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Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Windows

Spring is here, which means it’s time for spring cleaning! Time to go the extra mile in cleaning up your home in preparation for summer – so dust off those ceiling fans, vacuum behind the couch, and clean your windows . Enjoy those warm, gentle breezes and clear, blue sky overhead with these tips for making sure your windows are spotless this spring. What Supplies Do I Need to Clean My Windows? Here are some supplies you might need: Mild cleaning solution such as mild soapy water, a ...

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FASWD 3/27/2019 Comments(0)

6 Fascinating Windows to Examine at Florida Theme Parks

If you think windows are boring, the designers of Florida's theme parks want you to think again. The many attractions that draw tourists to Florida aim to make every element of the park fun for guests, so even practical features like windows get special treatment. Here are six windows you can examine and interact with at tourist destinations in Florida. 1. Spot Kreacher the House Elf Universal Studios Florida holds The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. This section of the park recr...

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Alexandra 2/20/2016 Comments(0)

Your Go-To Home Safety Checklist for Senior Citizens

As your parents age, they may start to struggle with everyday tasks. Bathroom floors seem more slippery. Stairs look steeper. And temperatures feel more extreme. Although your parents may think they feel up for the challenge, you might worry about their safety. Your mother could fall and break a hip. Or your father could trip and sprain an ankle. While you could place your parents in a care facility, you know that they'd feel happier living on their own. They've spent years building memories and...

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Alexandra 5/27/2015 Comments(0)

Ways to Feel Safe at Home If You Live Alone

As someone who lives alone, you appreciate the autonomy you have to design your home how you like and invite guests over when you want. Along with these perks of living alone, you might have a few worries. Like any homeowner, you want to keep intruders out of your home, but you may have a stronger desire to do so since you're often home alone. If you want to make your home more secure, try the tips below. They'll work whether you live on your own or with others. 1. Install windows with shatter-p...

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Alexandra 3/10/2015 Comments(0)

National Window Safety Week

April 6th through April 12th is National Window Safety Week. At FAS we are devoted to your families’ safety and wanted to devote this blog to this very important issue. The National Safety Council has issued a press release this week, which can be found here . The National Safety Council’s website provides some great information on how to confirm your windows are safe, including this handy window checklist . One way to include the whole family and to ensure your children know window ...

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R. Wilding 4/8/2014 Comments(0)

Two Benefits of Permits for Replacement Windows and Doors

Replacement window and door permits are a pesky but necessary part of the installation process. Here are a few benefits to having a permit for replacement windows and doors. Permits increase long-term value Your home is an investment. If your custom doors and windows do not comply with the codes adopted by your community, it can reduce your property value. If you decide to sell a home that has undergone modifications without a permit, you may be forced to tear down the addition or make cos...

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Elizabeth Rissman 4/21/2012 Comments(0)

How do I clean my new windows?

How do I clean my windows? You love your beautiful new windows, but how do you keep them clean and working properly? Check out these great tips from PGT to keep your new windows looking and working like new for a lifetime! Your aluminum and vinyl window frames can continue to look like new, even years from now, with regular care and maintenance. Frame Cleaning Do’s • DO clean window and door frames with a mixture of mild dish soap and water. • DO test cleaners on an inconspicuo...

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Nicole F 1/24/2012 Comments(0)

The benefits of laminated glass

What is laminated glass , and what exactly does it do that sets it apart from other glass? The term is not the same as what you have come to associate the word laminate with. This is not a coating on the outer layer of the glass, but an interlayer of what is known as Polyvinyl Butyral, otherwise known as PVB. This layer is stuck in-between two layers of glass to increase its structural stability. Laminated glass does not shatter like a normal pane of glass would; rather it breaks in a web patter...

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Nicole 10/25/2011 Comments(1)

Wincore Windows

Wincore is our newest addition to the product lines carried by FAS Windows and Doors . A high quality line of vinyl window s, Wincore is a fresh face in the window market. While the company is not as old as some of it's competitors, it is made up of people with many years in the window business. Some people are amazed at the skill level and sheer brain power that Wincore has had from day one. Truth be told, so are they. Wincore is extremely proud of the team that has taken shape. And while each ...

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Nicole 10/25/2011 Comments(0)

Simonton's Stormbreakers..one of the best!

