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1st Quarter Newsletter March 2014

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

 

The Social Sash 

In This Issue
The Red Carpet Experience
Blueberry Cake Recipe
Employee Spotlight
BPI Assessments
Funny Bone
Energy Savings Tip
 
Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake
Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
– 2 tsp. lemon zest
– 7/8 cup + 1 tbs. sugar
– 1 egg, room temperature
– 1 tsp. vanilla
– 2 cups flour (set aside 1/4 cup of this to toss with the blueberries)
– 2 tsp. baking powder
– 1 tsp. kosher salt
– 2 cups fresh blueberries
– ½ cup buttermilk
* This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top.Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cream butter with lemon zest and 7/8 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Meanwhile, toss blueberries with ¼ cup of flour, then whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in blueberries. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan with butter or coat with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a few more minutes. (Note: Baking for as long as 10 minutes more might be necessary.) Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

The Funny Bone
Sam walks into his boss’s office. ‘Sir, I’ll be straight with you, I know the economy isn’t great, but there are three companies after me, and I would like to respectfully ask for a raise.’ After a few minutes of haggling, the boss finally agrees to a 5% raise, and Sam happily gets up to leave.

‘By the way,’ asks the boss as Sam is getting up, ‘which three companies are after you?’ ‘The electric company, the water company, and the  phone company,’ Sam replied.

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The Red Carpet Experience

At North Georgia Replacement Windows (NGRW), we understand that you can purhcase a window from a lot of places. Some are better than others, but there’s one thing that will always separate NGRW from other companies and that’s our ‘Red Carpet Experience.’

It starts from the initial call or visit to our showroom where you’re greeted by friendly, knowledgeable personnel who can guide you through the process of choosing the best windows, doors or insulation for your home. When you have one of our expert consultants in your home, you’ll immediately recognize that we are there to serve your best interest, and our no-hassle, no-gimmick, no-pressure approach to doing business will be truly appreciated.

The ‘Red Carpet Experience’ is also the way we treat your home. The actual red carpets are thick, rubber backed rugs used to protect the surfaces of the areas we are working around. They are safer to work on and provide superior protection. Our master carpenters wear booties and pay attention to the fine details of their craft, like using premium OSI sealants and even wiping your new windows down.

When we leave, we want your home to be more clean and beautiful than the condition we found it in. Plus, you’ll enjoy savings on your energy bills and maintenance for as long as you live in your home. 

Employee Spotlight
Rebecca Scott
In April 2008, NGRW was growing fast and the owners were growing weary. After interviewing many job applicants, Ted called his mother to express the hardship of finding the perfect office administrator. At this time, Ted’s mom tells him of a smart young lady that she goes to church with that was looking for a job. Meet Rebecca Scott…

Rebecca is a graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. (She’s our editor – a.k.a Grammar Queen.) Rebecca has one of the most competitive spirits, while at the same time being one of the most compassionate people you could ever meet. Along with being a die-hard Braves fan, Rebecca is very involved with her church and recently just came back from a mission trip to the Philippines.

Rebecca handles answering the phone calls, placing orders, posting on social media, and above all keeping the guys around the office in-line. We are truly blessed to have Rebecca as part of the NGRW team and anyone who has ever dealt with her understands why.

 

   

Learn More About BPI Whole Home Assessments

Watch this video to learn how you can earn a rebate from Georgia Power, all while identifying what improvements can be made to make your home more energy efficient. Contact NGRW to schedule your BPI Whole Home Assessment today!

Energy Savings Tip

With the recent snow and ice, it’s hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner. However, before you know it, the temperatures will be warming up. Here are a few tips for how you can save energy this Spring:

1. Natural Ventilation – when temperatures are moderate and humidity is limited, you can cool/heat your home simply by opening a window or door.

2. Get Moving- with nicer temperatures, enjoy a walk or bike ride as opposed to driving your car. This will keep you healthy and reduce fuel consumption.

3. Don’t Heat Your Home With Appliances – On warmer days, avoid using the oven. Try a toaster oven or even grilling outside.

