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Best way to clean glass

By far, the best way to clean glass. One of the questions we get all the time as glass professionals is, what is the best way to clean glass? I most often respond with, “Hire a window cleaning company.” That is by far and away the best, easiest way to get your window...

Window Repairs Las Vegas

Window Repairs in Las Vegas Many people ask us, if we can do window repairs in Las Vegas. Since we are typically a glass replacement company, our customers aren’t sure if we can do other window repairs. However, we are quite well suited to do all types of window...

5 Questions to Price Glass Repair in Las Vegas

There are 5 main questions we are going to ask you when you call us to get your broken glass repaired, and if you have pretty good answers to these 5 questions, we can give you a price over the phone. We don’t mind coming out and giving you a free estimate, but in...

Window and Glass Repair in Las Vegas

I think alot of people get confused about window repair and glass repair in Las Vegas. Because of the harsh weather here, windows don’t hold up as long as they should. Most people never find this out because there are only a few weeks a year where you can...

Glass Repair

I wanted to write an article today on glass repair. I place ads around for the web broken glass repair, or glass repair and sometimes when the window is broken people search for window repair. But, I am always asked, can you repair the glass? And the answer is no, we...

Window Repair Las Vegas

Window Repair Las Vegas I often get asked about the difference between window repair and glass repair in Las Vegas. Essentially, they are two different things but it’s easy to confuse the two especially when essentially, they are the same thing. A window repair...

Glass Repair Las Vegas

Glass Repair Las Vegas Getting glass repair in Las Vegas isn’t as easy as you might think. I recently had a gentleman who called me on a Friday afternoon at about 4pm and he told me that he had called 6 places before calling me and none of them answered the phone. I...

Broken Glass at Home Procedures

What to do when you have broken glass at home. Broken Glass at home can be very dangerous. It is important not to interact with broken glass at all if you can help it. I have seen workers who are trained to work with glass, with many years of experience and proper...

Replacement Windows – Carbon Footprint

According to an article written by NAHB at www.nbnnews.com A 2008 California study showed that homes built before 1983 were responsible for 70% of the greenhouse gas emissions related to single-family envelope energy consumption. The study also found that spending...

Broken Glass Repair Las Vegas

One of the things you need to realize when you are getting your broken glass repair in las vegas is that windows are a product made by a manufacturer. Those window manufacturers go out of business, they discontinue window lines and replace old products with new ones....

windows and glass las vegas

  Remember if you are looking for windows and glass las vegas or replacement windows in Las Vegas, add us to your feeds that you check everyday. We always give you the best and newest information available about replacement windows, whether they be vinyl windows,...

Custom Home Windows Mistake 5

Mistake #5 – Not making the window company responsible for their trade.   Here is a scenario that you may run into when you get a quote for windows. A window company will give you a window list and ask you to check it very carefully because any deviation...

Custom Home Windows Mistake 4

Mistake #4 – Not comparing quality when comparing price.   I know you’re probably thinking, “here we go, another person telling us how to never go with the lowest bidder, you get what you pay for, bla bla.” Well, I’m here to tell you something different, because...

Custom Home Windows – Mistake 3

Mistake #3 – Working with a company that does not provide lock and slide service.   Here’s another tell tale sign of an unconfident contractor. Lock and slide service means that a week or so before you move in the contractor will come back out to your...

Custom Home Windows – Mistake 2

Mistake #2 – Working with a company that does not install their own product.   This is a tell tale sign of a contractor that isn’t confident in his trade. If someone won’t install their own product, you’ve got to ask yourself why? It’s understandable if you...

Custom Home Windows Mistake 1

Mistake #1 – Working with a company that does not carry a contractors license.   In theory, the contractor’s board is there to protect the customer. It’s there to make sure that the homeowner/builder isn’t damaged by someone “claiming” to know about their trade....

5 Mistakes with Custom Home Windows

5 Worst Mistakes Owners and Builders Make When Choosing Windows For Their Custom Home If you are in the process of building a custom home, choosing the correct windows is very important. A bad choice in windows will cost you more than you may realize. Make sure you...

