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If your current windows are in reasonably good condition, you may want to keep them and find ways to make them more energy efficient. Let’s look at some options for improving performance by exploring how to retrofit existing windows....
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Shopping for new windows can be quite the hassle. With so many different shapes and styles of window frames to choose from, how can you know you’re getting the best product for your home? When it comes to window frames,...
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If you’ve recently looked into ways to make your home more energy efficient, you may have come across many resources that recommend Low-E glass, but what is Low-E glass?...
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Best Commercial Glass for Storefront Use An eye-catching window display or beautiful storefront can do wonders for a business. However, if those windows are broken, dirty, or not quite right for the job, the whole look can fall flat. That’s...
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What is Tempered Glass? You’ve probably heard the term before, but, just what is tempered glass? (No, it’s not a beer stein with a short fuse.) The term ‘tempered’ refers to how the glass, used for its strength, is made. That...
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Ugh. Those stubborn fingerprint glass smudges won’t go away, obstructing an otherwise pleasant view from your window. You’ve tried glass cleaner over and over to remove fingerprints from glass, but they’re still there! What should you do? Don’t fear, your...
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As windows age, they naturally have a tendency to become leaky and less durable (particularly single-pane windows).  This leaves many homeowners frustrated with their energy inefficiency, and they are left to wonder, “Are replacement windows worth the cost?” Replacement windows...
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Glass is truly a one-of-a-kind material: Its properties aren’t that of a true liquid or solid (referred to as amorphous solid). It can be molded into all shapes and sizes. Its usefulness ranges from vases to skyscraper windows and much...
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As part of an ongoing commitment to give back to the Sacramento community, Glass West is proud to announce our involvement in a Habitat for Humanity remodel project. Glass West is contributing ten Milgard Low-E windows to a very deserving home...
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