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Posted by Dino Rossi on 5/19/2019

New windows can work wonders for a house. Depending on how old your windows are, replacements can make your home less drafty, and much quieter, but they can also spruce up a room that’s starting to look dated.

When you replace your windows you also might see a drop in your heating bill. However, the cost of replacing windows is steeper than you’re ever likely to save on heat. So, if you’re thinking of replacing your windows just to save cash, in the long run there might be better ways of doing so.

In this article, we’re going to talk about choosing replacement windows for your home. We’ll walk you through the different types of windows so you can find the type that fits your needs. Read on for our replacement windows buyer’s guide.

Choosing the right window style

There are endless types of windows that you could find in a given home. However, four main styles are what we normally think of when talking about replacement windows.

Single vs double-hung windows

First, there are single and double-hung windows. In double-hung windows, both the top and bottom sash are operable, or able to be opened. Being able to utilize both sashes is beneficial for airflow. Opening the top sash will allow the warm air escape, opening the bottom sash will allow cool air to enter.

In single-hung windows, only the lower sash is able to be opened and closed. But otherwise, they are very similar to double-hung windows.

Both of these types of windows come in variants that allow you to pivot the sashes inward to clean the exterior glass. However, if you buy single-hung windows you’ll only be able to wash the lower sash. Keep that in mind if you’re buying windows for a second floor or attic window.

Sliding windows

Sliding windows are those which move horizontally on their tracks. They produce good ventilation and are easy to use. However, just like single-hung and double hung windows, they do slightly obstruct your view at the midpoint when closed. The rectangular shape of sliding windows, however, means you won’t likely be able to install an air conditioner.

Casement style windows

The last main type of window we’ll talk about are casement style windows. This type of window operates on a hinge like a door would. When they’re fully opened, they produce good ventilation. When they’re fully closed, they don’t obstruct the view at all.

However, just like with sliding windows, you won’t be able to install an AC unit. Furthermore, this type of window is more prone to malfunction due to the crank and hinge system, and cranking it open and closed all the time could be a minor annoyance for some homeowners.

Frame materials

Window frames come in four main materials--vinyl, wood, clad-wood, and aluminum.

  • Vinyl is the most common. They look clean and modern, and they also resist heat and condensation making them easy to maintain.

  • Wood frames are regaining popularity. Since they often come unfinished, you can easily customize them to your home.

  • Clad-wood frames are wood on the interior and aluminum on the exterior, making them rugged and resistant to weathering and rot.

  • Aluminum windows are economical, lightweight, and easy to maintain.


Now that you know a bit more about windows, you’ll be better equipped to decide what type of replacements to purchase for your home.




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Posted by Dino Rossi on 5/15/2019

This Single-Family in Needham, MA recently sold for $750,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Dino Rossi - RE/MAX Preferred Properties.


12 JAYNE ROAD, Needham, MA 02494

Single-Family

$749,000
Price
$750,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Amazing turn-key ranch with enormous two plus car garage. Granite/Stainless kitchen done in 2015, Heating and AC systems almost new, Family room off Kitchen. Large Deck to enjoy almost all fenced in private back yard. Finished basement with great extra area plus large storage area. Perfect home for folks downsizing or first time buyers to Needham. Jayne Road is a quiet dead end street. Entire inside was recently painted. House is cert. lead paint free, report attached to mls listing. Move right in and start living in an amazing town. Walk to the commuter rail or an easy drive to route 128.

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Posted by Dino Rossi on 5/12/2019

The benefits of honey are unlimited. It is a cure for cough and catarrh. Apart from that, it helps to maintain proper digestion, healthy skin, and it boosts immunity. A lot of people that appreciate the benefits of honey use it daily.

