HBA Stand Down Safety Meeting

We did our covid-19 safety stand down. Our local chapter of Home Builders Association has been super helpful with directives for keeping ourselves and our customers safe.  

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Window Operations

Fixed Window- Stationary windows that do not open. Sliding Window- A sliding window is were there are at least two sections of the window with at least one that will slide to the side or horizontally. Single Hung Window- This window will have two...

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Builders Show

It's that time of year again. We will be set up at the Builders Show at the Metra on January 17th - 19th. Stop by and check out our booth. Can't wait to see everyone there.

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Maintenance

Being exposed to a wide range of conditions can take a toll on the exterior of your home and the windows are no exception. Making sure that you properly maintain and care for your windows will extend the life of them. There are a few basic things to...

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Types of Glass

Insulated Glass: When you have a window or a door with insulated glass it consists of multiple panes of glass that are assembled typically with argon gas trapped between the panes. Low-E:  Low-E refers to a coating that is applied to glass that...

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Different Types of Entry Doors

Steel- Steel doors are cost effective and energy efficient. They are strong and offer security as well as being low maintenance but can be prone to dents. You now have the option of a wood grain look with the significantly lower cost of steel as well...

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Identifying Window and Door Brand

Manufacturers sometimes mark windows and doors with their brand different from other manufacturers. Finding the information for your window or door when you are trying to get replacement parts, or you want to match the existing can be frustrating if...

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NFRC Label

NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) label is used to help the consumer make an educated purchase by allowing comparison of the energy efficiency between windows. You will find four ratings; U-Factor, Visible Transmittance, Solar Heat Gain...

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Standard Sizing

When you are looking to replace your windows, you may start to worry about standard sizing. Different companies have different standard sizes, as well as making custom sized windows. The impact that this can have on the cost of your windows will very...

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Moisture Between the Glass

Everything ages with time, windows are no exception.  Over time you may find moisture between the glass panes in insulated units. This is caused by a seal failure that allows for the condensation to enter and create a fogged look on the inside of...

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