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Why NG Windows Is Georgia’s Choice for Window Replacement

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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Choosing a contractor to work on your home can be a time-consuming and challenging decision. With so many options in the greater Atlanta area, finding a company that is trustworthy, reliable, and has the best products and craftsmanship can mean long searches online, reading dozens of reviews, and asking friends and neighbors for recommendations. As homeowners ourselves, we know this better than anyone. That’s why when we founded North Georgia Replacement Windows, we set our sights on being not just the best in Atlanta, but the best in the whole state. To do that, we had to understand what “ordinary” contractors did, and how we could provide a higher level of service for all our customers.

 

When you work with a bad contractor, the signs are obvious from the start. Sleazy salesmen, bad advice, shoddy products, poor craftsmanship, long work delays, rising costs, unreliable customer service… the list goes on and on. From day one, we’ve taken steps to fight these cliché issues with contractors and make our company one that people can trust for their home improvement needs. Here’s a few of the many reasons we are Georgia’s choice for window replacement!

 

We’re Straight Talkers

Every customer deserves a fair deal and respect. Too many contractors give the industry a bad name by selling hardworking homeowners a product or service they don’t need at a price that isn’t fair. At NG Windows, we’re honest with every person that comes in the door, giving a fair quote and an honest assessment of how we can help. By providing this concierge level of service, we have built a customer base that would recommend us to their neighbors 98% of the time! Everywhere you look online, our reviews speak for themselves. Doing business the right way from the first conversation all the way until the project is complete is the only way we operate.

 

We Only Offer the Best Products and Service

When you talk to NG Windows, you can rest assured knowing we only sell the highest quality products and have them installed by our fully certified team. But just because we sell the best products doesn’t mean they will cost you an arm and a leg. We have a variety of financing options to help you get your replacement windows taken care of without breaking the bank. Best of all, our warranty guarantees if you have any issues, we won’t stop until we’ve found a solution. We take great pride in our work, the products we offer, the team that makes it all happen, and every happy customer we help.

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We’ve Earned Respect

It’s one thing to run a great company, but it’s another to be recognized for all the consistent and trustworthy work we put in. That’s why we were so honored to be named Window and Door Magazine’s “Dealer of the Year in the Homeowner Market,” chosen out of thousands of contractors around the country. Additionally, our manufacturer partners recognize our skill and reliability. As Georgia’s only Infinity from Marvin authorized retailer, we have earned the respect of one of the leaders in window products and are proud to sell and install their amazing fiberglass windows. We’re proud to have built a reputation of quality amongst our many customers, neighbors, and industry partners.

 

Too many times, we talk to customers that went with another contractor and were sold an inferior product that has cost them more time, energy, and money. If you’re looking for a Georgia contractor that will treat you with respect and deliver on their promises, look no further than North Georgia Replacement Windows. Have questions about your windows and want to know if it’s time to replace them? NG Windows can help you understand your options. Come by and visit us at our showroom at 1210 Warsaw Rd., Suite 1000, Roswell, GA 30076, or give us a call at 770.888.1604 to schedule a free consultation and see why we are Georgia’s number one choice!

See Your Home With Infinity from Marvin Fiberglass Windows!

Monday, December 26th, 2016

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Every homeowner would love to have big, beautiful windows that allow more light in and a better view out. But making any big home purchase is a big decision, especially when it comes to replacing your windows. Fortunately, modern fiberglass technology is improving both the quality and beauty of windows, and how easy it is to see what your house would look like with them. But not every window company has these high-end products and allows you to see a glimpse of what your own home would look like.

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5 Projects to Improve the Value of Your Home

Monday, September 26th, 2016

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In a volatile housing market, it can be difficult to find the perfect time to sell your home. Nationwide, housing sales have slowed in the past few months, and even if you’ve put your house on the market, it could take months or years to close. Whether you’re currently looking to sell, considering it in the future, or just want to improve your home, there are lots of projects you can tackle to help add to the value of your home in the short and long term!

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Training on the Technical Details Makes all the Difference

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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We’ve mentioned previously how a window is more than just a pane of glass. The supportive frame is what really gives the window its identity. Of course, that’s not saying that the double pane of glass that keeps over 80% of UV rays from passing through that come standard in quality windows nowadays isn’t important, it most definitely is as a safety precaution and energy saver. No matter how fine the craftsmanship of the window is, if it’s not installed correctly, it won’t be long before you’ll regret your decision to replace your windows. (more…)

5 Tips to Spruce Your Home Up This Summer

Monday, June 20th, 2016

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Once you’ve lived in your home long enough, no matter how nice it is, eventually you’re going to look at it and be bored.  The house might still be perfect for you.  It still has enough space for your family, it’s still in the perfect location, you’re neighbors are still fantastic, but the house itself is just not doing it for you anymore.  This happens to everyone at one time or another.  Luckily, there’s plenty you can do about it.  Here are five suggestions to make your house feel like new again. (more…)

