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Friday’s FAQ | Windows

Categories: Design, Maintaining Home, Newsletter | Posted: February 20, 2015

This week’s Friday FAQ is related to the livability of a home.

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Q: What is an “insulated” window?

A: Newer windows are often referred to as “insulated” because of technology that retards, blocks, or slows the transfer of air through the unit. Most people are familiar with fiberglass or other types of insulation material in a wall cavity. In a window, the “insulation” is a combination of several factors. Most common are windows with at least two panes of glass enclosing a ‘dead’ airspace between them. The airspace may also be sealed to contain a clear, odorless gas (commonly argon), which is heavier than air and thus an even more effective insulator. Better yet, one or both inside surfaces of the glass can be permanently laminated with a clear coating that further retards thermal transfer and protects the home interior against solar heat gain and damaging ultraviolet rays.

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Condensing Your Concerns

Categories: Maintaining Home | Posted: January 14, 2015

Winter is a beautiful season, but sometimes condensation on the windows makes it hard to see.

Some of our clients have been asking about condensation, which is quite common in the fall and winter months.  Our friends at Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors have provided us with some helpful information to pass along to our homeowners, as well as our blog readers. Luckily, it is an issue that also has an easy fix!  Click on the following link to find out.

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