The right choice for the ultimate coastal protection Simonton understands that residents of coastal areas want the best impact protection available against strong storms and high winds. That's why Simonton StormBreaker Plus windows are designed to be extremely strong. Plus, they're constructed of premium vinyl to achieve excellent thermal efficiency. And most importantly they provide years of beauty with almost no maintenance. Strong Simonton StormBreaker Plus vinyl windows lead the way in prove...

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Nicole 10/11/2011 Comments(0)

Three Cheers for Anderson Windows

We sell many different windows here at FAS Windows and Doors . That's what we are best known for, there is something for everyone! We are particularly proud of is Andersen . W hy Andersen Windows? Many factors contribute to a window's performance - from UV protection or solid wood construction to l ow maintenance longevity . Read on to learn more about Andersen Windows and their unique combination of these essential elements. J.D. Power Ratings About the Ratings Andersen prides themselves on pro...

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Nicole 9/15/2011 Comments(0)

Anderson Doors and Windows

There are times when a name become associated with a product. Not just the product itself, but that it is a high quality manufacturer. This happens in almost even industry, and it's not uncommon in the window and door industry either. If you shop for windows there is a very high probability that you are going to hear the name Andersen many, many times. It would be impossible to find someone in the business who does not know who Andersen is. Their windows and doors are top of the line, some of th...

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Nicole 8/30/2011 Comments(0)

What are the advantages of Vinyl Windows

What other advantages do vinyl windows have? Well they resist: rust, rot, blistering, corrosion, flaking and termites. A study by an internationally respected life cycle analysis firm shows vinyl window frames require three times less energy to manufacture than aluminum window frames. Beyond that, the use of vinyl window frames has been shown to save the United States nearly 2 trillion BTUs of energy per year. The design of vinyl window frames further enhances energy efficiency by creating chamb...

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Nicole 8/26/2011 Comments(0)

Have an annoying squeaky door?

A squeaky door can be one of the most irritating sounds in any home. One may think that fixing a squeaky door may be difficult but it’s really not, you can complete this task by yourself. In this blog we will give you some tips on how to fix the squeaky doors on your own. First of all to avoid getting your door squeaky you should take care of its cleanliness; clean it regularly with a duster and if you live in a wet area take special care of your door and its hinges. Do not bang the door w...

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Tim 6/8/2011 Comments(0)

Going Green with Eagle Windows and Doors

We here are FAS Windows and Doors are firm believers in being green and using as many green products as we can. We realize that it is more important now more then ever to do our part to protect the environment. With that being said we would like to showcase Eagle Windows & Doors and how they are doing their part in being green. Eagle Windows and Doors is an Andersen Door and Window Company located in Dubuque Iowa. They feature a complete line of high quality aluminum clad windows and doors. ...

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Tim 5/18/2011 Comments(0)

Facts about Simonton from J.D. Power and Associates

Simonton’s consistent high ranking in our category puts our brand on par with elite brands ranked by J.D. Power in other industries i.e. Lexus, GE, etc. . Consumer Satisfaction Study: • This is the first year Simonton has received the highest ranking among consumers. In doing so, Simonton achieved the highest consumer index score ever recorded in the history of the studies, over major consumer wood window brands such as Pella, Andersen and Marvin; and large vinyl window brands such a...

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Tim 5/12/2011 Comments(0)

May is National Home Improvement Month

Here it is May again and that means its National Home Improvement Month. Its this time of year when homeowners across the country seek out contractors to help turn their remodeling dreams into reality. Here are some tips from us at FAS for your home improvement projects! • Don’t wait until the last possible moment to start thinking about making changes to your home. We suggest starting your projects now as it takes time to find the right design and the right contractor. • Be su...

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Tim 5/11/2011 Comments(0)

Warranty Information

As you may or may not know FAS Windows and Doors participates in numerous Home Shows as well as community events from Jacksonville to Sarasota. Our event team spends numerous weekends on the road and is made up of men and woman from the Central Florida and Tampa Bay Area. Each of our reps has been trained in answering questions when it comes to window and door replacement. One common question that we get asked at all events is what are the warranties for the doors and windows we carry? The a...

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Tim 4/25/2011 Comments(0)

Window Tips

There are many questions one asks themselves when it comes to window replacement. What are the best types of windows to have in a home with small children? What is tempered glass and what can it do for my family’s safety? Whether you are thinking about building a new home or renovating your current residence, there is a lot to think about! Do you live in a neighborhood with lots of small children who play sports outdoors? If so, you should consider ordering your windows with tempered safet...