Reasons to Get an Energy Audit Before Summer Begins

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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Is your home as efficient as possible?  Unless you live in a home that was both recently built and specially built for energy conservation, it’s likely that your home could be more efficient.  There are a variety of reasons that energy efficiency is important, especially with summer coming, not the least of which is financial savings.  It’s also better for the environment and can increase the value of your home.  (more…)

6 Places in Your Home That Are Costing You Too Much Money

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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Living in Atlanta is like living in paradise.  The weather is always perfect.  You can open your windows to let a comfortable breeze in any time of year.  Energy companies only exist in Atlanta for the sake of giving us light and making our kitchen appliances run, after all.  In some parts of the country, people have to use something called air conditioning in the summer and a heater in the winter, likely most Atlantans haven’t even heard of these monstrosities…

Well, we can dream anyways.  Until tectonic plates shift Atlanta to the Pacific coast we’ll have to put up with hot summers and cool winters.  While A/C and heat are a necessity here, spending a fortune on the energy bill isn’t.  As a leader in energy saving devices; windowsdoors, and insulation, we consider ourselves experts in energy conservation at NG Windows and are happy to give you a few pointers.

Windows

Older windows are nice to look at if they’re properly maintained, but unfortunately, they’re just not energy efficient.  Window glass is now insulated and properly sealed so inside and outside air stays where it’s supposed to.  Older windows don’t have the technological abilities to fully insulate the way today’s quality windows do.

Doors

Doors must fit snugly into their frames, as fitting mistakes can leave gaps between the door and the walls, allowing cold air to spill outside. The biggest gap usually appears at the bottom of the door; if you notice a draft there, you’ll either need to replace the door or seal the gap.  New doors are energy efficient and expertly sealed so that as little energy as possible as wasted.

Attics

For full insulation, you should seal your attic off from the outside and the rest of your house off from the attic. A spray foam insulation is the most efficient and best way to insulate your attic.  It ensures that all the holes and gaps are filled appropriately. For full insulation, you should seal your attic off from the outside and remove the loose fill fiberglass insulation from the floor of your attic.  Anytime you need to take stuff out or put things away in the attic, do it as quickly as possible and make sure to never leave the attic door open.

Chimneys

Chimneys are a huge energy waster, with or without a fire going.  If you don’t plug your chimney up during the summer, air can leak out of your house through the fireplace flue. Consider installing a laminated “chimney balloon” to block air from getting in or out of the flue. Just remember to take the balloon out when you start using your fireplace again.

Floors

If your home is built slightly above the foundation with a crawl space, cold air is encroaching underneath your home and creating cold floors all winter.  Insulation underneath your floorboards is imperative, but also, carpeted floors and rugs work as an insulation as well.

Basements

In the summer time, the basement can be the most comfortable place in the house, even if you don’t air-condition it.  In the winter, you likely need to supply heat to it, if your furnace doesn’t keep it warm enough on its own.  Make sure to keep the door into the basement sealed, because often the staircase into isn’t climatized and heat or cool air can rapidly escape.  Also, if your basement is partially above ground you likely have windows to the outside.  Like the windows on the main level of the home, these windows need to be sealed and made of insulated glass as well.  Last, make sure the basement is well insulated, while naturally the temperature of a basement is moderated since it’s underground, insulation also keeps moisture out, which you don’t want in your basement.

 

North Georgia Replacement Windows replaces windows for life. Beyond windows, we also replace doors, provide insulation and give energy audits so that you know your home’s efficiency and sustainability so that you can make the right choice for your home’s needs.

Whether you’re replacing your windows for aesthetics, energy efficiency or your current windows just aren’t functional anymore, NG Windows has your solution.  Visit us at our showroom to start getting a feel for what is right for you.

Which Window Is Right For You? Window Replacement From the Beginning

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

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Buying a replacement window is more than buying a pane of glass.  You’re also buying the portion that keeps the glass together and the trimming around it, the frame, the part that actually defines your window.  You want something that looks nice, that complements your home, but also something within your budget.  Double hung, casement, transom, they’re all amazing, but where do you start?  It’s best to start with the basics.  What kind of material should your windows be made out of? (And I don’t want to hear you say glass!) (more…)

Five Reasons To Replace Your Windows This Fall

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

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Traffic is slower because blinking school zone lights are warning us to slow down, actual work is being pushed so that vital fantasy football research can be done and the Braves are finally able to hide behind the Falcons on the 11:00 news, which can only mean one thing, fall is rapidly approaching.  As the temperatures cool and the air turns drier, it’s time to do a semi-annual readiness check on your home.  We might not be heading into the oblivion that our friends up north are, but still, our winters are nothing to scoff at, and our beautiful North Georgia autumn will allow you plenty of time to prepare.

