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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

Washing Windows Do’s and Dont’s

It’s a good idea to wash your windows at least twice each year to keep up with all the dirt and grime Mother Nature blows your way. Special tools the pros use can make the task easier, but if all you’ve got is a few clean cloths and a good cleaning solution, you’re well on

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