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Tim 4/20/2011 Comments(1)

Weekend Warrior Tips

Hate Cleaning your windows and doors? If you answered yes, which most do, this information is for you! Luckily cleaning your windows and doors requires very little effort and time. Also cleaning your windows and doors not also helps them look beautiful it also helps with making your investment last. Follow these simple rules from us here at FAS Windows and Doors and you will be sure to enjoy your windows to there full potential. Do you have dirt or smudges on one or many of your window...

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Tim 4/15/2011 Comments(0)

Argon and Krypton Gas for Replacement Windows

Sophiep's Take on Things.... Looking for energy efficient replacement windows? Look no further but here at FAS Windows & Doors. One route to go is to go with argon or krypton gas. Krypton gas is a non-toxic gas which is about 12 times denser than air. It is used to replace air between the glass panes to reduce temperature transfer and deter convection. Argon gas is also a non-toxic gas that is six times more dense than air. When Argon is used to fill the insulating glass unit, it helps to re...

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Sophiep To 2/19/2011 Comments(0)

Permits

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... Did you know that when you replace your windows or doors, you are required to get permits for the project? Well, it's the law! According to the Florida Department of Community Affairs, window permits are a strict guideline within Florida Building Codes. Municipalities require permits to guarantee that the windows or doors you've purchased and installed adhere to state requirements. Wind ratings and installation guidelines are especially important and ...

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Katie Pettit 11/24/2010 Comments(0)

Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule

Sophiep's Take on Things.... Up until November 15th, EPA Certifies 511,000 Lead-Safe renovators and 64,000 remodeling firms according to The Official Online Newspaper of NAHB . In a previous blog , I wrote about EPA's regulation on the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule that went into affect earlier this year. Recently, a meeting was held with NAHB and a not so surprising fact was shared; homeowners are still using noncertified contractors or remodelers for their needs. For the past mon...

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Sophiep To 11/22/2010 Comments(0)

Why Should I Choose FAS Windows & Doors?

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... This weekend, at the Tampa Bay Home Show , when FAS Windows & Doors' event staff were asked various questions about our products. One of the most common questions asked of the representatives who staff the events is "why should I choose FAS Windows & Doors over others?" The FAS Windows & Doors' mission is to provide superior service and quality in the window and door industry. The benefits of selecting FAS Windows & Doors to help...

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Katie Pettit 11/13/2010 Comments(0)

Condensation and Care

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... At nearly all of the home shows here in central Florida, FAS Windows & Doors ' event staff answer as many questions as possible for consumers. This year, I've found that homeowners often ask about condensation problems. Many homeowners wonder how water gets on the inside of a window , and what they can do about it. This can be a frustrating experience for homeowners. Hopefully, learning more about what causes condensation can lift a little weight ...

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Katie Pettit 11/9/2010 Comments(0)

How Often Should I Replace My Windows?

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... Often times at home shows , when FAS Windows & Doors' event staff asks consumers about the state of their current windows or doors, consumers respond with something along the lines of, "oh, the home is only this many years old, so I don't think I need to..." Most of the time, the event staff answers specific questions about energy efficiency. Rarely do homeowners ask this pretty important question: how often should I replace my windows? Consumers ...

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Katie Pettit 11/4/2010 Comments(0)

Safe with FAS Windows & Doors

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... Are you purchasing products from a safe window and door company like FAS Windows & Doors? All of the products FAS Windows & Doors sells to customers truly are factory-direct , and therefore, the consumer is protected—more so than with any other company! FAS Windows & Doors is proud to say that we purchase all window products directly from the manufacturers, known as factory direct, unlike most other companies that claim to make their...

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Katie Pettit 10/28/2010 Comments(0)

Decorate Your Glass: Art Glass Enhances Your Home

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... Are you working to achieve your personal style in your home? Do you want to reflect this style in your windows or doors ? Maybe you should consider some decorative art glass. Andersen® art glass is handcrafted from the best quality materials, and is a custom work of art from artisans, who pride themselves on meticulous attention to detail while also utilizing century-old techniques. Using these century old techniques brings authenticity that is u...