For more tips on how to save energy this Spring, click here.

U.S. Department of Energy

Stop by our showroom at the corner of Mansell Rd and Warsaw Rd in Roswell, GA. We are open Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
1210 Warsaw Road, Suite 1000
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 888-1604(770) 888-1604
info@ngwindows.com

4th Quarter Newsletter December 2013

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

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In This Issue
Weather Shield Windows
Labor Day Recipe
Community Spotlight
Custom Double Doors
Funny Bone
Energy Savings Tip
Pull Apart Party Loaf
Ingredients:

  • 1 16-18 oz. round  loaf Italian or sourdough bread
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup (about 5 slices) cooked, chopped thick-cut bacon
  • 1/4 cup jarred jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 10 (3/4 oz) slices of chopped cheese of your choice
  • 2 tsp. of chopped parsley, if desired
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Place two (24-inch) pieces aluminum foil, crossing one over the other, on flat surface. Cut bread, using serrated knife, in grid pattern, spacing about 1-inch between rows. Do not cut through bottom crust. Set aside. Combine melted butter and ranch dressing in medium bowl. Add all remaining ingredients except parsley; mix well. Place loaf in center of aluminum foil pieces. Spoon cheese mixture into cut areas of bread. Wrap foil loosely around bread. Place onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes. Pull back foil; continue baking 5-10 minutes or until loaf is golden brown and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Serve immediately. Pull out individual bread pieces, using tongs or 2 forks and reaching down into loaf to include filling and bread. Enjoy!
The Funny Bone

Once a captain on his ship was disturbed by his assistant telling him, “Sir! Sir! There are 5 enemy ships on the horizon.”The captain tells the man,” Get my red coat and prepare for battle!”

The assistant runs without question to get the captains red coat and prepares for battle. After their victory, the assistant asks the captain why he wanted his red coat.

The captain tells the assistant “If I was shot you would not be able to tell I’m bleeding and you would keep fighting.”

The assistant thought this was a great idea. The next day the assistant came to the captain, “Sir! Sir! There are twenty enemy ships on the horizon!”

The captain was stunned. He looked at the assistant and told him “Get me my brown pants!”

Blogs
We’ve published new blogs on our website since the last newsletter. To read them, click here.
Ideas to Contribute?
If there is anything you would like to hear about in our next quarterly newsletter, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at info@ngwindows.com.

A Message From Our Owners

 

As we see the end of 2013 quickly approaching, we want to take a quick second to thank you, our loyal customers, for another successful year. We couldn’t do it without you. And to those of you who are still in the market for windows, doors or insulation, we would love to assist you in any way possible. From everyone here at North Georgia Replacement Windows, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas, and a safe and wonderful holiday season!

Community Spotlight

Delta Zeta Sorority at The University of Georgia

If anyone has spent any amount of time in the south, they know that sororities and fraternities play a big role across hundreds of college campuses. And, thanks in part to Hollywood, some of these institutions don’t always get the respect they deserve. It’s more than just a social gathering with your closest friends. Some of these groups are playing a huge role in social activism and community outreach. One such sorority is the Delta Zeta chapter at The University of Georgia. They are committed to service. In fact, their creed states, ‘To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine.’ This year alone, they have already raised $7,300 from their annual Wing Bash to help various organizations, specifically those benefiting individuals who are hearing and speech impaired. Likewise, Delta Zeta has partnered up on a national level with The Painted Turtle Camp, which is located in California for kids suffering from chronic illnesses. This camp is run solely by Delta Zeta and each year, members of UGA’s chapter are fortunate enough to participate as mentors and counselors. Through these outreaches, it’s evident that UGA’s Delta Zeta sorority is doing something right within their community. In fact, their creed goes on to state, ‘To my friends, understanding and appreciation, to those closer ones, love that is ever steadfast.’ Perhaps if we shared this same thought with those we interact with on a daily basis, we too could be a spotlight in our own communities!

 

(left: Megan Kirk, daughter of NGRW
President, Ted Kirk)
(Annual Wing Bash. This year, $7,300 was raised
for various local and national orgnzations.)

