5 Ways to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season officially began June 1 and runs through November 30. However, it’s not uncommon to see tropical storms develop before and after these dates. The Texas Gulf Coast area is especially susceptible to the often critical weather conditions that hurricanes and tropical storms bring. If you live in hurricane country, now is the best time to secure your home for the season.

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Window Experts, Houston

When it comes to replacement windows for your home in Houston, you need to know that you’re enlisting the help of professionals windstorm experts you can trust. At Advanced Window Products, each of our installation professionals carries extensive experience. We never use subcontractors, so you’ll know exactly who is working on your home.

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Window Replacement, The Woodlands

Keeping your home insulated from intense heat, cold weather, and outside noise are just some of the many benefits of replacing your windows with energy efficient windows in The Woodlands. With updated, double-paned windows, you can cut down your energy costs and improve your home’s security, reduce outside noise, and even reduce the amount of dust and allergens that enter your home. Continue reading Window Replacement, The Woodlands

Window Replacement, Sugar Land

The blistering summers and temperamental weather throughout Texas makes your home’s windows one of its most important assets. The right windows can make a big difference in reducing energy costs and protecting your home from dangerous situations, plus a host of other benefits. Homes throughout Sugar Land can enjoy the many benefits of window replacement with the trusted services of Advanced Window Products. Continue reading Window Replacement, Sugar Land

Save Money with Energy Efficient Windows

As temperatures continue to linger in the triple digits throughout many regions of the U.S., the struggle to keep homes cooled down has led to skyrocketing energy bills. Even an air conditioner that’s constantly running will struggle to fight off the summer heat, and many homeowners are seeking ways to keep their electricity usage at reasonable levels. While you may not be able to completely avoid  higher electric bill, there are ways in which you can keep from breaking your wallet while trying to keep your home cool. Continue reading Save Money with Energy Efficient Windows

When to Replace Your Windows

On top of significant energy savings, replacing your windows can also make your home safer, protect your draperies from harmful UV rays, reduce noise, and update the look of your home. You can save loads on your heating and cooling bills, and numerous other benefits, but what are some signs that you should replace your windows?

If your windows are more than 10 years old, it may be time to look for more efficient alternative. As the sealing wears out and more energy efficient materials and methods become available, you could be losing out on significant savings on your energy bills.

Moisture and mold are both signs of a window that’s not fully sealed and could be creating an unhealthy situation. A number of issues could be contributing to this situation, so quickly consult with your window professionals for an examination of your windows.

Trouble with opening or closing your window can also be a sign of deterioration. If a sash jams easily or sticks, the window is probably not sealed fully and needs to be replaced.

Although lead-based paint was officially banned in 1978, many homes built during the 1960s were particularly prone to the dangers of lead. If your home was built in the 1970’s, it would be wise to have your paint tested for lead materials, and homes from the 1960’s should definitely look into controlling possible contamination. As a window is opened and closed, it can release dust from the surrounding paint over time, which could contain toxic lead in older homes. Children are particularly susceptible to the effects of lead-poisoning, which can include developmental issues, brain damage, and digestive problems. We highly recommend inspecting and potentially replacing the windows installed in homes built before 1978. In addition to the possibility of toxic lead being released, more modern windows can greatly increase your home’s energy efficiency.