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Katie Pettit 10/14/2010 Comments(0)

How It's Made: Insulating Glass

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... Why Use Insulated Glass? Windows made of insulated glass have parts other than just the solitary pane of glass separating the home from the exterior world. They are considered vital when it comes to any plan to make a home or building as energy efficient as possible. There are several different strategies used for insulated glass when it comes to its effectiveness . Low energy costs and regulated temperatures are not the only benefits of installing in...

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Katie Pettit 10/13/2010 Comments(0)

Condensation Giving You a Cold Attitude About Your Windows?

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... Condensation Giving You a Cold Attitude About Your Windows? Condensation refers to the deposit of water vapor from the air on any cool area that's temperature is beneath the dew point. Condensation can appear on window glass or a window frame that is open to cold exterior air. Similarly, dew point temperature is defined as the point when water vapor in the air begins to condense as frost or a liquid. Condensation on windows, even new ones, can occur d...

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Katie Pettit 10/12/2010 Comments(0)

Those THINGS Between the Glass

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... What are those THINGS between the glass? Windows are no longer just a no-frills, single pane of glass. There are all kinds of technological advances in the window industry that involve energy efficiency , noise reduction, safety, and weather protection. Glass can be treated with a coating to enhance energy efficiency, or tempered, to make it stronger, but, when considering replacement windows, it's also important to look at those things between the pa...

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Katie Pettit 10/7/2010 Comments(0)

What is a U-Value?

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... The U-value is an assigned number that states a object's or window's ability to keep inside a building warm or cool. The U-value states the amount of thermal energy transported through a window. For homeowners residing in a place with a warmer climate like Florida, the U-value is an indicator of how long a home can be kept cold. Good U-values are an effective way to maintain the amount of energy used to keep a home at an ideal temperature. The larger ...

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Katie Pettit 9/30/2010 Comments(0)

Need Privacy? Consider Your Glass Options!

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... Have you considered using glass for more than just a barrier between you and the sun? What about utilitizing glass' and window potential to prevent interested eyes from peering in your home? This potential can be realized through installing windows that have features that either adjust the opacity or texture of glass to prevent prying eyes from looking in your house. Privacy glass options are available through FAS Windows & Doors in our various wi...

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Katie Pettit 9/29/2010 Comments(0)

Tempered Glass Process and Benefits

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... How is Tempered Glass Made? Why Should I Use Tempered Glass in My Window s? Tempered glass is one of two types of safety glass consistently used in places where ordinary glass could present a possible threat. Tempered glass is four to five times stronger than normal glass, and when it breaks, does not shatter into sharp shards. If the it fails, tempered glass shatters into small oval-shaped pebbles. This does away with the risk sharp edges pose in hom...

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Katie Pettit 9/25/2010 Comments(0)

What Exactly IS Argon Gas?

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... What Exactly IS Argon Gas? Using Argon gas as an additive to a window can greatly improve the thermal performance of the product. Filling the space between the layers, or panes of glass, with a nonreactive, dense gas decreases the convection currents that take place in that space. Because Argon gas is inert, it is also slow-moving, which helps reduce the transfer of heat from inside and outside, making the product much more energy efficient. Argon, Ar...

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Katie Pettit 9/21/2010 Comments(0)

Mono...What? Glass

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... Mono... What? Glass... Explained! When I first started learning about windows and doors, the blonder side of me puzzled over terminology like monolithic glass. Some basic glass vocabulary is needed if you are looking to replace your windows and doors. Monolithic glass refers to a non-insulated, single unit of glass. When considering glass options, it's vital to know some of the industry vocabulary so that you know what you're looking for in a product....

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Katie Pettit 9/18/2010 Comments(0)

Eagle is Environmentally Friendly!

Katie, the Go-to Girl for Windows, writes... Eagle ® is an environmentally-aware brand that's superiority in production is matched only by their commitment to the environment. Eagle ® is serious about protecting the environment. After all [they] take [their] company name from one of nature's most majestic creations. Wood windows are environmentally friendly according to the Window and Door Manufacturers Association WDMA , wood materials are the "most environmentally friendly of the maj...

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Katie Pettit 9/15/2010 Comments(0)

What's My Window Style?

Katie, the Go-to-Girl for Windows, writes... Window shopping is easy-peasy when you know what you need! But how do you know what to look for when it comes to window style? There are many shapes, features, glass packages, and styles available to choose from when you are narrowing down your window "view". Deciding on the perfect choice for your home and family can be simple! Here's a general guide to the different styles of windows available to consumers: There are only a few basic style windows a...