Georgia’s Hot Temperatures – No Match for Atlanta Iron Door Installations

Save money and increase the beauty of your home by upgrading your old wood or fiberglass doors with elegant and attractive designer iron doors. Whether you are looking to create an old-world look or establish a modern and innovative appearance for your entry door replacement, our premium iron doors are an ideal solution. Unlike wood doors, wrought iron entry doors will not crack or warp and they offer superior protection for your home. Read More

Energy Savings Tip

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The smells of turkeys roasting in the oven and the thoughts of what gifts to pruchase for those on your Christmas list may have you preoccupied. However, don’t let the holiday hustle and bustle cause you to miss out on opportunities to save money during the coming winter months.

Check out these 12 Days of Energy Savings to learn how you can be energy wise this Thanksgiving/Christmas season.

– U.S. Department of Energy

Stop by our showroom at the corner of Mansell Rd and Warsaw Rd in Roswell, GA. We are open Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm. 
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm. 

1210 Warsaw Road, Suite 1000 
Roswell, GA 30076 
(770) 888-1604 
info@ngwindows.com

 

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2nd Quarter Newsletter May 2013

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

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In This Issue
Showroom Upgrade
Memorial Day Recipe
Community Spotlight
Funny Bone
Energy Savings Tip
Our Promotion
DOOR SPECIAL
20% off on Double Door for doors with 10″ sidelites 
FREE GLASS UPGRADE
Enjoy the benefits of solar control glass with extra UV protection. 

FOAM YOUR HOME
20% off insulation special

*Cannot be combined with any other offers, specials or previous sales.
 
Expires 6/14/13
Pesto Pasta Salad
The Pioneer Woman
Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Rotini (corkscrew) pasta
  • 1/3 c. prepared Pesto
  • 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. milk (for thinning purposes)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce
  • 1 c. grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 c. black olives, halved
  • 4 oz. mozarella cheese, cubed
  • 4 tbs. pine nuts (optional)
  • Parmesan for sprinkling
Directions:
Cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions. Then drain it & rinse in cold water. Allow pasta to dry slightly, then toss in a bowl with 4 tbs. pesto. (Add more if you want the pasta to be more coated.) Add Parmesan & toss. Cover& refrigerate pasta cold. Make the dressing by whisking together mayonnaise, sour cream, & milk with the rest of the pesto. Add salt & pepper, taste, & adjust seasonings as needed. The dressing needs to be somewhat thin & pourable in order to coat the lettuce & pasta later. Set the dressing aside. If using pine nuts, toast them over medium-low heat in a small skillet until they brown slightly. Set them aside. To assemble, make bed of lettuce in large bowl, then add generous layer of pesto-coated pasta. Add tomatoes, olives, and chunks of cheese. Spoon a good amount of dressing over the top; it should be thin enough to seep down into the salad, not so thick it will stay on top of everything. Sprinkle salad with pine nuts & a little extra Parmesan & serve!
The Funny Bone

A passenger in a taxi tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him something. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window. For a few moments everything was silent in the cab, then the driver said, ‘Please, don’t ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me.’ The passenger, who was also frightened, apologized and said he didn’t realize that a tap on the shoulder could frighten him so much, to which the driver replied, ‘I’m sorry, it’s really not your fault at all. Today is my first day driving a cab. I have been driving a hearse for the last 25 years.’
Blogs
We’ve published new blogs on our website since the last newsletter. To read them, click here.
Ideas to Contribute?
If there is anything you would like to hear about in our next quarterly newsletter, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at info@ngwindows.com.

Showroom Upgrade

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Our showroom has undergone a lot of changes so far in 2013, and we are encouraged by the new layout and product selection currently on display. One of the biggest improvements has occurred within our door department. We have one of the larger selections of Therma Tru fiberglass doors on display. Catalogs are beneficial, but it is always more helpful for consumers to see and touch the products firsthand. That’s exactly what you can do when you visit us at our showroom in Roswell. We have over 30 doors on display, showcasing various woodgrain options, colors, and decorative glass styles. Likewise, we have additional glass samples in efforts to display the majority of decorative glass patterns offered by Therma Tru. Whether you’re in the market for a new door, or you need windows, please make plans to stop by our showroom and see us soon!

