Guest Blog: Which windows work for you?

By Joann Whetstine of Milgard Windows & Doors

With a custom shed, there are so many possibilities. Because a Modern-Shed is really an extension of your home, it’s important that the design complements the existing look and feel of your house and reflects your vision. Choosing the best windows is an important step as the windows can also help set the tone of the dwelling, based on the type of frame, visual appeal and even the color.

Modern-Shed offers windows in three different frame materials, each with their own benefits, depending on your specific needs and plans for the shed itself. From office to a private retreat or a guest cottage, you can choose the window that is right for you.

Fiberglass Windows

Milgard® UltraTM Series Fiberglass windows are very strong and resist swelling, rotting and warping over time, no matter the weather. With seven exterior, designer colors to choose from, you’re sure to be inspired. With Milgard, the Ultra Series comes with a Full Lifetime Warranty, which includes parts and labor and glass breakage coverage. This window is a great choice for beauty as well as peace of mind.

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This photo shows  shows the color Harmony, which can also be used on the interior

Aluminum Windows

Aluminum windows are popular when you are looking for a modern, contemporary style and the maximum amount of glass available. The Milgard Thermally Improved Aluminum Series is also more energy efficient than standard aluminum, which will help your shed stay warmer in winter and cooler in the summer. The thin frame offers narrow sight lines which are very pleasing to the eye. Choose from Bronze, White or Clear Anodized frames.

Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows are a popular option based on price and their energy efficient qualities. Most homeowners even notice that new vinyl windows even keep their house quieter, making them a great choice for a custom shed. Vinyl window are also durable and very low maintenance, so, they can look great for many years with little upkeep.

With so many options, you can be sure one of these window choices will be the best window for your project.

Oh, Canada

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In recent months, Modern-Shed has been getting more and more calls for jobs up in Canada.
We love our Canadian customers and can absolutely ship and sell to our northern neighbors, however, there is one important caveat to remember:
Due to the complexities of international labor laws, it is not legal for Modern-Shed installers to actually come out to your property and install a shed for you if you live in Canada. 
So, to reiterate, we can sell and ship to Canada, but we cannot install. We can absolutely help our Modern-Shed customers in Canada find contractors in your area who can help you finish the job.

Why we use … superior flooring

Talking about floors may seem boring.

However, a flooring system underpins an entire structure and gets so much use and abuse; it is the backbone of our structures. I mean, have you ever walked, jumped or put a grand piano on your walls?

Our customers use their Modern-Sheds for any number of uses, including home offices, gyms and music rooms. In order to give them the most flexibility with how they are going to use their shed now and in the future, we build our floor systems to last a very long time and endure any wear that may occur.

Modern-Shed flooring — built to withstand any number of musical instruments!

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Meet Modern-Shed’s Top Producer

Many of you already know Mike Probach, whose nickname Modern Mike speaks to how closely his clients identify him with the product he sells.
Mike has been with Modern-Shed since Day 1 and has assisted nearly 500 clients with their shed needs, earning the designation of Top Producer last year once again.
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Modern Mike and his wife, Jacki, take a break from cycling through Ireland.
“My favorite part of working with Modern-Shed are the clients,” he said. “They are some wonderful, talented, smart people who all have a unique need for more space.”

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The multipurpose Man Cave

 

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The Modern-Shed Man Cave/Dad’s Office

BAY AREA — As a salesman working from home, Scott knew he and his family were running out of space.

Their three-bedroom home with a small office was maxed out — each of the two kids had their own room, and Scott’s wife began to use the office for her own home business, pushing Scott and his work to the dining room table.

“We live in Northern California, so properties are typically smaller,” he said. “I was working at the kitchen table, at the dining room table, and making calls was distracting. We were maxed out, henced using the common area or Starbucks for work.” Continue reading