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Monday, September 18, 2017

The ABC's Of Windows

What house would be complete without windows? They provide natural sunlight, fresh air, and views of the outdoors. It’s important for homeowners to know the different types of windows, materials, and building codes. And that starts here.

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The ABC's Of Windows:

Wainscoting - This describes the decorative paneling that lines the lower half of the interior wall.

Wall Insulation - Insulation is placed between the wall studs to slow down air moving between the inside and outside of a home.

Wall Sheathing - Sheets of plywood nailed to the outside face of the wall studs that serve as a base for exterior siding.

Water Repellent System - An exterior coating system that temporarily protects against water.

Waterproofing - Waterproofing prevents moisture, unlike a water repellent system.

Weather Stripping - This is when certain materials — like rubber, metal, wood, or plastic — are installed around the door and window openings to prevent air filtration.

Window Casting - The decorative strips surrounding and finishing the exterior and interior sides of the window or door opening.

Weep Holes - To allow water to drain, small holes are placed at the bottom of walls, windows, or along the edge of flat roofs or decks.

With our extensive experience and expertise, Superior Windowland is an industry leader in windows, doors, spray foam insulation, and more. So whether you need a broken window repaired, or new siding for your home, you can count on us to get the job done right! Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.

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How To Make Commercial Roof Repair Effortless

For many business owners, the last thing they want to spend their money on is building or roofing repairs. But it’s important to check in on your commercial roof and fix any issues as they appear.

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How To Make Commercial Roof Repair Effortless:

Prevention
A little goes a long way when it comes to your roof. If you want to prevent major issues and the huge repair bills that follow suit, follow these precautions:
  • After storms hit, hire a professional to clear the debris off your roof, and check the drains to free them of any clogs.
  • Schedule an annual or semiannual inspection.
  • Limit the foot traffic on your roof.

Communication
The more you communicate with your contractor, the better. At a minimum, there are two things you should discuss before the job:
  • How much foot traffic or weather issues your roof has experience since the last visit.
  • Problem areas you are worried about.

Documentation
Keep record of all the work done on your roofs. This should include photographs, warranty information, and independent evaluations.
  • What was repaired?
  • Where was the work done?
  • Which company handled the repair?
  • How well was the repair performed?
  • How was the company’s communication with you?

If it's time to replace or repair your roof, turn to Superior Windowland. We offer many different material options including asphalt shingles, wooden shingles or shakes, tile, slate, metal, and copper. Our experts will help you choose the best options for your home to keep the need for repairs and maintenance to a minimum.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Best Lighting For Computer Work

Did you know that 50 to 90 percent of all computer users experience eye strain? Well what if we told you there are plenty of ways to properly light your workspace, and one of the sources is free!


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 1. Tweak your overhead fixtures.
Glare-free, overhead lighting offers the best lighting when working on your computer. Tone down the intense, existing light by replacing some of the fixtures with low-wattage level bulbs.

 2. Fix your task lighting.
Choose a low-glare, adjustable desk lamp that allows you to easily alter the illumination. Place the light next to your computer, facing your desk and not your screen.

 3. Adjust your computer screen.
Another way to help help reduce possible eye strain or fatigue is to adjust your computer screen's brightness display setting. Fix the brightness to be equal to the illumination in your office.

 4. Harness the sunshine.
What if we told you there was an option on the market that doesn’t cost a thing? Natural sunlight won’t affect your pocket, and it’s a natural mood booster as well (win-win!). You can soften the glare and the direction of the outdoor light with your shades, blinds, or drapes.

If you want to grab some of that natural sunlight for your home office, contact Superior Windowland today!  Whether you need a broken window repaired, or new siding for your home, you can count on us to get the job done right! Our expert staff members are factory-trained not only on each of our products, but also on the proper way to install them. Call us  at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate or visit our website today!

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3 Ways To Add Flowers And Boost Curb Appeal

When you drive down your block, what’s the first thing you notice? The front door, the garage, the landscaping? If this motivates you to add something special to your front door, you’re in luck. One of the best ways to spruce up your curb appeal is to add flowers, and we have three ideas that you can choose from!

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Window Flower Boxes

If you love flowers and want to add a pop of color to your home’s exterior — place a window box below any of your windows. The work well in the front or back of your home — just make sure you can easily reach them to water the plants.

Flower Pots and Baskets

If you don’t want a window flower box, you can plant the same flowers in outdoor pots instead. This way, you will also have the advantage of using different color and textured pots instead of sticking to neural ones — maybe even hang some flower baskets!