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Community Spotlight

No Longer Bound

north georgia placement windows proudly supports no longer bound, an addict rescue operation

Rescuing addicts, regenerating men, and reconciling families. That’s the mission of No Longer Bound. Started by one of North Georgia Replacement Windows’ customers, Mike Harden, this 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization began in 1983. Harden returned home from a tour of duty in Vietnam with a strong cocaine addiction. Through his personal relationship and encounter with Jesus Christ, Harden was able to overcome his addiction and eventually was led to start No Longer Bound. The ministry has grown a lot over the past 30 years and currently has two campuses, one in Cumming, GA and the other in Bremen, GA. Each year, over 80 lives are transformed from drug and alcohol addiction. With this rehabilitation, the men also gain valuable work and life skills through the ministry’s various outreaches, including their Thrift Store and Cars4Recovery program.  For more information on NLB and how you can get involved, visit their website  at www.nolongerbound.com.

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Energy Savings Tip

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Memorial Day is just around the corner and that means countless pools will be opening across the country. As much fun and entertainment that they provide, a pool is also a place to lose large amounts of energy- and thus money! 

Tip: Invest in a pool pump timer. This will limit the number of hours your pool pump operates, letting you determine when and how long to leave it on. This simple addition can help save money and energy over the course of the summer!

– Georgia Power

Stop by our showroom at the corner of Mansell Rd and Warsaw Rd in Roswell, GA. We are open Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.

1210 Warsaw Road, Suite 1000
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 888-1604
info@ngwindows.com

1st Quarter Newsletter February 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

In This Issue
Decor Windows
February Dessert Recipe
Community Spotlight
Funny Bone
Energy Savings Tip
 
Reese’s Peanut Butter Rice Krispe Treats
Ingredients:
– 6 cups Cocoa Krispies Cereal
16-18 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, diced
5 tbs. of butter or margarine
3 tbs. of light karo syrup
1 (10 oz) pkg. plus 2 heaping cups of mini marshmallows
1/3 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup of chocolate chips

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine cereal and diced Reese’s. Set aside. Spray 9 x 13 pan & set aside. In large pot, melt butter over low heat. Add karo syrup & marshmallows & stir continuously until smooth. Remove from heat. Add cereal mixture into pot and fold together until cereal is evenly coated. (Peanut butter cups will fall apart as you fold so don’t overly mix.) Press into 9 x 13 pan and set aside. In microwave safe bowl, add peanut butter and heat for 30 seconds. In a separate microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips and melt at 30 second intervals, stirring in between intervals until smooth. When peanut butter is cool enough to handle, transfer into small zip lock baggie. Cut small corner off & drizzle back and forth over the rice krispie treats. Reapeat steps with chocolate. Either let treats sit at room temp. to cool or pop into the fridge for about 5 min. to speed up the process. Cut, serve & enjoy!

The Funny Bone
In case you didn’t know, we have a comedian who works among us. These are just a few of the jokes we have to endure- I mean, we are priviledged to hear on a daily basis!Q: How does Moses make his tea?
A: Hebrews it.Broken pencils are pointless.I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can’t put it down.

I didn’t like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.

Ideas to Contribute?
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A Message From Our Owners
Décor Windows


Welcome to the beauty of Décor Windows! Under the same ownership as North Georgia Replacement Windows, this overlay manufacturing company uses revolutionary engineered laminate to transform any window or door into a work of art. Along with offering privacy, the overlays replicate the look of real leaded beveled glass or wrought-iron etched glass– all at less than a quarter of the price! Décor overlays can be custom tailored to match your home’s design scheme, with multiple textures that you can both see and feel. For more information, visit www.decorwin.com.

