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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

Glass-Rite; a local window replacement expert

Glass-Rite is an Albuquerque New Mexico-based business that knows the challenges of the area, and therefore; we focus our window manufacturing process appropriate to the climate.  With extremely cold nights, exceptionally hot days, and strong New Mexico winds, the weather can be wildly diverse, and it’s important to select a partner whose windows can stand

Glass-Rite replaces the windows at Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority House, NM

A couple of things that we at Glass-Rite enjoy the most about our work are the visual transformations of a building when replacing the windows as well as the savings we’re able to provide in terms of energy costs.  In fact, we recently replaced all of the windows at the Kappa Kappa Gamma local chapter

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.

Jeld-Wen French patio doors

For those looking for French patio doors in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas, we wanted to share the following brief overview of one of our most popular items; Jeld-Wen French patio doors. Jeld-Wen is one of the most reputable manufacturers of doors and windows in the US. The company started in Oregon in the

What are the different window style options?

When choosing windows for your home you will have to consider what style of window will work best in the opening. Whether you’re getting energy efficient vinyl windows, energy efficient aluminum windows or wood windows there are some basic rules for style. An opening that is wider than it is tall: If the space for

How to select a Window Contractor

There are different things to consider when researching and selecting a window contractor for an upcoming window replacement project and below is a list of our recommendations. Finding a good window contractor– A qualified window contractor will more than likely have a yellow pages advertisement or a website.  So, start by conducting a web search, which is