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Friday, July 21, 2017

Stained Glass Around The World

Since the Middle Ages, stained glass has left us captivated with its beautiful and intricate colors and designs. From a Gothic chapel in Paris to a concert all in Spain, here’s a look at some of the most beautiful stained glass from around the world!

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Palau de la Música Catalana - Barcelona, Spain
This steel-framed concert hall has a stained glass skylight, which drops away from the ceiling like an inverted bell. This design is deeply covered in pigmented shades of gold and blue, featuring a three-dimensional depiction of the sun.

Grossmünster Cathedral - Zürich, Switzerland
This cathedral dates back to 1220 and its double towers have become the real landmark of Zürich. The stained glass was created in 1933 by the famous Swiss abstract artist, Augusto Giacometti. Twelve more windows were added by Sigmar Polk in 2009. Some people argue that these windows aren’t truly stained glass, since they’re thin slices of artificially colored agate (a translucent quartz that enriches color). But, the colored light that shines through is still said to be breathtaking.

Sainte-Chapelle - Paris, France
This Gothic chapel was authorized in the 13th century by King Louis IX. The 15 tall windows covering its walls are predominantly dark blue and red, featuring 1,130 prominent figures from the bible. The panels recently went through a $10 million restoration, where the windows were removed and cleaned with lasers!

Blue Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey
This mosque got its name from the blue paint used during its restorations. It has more than 200 stained-glass windows in shared ranging from pale blue to indigo, which end up covering the interior in blue as well.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What To Expect During A Window Replacement

Installing new windows isn’t a yearly occurrence, so it’s normal for homeowners to be slightly clueless as to what happens during this process. One major benefit of installing replacement windows is that the process is efficient -- no, your home won’t be left open to the elements overnight! Here’s what you CAN expect during a window replacement.

What To Expect During A Window Replacement | Window Replacement | CT | Superior Windowland

Selection and Window Measurements
What type of windows are you interested in? The style, frame material, glazing options, and price range all come into play. Your sales representative will provide you with any information you may need, and schedule a date for their contractor to visit your home and take measurements of your windows.

Acquiring Window Permits
This is when you should check with your local building department to find out if a permit is necessary for your window installation. A permit may also be required if you live in a state considered to be in the hurricane zone (located along the East Coast and Gulf Coast).

The Installation Process
The number of windows being replaced will determine the number of days needed for the project. On average, you should expect between two and three days. Make sure you clear a pathway to each window both indoors and out for the workers. At the end of each day, they will make sure all of your rooms are spotless and the windows are tested and working properly.

*Don’t forget to ask questions and be involved! A professional window installer is an expert in their field, which means you can learn a lot!

Looking to replace some windows this summer? Our expert staff members are factory-trained not only on each of our products, but also on the proper way to install them. Call Superior Windowland at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate or visit our website today!

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Home Improvements That Add The Most Value

It’s the busiest time of the real estate year. But, if your home isn’t exactly in “showing” shape, don’t worry. Some experts say that best time to sell might actually be in the fall or winter, which means you still have plenty of time to spruce up your home before you put it on the market. Here are four home improvements that add the most value to your property.

Home Improvements That Add The Most Value | Newtown | Superior Windowland

1. Remodeling The Kitchen
The kitchen is still considered the heart of the home. As long as you don’t go overboard, according to HGTV, you can expect a 60 to 120 percent return on your investment with a kitchen remodel.

2. Bathroom Additions
Don’t spend money on a bathroom you already have. Your money is better spent adding a second bath. According to a National Association of Realtors study, adding a bathroom can increase the sale price of a home by 8.7 percent, more than twice the rate for adding a bedroom.

3. Energy-Efficient Insulation
If your home lacks proper insulation (which allows plenty of hot and cold air through), home inspectors will specify this to potential buyers.

4. Adding Energy-Efficient Windows
These days, homeowners shop with energy efficiency in mind. Not only can you save on heating and cooling costs with new windows, but you’ll also receive a tax credit, which can in turn recoup your investment.

If you need help with your spring home improvement projects, turn to Superior Windowland. We can most effectively and efficiently increase your home or business' property value! Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

How To Choose The Right Window For Your Sunroom

You can’t have a sunroom without any windows. But with hundreds of options to choose from, the selection process can seem a bit overwhelming. Start by pinpointing the style and material that fits best, and window shopping will become far easier.

