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Decorative Alternative to Acrylic/Glass Blocks for the Bath!

Did you know? SolarGlass offers Acrylic and Glass Block windows, and our supplier, Hy-Lite, offers a modernly decorative alternative to the A-Typical block window used in bathrooms. This decorative alternative offers an insulated tempered glass unit with a decorative pattern glazed into a window frame to be easily installed by SolarGlass' Installation Department, your own Contractor, or the handy Homeowner Do-It-Yourself-er! Here is more info direct from our supplier.... Hy-Lite® Expands Popular Bath-Lite® Series with Launch of New Storm-Lite Window Read More...

What are the Necessary Steps to Take in Getting Windows Replaced?

We often are asked what the first steps are to getting windows replaced. Even though making a phone call seems like an obvious first step, in today’s electronic world homeowners usually begin their search online to find a reputable window and door dealer and manufacturer long before they call us. So, today’s homeowner has the advantage of having researched information online and bringing this valuable knowledge with them to the replacement table. Even just 10 years ago the average homeowner Read More...

What Consumer Reports Missed

In their October 2014 issue, Consumer Reports® rated replacement windows in an article titled Window Shopping. There are two significant problems with their analysis: First, they failed to consider high altitude markets in making their recommendations. You can’t fault Consumer Reports; just 1.4% of the U.S. population lives at an elevation of 5,000 or more feet. Second, they failed to consider the implications of a key aspect of window frame material in one of their higher rated windows. What they got right includes Read More...

Are all window and door warranties created equal? #3

In part 1 of our warranty blog series we talked about the warranty that is typically referred to as the best warranty available -- “Lifetime Warranty, Including Labor.” What we learned from our first blog post is the assumption that a "best" warranty can work for some homeowners, but when we look under the surface at the real time exposure this type of warranty offers as presented from the manufacturer’s view point we discover that it's not necessarily a perfect Read More...

Are all window and door warranties created equal? #2

In part 1 of our warranty blog series we talked about the warranty that is typically referred to as the best warranty available “Lifetime Warranty – Including Labor.” What we learned from our first blog is the assumption that a best warranty can work for some homeowners, but when we look under the surface at the real time exposure this type of warranty as presented from the manufacturer’s view point we discover that this warranty is not necessarily a perfect Read More...

Are all window and door warranties created equal?

Some manufacturers offer lifetime window and door warranties including labor, others offer 10-year warranties on the full product along with 20 years for the window glass while others exceed the 10/20 and extend their coverage to a 10/30 year warranty. And the layman homeowner says ... “What does all this mean!? I sure like the idea of a lifetime warranty for my windows and if that warranty also includes labor, Wow! That sounds like a great deal! When I think Read More...

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