Window Condensation

Many of my customers ask the following question, especially during the winter. . . My windows get a lot of window condensation during the winter. Is there anything I can do to help? Everyone says to buy replacement windows, but will that really solve the problem? This...

Pet Doors Las Vegas

The In’s and Out’s of Pet Doors. . . One of the most “immediately necessary” home improvements you will have to make is a new pet door. If you have pet’s you know how tiring it can be to constantly let the pets in and out and in and out. Installing a pet door or...

Aluminum Windows Las Vegas

Aluminum Windows Las Vegas – Friend or Foe?   If you’re in the market for replacement windows or if you are comparing different home improvement projects and currently have aluminum windows and you’ve done any research regarding aluminum windows surely you’ve...

Awning Windows

Awning Windows – A brief discussion. . . If you’re in the market for replacement windows or if you are building a home and are looking at window options, one of the most confused and overlooked windows is the awning window. Because of its relative obscurity, many...

French Doors Las Vegas

French Doors – Part 1 If you don’t want a new sliding glass door, then your next option for patio doors would be French doors. The range and options available for French doors are almost daunting so we will discuss them in broad terms and I will discuss the individual...

Sliding Glass Doors Las Vegas

Sliding Glass Doors Las Vegas. Sliding glass doors should be very, very, very close to the top of your home improvements wish list, if it’s not consider the following facts. You lose a lot of heat in the winter and gain a lot of heat during the summer through glass....

Multi Slide Doors Las Vegas

With the popularity of multi-slide, pocket and bi-folding doors these days I thought it might be of some interest to homeowners to learn a little more about multi slide doors las vegas. It seems you almost can’t build a house over 5000 SF any more without including a...

Replacement Windows Las Vegas Step 6

Step #6 – How “You Can Do It Windows” can help you with your DIY replacement window project”   At the beginning of each lesson I usually start with a paragraph of why people start the replacement window process but then eventually give up on it and wait until they can...

Replacement Windows Las Vegas Step 5

Step #5 – What to Expect During the Installation Process. Can I Do This?   Another one of the reasons most people have given up on the replacement window process is it just seems way too complicated. At first glance it seems like a pretty simple home improvement, but...

Replacement Windows Las Vegas Step 4

Step #4 – How To Get Window Pricing Without All The Pressure From Pushy Salespeople.   One of the reasons most people have given up on the replacement windows las vegas process is it just seems way too expensive. They’ve had someone out to their home maybe even a...

Replacement Windows Las Vegas Step 3

Step #3 – You Know What Type of Window You Want, But Who Do You Get it From?   There are literally thousands of choices when it comes to windows and the options that are available, however the tough decision is who to buy the windows from. Everyone offers low-e glass...

Replacement Windows Las Vegas Step 2

“REPLACE YOUR OWN WINDOWS – DO IT YOURSELF WINDOW WORKSHOP”  As promised, here is the second step to the 6 step do-it-yourself replacement windows workshop. Dig in!  Step #2 – Window Selection, How To Decide Which Window is Best for You.  There are literally thousands...

Replacement Windows Las Vegas Step 1

Step #1 – 9 Reasons to Replace Your Windows  REASON #1 – INCREASE YOUR HOMES VALUE.   The National Association of Realtors rank’s home improvements based on their return via increased home value after one year. They estimate that replacement windows increase your...

Custom Home Windows Secret 1

Secret #1 – First Things First, The Facts about Custom Home Windows and Patio Doors   One of the things that I’ve noticed since moving to Las Vegas is that homeowners are just not aware of the many benefits of high performance windows and doors.  Particularly the many...

Custom Home Window Secrets

7 Secrets Every Owner/Builder Should Know Before Purchasing Windows For Their Home.”  If you are building a home in the Greater Las Vegas Area, and are confused by the wide range of prices, quality and features for windows and doors available, get the facts from an...

Custom Home Windows Product Differs

We are different from the competition We offer a free Hackout allowance to custom home owners/builders based on the window and door package we are installing for the client. Other window companies try to make a killing on hackouts after the fact and usually drop their...

Measure Replacement Windows

See the picture below. If a window is “racked,” dimensions A B and C will all be the same. Therefore if you order a window that is A inches x D inches it will not fill. The new window will come out perfectly square and will not fit into this hole. So it is not merely...

