Many residents in harsh climate areas are required to have high impact windows installed in their home. Homeowners that are not required to use high impact windows may not consider them at all, especially after learning of the price increase. Why pay more for a window that is not necessary, right? Wrong! High Impact windows have huge benefits that can be appreciated by ANY and ALL homeowners. Using the strongest, heaviest windows not only offer increased protection for the home but also save the owners money in the process.
Your windows are important visual and functional components of your NYC home. As such, care should be taken to ensure that minor repairs are taken care of before they can lead to more serious damage. Delicate moving components such as hinges, catches, and cranks can become damaged over time and adversely affect the operation of the window and the look of your home. They can also cause ongoing damage if not rectified quickly.
Old, broken or improperly sealed windows can take a drastic toll on energy costs. Repairs are a quick and effective way of solving this problem, but what if the problem is more severe or if you’re simply looking to upgrade your windows with more energy efficient replacements? Window replacements take a little longer and in some cases can leave you without insulation for a period of time letting the winter cold or summer heat into your home.
French doors are characterized by their elegance and as well as dual function as both window and door. The high ratio of glass to frame and full wall nature of french doors make them an excellent choice in matching a number of different styles, increasing levels of natural light within living spaces and allowing free flow of air and movement within the home and between interior and exterior spaces.
In order to ensure optimal insulation, caulking is used to seal the cracks, gaps and joints between the elements of a window. Caulking is a flexible material that allows for the normal movement of window parts without cracking or coming loose. However, old and damaged caulking, as well as weatherstripping, can present a number of problematic symptoms, including an increased utility bill.
Now that the winter cold is upon us, you may begin noticing that your energy costs are not quite as low as they could be. Around this time, many residents of Midtown Manhattan look towards window repair to better the insulation of their homes and lower their heating costs. Here are some of the ways you can up your energy efficiency without replacing your existing windows.