Windows

Expected Energy Bill Savings in NYC When Replacing All Single Pane Windows

Expected Energy Bill Savings in NYC When Replacing All Single Pane Windows 2560 1707 admin

We’re all trying to save money these days. Energy bills are one of the most common – and largest – monthly expenses that we have for the home. When it’s time to make some home upgrades and you’d like to determine which upgrades will have the best long term payoff, one of the first places…

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Common Fixes for Drafty Windows

Common Fixes for Drafty Windows 2560 1707 admin

One of the primary benefits of properly installed, new windows is energy efficiency. When a new window is placed in a home, it is sealed tightly and blocks out the transfer of heat during the warm summer months. But, eventually, that window will get older, and as it does, it may start to develop leaks.…

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What Situations Is a Retrofit Window Installation the Wrong Choice?

What Situations Is a Retrofit Window Installation the Wrong Choice? 1000 667 admin

There is more than one way to install a window. That is why it is so important to consider your options, especially with regards to retrofit or full frame. Retrofit window installation, where new window units are inserted into existing frames, is a popular choice for homeowners seeking efficiency upgrades with minimal disruption. However, this…

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What Window Frame Colors Are Available?

What Window Frame Colors Are Available? 2560 1707 admin

Choosing the right window frame color can have a substantial impact on the overall aesthetics of your home. The color sets the tone and complements other elements such as the siding, roof, and landscaping. While classic colors like white and black are often popular choices, there’s a broad spectrum of options available that cater to…

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Types of Property Upgrades that Improve Indoor Air Quality

Types of Property Upgrades that Improve Indoor Air Quality 2560 1707 admin

Staten Island is not known for its air quality. Though we don’t have the fires of states like California causing smoke to fill up our homes, New York City – and by extension Staten Island – is considered fairly moderately polluted. We also have allergens that pop up like much of the rest of the…

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How Important Are Windows for an Energy Efficient Home?

How Important Are Windows for an Energy Efficient Home? 1920 1280 Chris Q.

Energy efficiency is becoming more and more important. As the cost of energy continues to increase and the weather keeps getting hotter and hotter, it becomes critical for homeowners to look at their properties and try to find solutions that improve comfort and reduce their energy bills. Energy efficiency – which is a term that…

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When Are Retrofit Windows Not Advisable?

When Are Retrofit Windows Not Advisable? 150 150 admin

Retrofit windows are a more affordable way to replace existing single pane or old double pane windows than what’s known as “new construction.” New construction involves putting a brand new frame of any size and building the siding and support around it. This opens the door for creating windows of new sizes, or obtaining the…

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When Is It Time to Replace Your Windows? 

When Is It Time to Replace Your Windows?  150 150 Chris Q.

Windows are a major contributor to energy efficiency and updated windows are essential for keeping your home comfortable without exorbitant energy bills. The right windows will also contribute to a beautiful home. If you have moved into an older home on Staten Island or replaced your windows many years ago, the time may be approaching…

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