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An overview of different window styles

When you are looking at replacing the windows in your home, there are many options to consider. Things like the opening size, architectural style of your home and personal preferences, all impact what you’ll end up with. In this article, we wanted to provide a general overview of the options that are out there so

Argon Gas insulated windows and why they are awesome

In this article we will discuss insulated glass units and the use of Argon Gas as a means of insulation. But why is having a gas filled glass unit so important?  Does Argon gas insulation really make that much of a difference?  Absolutely, and here is why.  From the Greek word argos (meaning inactive or

Get the right glass

You can spend a lot of money on the very best glass, but if it isn’t the right kind for your needs, it may still not do the job and you will have wasted money.  Nobody wants that!  All modern replacement windows have insulated glass units instead of single panes of glass.  Insulated glass units

Glass-Rite on Campus- window replacement at the University of New Mexico

Glass-Rite is currently working on campus at the University of New Mexico.  We are replacing all the windows in the Student Residence Center Apartments, or SRC, near Johnson Field.  The SRC is a 12 building co-ed apartment complex that features 71 six bedroom, two bath apartments.  Groups of students request to live together in this

Why you should check NFRC labels when shopping for windows

One of the most important pieces of advice Glass-Rite can offer to consumers is to compare windows by checking the NFRC labels.  The National Fenestration Registration Council (NFRC) has adopted a label for energy performance that lists the manufacturer, describes the product, provides a source for additional information, and includes ratings for one or more energy

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

What’s The Right Way To Clean Window Glass?

Glass-Rite in Albuquerque offers many different types of energy efficient insulated glass window units, and the same basic cleaning method can be used for all of them. Below are our recommendations for cleaning house windows: To Wash the Glass: Use our Super No-streak Glass-Rite cleaner available in our showroom! You can also use a pre-mixed

Glass-Rite; a local window replacement expert

Glass-Rite is an Albuquerque New Mexico-based business that knows the challenges of the area, and therefore; we focus our window manufacturing process appropriate to the climate.  With extremely cold nights, exceptionally hot days, and strong New Mexico winds, the weather can be wildly diverse, and it’s important to select a partner whose windows can stand

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.