Hot summer weather is just around the corner. Now’s the time to upgrade your windows through window glass replacement so that you can keep your utility bills low in the coming months no matter how hot it gets outside.
The replacement windows you choose to have installed in your home have a huge impact on how easy it is for the summer heat to penetrate your home. The following are just three simple examples of things you can do when choosing your new windows that will create a strong barrier against uncomfortable summer heat this year:
Using low-E window glass
Low-emissivity windows are specially designed to reflect heat so that it is unable to pass over glass window panes. This special type of window glass is now available in all different kinds of replacement windows, including vinyl windows, casement windows, bay windows, and more.
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Windows are a hefty expense for any homeowner. Regardless of whether you are replacing your existing windows or building a new home and having them installed for the first time, you want to make sure the job is done right. Otherwise, you could end up spending more money trying to correct a poor installation job. Rushing through the job in an attempt to get the windows installed quicker is bound to leave you with issues that have to be addressed later on. To prevent moisture from seeping in, avoid making one of the following mistakes with your window installation.
Not choosing the right window size.
It takes a lot of patience and accuracy to measure the size windows you need for your property. Even a half inch can make a significant difference in how your windows are going to fit in your existing space. Choosing a window that is too …Read More
Your windows can really make your house stand out, but the glass inside the window plays a large part in it. If you need to replace the glass on a window because it has become damaged, you have the opportunity to select the type of glass that you will be putting back into the frame. There are a couple options for glass replacement that you may not be aware of, with each having its own unique benefits.
Obscure and Pattern
Obscure and patterned glass is typically described as glass that is rolled or etched. Etching is more expensive because it involves a sandblasting or chemical process for chafing the surface. A mask is applied over the glass to protect certain areas, leaving it untouched in the etching process. Etching can be performed on any thickness of glass.
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If you have a crack or other imperfection in your windshield, it’s important to have it fixed by a glass repair shop as soon as possible. Otherwise, your visibility could be limited, and your windshield could be at an increased risk of shattering. Until you’re able to take your car to the shop, however, it’s important to prevent added damage in every way possible. Luckily, avoiding these five things can help you prevent excess damage while you’re waiting to make necessary glass repairs.
1. Turning On Your Defroster
Although there are some situations when it’s necessary to use your vehicle’s defroster, you should avoid it when possible when your windshield is damaged. Your defroster sends warm air over your entire windshield, and the temperature change and excess heat can cause a windshield crack to spread or shatter.
2. Parking Your Vehicle in Hot or Cold Areas
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