However, there are people with busy lifestyles, who only consider honey a cool product kept in the pantry for occasional use. There are lots of advantages associated with regular intake of honey. Are you aware of the fact that honey intake can be of great help to you if you are facing conditions like hair loss or sleeplessness? Also, it helps to fight weight loss and treat hangovers. To enjoy the full benefit of honey, it is essential you incorporate it into your routine diet. Here are five ways you can use honey in your food: 

Honey lemonade

You must have heard about the importance of taking honey with warm lemon water first thing in the morning. If you haven’t, the advantage of hot lemon with honey is that it helps cleanse the stomach, as it has been discovered to contain a mixture of pectin and fiber. Apart from that, it prevents you from cravings thereby increasing your chances of losing weight. You can also consider the option of taking it as a healthy drink during the day if you don't like to make it in the morning. 

Honey tea

You can always add honey to your tea instead of stuffing it with sugar. Honey is perfect for your black tea, green tea, and many others. The constituents of honey are fructose, glucose, potassium, magnesium, iron, and many other useful minerals; making it far more nutritious than just a cube of pure table sugar.

Dressing and marinades

Honey pairs well with your salad dressing, and it can work as a marinade for different kinds of meats and fishes.

Honey desserts

You can replace sugar with honey in cakes, custards, and cookies. Apart from that, honey can serve as a topping for your snack-related foods like honey sandwiches, bacon and honey, pancakes with honey, and many others.

Honey and milk

You can make it a bedtime habit if you may - taking a glass of warm milk with a spoonful of honey every night before you sleep. Nothing relaxes you more than this. Studies show that honey contains some rare sugar forms that stimulate the production of sleep aiding chemicals in the brain, soothing you down in the process. 

 Ask your doctor about more health benefits of using honey and consider changing up your diet for the better.




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Posted by Dino Rossi on 5/10/2019


155 WINTER STREET, Mansfield, MA 02048

Single-Family

$650,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
BROKERS SEE FIRM REMARKS!!This stunning historic colonial style house, was once home to the original Austin Goose Farm. This prestigious property features 1.5 +- acres of privacy. Enter this charming home featuring a renovated expansive living room with old world finishes, leading to an updated large kitchen with granite countertops, granite center island and high quality recessed cabinetry. Other features include: formal living room, formal dining room with french doors, four bedrooms, beautiful original hardwood flooring, separate laundry room on the first floor, finished walk up attic, a gorgeous 2,000 +- sq .ft. garage, heated three car barn style garage (built in 2010) with loft above. It also has an additional one car garage with shed attached and a long "drive up" driveway with abundant parking. Dont miss this opportunity to view this beautifully preserved, and updated, historic single family home located in East Mansfield
Open House
Sunday
May 12 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This stunning historic colonial style house, was once home to the original Austin Goose Farm. This prestigious property features 1.5 +- acres of sprawling country side in your own yard evoking the feeling of ones own private oasis. Enter this charming home featuring a renovated expansive living room with old world finishes, leading to an updated large kitchen with granite countertops, granite center island and high quality recessed cabinetry. Other features include: formal living room, formal di
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Posted by Dino Rossi on 5/8/2019


155 WINTER STREET, Mansfield, MA 02048

Single-Family

$650,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This stunning historic colonial style house, was once home to the original Austin Goose Farm. This prestigious property features 1.5 +- acres of sprawling country side in your own yard evoking the feeling of ones own private oasis. Enter this charming home featuring a renovated expansive living room with old world finishes, leading to an updated large kitchen with granite countertops, granite center island and high quality recessed cabinetry. Other features include: formal living room, formal dining room with french doors, four bedrooms, beautiful original hardwood flooring, separate laundry room on the first floor, finished walk up attic, a gorgeous 2,000 +- sq .ft. garage, heated three car barn style garage (built in 2010) with loft above. It also has an additional one car garage with shed attached and a long "drive up" driveway with abundant parking. Dont miss this opportunity to view this beautifully preserved, and updated, historic single family home located in East Mansfield.
Open House
Sunday
May 12 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This stunning historic colonial style house, was once home to the original Austin Goose Farm. This prestigious property features 1.5 +- acres of sprawling country side in your own yard evoking the feeling of ones own private oasis. Enter this charming home featuring a renovated expansive living room with old world finishes, leading to an updated large kitchen with granite countertops, granite center island and high quality recessed cabinetry. Other features include: formal living room, formal di
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Location: 155 WINTER STREET, Mansfield, MA 02048    Get Directions

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