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VINYL WINDOWS VS. WOOD WINDOWS

  In the last 25 years or so, wood windows dropped from almost half of all windows sold to less than 20%.  Guess which material took wood’s place?  Vinyl.  That doesn’t necessarily mean that wood windows are lower quality than vinyl or more difficult to deal with.  Both wood and vinyl have strong points.  Wood

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

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

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

How to repair damaged wood window frames

Wood is a great material to use for window frames and sills, but if you are living in an older home, there is a likelihood that sun, wind and rain has taken its toll on it. By nature, wood is a porous material, and needs to be sealed in order to stay in a good

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