Thompson Creek News & Events

  • Stylin' With Windows!

    3/6/2012 2:01 PM

    A window serves many functions. It keeps you comfortable inside your home by keeping the summer heat and winter cold outside. It protects you from rain, snow and wind. It lets in natural light. It blocks noise from the outdoors. But a window can be a thing of beauty. Think about how your house looks from the street – it’s “curb appeal.” A window with a unique shape, decorative grills, designer colors – today’s window options give you lots of choices to improve or change the look of your home.  

  • Thompson Creek Events and Homeshows

    1/10/2012 2:09 PM

    We've updated our events calendar - check out where we'll be in the coming months! We can't wait to see you!

  • Thompson Creek Windows Ranked #6 on The Exterior 200

    11/22/2011 2:10 PM

    Thompson Creek Window Company, the mid-Atlantic’s leading home improvement replacement products company, today announced they have been named #6 on Qualified Remodeler's annual list of the top 200 exterior contractors in the United States, up eight spots from #14 in 2010. 

  • Throwing Down the Gutter Gauntlet

    11/10/2011 7:24 PM

    How many times have you or a loved one nearly fallen off the ladder while frantically and annoyingly pulling disgusting piles of glop out of your gutters? Cleaning your gutters and downspouts is a thankless chore, not to mention a dangerous one. Clogged gutters can cause water to back up, damaging your siding and fascia, ruining your landscaping and causing erosion.

  • Thompson Creek at Anne Arundel County Fair This Weekend

    9/14/2011 5:00 AM

    Thompson Creek Window Company will be participating in the Anne Arundel County Fair this coming weekend in Crownsville, MD. Please visit our booth to see our vinyl windows, siding, doors, rain gutters and to learn more about our award winning customer service. Thompson Creek windows qualify for the 2011 energy tax credit. Our gutter system is guaranteed never to clog or pull away from your home. Our vinyl siding will insulate your home and block up to 45% more noise than regular siding. You will increase the curb appeal of your home with a new entry door, sliding glass door, or French doors. Visit our booth for details.

  • Mosquitoes a Problem From Baltimore to Bethesda

    8/23/2011 5:00 AM

    A common pest across Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC are mosquitoes. Our area is actually home to almost 60 different breeds of mosquitoes. Besides causing an itchy bump, mosquito bites can also spread disease malaria, yellow fever, and West Nile virus. For the first time in nearly 50 years, endemic cases of dengue fever and malaria are in the United States.

  • July Heat Waves - How Did Your Windows Perform?

    8/5/2011 5:00 AM

    The heat waves experienced last month from Severna Park to Bethesda to Fairfax won't soon be forgotten. The Washington DC/Baltimore metro area experienced record-setting high temperatures throughout the month and was tied for the fifth-hottest month ever. The high on July 22 of 106 degrees at BWI Airport was the second-hottest temperature in Baltimore's records. And on that same day, the heat index (a measure of the combined heat and humidity) reached 121 degrees, which is the highest it's been since July 18, 1980, when it reached 122 degrees. With all this record-breaking heat, how did the inside of your house feel? Did your windows and siding do a good enough job at keeping the heat out and your cool air in? Or did it feel like your AC couldn't keep up with the heat of the sun pounding down upon your house?

  • Gutter Screens Clog During Summer Storms

    7/29/2011 5:00 AM

    Summer in the mid-Atlantic can be brutal, with scorching heat and heavy downpours. How are your gutters holding up to all the summer thunderstorms? If you have gutter screens, they're probably not operating at peak performance.  When leaves, twigs and storm debris pile up on your roof and those gutter screens clog, the gutters are unable to effectively carry rainwater off your roof and away from your home. Cleaning your gutters and downspouts is a thankless chore, not to mention a dangerous one. But for most homeowners it’s a necessity. Clogged gutters can cause water to back up, ultimately damaging your siding and fascia. Clogged or overflowing gutters can harm your landscaping and cause erosion. Water can eventually seep down along your foundation, even finding its way into your basement. The best solution is one like the Thompson Creek Gutter System, which completely encloses and protects your gutters. There are no vertical openings for leaves and debris to enter and no screens to clog. Rainwater flows over and around the nose of the gutter system, into your gutters and swiftly though your downspouts. Our gutters offer protection against the elements with our exclusive high back system with eight flow reducers, preventing unwanted overflow and completely protecting the fascia.  And it makes cleaning gutters a thing of the past!

  • Wet Basement? Check Your Gutters.

    7/22/2011 5:00 AM

      Wet or damp basements are a common problem in homes. Wet basements create mold, mildew, and ruin flooring and wall materials. It’s easy for water to find its way into your basement, merely from gravity – water flows down hill and along your foundation, stopping when it hits the basement. The wet soil all along the outside of your foundation walls creates pressure, finding its way through the smallest crack, or worse yet, the pressure creates its own cracks in the wall. Often homeowners will turn to more expensive fixes such as waterproofing the entire basement, which requires extensive excavation and landscape repairs. But before deciding on such an expensive fix, the source of the water in your basement should be identified, possibly offering a much cheaper solution. Ground water can seep through floors and foundations due to heavy rain or seasonal run-off, or it could be constant water seepage. Often the source of this water is your home’s gutters and downspouts. Gutters can overflow because of excessive rainfall, clogging from leaves or debris. Improper installation, for example, can cause draining from the second floor gutters into the first floor gutters, overflowing them. Sometimes homeowners install gutters in one or two locations but not all the way around the house. This causes an overload of water into your gutters which cannot drain away from your house properly. Water problems can also be caused by disconnected downspouts or downspouts that aren't long enough to direct water away from the house. So before deciding to undertake an expensive basement waterproofing project, first check your gutters and downspouts to make sure they aren’t causing your wet basement problems.  

  • New Windows & Door in Germantown, MD

    7/16/2011 5:00 AM

    Bonnie and her daughter Shannon needed to replace most of the windows and a patio door in their condo in Germantown, Maryland. Their old windows were aged and were leaky and not energy efficient. They ultimately decided to work with Thompson Creek, and they are more than pleased with the decision. Vinyl replacement windows are virtually maintenance free, and do not require painting or other time consuming maintenance. The new windows will help improve this Montgomery County home's energy efficiency. Bonnie commented, I found all staff to be knowledgeable of their products and their presentation is what helped me in making the best decision for my needs. The installation crew respected my property and when they left all I had to do was admire the beautiful new windows and sliding glass door. I am very satisfied and look forward to enjoying my windows for many years to come.