Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Window Installation’

How to Prevent Broken Windows in Your Home

Monday, February 21st, 2022

It goes without saying that a broken window is a huge inconvenience. First off, there’s broken glass to clean up. Secondly, if you weren’t home when it happened, there’s the risk of pets getting out or intruders getting in. And of course, now you have to spend time and money getting your windows replaced.

What if you could prevent breakage, though? True, not all window breakage is avoidable–freak accidents happen, as do baseballs. But there are a few things you might be able to do to prevent this annoyance. Read on to learn what they are!

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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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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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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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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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Is It Time to Have New Windows Installed?

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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If you’re like most homeowners in the Olympia area, you want your household to operate as efficiently as possible. After all, higher efficiency equals cheaper operating costs. The good news is, there are a number of ways you can actually improve energy efficiency within your home.

From making sure you’re using your HVAC systems effectively and having them well maintained to upgrading to LED lighting, there’s a lot you can do! One more energy-efficient upgrade you can make that not too many people think about is installing new windows.

How exactly does this improve efficiency? Read on to find out!

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Have Kids? Follow These Window Safety Tips!

Monday, April 20th, 2020
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One of the many specialties we have here at Sunset Air is window installations and replacements. Many homeowners are choosing to upgrade their windows to improve the aesthetics of their living space, curb appeal, and the value of their home. This is all fantastic!

If you have kids though, there is another important factor to keep in mind—safety.

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Do You Need New Windows or Doors?

Monday, March 9th, 2020
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When you think about everything that goes into making your home as comfortable and healthy as possible, not to mention energy-efficient, how often do you think about your windows and doors?

The thing is, homes today are built tightly, disallowing any conditioned air to escape. Many different factors contribute to this, like the right level and type of insulation, proper weatherstripping, and keeping your windows and doors shut while you run your HVAC systems.

But, what if those windows and doors are in bad shape? Do they not close all the way? Are they old? Drafty windows and doors losing their seal can cost your home a lot of its air-conditioned or heated air. No matter the season, you may be adjusting your thermostat way more than you need to, and therefore using your HVAC systems inefficiently.

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Windows and Doors

Monday, August 26th, 2019

large-window-in-living-roomThe average homeowner doesn’t often think about this on a daily basis, but modern homes are constructed with energy efficiency in mind. This means they’re built tightly, so they don’t allow any conditioned air to leak out. Factors such as proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping your doors and windows shut while you run your HVAC system all help maintain good energy efficiency, too.

But keeping your windows and doors shut won’t do that much good if either of them need upgrading! Drafty windows or doors losing their seal could cost your home a lot of its conditioned air. So no matter the season, you might relatively be turning your thermostat way lower or way higher than it needs to be.

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When to Install New Windows

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Snow-HomeWindows are one of those things that you never really think about until something goes wrong with them. You may look through them all the time, but you don’t think “I am looking at something through this window.” Or maybe you do, and we’re the strange ones who treat windows as, well, window dressing. Yes, puns are indeed all part of the service here at Sunset Air’s Expert Corner.

But we digress. Whether or not you actually give any thought to your windows themselves, you should know that a window is good for far more than scowling at the neighbor kids who won’t get off your lawn. Have a look at some of the reasons why you might want to install new windows below.

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