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.