J.D. Power and Associates recently conducted a windows and patio doors satisfaction study and found that customers tend to be less influenced by price when purchasing windows or patio doors than by brand names that have high customer satisfaction with Simonton brand ranking the highest in customer satisfaction. J.D. Power and Associates has been measuring

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In a previous blog post, “‘Many San Francisco Buildings with Large Windows are at Risk of Being “Soft Story,”‘ we cover the hazards of old San Francisco buildings due to large windows or openings on the ground floor.  A recent article from PBS MediaShift called, “San Francisco, a City That Knows Its Faults”, address the

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) conducted a survey among home buyers on the type of window features they look for in their ideal homes. In the survey, participants were asked to rank a number of window characteristics according to “not important” or “essential”. The study concluded that there is a steady growth for

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Tax Breaks For Energy-Efficient Window Replacement

Since the passing of the American Taxpayer Relief Act on Jan. 1, 2012, which allows federal tax credits for homeowners who make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes, Simonton Windows took the initiative to provide information for homeowners regarding the tax credits they may be able to qualify for when purchasing Energy Star windows for their

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Energy & Money Saving for Your Homes

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has released a number of resources on their website to help homeowner be more energy and cost-efficient. Resources include the following: A list of energy saving tips that can reduce residents monthly utility bill by 10%-30%. Energy Upgrade California is a program that provide information helping residents be energy-efficient in

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2013 Windows Tax Credit

If you are installing new windows, or retrofitting old windows, doors, and/or skylights on your existing primary residence (note: investment properties and/or new construction do not qualify), you can qualify for a federal tax credit of up to 10% of the cost, up to $500! Here are some details on the program: Your new windows,

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1900s Victorian-style homes and buildings, renowned for their bay windows and unique San Francisco charm, have become a hazard to residents occupying these “soft story” buildings. Soft story are buildings that use either large windows, wide doors or any openings on the ground floor in place of solid walls (often required for stability and earthquake-proof

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After six years of RFPs deliberation, the San Francisco Planning Commission approved the construction of the Transbay Tower won by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architecture and partner, Hines. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority, a public entity that permits the development of new transits and buildings in the city of San Francisco, sponsored a competition to build

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Macy’s Annual Holiday Window Display In San Francisco

The holidays are often associated with the expression of love, appreciation and charity. One of the best illustrations of these expressions is showcased at Macy’s annual holiday window display at their west coast flagship store in downtown San Francisco. Every year, Macy’s teams up with the San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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