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
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
Modifying and Creating New Openings for Windows
Let it shine on in…or not When a home is built, the contractor and architect choose the window location and size for a room based on a variety of factors like symmetry from the exterior, and the purpose a room is being used for. Preferences change though; I like having light from more than one
The Scoop on Fiberglass Windows
When shopping for new windows for your home people quickly find out that it isn’t a simple choice. There are lots of products out there, and modern windows are made out of a variety of materials. One of the newly popular types is a fiberglass window, and here’s Glass-Rite’s advice when it comes to fiberglass
Aluminum Replacement Windows Still Popular!
Aluminum window frames continue to be popular in New Mexico, and we still manufacture Commercial grade Bronze Aluminum windows here in Albuquerque. The Bronze frames are recognizable and common in many parts of our state. In some cases we come across homes that still have well insulated Aluminum windows that were put in many years
Glass-Rite in Albuquerque answers the question “what are thermally broken Aluminum windows?”
One of Glass-Rite’s most popular products is thermally broken aluminum frame windows and in this article we explain what the term really means and the benefits of these windows. Thermally broken refers to how the window is constructed. More precisely, it is manufacturing the aluminum frame window with a barrier in between the inside and
An overview of different window styles
When you are looking at replacing the windows in your home, there are many options to consider. Things like the opening size, architectural style of your home and personal preferences, all impact what you’ll end up with. In this article, we wanted to provide a general overview of the options that are out there so
Does Low-E glass affect houseplants?
Many of our customers here in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area ask us if the growth of plants inside the home will be affected by new windows with Low-E glass (low thermal emissivity glass). In this article, we will explain factors vital for plant growth and the impact of low-E glass for this growth.