After running the air conditioning all summer, it’s great to have a reprieve in the fall before having to crank the furnace up.  Are you getting the most from your AC and heater or are you also helping to cool and heat the outdoors?  While energy efficiency is one obvious reason to replace your windows it’s only one of several important factors to consider window replacement this fall.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency sounds almost too obvious to include here.  “Winter’s coming, got to keep the heat in.” It’s a tired line when it comes to offering something with multiple uses. We understand that windows are an investment and not something that you just wake up one day and say “I’m replacing all my windows today.” It’s important to note that if you have older, single pane windows, and you plan on staying in your current home that eventually the windows would pay for themselves in energy savings.

While energy saving windows are ideal, it’s possible that repairing your current windows or looking into better insulation might be more economical until you can feel comfortable with the costs associated with replacing your windows.

ENERGY STAR®, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps individuals protect the climate through energy efficiency, has ratings based on climate, but it doesn’t take into account home designs such as orientation.  Some rooms will be naturally warm based on the sun’s angle.  A professional installer will even take into account the sun’s angle in different seasons rather than just install a pane of glass and tell you you’ll save money.

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to replacing windows for energy efficiency. While it’s the most practical reason to replace your windows, let’s face it, practically gets pushed to tomorrow far too often.

But, are your windows…

Aesthetically Unpleasing

Your house is likely your largest investment.  Unlike stocks, bonds and commodities, you have some control over the resale value of your home.  The resale value is only one reason to keep your house looking nice and up to date.  You should be proud of the place you call home.  When strangers walk or drive by or when friends or family visit it feels good to know that they’re pleased with what they see.  Your home is an important part of the urban or suburban landscape even if it is a small part of it.  It should appear as you want to be represented.  Your windows are a huge part of your home.  They are not only how you see out, but likely, the major focal point of your home.

Or, perhaps your windows look great, “Yeah, they’re a little old but I can’t rationalize replacing my windows for aesthetics.  They  look alright after all.”  You can probably rationalize replacing your windows for your…

Family’s Safety

Ask yourself how old your house is. Do you have children? If your house was built before 1978 your window casings were likely painted with lead-based paint.  This causes two hazards, 1) the dust that it creates as the paint microscopically chips contains lead that over time you and your family will breathe and 2) small children tend to chew on things, such as window sills, that are reachable as they’re teething.  The long-term damage can be devastating to the brain and other vital organs.

Do you have a basement window? Is the window large enough to climb out in case of an emergency? Egressed windows, or a window that allows for easy access to the outside from the basement, is required by code in new houses, but many houses do not meet this requirement.  Not only does your basement bedroom not count as a bedroom in the eyes of the National Association of Realtors, but the safety of the occupant of the room is in peril without one. Or, perhaps, you simply have a window that…

Won’t Open

This might not seem like a big problem in the winter and summer, but it should be in the fall and spring. There’s nothing better and more efficient than letting nature climatize your home.  If your windows are painted shut or you can open them but can’t keep them open, you’re missing a great opportunity by not replacing them.

As nice as letting mother nature cool or warm your house is, there’s a much more important reason to make sure your windows open safely.  Windows can provide a quick escape from fire.  If you can’t open a window in your home, you’re putting yourself and everyone in it in danger.  Perhaps you’re thinking, “it’s just one window that won’t open,” now imagine the same thought as you’re standing at that window with smoke fogging the room.  Your tone is likely a little different.

But, your windows open fine.  And, besides a fire, you’d never open them anyways, because this part of the city has a problem with…

Noise

As Atlanta continues to prosper, the city and surrounding areas continue to grow.  Growth is a great thing, home values rise and the area becomes more vibrant. With more people, though, it becomes noisier. New windows will help keep the noise where it belongs; outside.  Glass alone cannot reduce sound, it actually requires damping materials, or materials that will absorb the sound waves.  New windows are specifically made with this in mind.  Just as importantly, they have to be installed correctly.

The decision to replace windows is a big one.  Having a thorough understanding of your needs, budget and process are crucial to a successful project.  Contact us to discuss the process and schedule an assessment of your current situation.  Visit our showroom at your convenience to get an idea of what your home could transform into.  We’ll look forward to getting to know you.  Oh, and be careful driving through the school zones and good luck in fantasy football.

Part 1: Energy Efficient Windows for Your Residential Property

Friday, April 10th, 2015

The benefits of upgrading to energy efficient windows are clear while selecting the right windows can be tricky. Great energy bill savings over the years prove to be beneficial in more ways than just your wallet. New windows that are energy efficient save both energy and money. While the cost savings are tremendous, they’re merely icing on the cake when discussing the benefits of energy efficient windows.

The benefits of upgrading to energy efficient windows are clear while selecting the right windows can be trickier. This guide highlights some things to watch for when it comes to choosing the right type of energy efficient window replacements when you’re looking for specific energy efficiency benefits.

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