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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Thursday, July 27, 2017

How To Create Good Feng Shui In Your Main Entrance

The way you feel when you first walk into a home can affect your entire time under that one roof. This is why it’s so important to focus on creating good feng shui in your main entryway. This area should be designed to welcome, strengthen, and channel good energy throughout the rest of the house. Here are a few feng shui tweaks that can help you get started!

1.Find out the areas energy. Feng shui-wise, finding out the bagua (or the energy) of a space helps peice everything else together. Your bagua will help you choose the best colors or shapes to strengthen the energy of your main entry — maybe it's red, or maybe it’s blue!

2.Create a strong, welcoming “landing space.” Whether it’s a large or modest table, a beautiful picture, or a vase filled with flowers, there are many feng shui decor options to choose from. If your space is limited, even a simple rug will strong colors will suffice!

3.Remedy all feng shui disasters. Some feng shui issues you can quickly fix, others may need a little more attention.
  • Mirror facing the front door.
  • Staircase too close/facing the front door.
  • Wall too close/blocking the flow from the front door.
  • Bathroom over the main door.

If you need help fixing the windows or doors at your main entry, the professionals at Superior Windowland can help! We’re an industry leader in windows, doors, spray foam insulation, and more. Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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