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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? 

Vinyl Windows and VOC’s

  VOC’s, (Volatile Organic Compounds), are invisible products that result from the off-gassing of a variety of materials in your home from paint to carpet to plastics. In most cases products that have high VOC’s also have strong smells. New carpet, linoleum, and fresh paint are good examples of this. Occasionally we get questions about

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

Why Choose Glass Rite for Window Replacements in NM

Glass-Rite has been in the window business since 1984. We manufacture and install quality custom replacement windows. Glass-Rite is also a supplier of JeldWen vinyl and premium clad wood windows and doors. Windows and patio doors are the only things Glass-Rite installs, and we know how to do it right! We manufacture and install replacement

Tips to Prevent Birds from Crashing into Windows

           We’ve all seen or heard a bird fly into a window, and while bird collisions are nothing new, the problem is increasing.  Because of widespread urbanization, trends that favor larger panes of glass in both residences and commercial construction, and more reflective coatings on glass, bird crashes are on the rise.              The birds

2016 Cost versus Value study

Each year Remodeling Magazine publishes a study that looks at what a variety of home improvements cost and also how much value they add to your home. Replacing the windows in your home always ranks high in this study and 2016 is no exception.  In fact, replacing the windows in your home with new vinyl

Do It Yourself Saturday!

Right now at Glass-Rite we’re putting aside time on Saturdays for the do-it-yourselfers!  Visit us on Saturdays from 9am to 11am for expert answers to your DIY questions. Bring in your photos, measurements, and installation questions and take advantage of our knowledgeable staff.  At Glass-Rite we happily sell our windows directly to the public without

Do your windows fog up?

The seasons can change quickly here in New Mexico, and when that first cold snap hits is when we start getting calls about replacing foggy windows. The windows fog up and water drips down the glass. Don’t worry, this is not and indication that your windows have failed. It may be an indication that you

Patterned or Obscure Glass

We all know what someone means when they say “like bathroom glass”, right? Glass in bathroom windows is typically patterned or finished in a way that makes it less see-through, or more “obscure”, than regular glass. Obscure glass comes in a range of different patterns. A great feature of Obscure glass is that you can

Safety Glass

Safety Glazing Building codes can vary somewhat on where safety glazing is required and how the local inspectors interpret the requirements, so check locally! What you see below are just generalized interpretations of the codes. Safety glazing requirements are to make sure that glass or windows that are installed in “hazardous locations” are less likely