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  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 Don’ts

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

Stay Cool!

  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

Why Choose Glass Rite for Window Replacements in NM

Glass-Rite has been in the window business since 1984. We manufacture and install quality custom replacement windows. Glass-Rite is also a supplier of JeldWen vinyl and premium clad wood windows and doors. Windows and patio doors are the only things Glass-Rite installs, and we know how to do it right! We manufacture and install replacement

Tips to Prevent Birds from Crashing into Windows

           We’ve all seen or heard a bird fly into a window, and while bird collisions are nothing new, the problem is increasing.  Because of widespread urbanization, trends that favor larger panes of glass in both residences and commercial construction, and more reflective coatings on glass, bird crashes are on the rise.              The birds