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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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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How Can New Windows Save on Energy

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Summer is on its way, and with it comes an increased emphasis on saving energy. We want to keep our homes cool and comfortable, but no one likes pay more than they have to for reliable cooling. You may be inclined to check your air conditioner for ways to improve its efficiency, and those are good instincts. But you should also look into other aspects of your house, especially the windows, which are a key area in terms of energy efficiency. New window installation in Tacoma WA is surprisingly affordable, and becomes even more attractive when you understand how new windows can save on energy.

You can’t properly insulate window the way you can the rest of the house, because there’s no crawlspace for placing insulation. Radiant heat moves directly in through the glass and into your home, raising the temperature and forcing your air conditioner to work harder to do its job. Furthermore, air leaks around improperly fitted windows can cost you a great deal of cool air generated by your air conditioner, making it all the more difficult to cool your home down properly.

New windows can help with that. Properly fitted windows will cut the leaks down to nothing, while the glass can be treated with UV resistant coatings and similar advances to help keep radiant heat from getting in. In many cases, you can also install double-paned windows to form an extra layer of insulation. Such windows do even more in the winter than they do in the summer, making them a worthwhile investment no matter what the time of year.

We have years of experience with window installation in Tacoma, WA, and we can help ensure that you get the results you need based on your budget for the project. Energy savings have a way of building up over time, and the investment you make today could translate into big savings in the remaining years you own your home. Give us a call today and let us help you take that step.

For more on how new windows can save you money by saving energy, give the window installation experts at Sunset Air a call today. You’ll be glad you did!

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Benefits of Installing a Skylight

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Putting skylights into homes sounds like a luxury more than anything else. They look attractive, provide a pleasant view onto a clear starry sky, and they make a soothing pattering noise few other home surfaces produce when the rain strikes them. But what other benefits could putting a window into a ceiling bring you?

You’d be surprised. Skylights have a number of advantages for home installation that you should consider when you’re remodeling your house or adding on a new room. Sunset Air has worked on window installations in Tacoma, WA for over 35 years, so we’ve seen firsthand the little-known advantages of skylights. Contact our team today to find out more about our services for skylight installation and repairs.

The Skylight Advantages

  • Health: People in the U.S. spend 85% of their time indoors and out of the sun, which deprives them of Vitamin D that can help battle low moods and fatigue. However, too much UV radiation is dangerous. A skylight helps with both problems: it brings the natural light of the sun into a large space, and its glazing blocks and reflects harmful UV rays. A skylight can increase your mood and energy at home.
  • Reduced reliance on electricity: No other type of window in a home draws in as much light as a well-placed skylight. East- and west-facing windows only have sunlight during a brief period of the day, and north- and sound-facing windows may not receive any direct light at all. A skylight pours down many hours of lighting, and this mean less reliance on electrical lights. Even on overcast days, a skylight brightens up a room and lets you turn down the lights.
  • Space enhancement: Adding a skylight to a stuffy room that feels overcrowded will have a near-magical transformative effect. The room will feel larger, fresher, more vibrant. Sometimes the only remodeling you need is a skylight. (You can save money on electrical installation as well when a skylight does half the work.)

Skylight Repairs

Because a home’s skylight has more direct exposure to the elements than other windows, it can occasionally need repairs. Make sure that you have the best professional installation available so your skylight has proper water tightness and the most durable material; this will lower the need for repairs and give you a window on the roof of the world that will last as long as your home does.

Sunset Air provides quality window installation services for Tacoma, WA that includes skylights. We can also repair your existing skylight, and offer 24-hour emergency repairs if you need a leak fixed right away. We offer numerous services for doors and windows, so contact us whenever it’s time for remodeling.

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