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How GreenSky Can Finance Your Atlanta Window Replacement

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

atlanta window replacement

Windows are expensive, we make no illusions otherwise.  Unlike a car, which is also expensive, a window is something you only need to purchase once.  A replacement window should not just be considered a functional upgrade but also an investment.  Sometimes, the most realistic way to make an investment is to finance it, which is why we partnered with Atlanta-based GreenSky.  Our new partnership will allow unprecedented credit flexibility for our customers.  We’re extremely excited to have completed our GreenSky merchant training which allows us to offer their home improvement financing program.

 

GreenSky is federally insured and originate and service over $4 billion in consumer loans in every state in the country.   They have products available for every type of consumer.  Whether you have the cash in hand but it would be more convenient to pay over a year or if your credit history has a mark or two on it, there is likely a line of credit available to you to help your home maintain its beauty.

 

Why GreenSky

 

We chose to partner with GreenSky for a few reasons.  The customer application process is among the easiest in the industry, with credit limits up to $65,000 even our customers who need extraordinarily large and custom windows can benefit, and the flexibility of deferred interest or fixed monthly payments.  Their customer interface is excellent, as well, making it easy to make payments 24 hours a day or to easily set up auto-pay.

 

Your home is likely the biggest investment you will ever make.  Continually improving it is important, not just to keep your home livable but also to take steps to increase he resale value of your home.  The difference that affordable credit options can make to a home improvement project could be the difference between a run of the mill, get it done because it needs to be done, project and a dream come true project.  As the adage goes, ‘if you’re going to do it, do it right.’

 

What Are the Options?

 

GreenSky loans are based on an individual’s credit approval.  It is not a revolving line of credit nor is it secured by property.  There are a variety of plans available including no interest and no payment plans.  Below are a few examples that, based on credit approval, might be the right fit for you…

 residential window replacement atlanta

North Georgia Replacement Windows is proud of our ability to offer credit to approved customers.  The flexibility and the options can truly make your dreams come true.

 

North Georgia Replacement Windows replaces windows for life. We sell the best product available for the price point that you feel comfortable with. Whether you’re replacing your doors or windows for aesthetics, energy efficiency or your current windows just aren’t functional anymore, NG Windows has your solution. Come by and visit us at our showroom at 1210 Warsaw Rd., Suite 1000, Roswell, GA 30076 to see how something as simple as a new door can transform your home!

8 Questions to Ask Your Contractors

Marvin Infinity – The Best Product You’ve Never Heard Of

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Marvin Infinity

Selling windows isn’t like selling cars.  In the window replacement business, you can’t expect a customer to come back in five years ready to upgrade their windows.  Unless a customer moves to a new home, we can’t expect that their loyalty to us will drive them back to us because, quite simply, their new windows will last for the life of the home. (more…)

Moving Into a New Home? Don’t Overlook the Windows

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Windows on a home

Moving into a new home is one of the most exciting times of your life. Whether you are moving into your first home or upgrading to a home big enough for your entire family, a new space is a blank slate that is full of promise and hope. When you look at a home you’re likely paying more attention to the space and the size rather than whether or not the windows glide open or what material they are made out of. Once you sign the papers, though, the house is yours, windows and all, so make sure to take a look at the condition of the windows of your future home. Here are a few things to look for. (more…)

Training on the Technical Details Makes all the Difference

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
OSI Training

OSI Training Vehicle

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

Spruced up home

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…)

How NG Windows Put Its Stamp on Historical Atlanta

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Historical Atlanta

Architecturally speaking, Atlanta is on the wrong side of history.  Due to a few unfortunate fires including one as recently as 99 years ago the city of Atlanta has been more in the rebuilding process rather than in the restoration business.  Despite the age of a majority of our buildings, Atlanta is known globally for its rich history.   From when the Zero Mile Post was driven into the ground in 1837 Atlanta has been a thriving capital city. It played pinnacle roles in both the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement 100 years later.  Atlanta is home to global corporations that have GDPs larger than some mid-sized countries, such as Coca-Cola, Turner Broadcasting and Delta Airlines.  It is also home to the busiest airport in the world.  With such a rich and dynamic history, such a vibrant present and a great outlook for the future, there’s no better place than right here in Atlanta, Georgia.  Of course, when we were asked to put our small stamp on Atlanta history, we jumped at the chance. (more…)

Remodeling Your Home? Don’t Forget the New Doors and Windows

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Remodeled Window Door

Remodeling your home is one of the most gratifying experiences you’ll ever undertake, if it’s done correctly.  To be able to transform your home into a new home and not have to bother with actually moving is rewarding.  On top of that, the fact that you helped design your home to tailor it to your needs and wants makes a remodel even better.  Commonly, though, people will invest thousands of dollars to reconfigure their home but forget to address certain details.  Windows and doors, for example, are both defining characteristics of a home and shouldn’t be done as an afterthought.  Below are three common home improvement projects where a new door or window will enhance the beauty and functionality of the room.

Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel is perhaps the most desirable project there is.  The kitchen is an area of the house where meals are cooked, family and friends convene and many memories are made.  Because of all that the average kitchen remodel costs roughly $20,000, since expense is a little more flexible in such an important space.  While a stainless steel fridge and a matching oven and dishwasher are necessary and the granite countertops and farmhouse sink are vital, don’t forget about your windows. Your current windows were built for your old kitchen; your new one deserves something fitting of the new space.   A garden window or a casement window are both great windows for both letting the light in and providing a purpose beyond adding to the appeal of the room.

