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Drafty Windows

 

If you sit next to a window and it is cold outside, your indoor air could be causing a breeze.  Depending on the type of glass you have in your window, the effect is dramatic. 

Insulation - To Foam Or Not To Foam

Colorado Window & Siding, Inc. prefers to use minimum expansion foam on all installations unless the need calls for fiberglass. 

Fiberglass works well when the gaps are small and it can be packed into small tight seams.  This is because the foam gun tip will not fit and the foam cannot get into the gap to fill it. 

Why Colorado Window & Siding Only Uses Polyurethane Caulk

The kind of caulk a company uses on its window products is very important, but frequently overlooked by customers.  Most customers don’t know enough to ask, and most companies use cheaper products when they can.

The main types are:

Latex
Paintable, good adhesion to numerous materials, low flexibility, short lifespan, low cost

Never, Never, Never Buy on the First Sales Call!

Does your sales representative throw around terms and not define them for you?

Do they tell you everything, but write down very little?

Do they start out extremely high priced, but suddenly 'save' you 30, 40, or 50% if you sign tonight?

 

These are all sales tactics that companies use to 'close' the sale that night.   

Don't Let Your Blinds Determine Your Windows

Window TreatmentOne of the first things everyone does when they buy a new house is to install new window treatments. 

This is one of the worst mistakes anyone can make.  The window treatments should be purchased with the new windows.

Then, after about 3-5 years, replacement of the windows is discussed. 

$1500 Federal Energy Tax credit

The recently passed Economic Stimulus package includes tax credits for replacing windows and doors in your home.

How you Qualify

Replace windows and doors in your home with qualifying products in 2009 and 2010.  The window and door performance must be equal to or below a U-factor of 0.30 and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.30 or lower.

Details of the Tax Credit

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