Trellises and Arbors

The most common plants around a house are trees and low shrubs. But have you ever thought of adding a trellises? They are easier to maintain, and are a great addition because they come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes.

If you want to add even more life to your windows, check out our last article to find out which window treatment is right for your home!

With our extensive experience and expertise, Superior Windowland is an industry leader in windows, doors, spray foam insulation, and more. So whether you need a broken window repaired, or new siding for your home, you can count on us to get the job done right! Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Window Treatments: Are You More Decorative or Formal?

Recently added new windows to your home? Next step is adding window treatments to help tie your space together. But do you go with decorative window treatments or formal? Use this guide to help you decide.

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Decorative Window Treatments
Add a layer of design through patterns, colors, and textures.
• Highlights a particular feature of a room, like a bay window or window seat.
• Ties all of the elements in a room together by reinforcing a style, supporting the color scheme, and matching the design.

Formal Window Treatments
• Serve a purpose beyond their aesthetic value.
• Can easily block the sun if need be.
• Provides privacy at night so no one can peek through your windows at ground-level.

Factors to Consider
Budget - Find out what you’re realistically willing to spend, both decorative and formal window treatments can add up!
• Placement - Where will your treatments go? Will it be beneficial to place them there for years to come?
• Function - What is the purpose of your treatments?
• Lifestyle - Do you live alone, with children, pets, or both? Depending on your living situation, you may want to avoid floor-length styles or treatments with long cords dangling.

With our extensive experience and expertise, Superior Windowland is an industry leader in windows, doors, spray foam insulation, and more. So whether you need a broken window repaired, or new siding for your home, you can count on us to get the job done right! Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

How To Take Care Of Your Roof So It Never Lets You Down

Your roof deserves your attention. It helps keep you safe by protecting you and your family from the elements. But it can’t do it alone, it needs your help and guidance.


Periodically check for any alarming signs.
If you continuously check on your roof, you won’t be caught off guard with timely and costly repairs. Check your attic for water drips or stains. Head outside and look around your property, keeping an eye out for shingle pieces on the ground, or damaged or broken shingles on your roof.

Schedule an inspection.
We live in an area with many climate extremes, which can take a toll on your roof. Do your research beforehand and choose a licensed, trusted roofing professional — added plus if they offer free inspections as well.

Keep your gutters in good repair.
You can also safeguard your home and roofing system by making sure your gutters aren’t clogged or in poor condition. Gutters main function is to lead water away from your home, but sometimes water can freeze (ice dams) or clog along your roof edge, which can lead to water damage to your roofing and siding.

Trim your trees.
If you have any tall trees hanging over your roof, don’t fix it yourself, call a professional instead. There’s less of a risk of personal and property damage when an expert does this job! They will clear out any pine needles, leaves, branches, or other debris that can ruin your shingles or gutter system.

If it's time to replace your roof, turn to Superior Windowland. We offer many different material options including asphalt shingles, wooden shingles or shakes, tile, slate, metal, and copper. Our experts will help you choose the best options for your home to keep the need for repairs and maintenance to a minimum.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

What's The Best Color For Your Front Door?

We’ve discussed how to create good feng shui in the main entrance of your home. But how can you emanate good energy before someone even walks through the door? First, figure out the direction your front door is facing, then read on to find the best color option for your home!

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North-Facing Front Door
North is associated with the water element, which means black, blue, white, and grey. Wood, Earth, and fire are all weakening/destructive for the water element, so avoid using any of their colors (i.e. green, red, purple, yellow, and pink).

South-Facing Front Door
South is the only direction with the fire element in feng shui, so the best color for this direction is red. You can also try yellow, orange, or even purple, but try to stay away from any earthy colors (like blue, black, or brown).

East-Facing Front Door
If your front door is facing east, your best choices are the wood element colors (green and brown). However, if those colors don’t match the exterior of your home, you can also play around with blue, black, and very light yellows.

West-Facing Front Door
The best colors for a west-facing front door are white, grey, and light yellow — representing the metal element. Colors to avoid include blue, black, red, purple, pink, and orange.

A strong feng shui color will help you attract great energy for your entire home. But first, you have to find and install the perfect door — and that’s where Superior Windowland comes in! Allow us to take years of experience — both in the installation and sales of all types of doors — to enhance not only the beauty, but also the efficiency of your home. Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.

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