Monday, July 28, 2014

Everything You Need to Know About Window Condensation

Is fog collecting on your home’s windows? At first you might think the glass is to blame, but that’s probably not the case. More often than not, window condensation indicates that the air inside your home is filled with too much moisture.

Energy-efficient windows work to keep the inside of your home cool during the summer months and warm in the winter. Sometimes this can result in excess moisture and higher levels of humidity in your house. Your windows’ glass provides a cold surface that allows humid air to visibly condense.

The solution, then, is not to get rid of your new, energy-efficient windows. Rather, you must control the humidity in your home. Try the following:

  • Crack windows and doors to let humidity out
  • Run exhaust fans in your kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room
  • Open up drapes and curtains to let air hit your windows
  • Switch off humidifiers
  • Purchase a dehumidifier for rooms with excess moisture

However, if you notice window condensation in between two layers of glass in an insulated glass unit, the glass might need to be replaced. This type of condensation is due to a broken airtight seal rather than humidity levels inside your home.

Allow us to help you diagnose the problem! The experts at Superior Windowland are factory-trained not only on windows, but the proper way to install them. Dial (203) 948-7770 today for service!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

5 Myths About Remodeling

Adding new windows, doors, roofing, siding, insulation, gutters and/or flooring to your home can increase your home's value. Still, you've probably heard your fair share of horror stories from friends and family members regarding launching a new residential project. Below we clear up six myths about remodeling:

Myth #1: Doing it yourself will save you money
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The truth: If you're considering taking on a home improvement project by yourself, remember the old saying: "You get what you pay for." Quality work from Superior Windowland is worth the higher starting cost. We’ll do the job right the first time, which will save you more money at the end of the day.

Myth #2: Buying your own materials will help cut down on costs

The truth: We have great relationships with our manufacturers. This allows us to get discounts that you wouldn't be able to get yourself.

Myth #3:
Inside projects are more important than outside improvements

The truth: Curb appeal is more important than you might think. If a potential home buyer doesn't like the outside look of your home, he or she might not even make it inside to see your indoor renovations. When remodeling, start on the outside and then work your way in.

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Myth #4: You shouldn't install hardwood floors in your kitchen

The truth: It's not clear where this myth came from, but hardwood floors look and work great in kitchens.

Myth #5: All remodeling contractors are the same

The truth: Not all remodeling businesses are created equal. Superior Windowland has been BBB accredited since 2011, is FEMA approved, and is fully licensed and insured.

Call us today at (203) 948-7770 to discuss your home improvement project! Don’t forget to likeSuperior Windowland on Facebook for more information on our products and services.

Friday, July 18, 2014

7 Signs You Should Invest In New Windows

Replacing your home's windows might seem like a major project that you just want to avoid, but sometimes it's a necessity. Investing in new windows can make your home more comfortable and help you save on utility costs. Here are 10 signs you should invest in new windows:

1. Opening and closing your windows is a workout

Wear and tear can take a toll on a window's gears and hardware. If it takes too much effort to open or close your windows, something's not working right.

2. Your windows are painted shut

Windows that are painted shut cannot be opened during the summer months, making your home less comfortable. More importantly, painted-shut windows pose health and safety risks, especially when it comes to fire safety.

3. You've noticed chipping, deterioration and/or water stains

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    Chipping, deterioration and water stains are a sure sign that it's time to replace your windows. They indicate that the windows are aging badly and will not hold up for long.

    4. Replacement parts are difficult to find

    If your windows need to be repaired but the replacement parts are too hard to find, then you should invest in new windows. Parts for very old windows may not even be available anymore.

    5. Your energy bills are too high

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    Old windows were not built with energy-efficiency in mind. As home heating and cooling costs continue to soar, consider installing our OKNA Insul-Tec windows, which make your home energy efficient while enhancing its beauty.

    6. You need to prop your windows open

    Do you use a block of wood to hold your windows open? You shouldn't have to rely on additional assistance to enjoy a breeze!

    7. Your windows are drafty

    Speaking of breezes, there shouldn't be one when your windows are closed. If you notice a constant draft, it's certainly time to upgrade.
    If you observe any of these indicators in your home, call Superior Windowland at (203) 948-7770 today. Our crews are factory-trained not only on each of our products, but also on the proper way to install them.

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    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

    With energy costs at an all-time high, it’s more important than ever to make sure your home is energy efficient. That’s why the spray foam industry has exploded in recent years. Superior Windowland offers all types of spray foam solutions for your home. Let’s discuss the benefits of spray foam insulation:

    Better Air Quality

    A great thing about spray foam insulation is that it provides a barrier to the outdoors. This is important because outdoor air carries allergens and moisture. Keeping them out will ensure your home’s air remains clean and dry.


    While some forms of insulation can be dangerous to the environment, our spray foam insulation produces no harmful emissions.

    Energy Savings

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    Did you know that by investing in spray foam insulation, you can save up to 40 percent on energy costs for your home? The experts at Superior Windowland use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your spray foam insulation is installed properly. What does that mean for you? You save as much money as possible.

    Resale Value

    In today’s real estate market, energy-efficient homes are more in demand than ever. Energy prices continue to skyrocket, and a home with spray foam insulation is guaranteed to stay cooler in the summer and warmer throughout the winter.

    Best of all, spray foam insulation will not sag, settle, or shrink over time, so you get to enjoy a lifetime of benefits. Call Superior Windowland at (203) 948-7770 today to learn more about spray foam insulation.

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    3 Tricks for Making Small Windows Look Larger

    Unfortunately, not every home comes with beautiful, large-scale windows. And if you can't remodel due to structural or financial constraints, you probably think you're stuck with the windows you've got. However, you'll be happy to know that you can make your tiny windows look at least a little bigger using these three tricks:

    1. Hang Floor-Length Curtains or Drapes

    One way to make your windows look bigger is to elongate them with long curtains or drapes. Hang window treatments at or near the ceiling and make sure they come to the floor. Make the effect even more noticeable by choosing curtains and draperies with vertical stripes.

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    2. Use a Curtain Rod that's Wider Than the Window

    You might want to make your windows appear wider than they are, in which case you should choose a drapery rod that's at least 60 percent wider than your window. Use drawing curtains that can be spread across the entire space. People who look at your window will assume that the extra fabric covers the window.

    3. Choose Your Colors & Patterns Wisely

    If you match the color of your draperies to that of your walls, the window will appear larger. That's because it's difficult to realize where a window begins and where the wall stops if they're the same color. Use curtains with a similar texture to the wall for full effect.

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    Will you use these tricks to make your windows appear larger? If so, tweet us photos of the finished product @swindowland!

    If you'd rather upgrade to larger windows, don't hesitate to contact Superior Windowland at (203) 94-7770.