The MI Blog

Stay connected and be inspired by browsing our blog posts. The window experts on our team share their insights, advice, tips and knowledge so you’ll always have a go-to resource for all things windows.

 
  • April 13, 2021

    Designers take up the Living Building Challenge

    Canadian-American architect Jason McLennan revolutionized the green building movement when he created the Living Building Challenge in 2006. As a result, homes, office buildings, community centers, and other structures now strive for the esteemed LBC designation.

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  • April 8, 2021

    National Window Safety Week

    National window safety week is upon us and we'd like to share helpful tips and information about the importance of window safety for you and your family.

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  • March 31, 2021

    Five objections to vinyl windows, and why they’re wrong

    Myths about vinyl windows have been around for years. But now we're going to debunk five of the most well-known fallacies.

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  • February 16, 2021

    Considerations when working from home

    Working from home doesn't have to be difficult. Explore why an accessory dwelling unit, natural lighting, and a high sound transmission class rating window are something to consider in your home office.

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  • February 3, 2021

    2021 home trends we’re excited about

    Learn how windows can help achieve the hottest home trends for 2021.

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  • December 14, 2020

    MI Foundation Supports Local Communities this Holiday Season

    The COVID-19 pandemic has indeed added to the difficulties of those in need. That’s why the MI Charitable Foundation is especially proud to do our part in supporting our local communities this holiday season, as well as continuing to support veterans, cancer research, and children’s well-being.

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  • November 10, 2020

    MI Foundation Donates Funds to Local Family in Central PA

    The MI Foundation recently donated $10,000 to a local family battling Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma, a brian tumor that affects approximately 14 in one million children. This donation was made possible by the funds raised at the Eric Erdman Memorial Golf Outing, organized by the MI Foundation PA Outreach Committees earlier this fall.

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  • October 15, 2020

    MI Celebrates Get to Know Your Customers Day

    Meet two of our customers, Scott Murphy of Huskey Truss & Building Supply and Rod Raymond of Lakeland Building Supply. MI Windows and Doors is able to remain a trusted brand in the fenestration industry because we build lasting relationships with great customers like Lakeland while constantly seeking out new ones with customers like Huskey Truss.

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  • October 15, 2020

    City of Carrollton recognizes MI plant again for environmental actions

    For the third year in a row, MI's facility in Texas received an environmental distinction award.

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  • September 9, 2020

    Celebrating Homes For Our Troops' 300th Home

    Join MI in celebrating the significant milestone of 300 specially adapted custom homes donated to severely injured post-9/11 Veterans nationwide.

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  • September 7, 2020

    MI Foundation helps to make ‘wishes’ come true in Texas

    In January, the MI Foundation officially entered into a collaboration with “Make a Wish North Texas,” part of the nationwide Make a Wish Foundation.

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  • August 16, 2020

    MI Foundation wows music fans with virtual 2020 Summer Concert

    This year's annual MI Foundation Summer Concert was a two-hour online extravaganza that featured musical acts, celebrity cameos, and informational videos from the MI Charitable Foundation and its partners. In total, the MI Charitable Foundation raised more than $440,000 – the most in the six-year history of the event

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  • July 16, 2020

    MI Celebrates Get to Know Your Customers Day

    Meet two long-term customers, Adam Williamson of Ford Lumber and Lynn Wood of BMC. MI Windows and Doors is able to remain a trusted brand in the fenestration industry because we build lasting relationships with great customers like Ford Lumber and BMC.

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  • June 16, 2020

    MI Foundation Awards Academic Scholarships

    In recognition of academic excellence and dedication to giving back to their communities, MI awarded 29 high school seniors with a scholarship to pursue postsecondary education.

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  • May 5, 2020

    MI Foundation Texas Outreach Committee Donates to Local Aid Group

    Looking for a way to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, the MI Charitable Foundation’s Texas Outreach Committee donated $5,000 to Christian Community Action (CCA).

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  • May 1, 2020

    We're Committed to Health Checks for Our Team

    In an effort to ensure that everyone who comes into our facilities is healthy, MI Windows/Milgard has installed 38 thermal-imaging cameras at our plants around the country. These cameras, which read body temperatures, determine if a team member has a fever, which is one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19.

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  • April 30, 2020

    MI Engineers Produce Face Shields Using 3D Printers

    MI’s innovative team of engineers adapted their equipment to produce face shields that are attached to hats, helping to protect our team members from COVID-19.

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  • April 16, 2020

    Meet Jammy of Pate's Hardware

    Say hello to Jammy Pate, the president of Pate’s Hardware in Texas. Jammy started working in the family store as a teenager, and today he proudly oversees a company that has 11 stores and more than 100 employees. Read on to learn more about Jammy and his company.

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  • April 16, 2020

    Meet Tami of Kempsville Building Materials

    Get to know Tami Wright. Tami will soon celebrate her 40th anniversary at Kempsville Building Materials in Virginia. Tami has been selling MI Windows for over 20 years, and she’s grateful to be partnered with such a “dependable” company.

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  • April 16, 2020

    Meet Robert of BMC

    Get to know Robert Parker, of BMC. Robert currently works in outside sales and will be with the company for 14 years this June. "I like the quality, the service, and lead-time I get from MI products," he says.

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