Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Transformation Tuesday: Before & After Window Installation

One of our favorite ways to show off what Superior Windowland can do is to present before and after photos. A side-by-side comparison highlights what a difference one small update can make. In honor of Transformation Tuesday, let's take a look at before and after photos of a Superior Windowland window installation:

In progress
As you can see, the window was updated to a more modern, energy-efficient model. Furthermore, the window can now be opened. Installation of this window not only improved the building's curb appeal, but also made it more eco-friendly.

To see more photos of our projects, visit Superior Windowland's photo gallery. You'll find lots of Transformation Tuesday-worthy updates! When you're ready to embark on a home improvement project of your own, call us at (203) 948-7770. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Google+ for more tips!

Friday, December 19, 2014

How Spray Foam Insulation Keeps Heat In

This time of year, we all want our homes to be as cozy as possible. After all, your house should serve as a warm refuge from brutal winter weather. Adding spray foam insulation to your home might be the solution you're looking for. Here's how spray foam insulation keeps heat in:

According to HGTV, to comprehend how spray foam insulation works, you must understand the law of thermodynamics: "heat flows in one direction, from a warm space to a cold one." The warm air inside of your home, according to this law, will flow outdoors to the cold air during the winter.

Spray foam insulation keeps heat in by filling the spaces between framing studs within your walls and in your attic. Because it expands by almost 100 times its original volume, it does a better job at filling air gaps than does fiberglass insulation. In short, spray foam insulation fills in the cracks through which warm air tries to escape.

As a partner with LaPolla, Superior Windowland uses some of the best spray foam products in the industry, including FOAM-LOK insulation. Not only will it help keep your home warm this winter, but it can also save you more than $100 per month on heating and cooling costs compared to traditional forms of insulation.

Have more questions about how spray foam insulation keeps heat in? Don't hesitate to give Superior Windowland a call at (203) 948-7770. You can also learn more at our website. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Google+ for more tips!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

About Superior Windowland

Before you enter any kind of relationship -- business or personal -- it's important to get to know the other party a little better. We understand that, which is why we're an open book. In this blog post, we invite you to learn a little more about Superior Windowland.

The experts of Superior Windowland have many years of experience in the window, door, and siding business. Our staff members have done both small and large residential home improvements, as well as commercial projects. No matter how you'd like to update your home, we can do it!

Our goal is a simple one: We want to make every project a special project for our customers. The philosophy at Superior Windowland is that the mark of a good company is not how things are handled when all goes right, but how it reacts to challenges that are presented. To this end, it is our intention to do everything possible to make your home improvement project perfect.

We strive to make every step of your home improvement project pleasant and valuable, from setup to cleanup. Superior Windowland's incredible staff members have extensive experience in a variety of services, including installation and repair of windows, doors and roofs. Countless hours of training and hands-on experience are the fundamentals that created what we believe in and what makes us superior.

Whether this is your first try tackling a project on your home or you've made numerous renovations, you're going to love the service provided by Superior Windowland. Thank you for getting to know Superior Windowland a bit better. We hope to provide you with a rewarding experience! Call us at (203) 948-7770 to get started.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

4 Most Common Winter Roof Problems

Your roof takes a beating from Mother Nature year-round, but especially during the winter. It braves the elements every day in order to protect you and your family. That's why it's so important to be aware of how your roof is doing. Here are the four most common winter roof problems to keep an eye out for:

1. Condensation

How does condensation affect your roof? If moisture builds up at your roof's ceiling, it can be absorbed into the wood and freeze. Once it starts freezing, the moisture expands and cracks, compromising the roof's integrity. This could damage the entire roof, causing leaks throughout your home.

2. Ice dams

An ice dam, according to Angie's List, is  "a layer of ice that forms at the edge of a roof that does not allow melting snow to drain off the roof." Water becomes trapped, and often flows into your home, causing destruction.

3. Icicles

When temperatures stay at or around freezing during the day, icicles become a common winter roof problem. Sunshine will melt the snow on your roof, causing it to dribble over the sides. If the water re-freezers, it can form icicles. Heavy ice can cause gutters to fall and roofs to cave in.

4. Flashing leaks

The flashing on your roof is a piece of sheet metal that protects joints from water damage. It's usually located at or around the chimney and any skylights and dormer windows. Disintegrated flashing can lead to leaks during the wintertime.

If it's time to replace your roof, turn to Superior Windowland. We offer many different material options including sphalt 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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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Why You Should Install Hardwood Flooring this Winter

Some people worry that adding hardwood flooring in the winter is a bad idea. However, thanks to certain winder conditions -- like dryness -- wintertime is actually an ideal time to lay hardwood floors. Below is an in-depth look at why you should install hardwood flooring this winter:

Dry winter conditions prevent warping

Moisture and wood do not mix. One reason why you should install hardwood flooring in the winter is because the air is usually drier, meaning moisture won't get trapped. The less moisture there is when you lay hardwood flooring, the less of a chance your floor will buckle and warp.

