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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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 Windows? 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Answering Some Common Questions About Windows

Brett Roth’s Insight Into Windows   Question 1: What is a replacement windows 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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