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Friday, December 15, 2017

Tips For Cleaning Windows in the Winter

Chances are this last snowfall left your house and property a mess. If your windows need a little bit of love, you don't have to wait until spring to get them clean. Below we'll discuss four cold weather window washing tips.

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1. Use Alcohol

Mix 3 tablespoons of alcohol in a vinegar and water solution to prevent freezing. Just make sure you use cold water, otherwise the alcohol may evaporate too quickly.

2. Mix With Salt

Combine 1/8 cup of salt with water in a spray bottle and mix until it's dissolved. It will not only get your windows clean, but according to Life Hacker, it will also keep them frost-free!

3. Try Antifreeze Windshield Washing Fluid

Windshields need to be clean year-round, so windshield washing fluid is usually designed to withstand below-freezing temperatures. Try pouring some into a spray bottle and spraying down your home's windows. Use a squeegee to wipe them clean.

Do you have any other tips for wintertime window washing? We’d love to hear your feedback! Sound off on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter! And visit Superior Windowland on the web to learn more about our products and services.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Are Casement Windows Safe?

Safety is a main concern for homeowners — and windows are supposed to protect you. Which type of window protects your home the most? This week we’re fact-checking to see if casement windows get’s the job done.

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Are Casement Windows Safe?

Casement windows open via a crank, so there’s no way for someone to open the window from the outside. And when the casement windows are closed, the sash is tightly pressed into the frame, providing the window with extra strength.

How Can You Make Casement Windows Even Safer?

Although casement windows are already very secure, you can take extra steps to deter burglars and unwanted guests from targeting your home. One way is by safety glazing, or reinforced glazing. This protects your casement windows from shattering on impact, whether it be from mother nature or a would-be burglar. You can also install a secondary lock to give you peace of mind and ensure the window can’t open from the outside.

Although casement windows aren’t seen quite as often on American homes compared to those in Europe, they are still popular! And luckily, we carry them! Along with our wide variety of other windows.

Superior Windowland only carries the top window brands to ensure that you get the highest quality. 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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3 Reasons To Visit Our Showroom

Did you know that Superior Windowland has a huge showroom conveniently located in Newtown, Connecticut? You can see a variety of colors and styles for the products we offer. Below are three more reasons you should visit our showroom.

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Get a Clear Picture

There’s only so much you can gather from a brochure or website. When it comes to shopping for new windows, doors, siding, roofing and hardwood floors, you’re better off seeing Superior Windowlands selection in person. There’s simply no substitute for being able to see our products up close.

Conveniently Compare

It’s not easy to compare products when your only point of references are all squeezed into a tiny brochure. At Superior Windowlands showroom, you can easily compare your choices side-by-side to determine which is right fit for your home.

Receive Expert Advice

When you visit our showroom, you get more than a close-up look. Our knowledgeable staff is available to discuss options and help you choose the perfect materials. The experts of Superior Windowland will offer tips for both commercial and residential projects of all sizes.

Ready to come see what Superior Windowland has to offer in person? Visit our showroom at 3 Simm Lane in Newtown, Connecticut. We look forward to helping you! Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to learn more expert tips and tricks for homeowners.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Fall Home Maintenance: Doors and Windows

Doors and windows are supposed to keep the cool air out. But since they are constantly being opened, closed, and exposed to the outdoor elements, they can easily not close properly. To keep yours ready for the winter chill that's about to hit us, here are three maintenance tips before winter hits.

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1. Seal Drafts

Are your doors and windows closing firmly? If you hear a rattle noise when it closes, you have a draft. First, clear all dirt and debris that is trapped in the track. Then, begin weather stripping away!

2. Address Glazing Concerns

Over time, windows glazing can crack and break, which allows the glass to become loose and let cool air inside your home. Loose windows are also more prone to break from vibration. If you can DIY, reapply glaze, making sure to keep the angles and corners neat and clean. But make sure the window is properly repaired and sealed first to ensure a long, useful life.

3. Fix Frame Leaks

Draft leaks can come through joints and cracks around your door, window, or skylight. This can lead to wasted energy, heat loss, and mold growth around the frame. Remove the inside trim moulding and inject foam all the way around the frame. But if possible, call a professional to lend a helping hand!

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.

Monday, November 13, 2017

How To Decorate Your Home For Thanksgiving

In a pinch for some festive and cozy Thanksgiving decorations? Some of these beautiful DIY decor ideas will spruce up your home and make your space more welcoming, just in time for your guests arrival!