It's easier to space the floorboards

Winter in Connecticut is cold, and cold air makes wooden floorboards contract. This is a good thing when it comes to installing hardwood floors. That's because it's easier to space the floorboards out, and you don't have to worry about large gaps forming between pieces.

Your schedule is less hectic

Once the holiday season dies down, chances are your schedule will clear up. You'll have plenty of time to decide which hardwood flooring suits your style best. More importantly, you'll have no problem scheduling an appointment for installation!

We at Superior Windowland have excellent relationships with many fine flooring products. Our team will be happy to help you put together the perfect solution for your flooring needs. From design, to product selection, to final installation—we have the expertise to complete your project seamlessly.

So what are you waiting for? Let's transform your home this winter with beautiful new hardwood flooring! Dial (203) 948-7770 for more information. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and follow us on Google+ for more tips!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

3 Winter Home Improvement Projects to Lower Utility Costs

Here at Superior Windowland, we do more than just windows. We offer a variety of home improvement services that not only improve the look of your house, but also save you money. Below are three winter home improvement projects available from Superior Windowland that will help lower utility costs:

1. Add insulation

Extra insulation throughout your house can prevent heat from escaping this winter. “If your house was insulated more than 20 years ago, an added layer in the attic always helps,” Todd Recknagel, CEO of AM Conservation Group, told US News. You can also add insulation to your crawl space, basement and garage. Superior Windowland offers spray foam insulation, which can help you save up to 40 percent on energy costs.

2. Install south-facing windows

The U.S. Department of Energy recommends taking advantage of the sun's heat to lower utility costs. If you already have south-facing windows, keep the curtains open during the day; the sunlight will naturally heat your home. If not, contact Superior Windowland. We can help you select the perfect window type for the job!

3. Replace your doors

Replacing old doors with energy-efficient models can help reduce energy costs this winter, advises the Environmental Protection Agency. We know you will be pleased with Superior Windowland's variety and superior installation for your new doors. Our brands include Therma-Tru and Interstate.

Don't get stuck spending more than you have to this winter! Heating your home shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg. Contact Superior Windowland at  (203) 948-7770 to learn more about home improvement projects that will help lower your utility costs. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and follow us on Google+ for more tips!

Friday, December 5, 2014

How to Decorate Your Windows for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and there's no better way to spread cheer than by decorating your home's windows! Whether your style is traditional or modern, now's the time to up your house's curb appeal while celebrating the season. Let's discuss different ways to decorate your windows for the holidays:

1. Create a winter scene

Photo by Beth Dreiling Hontzas for Southern Living magazine
Southern Living suggests building a beautiful winter scene in your window. Take a small branch off your Christmas tree (or any fresh greenery) for the green, and purchase red cardinals from a local crafts store. Complete the winter wonderland display by adding a branch for the birds to perch upon.

2. Bring the snow indoors

Photo via Better Homes and Gardens
No, we don't mean literally. According to the experts of Better Homes and Gardens, a lacy table skirt, paper snowflakes and some ribbon is all you need for a stunning snowy design. Hang it all from a simple curtain rod, and you're done!

3. Hang ornaments

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This idea from is simple yet brilliant! If you can bear to part with some of your Christmas tree ornaments, hang them from a window instead. Be sure to match the ribbon to the ornament for a comprehensive style!

With these pointers, you can deck out your windows for the holiday season. What other ideas do you have for decorating your windows for the holidays? Tell us your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How to Prevent Scuff Marks on Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are certainly beautiful, but they're also quite easy to scuff. And while scuff marks are not as grave as scratches or nicks, they put a blemish on your gorgeous flooring. Did you know that you can actually prevent scuff marks on your hardwood floors? Here's how:

Ask family members and visitors to take off their shoes. It might sound tedious, but the first step in preventing scuff marks is getting people to keep their shoes off. Doing so will ensure that sneakers, high heels and boots never get near to your stunning hardwood flooring.

Cover high-traffic areas with rugs. Area rugs come in handy when it comes to preventing scuff marks on your hardwood floors. They're small enough that they don't conceal the natural beauty of the wood flooring, and can protect high-traffic areas in your home. Plus, they can accentuate your decor!

Attach felt protector pads to the bottom of furniture. If it's your furniture that's causing scuff marks on your floors, then look for floor protectors. According to the World Floor Covering Association, there are many different types to consider:
  • Self-adhesive felt pad 
  • Formed-felt pads
  • Tap-in felt glides
  • Rubber & Teflon-like grippers
  • Stick-on & screw-on foot protectors
  • And more!
Following these steps should prevent scuff marks on your hardwood floors. If your floors are scuffed, scratched or dented beyond repair, contact Superior Windowland at (203) 948-7770. We have a relationship with many fine flooring products, and our team will be happy to help you put together the perfect solution for your flooring needs.

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