Garden Window

Master Suite

Where you sleep at night can have a profound effect on your daily life.  As a result it should be no surprise that a new master suite is on the wish list of many homeowners.   Since you are remodeling your room, it’s likely your home was built in a different era.  The age of your home alone is a great reason to replace the windows in your master suite, after all, new windows will be more energy efficient than your past windows.  Like the windows in the kitchen, not only can they add to the architecture of the room, but also give the room an ambiance that you’d expect from a high-end hotel.   A bay window is not only the perfect choice to allow more light but it also adds to the space in your room and gives you a bigger master suite.

Bedroom to Office

As the kids get older and start to move out, you will likely find a lot of unnecessary space in your home.  It’s the perfect time to reconfigure your space and turn a recently turned spare bedroom into an office.  This is one of the simpler home remodeling projects you’ll undertake.  A desk and shelving in place of a bed and dresser is all you technically need, but who wants to work in a dark space that originally had windows put in for a room to be slept in?  An office requires sunshine and perhaps even a better entrance than the old bedroom door your child scuffed and slammed over the past 18 years.    An awning window is all you would need to transform your new office from run-of-the-mill to awe-inspiring.

Don’t settle for a great space but underwhelming  details.  Let the light shine through, let the cool spring or autumn air in and when people enter the space, have them do it through an entrance befitting of the room.

North Georgia Replacement Windows replaces windows for life.  We sell the best product available for the price point that you feel comfortable with.  Whether you’re replacing your doors or windows for aesthetics, energy efficiency or your current windows just aren’t functional anymore, NG Windows has your solution.  Come by and visit us at our showroom at 1210 Warsaw Rd., Suite 1000, Roswell, GA 30076 and add that last detail to your remodel job.

Why Marvin Infinity Fiberglass Windows are Right For You

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Marvin Infinity Windows - North Georgia

Replacing your windows shouldn’t be a hassle.  In fact, with NG Windows red carpet treatment to every house we work in, it’s anything but a hassle for homeowners.  There’s more than just the way you should be treated though, the amazing product you’ll end up with will make your decision worth it in the end.  All of our products are maintenance free and would be incredible additions to your home, but if you are the type of person who won’t settle for anything but top of the line then  Marvin Infinity Fiberglass Windows are right for you.

Fiberglass windows are a great product because they’re so customizable.  Vinyl, wood and PVC-milled all have their pros and cons, and are great windows, but fiberglass windows have mostly pros.  Not only is going with fiberglass windows a great decision, but we only sell the best of the best.  Marvin Infinity is the top of the line when it comes to fiberglass and if you purchase from NG Windows, that’s what you’ll get.

Below are the reasons that fiberglass windows should be your first consideration when you’re considering replacement windows and why Marvin Infinity Fiberglass Windows are the perfect choice.

Durability

Some products are just plain made to last and Marvin Infinity Fiberglass Windows is one of those.  Marvin’s patented fiberglass material which constructs the frame, looks like wood but doesn’t need painting or regular maintenance.  Since the frame cannot warp or rot, weather doesn’t affect it.

It’s likely that your home currently has vinyl or wood windows, depending on when your home was built.  Both are susceptible to the elements over time.  Wood will eventually rot if not properly treated or maintained and vinyl will eventually warp, especially during the humid North Georgia summers.  Fiberglass windows, on the other hand, will stand the test of time and Georgia!

Atlanta Marvin Infinity Fiberglass Windows

More Pane, Less Frame

Marvin Infinity windows are constructed with a slimmer frame than most windows.  The narrower frame lets more light in from each of the window panes.  The panes are designed to let in the maximum amount of light but keep out heat in the summer and cold in the winter.  They also keep out humidity during hot summer weather.

Energy Efficiency

The sustainable silica sand Marvin uses to make the glass panes and frames for Infinity windows help to make these windows among the most energy-efficient on the market.  They are designed to eliminate leaking air and to insulate your home from changes in temperature and humidity.  Marvin Infinity Fiberglass Windows exceed the Energy Star requirements for energy efficiency and will reduce your energy bill by reducing the need for heating and cooling.

Made to Last

Infinity windows are eight times stronger than vinyl which means they will keep their structural integrity during extreme weather.  Simultaneously, they will also assist in securing your home against intruders.  They do not expand and contract like traditional window materials, which keeps the outside and inside air where it belongs.

Worry Free

Marvin Infinity windows come with a lifetime warranty that can be transferred to new homeowners if you ever sell your home.  Not only will you be selling a home with impeccable windows, but also selling a guarantee that not many new homeowners are given.

You can always find ways to improve your home.  Replacing your windows would not only make your home look better, but also save money on your energy bill and allow more light into your home.  With so many problems solved with one project, replacing your windows should be a no-brainer!

North Georgia Replacement Windows replaces windows for life.  We sell the best product available for the price point that you feel comfortable with.  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.

Reasons to Get an Energy Audit Before Summer Begins

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Energy Audit

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

Spray foam in attic

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.