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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

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

The Scoop on Fiberglass Windows

When shopping for new windows for your home people quickly find out that it isn’t a simple choice.  There are lots of products out there, and modern windows are made out of a variety of materials.  One of the newly popular types is a fiberglass window, and here’s Glass-Rite’s advice when it comes to fiberglass

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

Glass-Rite in Albuquerque answers the question “what are thermally broken Aluminum windows?”

One of Glass-Rite’s most popular products is thermally broken aluminum frame windows and in this article we explain what the term really means and the benefits of these windows. Thermally broken refers to how the window is constructed. More precisely, it is manufacturing the aluminum frame window with a barrier in between the inside and

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

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.

How to select a Window Contractor

There are different things to consider when researching and selecting a window contractor for an upcoming window replacement project and below is a list of our recommendations. Finding a good window contractor– A qualified window contractor will more than likely have a yellow pages advertisement or a website.  So, start by conducting a web search, which is

What are Low-E windows, and why buy them?

The question we always get about Low-E windows is whether or not they’re really energy efficient windows.  In short, Low-E means low emissivity, or more precisely, low thermal emissivity.  So yes, Low-E windows are energy efficient because any material that reflects, absorbs, and emits radiant energy is going to save energy. In terms of window