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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

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

Spring is here! And so is the wind…

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. Shelter from the storm, isn’t that what we are all looking for? March and April in New Mexico is the wind season. Our gusty winds blow last year’s tumbleweeds down the street and also blow a lot of dust and pollen into our

Benefits of Energy Quest Vinyl Windows with the Warm Edge Spacer System

As you probably are aware of, a well-insulated window helps keep your home’s interior comfortable while reducing costs on heating and cooling bills, and we at Glass-Rite of New Mexico are proud to share the following energy saving features of our Energy Quest Vinyl Windows: Non-conductive and heavy duty 3 ¼ inch vinyl frame Fusion

How to find window replacement experts

Choosing the right window replacement professionals is important when shopping for window replacements. Glass-Rite, based in Albuquerque but serving all of New Mexico as well as Southern Colorado, are window replacement experts with 30 years of experience in manufacturing and installing custom aluminum and vinyl windows. With over 65% of our business resulting from referrals or

Keep the sparkle in your windows with simple maintenance tips from Glass-Rite

Today’s window replacements are an energy efficient way to increase the style, beauty, and functionality of a home. With proper maintenance windows can be trouble free for as long as you own your home.  For 30 years, Albuquerque window replacement company Glass-Rite has specialized in manufacturing and installing a range of custom aluminum and vinyl

NFRC labels and how to use them when window shopping

Windows offer natural sunlight and a glimpse outdoors while keeping your home comfortably sealed against the elements and limiting the amount of ultra violet rays transmitted through the glass. When shopping for quality window replacements, look for the National Fenestration Registration Council (NFRC) label, which is a requirement for all New Mexico window replacements. We

What are Argon gas windows? Glass-Rite gives you the quick overview

You might have heard the term “argon gas” in connection to windows and wondered what gas has to do with a window being energy efficient. Just like heat conduction (or the transfer of heat) warms the handle of a cast iron skillet on a hot stove burner, it also “warms” window glass and air, which