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Is your cat sitting inside bored all day long? Is your dog chewing up your leather boots because there’s nothing better for her to do? Maybe your critter needs a pet door! Consider: it’s easy for us humans to come and go as we please, but our pets on the other hand (at least, the […]

We Have Options for Romantics, too! Oh, that night wind whistling through your bedroom window as you fall asleep–isn’t it romantic? And that foggy condensation that gathers upon your kitchen window—doesn’t gazing through it remind you of childhood daydreaming? Often the reason we fall in love with our home is due to the nostalgia its […]

Filter Out Your Lint

If you’re frustrated with lint clinging to your new home windows, try wiping them down with a coffee filter. Unlike using cloth or paper towels which weren’t designed with lint-free cleaning in mind, cleaning your home windows with coffee filters gives you the streak-free gleam you’re after without leaving the specks of fluff and fuzz […]

We all know there are hundreds of window cleaning products on the market that promise to protect your windows and make them sparkle and shine, but so many of these products contain toxic chemicals, or are created by companies with much less than admirable environmental track records. So when you’re sprucing up your yard this […]

Spring time a great time to give your house a pressure washing. But watch out for your home windows!

Reasons why homeowners replace their windows: Lower Energy Bills — In an average home, windows are the culpit behind 40% of all energy and heat loss. New, energy efficient windows can eliminate annoying drafts and make your home feel warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer. Just as important, new windows can drastically […]

Properly installed windows can provide a lifetime of comfort, value and energy savings. No one knows that better than Clear Choice Windows & Doors. We’re window experts who care about the details — and care about our customers. We install only the highest quality, insulated windows and doors, and utilize only the best installation procedures […]

The best relief for your home from hot summer temperatures is of course, shade-providing trees and plants. But, as these often take years to mature, they can’t provide an immediate cooling solution. Meanwhile, even homes with ample natural shade still need relief from the heat. Thankfully, long term relief from the heat is available to […]

If you’re like most Portland homeowners, you’d probably rather sit in a hot car in the desert than go up to your attic in the summertime. But you can avoid an overheated attic (and the problems that come with it)…with proper ventilation! While the rest of your house may be a cool, air-conditioned 70°F, summertime […]

Here are some helpful window and door cleaning tips: Never use petroleum-based cleaners or high pressure water hoses for your windows and patio doors. They may damage the glass surface or insulating seal. Your best bet? A mild dish soap and water with a soft cloth >> Window and Door Care