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Welcome, and setting up housekeeping here. [Nov. 4th, 2007|08:07 pm]
Madison Wisconsin area Homeowners

Since I stuck my foot in it apparently, I came up with a reasonably suitable interest list for this group. Always open to suggested changes tho (the limit is 150 items, which I found a difficult limit!!)

I don't have any decent pictures for the group... does anyone have one or more they think might be representative?

This is the first LJ group I've set up. Ideally it would be good to have links of interest on the group homepage and such... if anyone would enjoy helping out with all that, please let me know.

Anything else? This ain't my community... it's for all of us, so feel free to start appropriate topics to help get things rolling. Lurkers are welcome, but communities die if most people want to mostly listen. For better or for worst, I also tend to be a lurker rather then a participant, so it really is up to all of us if we think this could be a good, active part of the Madison Live Journal community.

And... oh, ya, if you're comfortable with it, feel free to introduce yourself!
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Replacement windows [Nov. 4th, 2007|11:52 am]
Madison Wisconsin area Homeowners

I started this group because I am a homeowner, and when a friend asked the following question this morning, I really didn't have a decent suggestion for where she could go for advice. I did a bit of a search in LJ and didn't find a group that might fit the criteria of homeowners in the local Madison area, so thought I'd start one. So I'll use her question to seed the list and see where it goes.

Her question below my initial reply...

A good place to ask a variety of questions is often http://community.livejournal.com/madisonwi/ Not certain what the percent of homeowners to students might be, but it would be a "can't hurt to ask" place to consider.


On 11/3/2007 12:01:01 PM, Erin wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am sending this message to several lists that I belong to in search
> of information.  We have to replace the windows in our house in order
> to save energy and be good environmental citizens.  Since there are 24
> windows to be replaced, that is a huge amount of money so I need to be
> a good consumer.  Dang it. It's not much fun to do consumer research
> and I have not been very successful in finding unbiased information
> about windows.  Consumer Reports has not evaluated windows for several
> years.
> So... if any of you have recently replaced windows and you did a lot
> of good consumer research that I could crib from, that would be great.
> For example, which is better: fiberglass (like Pella), wood-filled
> vinyl (like Renewal by Andersen) etc.
> I'd appreciate the help.
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