Monthly Archives: August 2014

Energy Bills? Energy Windows Can Answer That

- by to Energy Efficient Windows.

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Burnt out with high monthly energy bills? Stop worrying because it won’t help you for sure. Things like these can be best solved if we’ll take them lightly. We simply need to have our little brains working – as they say, “just do it”!

Paying for high monthly energy dues is nothing new to most of us, but thanks to the founder of the vinyl energy saving windows for the innovative breakthrough. It’s been years since the first time these have been launched. For the time being, more and more homeowners are getting the hook of it because of its sheer advantages. The progress might be dramatic, but it’s gaining the trust that it deserves.

This has been the inspiration of the newly emerging “Green Architecture”. It aims to promote beyond adequate house ventilation and is into using “green-friendly” construction materials so as to keep out nature’s undesirable elements.

Here’s a sneak peek of some sample windows that may fit your own house:

*Sliding Energy Windows for Bungalow Houses

Installing Sliding Energy Windows in a bungalow house, for example, would allow better ventilation and breathable home space. It provides you the chance to do whatever you want because it requires lesser effort to open/close. It also has the most glass space and best viewing surface than any other window. Clearly, you’ll have more time for relaxing with this!

*Picture Energy Windows for “Picture-Perfect” Side-split Houses

Amaze your neighbors with the perfect simplistic look of the Picture Energy Windows. This allows you to turn your house most attractive by far with its polished design. It is unencumbered from any hardware, locks or screens. For certain, your friends will be curious about it!

*Garden Energy Windows for “Green–Friendly” Houses

If you are into “green advocacy” and believes in the benefits of indoor greenery, this Garden Energy Window is best for you and your home. This is the only garden window engineered to be a garden window; all others are a mix of various style windows combined together. Ultimately, garden windows are engineered to be energy efficient. The combination welded frames, in a mishmash with weather seals, double glazing, and an insulated base, keep out the cold winter winds. In the warmer months, the top and side venting windows open wide to endow with a cooling breeze.

Historically, energy windows have been the feeble link within the overall house construction. In recent years, however, with the many advances in the industry, the right windows are effectively and significantly reducing the effects of heat loss/gain, wind, and noise pollution. Now your windows can pay for themselves by the money you can save on your utility bills! Good news is – they are also more durable and much easier to maintain.

How about you? Would you like to know the best energy window for your own home? Dial 703.550.7766 and tell us what you think.

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Your Must Haves for A Green House Garden Window

- by to Eco-Friendly Windows.

Tired of seeing your windows boring and empty? Keep out from the wear and tear curtains and indulge into something fresh and natural!

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If you are thinking of great ideas for your kitchen garden windows, why not invest in cost-effective indoor gardening that will not merely upgrade the overall look of your kitchen oriel, but can also help you fostering positive spirit and a more relaxing, restful ambiance.

We are aware that devoting some time in nature is linked to reduced stress levels and relieves tension. As a matter of fact, Dutch researchers back in 2008 found out that patients with indoor plants in their rooms has lower stress levels than patients without them.

Yet, functional decorating for our garden windows has always been a struggle for most of us. We think that any plant can work in every home and we just select anything. The fact is: it’s not as easy as that.

That’s why we’ve rounded up some plants that are easy to take care of, effective at increasing oxygen and clearing out toxins for cleaner breathing air.

Why not start with the any of the following:

Money Plant.
It is believed that if a money plant grows well in your house it will bring wealth. This is a very easy to grow and it doesn’t even require much effort to maintain it. Its presence in your household is excellent for your health as it is very effective in removing formaldehyde from the air.

Aloe Vera Plant.
It grows best with lots of sun. It has a number of healing properties, from soothing skin burns and cuts to detoxifying the body, and it can aid in sustaining the air quality in your home. The plant can help clear the air of pollutants found in chemical cleaning products, and when the amount of harmful chemicals in the air becomes excessive, the plants’ leaves will display brown spots.

Peace Lily.
This amazing low-maintenance plant is worth keeping in every household. It does well in shade and cooler temperatures, and it can lessen the levels of a number of toxins in the air.