Community Spotlight

One of the exciting aspects of our job is when we get to meet people and learn about them on a personal level – beyond their window and/or door needs. A prime example of this is a recent customer of ours, Carey Lewis. Lewis is Chief Serving Officer of ‘Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ’, or AMTC. This organization is a non-profit ministry dedicated to making good bolder in film, fashion, music, and theater. Lewis states that, ‘AMTC prepares God’s performers (both physically and spiritually) to climb the mountains of arts, entertainment, and media–the most influential mission fields on earth. They do not enter these mission fields in condemnation, but in excellence and in love–showing girls, boys, men and women a better example to follow.’ For more information on Lewis and AMTC, please visit www.amtcworld.org.

 

Energy Savings Tip

Did you know that there are many rebates and incentives from utility companies like Georgia Power? So not only will you be making your home more energy efficient, but you’ll be saving money while doing so!For more information, click here. And keep in mind that NGRW is qualified to do BPI Energy Assesments, along with other energy efficicent home improvements, such as replacement windows and doors and attic insulation.

Stop by our showroom at the corner of Mansell Rd and Warsaw Rd in Roswell, GA. We are open Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
1210 Warsaw Road, Suite 1000
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 888-1604
info@ngwindows.com

4th Quarter Newsletter, November 2012

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Quarter 4, November 2012

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In This Issue
Community Spotlight 
Thanksgiving Recipe 
NGRW Awards 
Funny Bone 
Connect With NGRW 
Energy Savings Tip

Pumpkin Bars 
by Paula Deen
(Click the image to see video.) 
Ingredients:

Bars

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15 oz. can pumpkin
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Icing

  • 18 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter/margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions: 
  
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use electric mixer & combine egs, sugar, oil & pumpkin until light & fluffy. Stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt & baking soda in separate bowl, then add to pumpkin mixture at low speed until smooth. Spread into greased 13×10 pan and bake for 30 min. Let cool before frosting. Enjoy!

The Funny Bone

A visiting minister waxed eloquent during the offertory prayer. He began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous lookon his upturned face,”Without you we are but dust… “ He would have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter (who was listening!) leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little girl voice, “Mom, what is butt dust?”  
Blogs
We’ve published six new blogs on our website since the last newsletter: 1. Replacement Doors Atlanta 

2. When Do Windows Need Replacing? 

3. Picking The Best Replacement Window For Your Project 

4. Thinking About Window Replacement? Read This Guide & Avoid Wasting Time, Effort & Money! 

5. Control Window Replacement Cost With These Three Tips. 

6. What To Ask Before Choosing Your Vinyl Replacement Windows. 

Ideas to Contribute?
If there is anything you would like to hear about in our next quarterly newsletter, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at info@ngwindows.com.

The Social Sash

Welcome to North Georgia Replacement Windows’ fourth edition of The Social Sash Quarterly Newsletter.  As the leaves are changing and the weather is getting colder, now is the perfect time to evaluate the energy efficiency of your windows, doors or insulation. Call us today or click here to set up your free in-home proposal! 

Community Spotlight

 

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What is big enough to be called the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, yet small enough to fit inside a simple shoe box, with contributors such as U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush? If you guessed Operation Christmas Child (OCC), you are correct! This organization is near to our company for several reasons. Not only have some of us participated through church groups and with our families, but one of our employees also interned in their Alpharetta office before coming to work at North Georgia Replacement Windows! OCC is  a worldwide children’s project of Samaritan’s Purse that uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes containing school supplies, toys, necessity items and notes of encouragement to let hurting children know God loves them and they are not forgotten. This year, they are expected to reach a milestone, with plans to deliver more than 100 million boxes since the project began in 1993. With more than 3,200 drop-off sites in all 50 states, OCC is excited to see the boxes start rolling in during National Collection Week this week (November 12-19). To find a location near you, click here. After November 19, boxes can be sent through ‘Build a Box,’ an online tool offering a personalized and convenient way to send shoe boxes. For guidelines on what to pack, click here. Once you’ve packed your boxes, you can contact the regional office nearest you to schedule a time to work in one of OCC’s processing centers as they prepare the boxes to be delivered to more than 100 countries. True, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but what better way to usher in the spirit of Christmas than to take time to help a hurting child in need!

