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Cost vs Value Study 2020

Each year Remodeling Magazine publishes an updated Cost vs. Value study. This study touches on a variety of different home improvement project costs and the value they can add to your home. (and wallet) Out of 22 basic home improvement projects, replacing windows with vinyl ranks as the fifth most beneficial project in terms of

Low E Windows: Hard Coat vs. Soft Coat

With warmer months just around the corner, ensuring your replacement windows are made with Low-E glass is as important as ever. “Low E” glass stands for “low emissivity.” In other words, Low E glass is produced with microscopically thin silver coatings which limit the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light coming through your windows and

How to Clean Your Windows Like a Pro

The start of Spring means two things: It’s not Winter anymore  Now you’re forced to clean everything you’ve neglected the last 6 months–including your windows Glass-Rite Introduces: How to Properly Clean Your Windows To squeegee or not to squeegee? Glass-Rite’s Advice: If you’ve got a squeegee, use the squeegee! Squeegees are quicker to use and

What The Fog?! Tips To Reduce Fog On Your Windows

The only thing fog is good for is when you want to write weird things on the inside of bus windows. That’s it; nothing else. When condensation appears on windows, it’s mainly due to a lack of airflow throughout a home/space. By increasing airflow throughout your home, the likelihood of condensation forming can be mitigated.

Interpreting the NFRC Label

What is the NFRC? The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is responsible for establishing benchmark performance ratings for all energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights. NFRC labels allow customers to compare various energy-efficient products across the board. To some, the NFRC label is an important factor when purchasing a new window. But to many, the NFRC

The Science Behind Glass-Rite Windows: Solarban® Technology

With Fall just around the corner, it’s time to start asking yourself if your windows are sufficient enough to make it through the colder months. Glass-Rite’s energy-efficient, Low-E replacement windows will help you save on energy costs throughout the year. Whether you’re cooling your house in the Summer, or using your heating system in the

Vinyl Windows Vs. Wood Windows

  In the last 25 years or so, wood windows dropped from almost half of all windows sold to less than 20%.  Guess which material took wood’s place?  Vinyl.  That doesn’t necessarily mean that wood windows are lower quality than vinyl or more difficult to deal with.  Both wood and vinyl have strong points.  Wood

Window Replacement: 5 Questions Before You Buy

5 Questions Before You Buy: What kind of windows am I getting? This may seem like an easy one, but there are a lot of products out there!  Make sure the window you are being quoted is not only the one you want, but the one that will best suit all your needs.  Choosing the

Is it OK to install windows when it’s cold outside?

Even in a mild New Mexico winter, many homeowners see the highest energy bills of the year, due to drafty old windows. Because we understand that there is a special need for replacement windows in the coldest seasons, Glass-Rite installs beautiful new replacement windows year-round. Our Energy Quest vinyl windows are energy efficient, and will

Condensation on New Windows?

Every year we get calls from a customer or two asking why they have condensation on the outside of their brand-new windows.  Their old windows didn’t do this, so the new ones must be defective!  Not at all!  In fact, the new windows are performing better than ever before.  It is not unusual to have