Window Installation: Why Hire a Professional

Depending on the type of home you own, its age and physical condition, it may become necessary at some point in time to consider replacing a window. Today, many people are replacing their windows with energy efficient windows, which are a type of insulating window. While some savvy homeowners, who have do-it-yourself home improvement experience, may try and tackle the job of installing a replacement window, it may be wise to hire a professional instead. Why hire a professional window … [Read more...]

Double Pane versus Triple Pane Windows

Many people who are looking to make their home more energy efficient look first to windows, and with good reason. Windows can be the greatest reason for either heat or cool air (whichever is most desirable depending on the season) escaping from the home to the outdoors. This can be for many reasons, including window frames that are not airtight, windows that have been poorly installed, and having single paned windows in your home, among others. It is both a common and effective fix to replace … [Read more...]

The Rich History of Bay Windows

Bay windows have a long and rich history, showing up everywhere from medieval castles to modern American apartments. The term probably originates from the large windows that were located in the bay, or the area between the window frame and the interior wall, of a castle. This was often a dramatic looking area of the castle, with a high table or other type of dais standing in front of the window, where it could be best seen. While they had a medieval beginning, bay windows gained popularity in … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency in Vinyl Windows

Having an energy efficient home and cutting costs is something that is important to most people. If you have noticed that your energy bill is much higher than you feel it should be or that your heater is running more often, one of the causes could be your windows. The windows, doors, and walls insulate your home and work to keep the heat in and the cold out. If any of these materials, especially the windows and doors, are not of good quality because they are old or are cheaply made, they will … [Read more...]

What are the Advantages of Vinyl Windows?

Many people find that when they need to replace their windows, vinyl windows are ideal for their situation, for a variety of reasons. When looking for window replacements, it is important to know the advantages of vinyl windows. These include less maintenance, better insulation, and no need to paint the window frames, among others. One of the greatest advantages to vinyl windows is that they require very little maintenance. The material does not need to be painted, it won’t rust, and it … [Read more...]

What are Energy Efficient Windows?

Anyone who has ever lived in an older building knows how cold it can get near the windows and doors - often a significant temperature difference from the rest of the house. Windows and doors are often the parts of the home where most energy is lost, as they both can let air in and out of the home. Even if the windows themselves aren’t leaky, they can still be inefficient and let a good amount of warm or cool air (depending on the season) out of the home. Energy efficient windows can solve … [Read more...]

Vinyl Window Frames Versus Fiberglass Window Frames

Are you in need of replacement windows? Most people searching for replacement windows aren’t aware of the differences between vinyl and fiberglass window frames. If you aren’t familiar with either vinyl or fiberglass window frames, don’t worry. Our knowledgeable installers can easily answer all of your questions to help you choose between these two types of window frames. To help you better understand the differences between the two, here are three questions that most homeowners like yourself … [Read more...]

Vinyl Window Replacement: Overview

Vinyl window replacement has become more popular because of the energy efficiency of the vinyl itself. Many people find that their power bills are greatly reduced with vinyl window framing and that this far outweighs the cost of the replacement windows. In fact, the cost savings can be quite impressive over time. Another benefit to vinyl window replacement is that vinyl requires very little maintenance. It does not need to be painted, it won’t rust, and it won’t flake or pit, like some … [Read more...]

Top 5 Questions About Vinyl Windows

1) How much will I save on my PG& E Bill? You can see as much as a 50% savings! 2) How long does it take to install? In most cases we can do the window installation in 1 day. 3) Is there a mess after the installation? No! All the windows are moved from your property, and we make sure to clean everything up.  You will find your home or business as clean as when we arrived. 4) How much does it cost? This depends on the size of the window or patio door, and of course how … [Read more...]

Friends are like your Windows

"Friends are like windows through which you see out into the world and back into yourself... If you don't have friends you see much less than you otherwise might." Merle Shain I have found this to be particularly relevant to my life. I spent a considerable amount of time traveling when I was young, and noticed an astronomical difference in the speed of my own development when I had a stable group of friends to share my ideas with. I feel like your home windows are a very good comparison, because … [Read more...]