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What You Should Look for When Buying Replacement Windows for your Home What You Should Look for When Buying Replacement Windows for your Home

When thinking about buying new windows, you should look for the highest quality of window that you can afford, a company that cares about installation details, and a company that will assure you in writing they will be there for you with any follow-up concerns.   Vinyl has come a long way from its lesser-quality, early…

Measuring Energy Efficiency in Windows Measuring Energy Efficiency in Windows

What Makes a Window Energy-Efficient? To estimate the total efficiency of a window, we need to measure and compare four variables; U-value, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), Visible Light Transmittance(VLT), and Light to Solar Gain (LTG) ratio. Together, they tell how well the glass insulates and how well light passes through the glass.   What are Energy-Efficient…

Signs You Should Replace your Exterior Door Signs You Should Replace your Exterior Door

An entry door can be your home’s star attraction, but your exterior front door takes a lot of punishment from the outside world. How long you can expect an entry door to last depends on its material, the calibre of its manufacture, the direction it faces, and the quality of its installation.   How long Do…

FC WINDOWS- Styles and Types of Glass FC WINDOWS- Styles and Types of Glass

Glass is a versatile element that is integral to the structure of contemporary buildings. It is both a vector of light and a decorative accent when combined within a door frame. There are six basic applications applied to glass; tempering, lamination, tinting, frosting, Low-E film, and insulation.   Let's look at these modifications and how each…

Keep it Shut- The Most Energy Efficient Door Materials Keep it Shut- The Most Energy Efficient Door Materials

A door is a gateway into a home. The importance of a well-designed door in contemporary homes cannot be understated, as the energy efficiency of an entry-level door is just as important as the insulation in walls. The quality of the components and the quality of the installation play a big role.   What does R-value…

Insulating Your Windows and Doors- Before or After Insulating Your Windows and Doors- Before or After

You can use weatherstripping products to prevent cold air from entering your home around your existing door and window frames.  Pad the gaps but keep the functionality of the window or door by measuring the exact minimum and maximum depths of the voids so the thickness and width of each product matches. When it comes to…

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