace your cash! 

  •  $25 rebate for each 400 series window purchased
  • $100 rebate for each 400 series patio door purchased

Andersen® 400 Series windows and doors provide a classic blend of engineering and craftsmanship, featuring extensive sizes, shapes, styles and colors.

Contact us at 320-529-4800 for your free window replacement quote!


May 8, 2013
Energy Efficient Tax Credits

Receive up to a $500 tax credit by making energy efficent home improvements  Here are some of the projects included:

  • Windows 
  • Doors
  • Roofs (metal & asphalt)
  • Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning
  • Water Heaters
  • Insulation
  • Biomass Stoves
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Solar Energy Systems

Contact us or click here to learn more about these energy efficient tax credits.  We'd be happy to work with you to update your home and make it more energy efficient. Go Green!  

April 2, 2013
Exclusive Savings on Andersen Windows!

We've got a GREAT DEAL on a GREAT WINDOW for you! SAVE 5% on Andersen A-Series Windows!! This exclusive offer is good through April 30th, so call us today at 320-529-4800 for a free estimate on your window replacement project! 

Andersen A-Series windows combine innovative engineering with traditional craftsmanship to make any architectural style easily achieved.  They are...  


  • Exterior finish never needs painting and won't flake, rot, blister, peel or corrode
  • Rugged hinges, ball-bearing rollers & smooth-operating hardware
  • Withstands up to eight inches of rain per hour & hurricane wind speeds


  • The best-performing, most energy-efficient product Andersen has ever offered
  • Most A-Series windows meet Energy Star performance criteria


  • Choose from 11 exterior colors
  • Add complementary exterior trim that installs in about 5 minutes
  • Choose from unfinished or prefinished natural wood exteriors
  • Select beautiful hardware, grilles, between-the-glass art glass & much more

To learn more about these windows, go to andersenwindows.com/a-series

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