Understanding Window Replacement Options with HOAs

Living in a condominium has many advantages such as not needing to perform yard maintenance and having amenities like a swimming pool available. As with any living situation, it also has its challenges. In San Francisco, only 31% of the housing stock is made up of traditional single family residences, and the remainder is apartments

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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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In our previous blog post, we highlighted some of the requirements of the city of San Francisco regarding the replacement of windows on residential property. While the info is absolutely crucial to residents looking to upgrade their home, it’s important to note that these specific requirements vary from city to city. Today we will take

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The Amazing Potential of Smart Windows

The explosion in “smart” technology have drastically changed the 21st century. From smart phones to smart cars, smart windows have recently came into the market with the potential to significantly reduce energy consumption and more. Switchable glazing technology in smart windows allows windows to change properties such as shading coefficients or visible transmittance in response

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Spring Season Home Improvement Tips

H&R Block has a great campaign going for this year’s tax season, with a tag line that reads, “Get your billion back America”. While you may not have a tax refund this year, you can still recoup some of your losses by ensuring that your windows are energy-efficient. Each year, local utility agencies embark upon

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In a recent article from the San Jose Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com/los-gatos/ci_25128176/exterior-projects-rated-most-valuable-home-improvements, realtors rated what they considered as the most valuable home improvement exterior projects. In the 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, homeowners who make improvements to the exterior of their home, such as doors, house painting and window replacement, can gain back as much

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Window Features To Consider

In addition to the NFRC and ENERGY STAR labels as well as weighing the cost and warranties, there are other factors to consider when choosing the right windows for your home. These factors include water infiltration, structural performance, acoustical performance and security performance. Here we provide an overview of these key window features: Water Infiltration

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Measuring Window Performance

There are a number of ways for consumers to determine the efficiency of window replacements. The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), a non-profit organization that administers uniform and independent rating and labeling system for the energy performance of windows and others home attachment products; have created an NFRC label for all window products that meets

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Energy Saving Tips For Your Windows

Reducing energy consumption in your lifestyle as well as in your home can have a major impact on the health of the environment such as cleaner air, reducing greenhouse gas and climate change. Homeowners and property owners can find way to save energy and reduce cost by following these easy and simple tips from energystar.gov.

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