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The Lowdown on Low E Glass

As we write this blog, it’s July 2017 and we’re in Arizona. There may never be a better time to tell you what’s great about Low-E glass.   We’ll start at the beginning, though, and tell you what it is, first.   Low-E (low emissivity) glass is (typically double-paned) glass that’s been coated with metal […]

Ode to the Window Sash

Windows are more complicated than they’re given credit for. There are dozens of working parts that go into keeping your windows safe, secure, and functional—the window sash being one of the most critical. Sure, it’s pretty easy to overlook how windows in our home function. But understanding window design can help you diagnose problems early […]

Beat Summer Heat with These 4 Ultra-Cool Window Tips

So, you’re already dreading your first early summer power bill. You’ve got drapes up, but you know before long, the sun is going to burn right through them and make a laughing stock of your air conditioner. Before you paint your windows black, we’ve got a few pointers for you: Photo by KUBE architecture – […]

Four Reasons to Love Picture Windows

  Photo by mark pinkerton – vi360 photography – Discover contemporary home office design inspiration It’s a little counterintuitive. Windows that don’t open? What’s the point? Picture windows are more of an artistic display than a functional, traditional window. They have no moving parts and, therefore, don’t open or close. But believe it or not, […]

Specialty Shaped Windows: Beautifully Unpredictable

Most windows are rectangular or square, and quite…predictable. What if you had a window in your home that you didn’t just look through – you enjoyed looking AT? Specialty windows can add dimension to your home and give it that extra bit of character it may be lacking. Here are some window shapes you should […]

How Do Energy Efficient Windows Work?

  If you’ve lived in the Phoenix area for very long, you know energy efficiency is a must to prevent you from going bankrupt from air conditioning costs during the long summer months. And, because we do live in the desert, temps manage to dip low enough during those winter nights to necessitate turning the […]

How to Transform Your Living Space with a Garden Window

Did you know a window can do more than just let light in and allow you to see the outside world? An XO garden window can transform your living space and bring the outdoors in. This box-like window can completely change the way that you view the room in your home where it has been […]

How to Choose a Perfect Patio Door

A patio adds a nice touch of outdoor living to your home. While it is important to make sure your patio is beautiful and functional, it’s also important to choose the right door to connect the patio to your house. There is a huge variety of patio doors to choose, so it’s helpful to understand […]

How to Childproof Your Windows

        Windows flood rooms with natural light, but they are also a magnet for young children who are eager to see what’s going on outside. Each year, thousands of children are severely injured or lose their lives due to window accidents. Curious babies, toddlers, and kids of a certain age should be […]

Replacing That Broken Window: An Investment Worth Making

Accidents happen; sometimes, a broken or shattered window may be the result. And while replacements may not always be cheap, taking care of that cracked or shattered window will actually save you money in the long run. Energy Waste Arizona temperatures are known for rocketing into the triple digits. To combat equally high energy bills, […]