Homeowners must consider several factors when it comes time to get new windows, including whether they should be wood, vinyl, or another type of material. While improving the appearance of the home and improving re-sale value are certainly important, homeowners also need to think about energy efficiency, maintenance, cost, and quality. Vinyl has clear advantages

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How to Properly Seal & Maintain Exterior Windows

Any home improvement expert will agree that to maintain exterior windows requires good seals. From the simple single-pane windows of the past, to the energy-efficient, triple pane windows of today, poor seals cause problems. A broken or incomplete seal enables moisture and cold air to enter the home, negating the window’s insulating properties.. Therefore, it’s

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California is a mixed climate region that requires both heating and cooling. To determine the proper energy efficient replacement windows for your California’s home, the state is separated into two zones; Northern/Central and Southern/Central. Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC), a coalition of private and public organizations and agencies that seek to expand the market for high-efficiency

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California: A Portrait of Energy Efficiency

As energy use across the country rises due to rapid increases in electronic devices and appliances in homes, California’s per capita energy use has been almost flat for the last 35 years. This trend has been described as the Rosenfeld Effect, named after former Commissioner of the California Energy Commission Dr. Arthur H Rosenfeld. Rosenfeld

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