Sunset Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Window and Door’ Category

What Contributes to the Cost of New Windows?

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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There are a number of reasons you might choose to replace your home’s windows. It may be because you want to increase your home’s value, or you want to help your HVAC systems operate more efficiently, or you just want to improve the overall aesthetics of your home.

Whatever the reason, you have a lot of options ahead before you have those new windows installed. Of course, you’re probably wondering about costs… how much do new windows cost? The short answer is, “it depends.” Read on to learn what it depends on!

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Signs That You May Need Professional Window Repairs

Monday, January 24th, 2022

One of our specialties is window and door services. Homeowners often don’t realize how much their windows and doors contribute to their home’s overall comfort and efficiency. The truth is though, they provide the insulation needed to keep heat inside during the winter when you’re using your furnace or another heating system, and they keep the heat out in the summer when you’re trying to stay cool.

That is, if they’re in good shape!

When you think of “window damage” you might think of a baseball-sized hole in the glass. This isn’t quite what we’re talking about, though. We’re talking about something much more subtle, like a door or window that has settled lopsided in its frame and is letting drafts in or out, therefore not letting your home comfort systems work as efficiently as they otherwise could.

Read on to learn more!

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Do Your Windows Contribute to Your Home’s Insulation?

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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Customers who know that we install windows and doors often ask us the benefits of “high efficiency” windows. The short answer is, they add to your home’s insulation!

There’s literal insulation–the fiberglass or paper material that gets installed in your crawlspace, attic, and/or behind your drywall–then there are other forms of insulation like weatherstripping on your windows and doors, door sweeps, curtains on your windows, blinds, and more.

The point of insulation is to prevent heat transfer. This means that in the summer, the heat stays outside, and in the winter it stays indoors–ideally! This all helps to increase your home’s R-value–that is, how well it can prevent the flow of heat into and out of the property.

So, yes, your windows are one factor of your home that contributes to your home’s insulation, and installing high-efficiency windows will do your home a world of good! Read on to learn how.

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Door Installation: Step 1 in Properly Insulating Your Home

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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When you think about home insulation, you probably envision the paper or fiberglass material that gets blown in or laid into your attic and crawslpace, plus behind your drywall. This insulation is very important in preventing heat transfer–keeping heat out in the summer and keeping heat in in the winter.

However, actual insulation is not the only thing that contributes to how well insulated your home is. Confused yet? Don’t worry, keep reading and we’ll explain!

What you need to know though, is that the installation and quality of your home’s front door actually plays an integral part in your home’s insulation and R-Value. Your windows play a role, too! Read on to learn more.

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How Can You Ensure a Successful Window Installation?

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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Why do you want to replace your current windows? Perhaps it’s because they aren’t efficient–they’re letting warm (or cold, depending on the season) drafts in which means your HVAC system has to run longer to do its job of reaching your desired temperature. Or maybe it’s because your windows simply look old and you’d like to freshen up the aesthetics.

It could be both of these factors combined–you have old, inefficient, and degrading windows and giving them an upgrade would increase the curb appeal and resale value of your home.

Whatever your reason, it’s understandable! And our team is here to help make sure your window installation goes off without a hitch. But what is it, exactly, that goes into a successful window installation? Read on to find out!

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How Replacing Your Windows Can Boost Home Efficiency

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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Have you ever thought about how efficient your home is? Chances are, if you’ve never had to deal with higher than average utility bills, you might not have.

But better energy efficiency means more affordable HVAC operating costs. And there are so many ways you can improve that efficiency, a lot of which has to do with how you use your HVAC systems and how well cared for they are through maintenance.

But a huge part of improving efficiency is actually in your windows–your windows could be creating a lot more problems than you realize. Read on to learn how replacing those windows can boost your home efficiency.

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3 Factors to Consider When Replacing Windows in Your Home

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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There are a number of reasons that you as a homeowner might decide to replace your windows. Perhaps it’s just for aesthetic purposes—your current windows are old and degrading and just don’t look good anymore. Or maybe you have drafty windows that are letting conditioned air escape. Whatever the case, it’s important to be educated about your window choices so you can make the best decision for your household that will conserve energy and save you money.

If you’ve been putting off window replacement for any reason, we encourage you to read the following factors to decide if you should invest in this service sooner rather than later.

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Signs That Your Windows Need Replacing

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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Whether you’re embarking on a remodeling project or just considering a couple home upgrades, you have a lot of factors to consider. One of these factors may be whether or not you need to replace the windows in your home. Not many people think about this unless they’re looking to improve the look of their living space. But if you have an older home, there are a lot more benefits to new windows than just simply aesthetics.

Combined with proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping those windows and doors closed during times that you’re running your HVAC system, new windows do a lot to keep you comfortable and save energy. On the contrary, old and drafty windows that are likely losing their seal could result in your losing out on a lot of your conditioned air. This means that while temperatures are still cool as they are not, you might keep turning up your thermostat to compensate—forcing your heater to run longer than it should have to in order to keep you comfortable.

This same concept applies in the summer with your air conditioner. To keep your home efficient, comfortable, and visually pleasing, consider the following signs that you need window replacement

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2 Reasons to Consider Window or Door Upgrades

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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If you’re anything like the average homeowner, then chances are you don’t think about this on a regular basis, but… modern homes are constructed with energy efficiency in mind.

What does this mean? Well, they are built very “tightly” so that they do not allow any air conditioning or heating out, or any outdoor elements in. Many factors help with this, such as the right insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping your doors and windows shut while your HVAC systems are in operation.

However, keeping your doors and windows closed won’t do that much good if they need to be upgraded. Drafty doors and windows losing their seal could cause your home to lose a lot of energy, leading you to turn the thermostat lower or higher than it needs to be (depending on the season). Read on as we uncover a couple of reasons to consider window or door upgrades.

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How to Replace Your Windows While Keeping Safety in Mind

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Buying a home for the first time is one of the most exciting milestones many people go through. One of the other most exciting milestones there is involves remodeling that home to get the exact vision you wanted when you moved in.

There are a lot of factors to keep in mind with a remodel, however. You want to ensure everything is up to code. More importantly, you want to make sure everything is safe. This is especially true if you have pets or young kids in the household.

There are no exceptions when it comes to window replacements during your remodel. Read on as we uncover how you can replace your windows while keeping safety in mind.

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