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Window Replacement: 5 Questions Before You Buy

5 Questions Before You Buy: What kind of windows am I getting? This may seem like an easy one, but there are a lot of products out there!  Make sure the window you are being quoted is not only the one you want, but the one that will best suit all your needs.  Choosing the

Is it OK to install windows when it’s cold outside?

Even in a mild New Mexico winter, many homeowners see the highest energy bills of the year, due to drafty old windows. Because we understand that there is a special need for replacement windows in the coldest seasons, Glass-Rite installs beautiful new replacement windows year-round. Our Energy Quest vinyl windows are energy efficient, and will

Condensation on New Windows?

Every year we get calls from a customer or two asking why they have condensation on the outside of their brand-new windows.  Their old windows didn’t do this, so the new ones must be defective!  Not at all!  In fact, the new windows are performing better than ever before.  It is not unusual to have

Washing Windows Do’s and Don’ts

It’s a good idea to wash your windows at least twice each year to keep up with all the dirt and grime Mother Nature blows your way. Special tools the pros use can make the task easier, but if all you’ve got is a few clean cloths and a good cleaning solution, you’re well on

Stay Cool!

  We’re in the middle of a long hot New Mexico summer and it’s hard not to keep that AC going full blast.  The ongoing debate is whether or not to shut your windows and blinds when you’re not home to keep hot air out, or to have them open.  What achieves a cooler house? 

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