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Vinyl windows Vs Fiberglass windows

Investing in replacement windows for a home is something that homeowners should not take lightly.  Windows and doors do affect the feel and design of your home, but they also are a functional element. The greatest contributors to heat loss in your home are usually your doors and windows, so the insulating factors of new replacements

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

Argon Gas insulated windows and why they are awesome

In this article we will discuss insulated glass units and the use of Argon Gas as a means of insulation. But why is having a gas filled glass unit so important?  Does Argon gas insulation really make that much of a difference?  Absolutely, and here is why.  From the Greek word argos (meaning inactive or

Ideas for creating a personal style using Jeld Wen patio door options

Installing patio doors in your home is a great way to let more light in as well as creating interesting vistas from any room of the house. Glass-Rite offers a large selection of patio doors from Jeld-Wen, which makes it easy for our customers to find their own individual style and statement. First of all,

Get the right glass

You can spend a lot of money on the very best glass, but if it isn’t the right kind for your needs, it may still not do the job and you will have wasted money.  Nobody wants that!  All modern replacement windows have insulated glass units instead of single panes of glass.  Insulated glass units

Glass-Rite on Campus- window replacement at the University of New Mexico

Glass-Rite is currently working on campus at the University of New Mexico.  We are replacing all the windows in the Student Residence Center Apartments, or SRC, near Johnson Field.  The SRC is a 12 building co-ed apartment complex that features 71 six bedroom, two bath apartments.  Groups of students request to live together in this

Why you should check NFRC labels when shopping for windows

One of the most important pieces of advice Glass-Rite can offer to consumers is to compare windows by checking the NFRC labels.  The National Fenestration Registration Council (NFRC) has adopted a label for energy performance that lists the manufacturer, describes the product, provides a source for additional information, and includes ratings for one or more energy

How to repair damaged wood window frames

Wood is a great material to use for window frames and sills, but if you are living in an older home, there is a likelihood that sun, wind and rain has taken its toll on it. By nature, wood is a porous material, and needs to be sealed in order to stay in a good

Before & After of Glass-Rite residential projects in Albuquerque

Glass-Rite in Albuquerque would like to share some pictures of three recent residential window replacement projects.  What a difference new windows can make in the appearance of a home, as well as in energy savings! The first home that we wanted to share had single-pane casement windows that conducted too much energy. These single-paned windows were

What’s The Right Way To Clean Window Glass?

Glass-Rite in Albuquerque offers many different types of energy efficient insulated glass window units, and the same basic cleaning method can be used for all of them. Below are our recommendations for cleaning house windows: To Wash the Glass: Use our Super No-streak Glass-Rite cleaner available in our showroom! You can also use a pre-mixed