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Is it True that Virginia has an Energy Rebate?

Tax Credits…and Energy Rebates…and Discounts—Oh my!   I have been in this business for 25 years, and I have never seen a government program that offered this much money toward windows and doors replacements! Virginia's Energy Efficiency Rebate Program offers homeowners an exceptional Read more

I Currently Have Wood Sash Windows. Does Replacing Them With Vinyl Windows Hurt My Resell Value?

I Currently Have Wood Sash Windows. Does Replacing Them With Vinyl Windows Help Or Hurt My Resell Value? I get asked this question very often, in one form or another. So when I came across it again online I tried to respond. Unfortunately the comments were closed, and that's why I'm posting it now. Read more

Surviving Allergy Season: Shut Pollen Out of Your Home with Window & Door Tips

It’s that time of year again. The grass is green. The sky is blue. And your car is yellow from all the pollen. That’s right, it’s allergy season. It seems to get worse every year, and pollution certainly isn’t helping. Luckily you can limit allergens from getting in your home by sealing up your Read more

Andersen Sustainable Replacement Windows Earn Certification For Recycled Materials

“Going green” is the big thing in business these days. You probably see a lot of products with labels like ”all natural” or “green.” If you’re skeptical of those claims, you’re smart. A lot of all natural foods, for example, are still heavily processed and contain ingredients unhealthy for Read more

Where’s The Best Place To Put A Window Seat In A Home?

Question: Hi, my husband and I recently replaced our windows. The old ones were either drafty or let in too much heat and we never spent much time near them. The replacements are actually comfortable and we think we want to put in a window seat somewhere. Where is a good place to put one? Is Read more

What’s The Best Window to Stop Sunlight From Bleaching Cabinets and Floors?

Question: I have several windows that have a broken seal, I would like a free estimate.  I also have a large window in the kitchen that the sun comes in and bleaches our floor and cabinets.  Is there a tinted window? Brenda McGowan Answer: I’m sorry to hear about the seal failure on your Read more

IRS Says 30/30 Requirements For Replacement Window Tax Credit To Be Effective June 2

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a “Safe Harbor” provision to ease some of the confusion about the new energy tax credit for replacement windows, doors, and skylights. Under the provision, previous energy-efficiency standards were retroactively put in place for a limited time, Read more

Get Free Smart Sun Glass On Your Windows

Maybe you just watched my video on Smart Sun glass, so you know that not only is it going to cut your energy bills, it's going to qualify you for the $1,500 federal energy tax credit. And now you can get SmartSun glass on your Renewal by Andersen windows for free. Whether you replace just one Read more

The Easiest Way To Get Your $1,500 Tax Credit? Free SmartSun Glass…

Since the new energy tax credit passed back in February, every customer wants their piece of the Stimulus. Getting paid $1,500 for choosing top-rated replacement windows is a win-win. So obviously homeowners have been asking which windows qualify for the credit. The answer is any window with Read more

Understanding Window Design Pressure: How To Deal With Water, Wind, and Air

Question: Hi, I have a new house with Milgard tuscany windows, single hung with grids on top.  I live in a scenic area with extreme wind and weather conditions.  Sustained winds of 45mph with gusts from 80 to 100mph during the winter.  We have blowing snow and freezing rain.  In the summer months Read more