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Yesterday we finally got all our windows replaced, something we started about 3 years ago when four were done. But the cost is so high, we then took a break to save, but this years tax rebate persuaded us to get the job finished. They were in a pretty poor state and most of them were almost impossible to open. The previous owner also had the local lumber yard, but when he renovated he just stuck the old wood & aluminium windows back in bizarrely! Of course after so little rain of any kind, yesterday it rained most of the morning! But it wasn't enough to stop the work going ahead, and it did mean the temperature was in the 70's and the creepy grasshoppers weren't around to get inside, my big fear! So it was out with the old and in with the lovely new. The 4 man crew arrived at 9am and they were totally done by 12:30pm, having taken out and then fitted 11 units! That's why I guess they're worth the money you pay, this particular company is the premier one locally and you get what you pay for no doubt. The new windows are the highest UPVC rated, with all the UV and solar insulating standards, security locks when open and closed, and a slight tint. The two features I love are that you can't really see into the house at all from outside in daylight, and they tilt in when you need to clean them. The cleaning feature is invaluable, as I have found out with the four we already have. And of course the most important members of the household were the first to check them out and give their own paw print of approval! We have already noticed the much reduced noise level inside the house from the highway (not that it's exactly busy!), and this afternoon there was no doubt they were keeping the reflected heat from the sun lower indoors. So this was the highlight of my world this week. When new windows make you this happy, you know your growing up!