 

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We’re Pleased To Announce…

 

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North Georgia Replacement Windows (NGRW) is honored to announce we’ve been awarded the Consumer’s Choice Award for the fourth year in a row! This means so much to us because it’s decided upon by the consumer, and for that, we’re truly grateful!  

Along with this award, NGRW is also currently in the runninng for two other achievements: Kudzu’s ‘Best of Atlanta’ and Guild Quality’s ‘2013 Guild Master Award.’  The Kudzu award is voted upon by consumers, so please click on the link above to vote for NGRW. As a bonus for voting, you could win a free iPad!

 

Get ‘Social’ With NGRW…

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You Tube

 

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Energy Savings Tip

Newsletter - Quarter 4Along with the fun that comes with Fall, it also brings cooler temperatures. With that, it’s important to make sure your home is properly weatherized.

Beyond windows & doors, a very important, and often overlooked, area is your air duct system. Unsealed areas in your attic and crawlspaces could be costing you money. Here a few tips to prevent any more unnecessary heat and/or money loss!

1.) Check your ducts for air leaks. First, look for sections that should be joined but have separated and then look for obvious holes.
2.) If you use tape to seal your ducts, avoid cloth-backed, rubber adhesive duct tape — it tends to fail quickly. Instead, use mastic, butyl tape, foil tape, or other heat-approved tapes.
2.) Hire a professional to install both supply and return registers in the basement rooms after converting your basement to a living area.

For more information on these tips and others, visit the U.S. Department of Energy.
  -U.S. Department of Energy

NGRW is a certified BPI Building Analyst and can help you with your energy audits.

 

Stop by our showroom at the corner of Mansell Rd and Warsaw Rd in Roswell, GA. We are open Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.

1210 Warsaw Road, Suite 1000
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 888-1604
info@ngwindows.com

2nd Quarter Newsletter, May 2012

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
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Quarter 2, May 2012

 

In This Issue
Top 10 Reasons To Replace 
Memorial Day Recipe 
Solar Control Blog 
Community Spotlight 
Funny Bone 
Energy Savings Tip
Our Promotion
FREE upgrade to Solar
Control Glass
 
Expires 6/30/12
Bubba’s Key Lime Pie 
by Paula Deen
Ingredients:
  • 5 tbs. butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cups almonds, slivered
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions: 
  
Preheat the oven to 350degrees. For the crust,combine butter, grahamcracker crumbs and almonds and pat down into 9-in. pie pan. Bake for 5-10 min. In bowl, beat two eggs, add condensed milk, lime zest and juice and blend together. Pour filling into crust and bake for 15 min. Refrigerate overnight to let set. To make sweetened whip cream, slowly add sugar to cream while beating, slowlytaking speed up as thickens.Enjoy!

The Funny Bone


A new pastor was visiting the homes of his parishioners. 

At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door. Therefore, he took out a card and wrote ‘Revelation 3:20’ on the back of it and stuck it in the door. 

When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found that his card had been returned. Added to it was this cryptic message, ‘Genesis 3:10.’ 

Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter. 

Revelation 3:20 begins, ‘Behold, I stand at the door, and knock.’ Genesis 3:10 reads, ‘I heard thy voice in the garden and I was afraid, because I was naked.’

Ideas to Contribute?
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The Social Sash

Welcome to North Georgia Replacement Windows’ second edition ofThe Social Sash Quarterly Newsletter.  We hope you find our articles informative, joke funny, and recipe delicious!  Please pass this along to anyone who may enjoy or benefit from this correspondence. And don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook to have your name entered into a drawing to win a FREE gas card.

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Solar Control Replacement Windows

 

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If you live in the south and you have not already gotten replacement windows, you’ve probably experienced a room you just can’t enjoy on a hot day.  A window replacement project can be a good start to reducing the solar heat gain radiated through windows, doors and skylights.  New glass technology has made energy efficient windows much better than the average “Low E” window…. Click here to read the entire blog.