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  1. Multipurpose Pumpkin Bowls


Pumpkins are just suited for Halloween — they look great during Thanksgiving time as well! Instead of carving scary faces into them, cut off the top and create any type of design you want. It will make a great flower pot for your front porch!
  1. Fall Wreath


Burlap is one of fall’s most versatile supplies — and it adds that rustic feel we’re all striving for during this time. Wrap foam around a wreath with burlap ribbon, secure with glue, and attach on added embellishments like flowers, berries and more burlap.
  1. Door Greeting


Greet your guests a different way this year. Add a chalkboard to your front door and add leaves and branches around it for a seasonal finish.
  1. Mums Windowbox


November’s flower of the month are mums and they just so happen to also be a wonderful option for planters and window boxes. They come in many different sizes and colors to match any exterior decor.

How are you decking out your home for the holiday season? Tell us in the comments below! And Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more tips!

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.

Friday, October 27, 2017

How To Prevent Break-Ins From Monsters

October is filled with horror movies, haunted houses and hayrides, and terrifying costumes. Most of this is a fun way to celebrate the upcoming spooky holiday — Halloween. One not-so-fun scary thing that can happen during Halloween time, or at any time during the year, is a home break-in. Keep these monsters at bay with the tips in this infographic from ADT.



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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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Horror Movie Homes In Real Life

Whether you love ‘em or loathe ‘em, you can’t get away from horror films during Halloween time. While the gore and suspense is a main attraction to the genre, have you ever looked at the spooky homes behind the supernatural events?

Some of the homes behind the most popular horror films, such as Insidious, Poltergeist, and The Amityville Horror have a shocking price — and one of them is even located in Connecticut!

How Much Would These Horror Movie Homes Cost In Real Life?


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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Thursday, October 5, 2017

How To Hang Halloween Decorations

Are you getting your home ready to haunt trick-or-treaters on the 31st? If you need help, we have a few ways to ensure your spooky decorations stay up throughout the scary season. Trust us, those witches, ghosts, and bats aren’t flying anywhere this year.

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  1. Use Zip Ties

If you’re going to hang a lot of bright orange lights, invest in a package of zip ties. They come in a variety of sizes and colors that help them look more discrete. Plus, they’re cheap!

  1. All-Purpose Light Clips

Want to hang decorations on your gutters or siding? Buy all-purpose light clips — you can buy a 100 pack for about $10.

  1. Duct Tape The Cords Down

Sometimes, it's unavoidable to keep extension cords away from where the trick-or-treaters will be. If that’s the case with your decorations, use duct tape to secure the cords to the surface. This helps reduce the chance of someone tripping.

  1. Use A Timer

No one wants to wake up in the middle of the night to go turn off the lights and decorations. Save yourself the trip and put on an outside timer.

  1. Leverage Your Outlets

Don’t plug all of your lights into one single outlet. If you have more than three strings of lights together, it’s time to use another outlet.

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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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

4 Common Window Problems (And How To Fix Them)

You can’t hire someone to fix every little repair your home experiences. Luckily, when it comes to your windows, there are plenty of DIY guides to help you out.


Stuck Wooden Windows

Wooden windows can swell in wet weather. If this happens to you, try rubbing candle wax along the edge to free it. Damp weather can also make your windows rattle or fasteners difficult to close. Fix tissue by adjusting the positions a if you were installing from scratch.

Adjusting a Mortise-Plate

If the mortise-plate is poorly fitted, it can prevent the mortise-catch from closing the window securely. Remove the mortise-plate and refit it properly with a screwdriver.

Removing Vinyl Bead Trim

Only do this yourself if you have old double-glazed units. If your windows are still under guarantee, e suggest getting the manufacturer to repair them so you can reuse the trim without it going to waste.

Repairing a Rotten Sill

Ifa small area of a wooden sill is rotten, but the rest looks just fine, you can simply replace that one part of the sill. Cut back the sill and mark the position of the dip groove. Then, use a router to cut out the groove, screw a patch in place and voilĂ !

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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Popular Door Designs For Homes

Nothing says “Welcome to our home” like a beautiful front door. And with the vast amount of options offered on the market today, it shouldn’t be hard to find one that best suits your style. Here are a few of the most inviting front door options to choose from:


Traditional

A door with anywhere from two to 12 raised panels will never go out of style. This classic design may feature glass inserts with colored panes, and come in wood, metal, and fiberglass. Custom options are also available!

Craftsman

This type of door can be seen on cottage-styled homes or even resorts in the mountains. craftsman-style doors are made from wood or fiberglass and often feature one window at the top. You’ll also typically find a craftsman door with stained glass, wood-outlined panes, and rectangular-shaped raised panels across the bottom.

Rustic

Rustic doors are often seen on cabins and homes that feature wood or stone exteriors. These doors are thick, and have raised panels, scored lines, and clear glass.

Arched

Arched doors may fit into the other popular door designs, but we still had to give them their own category! Their curved design gives them a distinctive look and appeal you can’t find with the other doors. More than likely, an arched door will be a special order made for your home or business.

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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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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