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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? 

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

Aluminum Replacement Windows Still Popular!

Aluminum window frames continue to be popular in New Mexico, and we still manufacture Commercial grade Bronze Aluminum windows here in Albuquerque.  The Bronze frames are recognizable and common in many parts of our state.  In some cases we come across homes that still have well insulated Aluminum windows that were put in many years

Made in New Mexico, for New Mexico

Made In New Mexico, For New Mexico Glass-Rite has been doing business in New Mexico for nearly 30 years now and we have always made windows that are designed to function well in our unique climate.  When we made the decision to upgrade our vinyl window line we took a hard look at what features

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

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.