Going Green – Make energy at home

This is the last installment of going green at home and doing it yourself. This section could be the most important one because it is the ultimate way to go green at home and do it yourself. What if I told you there is a way where you could get rid of your power bill...

Going Green Driving

Greening Up Your Driving We spend more and more time behind the wheels of our cars so small changes in our driving habits can have dramatic effects on the environment. According to a UN Human Development Report in 2007, automobiles account for approximately 30 percent...

Going Green – Airtight Home

Making your home air tight – There are 6 things you can do to make your home more air tight. Weather it is summer or winter you need to control the amount of air that flows into or out of your home every day. These simple measures can pay for themselves within a...

Going Green – Appliances

If your fridge/freezer looks like this you probably aren’t living as green as you should be. An empty freezer is much harder to keep cold than one that is packed full. Keep left over milk bottles and fill them with water, then use them to fill up the empty spots...

Replacement Window Deductions

Once you have all of your existing opening sizes written down, you need to go through and make deductions. On vinyl windows, you deduct 1/2” on the width and 1/4” on the height. Most window manufacturers build windows down to a 16th of an inch but for our purposes I...

Going Green – Thermostat

Programmable Thermostat If you live in a dwelling that does not have a programmable thermostat, this should be your first home improvement, without a doubt. About 2/3’s of the energy you consume is from heating and cooling your home, depending on what climate...

Going Green – Lightbulbs

As promised, here is part one to a small series on Going Green. Light bulbs – At this stage, if you aren’t using CFL (compact fluorescent bulb) light bulbs, you really need to get on the ball. At the very least you should be replacing any conventional...

Replacement Window Measurements

See the picture below. If a window is “bowed,” dimensions A B and C will not all be the same. Therefore if you only take measurements A x C and order a window based on those measurements it will not fill. The new window will always come out perfectly square and will...

Front Door – Entry Door

We have already discussed your front door, but since it is the most broken into entry of the home I want to discuss another security feature that may save you a lot of headache and loss. That is namely a security door. This is another door that goes over the top of...

While You’re Away

If you aren’t feeling safer yet, tune in for these last three Home Security tips. While You’re Away – I can’t tell you how many times I hear the phrase, “While we were on vacation our house got robbed” Believe me there is nothing...

Outdoor Security

Outdoor Security – You need to make sure your outdoor security is as tight as your indoor security. Meaning your side gates need to have heavy-duty weatherproof locks on them. You need to make sure and sheds are locked and secure. All outdoor equipment such as...

Charlie Bars

Since we talked about secondary window locks last time, we should probably talk about secondary locks for sliding glass doors. Sliding glass doors are probably the easiest way to get into your home. I have a salesperson who has years of experience with many different...

Secondary Locks

This tip is of extreme importance and is so easily fixed it’s a shame to see anyone lose family heirlooms, keepsakes or anything of value because of neglect of this simple step. That is namely, secondary window locks. You can find secondary window locks at any...

Lighting

Lighting! Burglars like the dark. Plain and Simple. You need to make sure there are no dark areas around your home. When a burglar is driving around a neighborhood trying to decide which home to break in to, his attention is caught when he sees a house with a door,...

Strike Plates

Due to the massive amount of break in’s we are seeing in the Las Vegas valley,  I am in the process of  publishing 10 security tips over the next few days, to help you make your home more secure. Here is Security Tip #2 #2 – Strike Plates – If you knew how...

Laminated Glass

Due to the massive amount of break in’s we are seeing in the Las Vegas valley,  I am going to publish 10 security tips over the next few days, to help you make your home more secure. #1 – Laminated Glass – If you have a particular window that is...

Security Doors

Worried About Forced Entries and Home Invasions? Not Any More.   Next time there is a noise at your front door, you don’t need to be afraid.  Not with our new Titan Security Screen Doors.   Intruders are going to have a very hard time getting past these babies...

Home Security – Windows and Doors

Here is a series of articles I wrote on how to make your home more secure. Security Doors Laminated Glass Strike Plates Lighting Secondary Locks Charlie Bars Outdoor Security Vacation Entry Doors  ...