Windows play a key role in ventilating, insulating and keeping up the appearance of your home. That’s why window replacement shouldn’t be taken lightly: it’s an investment, and it’s vital that you properly purchase top-of-the-line materials. Read more
With temperatures reaching extremes over the past few years, your windows should be designed to provide superior energy efficiency. So, it’s important to select the most efficient windows for your home. Read more
When it comes time to replace your windows for the first time, you’ll likely be faced with the dilemma of whether you should replace all your windows at once or simply opt for replacing a few at a time. In fact, some are even questioning if the former is necessary. The short answer is no, you don’t exactly have to replace all your windows at the same time, but there are a few benefits to doing so. Read more
Replacement window manufacturer Marvin® has recently added two new window styles to their Modern replacement window line. Let’s take a look at these new styles. Read more
When it comes to replacing your windows, window replacement companies allow you to choose from an extensive collection. From double-hung windows to casement windows, you’re not exactly starved for choice. That’s what makes choosing your next windows all the more difficult. Thankfully, you can narrow down your choices with the various advantages each window replacement style presents. Read more
This is another common problem you can avoid if the job is performed by someone who knows what they are doing. Inexperienced window installers may forget and most probably do not even know that they have to fill up the gaps right. Because if this isn’t done properly, it can very well lead to poor ventilation, heat loss, poor sealing, increased humidity, and increased energy bills. Plus, these gaps can lead to moisture, condensation and even mold.
Loss of Time and Money
Time is money, and if you hire an inexperienced person to install your windows, you will be in a deficit. Another way they waste your money is by not being careful. Their under developed process and lack of knowledge may lead them to cause more damage than good. It is common for inexperienced workers to cause property damage, which can definitely lead you to lose more than you can save.
Sometimes it seems like a really good idea, to do things on your own. It saves money, apparently. But the truth is that some people are called professionals for a reason. What they charge you now can save you much more in the long run that you might save from one installation fee. Hiring a company that is licensed and insured, is your safest bet. For example, Solid State Construction is not just licensed and insured, it also has years of experience and can provide repairs in no time. Therefore, instead of wasting your time and money on a short fix that will cost you much more in the long run, trust the professionals.
Solid State Construction provides homeowners throughout Massachusetts with highly skilled replacement window contractors. Our team has a high level of experience and wanted to dive into one of our favorite window manufacturers… Marvin Integrity Windows!
What are Marvin Integrity Windows?
A division of Marvin, these windows are made with Ultrex, which is a pultruded patented fiberglass that consistently outperforms competitor materials such as vinyl, roll-form aluminum, and other fiberglass composites.
Why Marvin Integrity Windows?
Strength/Toughness: Ultrex, the material these windows are built with, is 8 times stronger than vinyl/wood composites. The usual degenerative issues you see with windows such as fading, chalking, peeling and cracking are no match for this product.
Efficiency: Aside from the fact that these windows can handle the elements, they also meet or exceed every federal ENERGY STAR guideline. This is crucial come the time when you pay your heating and cooling bill. These windows stay seal tight to help save you money.
Options: Marvin understands that each homeowner may have their own style and taste when it comes to their windows. Because of that, there is no shortage of options.
Service: Marvin Integrity is a leader in innovation and is strict when choosing their dealers and distributors. Everyone who touches their product is trusted.
Warranties: Because Marvin is so confident of their product, they back it with a 20-year warranty on glass seals with a 10-year warranty on manufacturer defects.
For more information about why we use Marvin Integrity Windows and recommend them please feel free to reach out.
Solid State Construction works with alot of homeowners that need new windows. In the eyes of a homeowner from the inside, the actual window is just the start when it comes to making a windows area look as appealing as possible. Whether you are getting a custom installed window, a special bay window or a new arched window there is more that you can do after our team installs the window. Adding the perfect window treatment will help decorate your windows.
Here are a few ideas of window treatments that help spruce up your home.
Plants: What better place inside can a plant be then right on a window sill? Plants add a natural touch and simply require a little watering here and there. A little extra benefit is that some extra fresh oxygen can only help!
Full-length curtains: The options are honestly endless when it comes to choose curtains for your home. Be sure that you choose something that works well with the style in your room. Full-length curtains have the ability to make windows a focus of a room and it also makes them look taller.
Bench Seat & Pillow: A lot of homes have an indented area within their home that also has windows. If you have such area with bay windows, a bench seat can be the perfect addition. Along with your bench seat, a few pillows and maybe a custom cushion will transform the space instantly.
There is so much that you can do for your windows, but the most important part is that they are working properly and have been installed by a skilled and reliable contractor.
For more information about Solid State Construction and our replacement window services, please feel free to reach out. We can be contacted over the phone at (508) 581-3798 or through our online contact form.
How are the quality of the windows in your home? There comes a point when your house has squeezed all that it can out of your windows and it’s time for new ones. Windows are extremely important for your house in so many ways and making sure that they are suitable for your is extremely important. If you are unsure whether it is time for new windows or not then we are here to help. Here are some of the main signs that it may be time for a replacement windows.
Performance: This may be one of the more noticeable factors for deciding whether or not you need windows. If you are having issues simply opening and closing your windows then you probably need new ones. Other functionality issues that really old windows have is condensation and fog build-up. Simply keep an eye out for this and there are usually other problems that will come along with it.
Lifespan: How old are your windows? If you have a relatively old house the windows haven’t been replaced since construction then there is a good chance they aren’t performing to their ability.
Appearance: You want windows in your home that bring up the appearance and not down. Your windows shouldn’t be deteriorating, chipping, covered with water stains or be outdated.
Outside Noise: If you live in a noisy part of town and seem to hear everything that is going on outside then the issue could be your windows and doors. They may be out of date. Explore our range of noise cancelling windows in order to keep your house quite.
Energy Bills: Drafty windows can make your energy bills 10-25 percent higher according to Energy.gov. If you’ve seen your energy bills start to climb and your windows are drafty then your windows could be the issue. Keep your house temperature cool during the summer and warm during the winter with new replacement windows.
For further information about Solid State Construction and our replacement window services please feel free to reach out. We can be contacted over the phone at 508-581-3798 or through our online contact form.