Snake Plant.
Also known as “mother-in-law’s tongue”. Researchers found out that this plant has strong facility to absorb toxins like nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde. It also can absorb a variety of chemicals present in the air. Unlike other plants it doesn’t release carbon dioxide at night.

Red-Edged Dracaena.
Known for being a vibrant plant. It also removes toxins including xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde from the air. It thrives best in sunlight and can grow as much as 15 feet. This is a good choice plant for styling and filling up the spaces.

Philodendrons.
These are heart-shaped popular choice for indoor gardening. They are easy to grow and the glossy and unique colors of leaves. They’re easy to care for and good at absorbing formaldehyde. They grow with moderate water and some sunlight and they’ll be fine.

Bamboo Palm.
This is one of the top ranking in NASA’s list of clean-air plants. It’s also effective at clearing out benzene and trichloroethylene. In order to maximize growth it needs to be well-watered, in shade or indirect light.

Rubber Tree.
An air purifier and is one of the easiest plants to grow. It thrives even in dim lighting and cooler climates. The low-maintenance plant is a powerful toxin eradicating agent.

Realizing the benefits of placing some indoor greenery in our houses is never enough. It really pays to know the perfect plant to put in your garden windows and your expertise in taking care of these plants. Admittedly, we just need to be innovative and think out of the box because small things like these do matter.

May we know your favorites? We’re excited to know your thoughts! So dial 703.550.7766 and tell us what you have in mind.

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Quick Tips Before You Change Those Windows

- by to Windows Replacement.

Imagine yourself installing replacement windows from season to season. It’s indeed draining to plan, spend and eat so much of your time for it, right? With all this at stake, you should have been able to experience more value-added activities like extended vacations, a number of sinful pleasures and some family bonding moments – if you allowed yourself be freed from this recurring household topsy-turvy. Believe you me, you don’t deserve the stress!

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It is a given fact that like other things we see ourselves delving into, planning echoes a great role in garnering for the right vinyl windows replacement. It is also important that we are knowledgeable of the latest trends in the market, so we can maximize everything we have on our plate.

Having said that, here are a few tips to remember:

1. Plan.
Everything should start from here. You should think long-term and quit from the attitudes that will lead you towards the typical routine. However, things like budget, timetable, etc. should be taken into account. You should also remember that quality must outshine budget. You can’t afford to compromise the quality simply because you’re too concerned about your budget. Be realistic on the cost allocation. Be mindful that being practical is not all about what you can spare now, but what you can save in the future.

2. Leave the Old, Try the New.
It won’t hurt if you’ll open yourself to new innovations in the market. Rather than sticking with the traditional metal and/or wooden frames, go for vinyl windows replacement instead. There must be a concrete reason why more than 50% of the homeowners go for this option. There have been numerous studies regarding the efficiency of vinyl windows as to several factors. (Read: DC Replacement Windows). You may also rely on positive feedbacks from satisfied customers. There would be no greater genuine advertisement of a product other than the power of the “word of mouth” from its happy clients. Nonetheless, however, nothing beats experience.

3. Seek the Right Provider.
This will save you from remorse and further damages. Trusting companies like Vinyl Lite (see: Northern VA Replacement Windows) who has been in the business for several decades now, means doing the right thing with the right people. It takes a high level of credibility to stay in the market with the same level of quality products and services.

4. Speak Up and Be the Captain of the Ship.
Use the information you gained as your advantage. Also, go for a company that not only provides your needs, but also who is more than willing to perform what you want. The company that listens to its clients finds it an honor performing your demands. So speak up and tell them your ideas.

5. Schedule Ahead.
You might observe that most households change their windows during the spring and/or summer. This might be the best time to do so because of the level of humidity and temperature. One advantage is that during these period companies usually launch special discounts to encourage sales. (Demand and Supply Principle, remember?) One problem, though, is that everyone else is doing the same thing. You might find yourself in a long queue for installation, worse; you may not even be able to get in during that period. Best solution? Have the best date reserved ahead of time.

A good decision maker optimizes what he has and takes the guts to push thru. Indecisive decision makers usually are the once who get the undesirable results. So be heard by dialing 703.550.7766 and schedule ahead.

It’s the best time to give yourself a break and gain the peace of mind you deserve, don’t you think?

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