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What to Expect When Buying Glass-Rite Windows

Your Questions Answered: What to expect when buying Glass-Rite windows What kind of windows do I want? Windows are no longer just a piece of glass with a wood frame. It’s 2020, we’ve made huge technological advances since the 1920’s. Whether you’re looking to replace your windows for aesthetic reasons or to save money on

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

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

How to Keep Cool in the Warm Months

  We’re in the middle of a long hot New Mexico summer and it’s hard not to keep that AC going full blast.  The ongoing debate is whether or not to shut your windows and blinds when you’re not home to keep hot air out, or to have them open.  What achieves a cooler house? 

Vinyl Windows and VOC’s

  VOC’s, (Volatile Organic Compounds), are invisible products that result from the off-gassing of a variety of materials in your home from paint to carpet to plastics. In most cases products that have high VOC’s also have strong smells. New carpet, linoleum, and fresh paint are good examples of this. Occasionally we get questions about

Testing for Lead Paint: It’s the Law!

In April of 2010 The Environmental Protection Agency issued new regulations that require any contractor that disrupts more than 6 square feet of surface on a home built before 1978 be licensed and trained to comply with the new lead paint regulations that minimize dust. To learn more specifics about these regulations go to EPA.gov