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How should they open?
  • Fixed windows don’t open, and are typically used in sunrooms where the walls are made entirely out of glass.
  • Slider windows consist of two framed panes that move side to side.
  • Double-hung windows have two framed panes that move up and down instead of side to side.
  • Casement windows are able to open entirely, unlike slider and double-hangs, which can only be half open.
  • Awning windows are hinged on the top, so the window becomes a rain shield when its open.

What material do you want?
  • Vinyl windows never have to be painted. They also come in a handful of colors.
  • Wood windows can be painted to match the interior and exterior trim of your sunroom.
  • Clad windows are made from wood, but are covered with vinyl or aluminum. So in the end, you get the look of wood, but in a variety of different colors.

Still not sure which window is right for your next project? Our expert staff members are factory-trained not only on each of our products, but also on the proper way to install them. Call Superior Windowland at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate or visit our website today!

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Friday, March 6, 2015

3 Home Improvement Tips for Spring

We're just two weeks out from the first day of spring! Ready to freshen up your house? Outside of spring cleaning, here are three home improvement tips for spring:

1. Repair your gutters

Loose and leaky gutters make for improper drainage. This can lead to flooding in your home's basement or crawl space. Before spring rains begin, check your gutters for debris and make sure all downspouts lead away from the foundation.

2. Examine your roof


Take a look around your property and up at your roof to see if any shingles were lost or damaged over the winter. Keep in mind that the hot summer sun can take a toll on roof shingles. Ones that look cracked and worn now need to be replaced before summer arrives.

3. Clean your air conditioners

Pretty soon you're going to be turning off the heat and pumping up the AC. Clean the coils of your air conditioning system for superior performance during the warmer months.

If you need help with your spring home improvement projects, turn to Superior Windowland. Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How to Save on Energy Costs with Spray Foam Insulation

If you're looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient, it's time to consider spray foam insulation. Superior Windowland's expert technicians have done extensive research on the insulation industry, and we found that spray foam is the wave of the future.

Spray foam insulation can help you save up to 40 percent on utilities.  Here's how to save on energy costs with spray foam insulation:

1. Insulate your garage ceiling



This area of your home lets in cold air, loud noises, and even harmful fumes. Superior Windowland can easily add spray foam insulation to your garage ceiling! After all, we are a leader in the spray foam insulation.

2. Insulate your rim joists

The rim joists are located where your house sits on its foundation. This one-inch space can leak cold air and moisture. Allow us to create an air-tight seal with spray foam insulation.

3. Insulate your attic floor

Too many attics are not air-tight. A leaky attic could be costing you thousands of dollars.With FOAM-LOK™ insulation from Superior Windowland, you can save that money instead of wasting it.

These savings are the result of a primary feature of spray foam, in that it does not sag, settle, or shrink over time. Spray foam insulation is spray applied to fill cavities of any shape providing a continuous air barrier—and it stays in place.

Give EnviroGreen a call at (203) 948-7770 to learn more about how to save on energy costs with spray foam insulation. Let us take a look at your project to see how we can most effectively and efficiently increase your home or business' envelope!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

How to Care for Your Siding in the Winter

It's important to maintain your home's siding year-round. But it's been a cold, snowy winter here in the Northeast, and you're probably not thrilled by the idea of going outdoors to clean your house's exterior.


However, these harsh weather conditions are exactly what makes cleaning so important. Let's discuss how to care for your siding in the winter:

1. Clean vinyl siding with vinegar and water

Combine one part vinegar with three parts water for an effective siding cleaning solution. Use a long, bristled brush to scrub the siding. Expert tip: Start from the bottom and work your way up to avoid streaks.

2. Use a power washer

If you'd rather get the job done quickly (and who wouldn't?), then rent a power washer. However, before you start spraying, refer to your manufacturer's manual for recommended pressure strength. Otherwise, you could damage your siding.

3. Check for mold

Because temperatures fluctuate throughout the winter, snow and ice tend to melt and refreeze. This creates an ideal condition for mold growth. If you notice mold growing in, around or underneath your siding, give Superior Windowland a call and ask to speak with one of our skilled technicians.

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