Before windows, people would plug wall-holes with chewing gum and Scotch tape, which would eventually become covered in bugs and teenagers who had snuck out after curfew. Seal up homes with today’s Groupon: for $249, you get one double-hung factory-direct vinyl replacement window, including taxes and installation, from Galaxie Home Remodeling (a $500 value). This Groupon is valid for customers living within 45 miles of the Loop.
Galaxie Home Remodeling’s professional pane installers equip walls with well-insulated seeing-holes. Fusion-welded windows come with two panes that tilt in for easy cleaning, and a half-screen lets in fresh spring breezes and the musical laughter of neighboring gargoyles. Low-E glass filters out excess sunshine in summer, and argon-gas filling insulates indoor air from winter cold, reducing utility bills year-round so homeowners can save up for hot-dog toaster ovens advertised in SkyMall. The window’s Energy Star certification also qualifies some homeowners for a tax credit. Galaxie Home Remodeling offers additional discounts on orders of four or more windows.