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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

2016 Cost versus Value study

Each year Remodeling Magazine publishes a study that looks at what a variety of home improvements cost and also how much value they add to your home. Replacing the windows in your home always ranks high in this study and 2016 is no exception.  In fact, replacing the windows in your home with new vinyl

Do It Yourself Saturday!

Right now at Glass-Rite we’re putting aside time on Saturdays for the do-it-yourselfers!  Visit us on Saturdays from 9am to 11am for expert answers to your DIY questions. Bring in your photos, measurements, and installation questions and take advantage of our knowledgeable staff.  At Glass-Rite we happily sell our windows directly to the public without

Do your windows fog up?

The seasons can change quickly here in New Mexico, and when that first cold snap hits is when we start getting calls about replacing foggy windows. The windows fog up and water drips down the glass. Don’t worry, this is not and indication that your windows have failed. It may be an indication that you

Patterned or Obscure Glass

We all know what someone means when they say “like bathroom glass”, right? Glass in bathroom windows is typically patterned or finished in a way that makes it less see-through, or more “obscure”, than regular glass. Obscure glass comes in a range of different patterns. A great feature of Obscure glass is that you can

Safety Glass

Safety Glazing Building codes can vary somewhat on where safety glazing is required and how the local inspectors interpret the requirements, so check locally! What you see below are just generalized interpretations of the codes. Safety glazing requirements are to make sure that glass or windows that are installed in “hazardous locations” are less likely

What is SHGC?

What is SHGC and why do I care? Before buying new windows for your home you should check out the NFRC label. The NFRC, or National Fenestration Registration Council, is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide uniform, accurate information about the energy performance of windows. The easiest way to compare windows on a

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