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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

What are Low-E windows, and why buy them?

The question we always get about Low-E windows is whether or not they’re really energy efficient windows.  In short, Low-E means low emissivity, or more precisely, low thermal emissivity.  So yes, Low-E windows are energy efficient because any material that reflects, absorbs, and emits radiant energy is going to save energy. In terms of window

Patio Door Options

A new patio door can be a great addition to any home, and there are a lot of choices out there. So, which patio door is right for you? Vinyl Patio Doors – As the least expensive and most energy efficient option, more people these days are putting vinyl sliding patio doors in their homes. Vinyl patio doors are

Got Condensation?

The first cold snap hits!  The windows fog up and water drips down the glass.  Don’t worry, this is not and indication that your windows have failed.  The moisture on the glass is condensation, a natural occurrence that in most cases can be eliminated.  Condensation occurs when excess humidity in the air comes up against

Vinyl vs. aluminum window frames

When you are considering installing a new or replacement window, it is important to consider the following factors: energy efficiency, style, durability, and maintenance. It’s also important to consider climate, and here in New Mexico, we know climate makes a big difference! While vinyl and aluminum windows each have their pros and cons, let’s review the differences to

Saving Money!

Over the past 12 years Glass-Rite in Albuquerque, New Mexico has installed well over 60,000 Glass-Rite Energy Star windows. We estimate that these windows have saved our customers the equivalent of almost 70 million KWH of power as well as almost $6 million dollars in energy expense and prevented 82 million pounds of CO2 emissions.