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Katie Pettit 8/31/2010 Comments(0)

Why Are You Replacing Your Windows?

Brett Roth's insight into Window Replacement Most people choose to replace their windows for one of three reasons. The first reason is that somehow the window got broken. If this is the case all you should need to do is replace the glass pane and not the entire window. The second reason people replace their windows is because their old windows are leaking, or allowing too much cold air and rain into the house. If this is the reason you’ve decided to replace your windows the good news is th...

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Brett Roth 12/11/2009 Comments(0)

Window Questions Concluded

Question 11: Can windows keep out UV radiation that fades carpeting, furniture, draperies and upholstery? Answer: Using a low-emissivity glass in your new windows or doors will filter more than 50 percent of the damaging UV light. The absolute most effective glass for this purpose, however, is laminated insulating glass. It features a polyvinyl butyral inner layer and a low-emissivity coating that filters more than 99 percent of UV radiation that fades interior furnishings . Question 12: How oft...

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Brett Roth 10/11/2009 Comments(1)

Window Questions Continued

Question 6: What is Low-E and, how important is it to have it on your windows ? Answer: Low-E stands for low emissivity and is a fairly new advancement in glass technology. Basically, it's a microscopic, metallic coating—applied to a surface of glass—that reflects and re-radiates heat energy either into or out of a home depending on climate conditions. Using Low- E is an excellent way to increase the energy efficiency of a window . Question 7: What is the NFRC and what should I know ...

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Brett Roth 10/10/2009 Comments(0)

Answering Some Common Questions About Windows

Brett Roth's Insight Into Windows Question 1: What is a replacement window ? Answer: A true replacement window is a window that's custom built to fit within the opening of an existing window . It's built to fit precisely and can be installed without disturbing the interior and exterior areas around the window . Question 2: What are the advantages of custom replacement windows over pre-made, standard-size windows stocked at home centers and lumber yards? Answer: Because custom windows are made to...

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Brett Roth 10/9/2009 Comments(0)

Florida : A Unique Market

Brett Roth's Insight Into Windows, Doors and Coating In the United States there are somewhere around 4,000 windows manufacturers. Many of these companies are small, local companies, with less than 200 employees. However, there are the larger ones with upwards of 7,000 employees. FAS works with both ends of the spectrum. Custom Window Systems based out of Ocala Florida is a small business with 180 employees, and on the other hand Andersen out of Bayport Minnesota has 8,500 employees. Of these 4,0...

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Brett Roth 10/2/2009 Comments(0)

What Is This Going To Cost?

Brett Roth's Insight Into Windows, Doors and Coating. One of the first questions many homeowners ask when considering having replacement windows installed is How much will it cost to replace all of my windows ? Sadly, and to some frustration to many homeowners, the answer is, "It depends." So many factors and options go into pricing windows that it can be very confusing. Hopefully we can remedy some of this by looking at what things influence windows prices. First point: How many windows are nee...

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Brett Roth 8/15/2009 Comments(0)

Invisible Insulation?

Brett Roth's Insight Into Windows, Doors and Coating. The more someone researches windows , the more often they may become confused by some of the things done in the industry. As I explained in a prior blog, there are some windows with laminated glass , this may seem a little different at first, but once the advantages are laid out, it makes perfect sense. There are other practices in window construction that seem strange, but are very useful. One of these such practices is putting gas in betwee...

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Brett Roth 8/14/2009 Comments(0)

What is Low-E Anyways?

Cub's Thoughts... While putting together information on what exactly is Low E and do customers really need it, I found this article that I thought was very informative. Window companies are always talking about the benefits of buying a window that has Low E but few companies even know what Low E is. I hope the following information from Tim Carter, Ask the Builder helps you to understand What is Low E anyway? Tim Carter – Ask the Builder . Window glass was revolutionized in the 1970's. Ins...

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Cubby McMenamy 8/11/2009 Comments(0)

What Is Energy Star?

Brett Roth's Insight Into Windows, Doors and Coating. If you have shopped the market for windows, doors or appliances there is a good chance that you have seen the Energy Star seal on products. This may just seem like another decal placed on products if you do not know what it is that the seal stands for. Energy Star is a program backed by the government to help both homeowners and businesses find the best quality and highest efficiency products on the market. The EPA Environmental Protection Ag...

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Brett Roth 8/9/2009 Comments(0)

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