Community Spotlight

Newsletter - Quarter 2The Lionheart School is a non-profit independent school whose mission is ‘to provide a developmentally appropriate program for children on the autism spectrum or with other challenges of relating and communicating.’ Established in 2000, the Lionheart School was founded by a group of concerned parents in collaboration with educational professionals and therapists. Their goal is to provide the resources necessary to teach life skills to these kids who, otherwise, would have limited options when they reach adulthood. Since it’s origination twelve years ago, the Lionheart School has been able to effectively serve kids ages 5 through 21 and were recently able to move into their building in Alpharetta, GA. For more information on the Lionheart School or how you can partner with them, visit their website at www.thelionheartschool.com.

Energy Savings Tip

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With summer vacation just around the corner, the winter dreams of sandy white beaches and clear blue water are closer to becoming a reality. Yet with rising gas costs, it can put a damper on any summer traveling you have planned. Check out these tips on ways you can save on fuel prices this summer:

* Plan your pit stops (check ahead for gas prices)
* Slow down (even 5 mph over speed limit can add to fuel usage)
* Don’t carry extra junk in your trunk
* Most important decision: which car you buy

For more information on these tips and others, visit the U.S. Department of Energy to learn how you can make your summer vacation less costly…at least when it comes to fuel prices!
  -U.S. Department of Energy

 

Customer Feedback

Newsletter - Quarter 2After our last newsletter, we had several responses regarding the Energy Tax Credit. As of now, the government has not passed a credit for 2012. As leading professionals in the Window & Door Industry, NGRW seeks to stay on top of the latest news and technology affecting our market and, as soon as we hear of anything different, we will notify you. And keep in mind, there are more added benefits to replacing your doors and windows than just a tax credit!

 

Stop by our showroom at the corner of Mansell Rd and Warsaw Rd in Roswell, GA. We are open Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.

1210 Warsaw Road, Suite 1000
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 888-1604
info@ngwindows.com

 

 

 

The Social Sash – February 2012

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

 

In This Issue
Welcome!
Casement Blog
Valentine’s Recipe
Community Spotlight
Funny Bone
Energy Savings Tip
Red Velvet
Whoopie Pies

Cookies:
1 Box red velvet cake mix
1/2 Cup butter, room temp
2 Eggs

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix ingredients until combined.
  • Drop spoonfuls of cookie batter onto baking sheet about two inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool.

Cream Cheese Filling:
1/2 Cup butter, room temp
1 8 oz. Package cream cheese, room temp
1 1lb. Box of confectioners sugar
1 tsp Vanilla

  • In a mixer, cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla.
  • Gradually add sugar and mix until smooth.

Makes about 24 cookies or 12 cookie sandwiches

Send your recipe to info@ngwindows.com 

The Funny Bone

‘Sorry, I can’t take any more appointments today,’ said the dentist to a patient. ‘I already have 18 cavities to fill.’ Then he hung up, grabbed his golf bag and left.

Ideas to Contribute?
If there is anything you would like to hear about in our next quarterly newsletter, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at info@ngwindows.com.
Welcome to The Social Sash, the first edition of North Georgia Replacement Windows’ quarterly newsletter. We’re excited to bring you up-to-date news within our company, industry and throughout the community.

Although some of you may already be familiar with NGRW, perhaps you don’t realize that we’re more than just a window company. We also offer products such as:

  • Doors (Fiberglass, Steel and Iron)
  • Sunrooms
  • No-Rot Shutters
  • Decorative Glass Overlays
  • Blown-in & Thermal Reflective Insulation
NGRW was founded in 2005 by owners Ted Kirk and Jonathan Collum in efforts to provide more options for homeowners looking to replace their windows.

‘I realized that, in order to accommodate each homeowner’s unique situation, I needed to offer an assortment of brands, styles, colors and sizes, all backed by friendly, no-pressure sales and service.’ –Ted Kirk

Since that time, our company has grown from its humble beginnings in Ted’s basement to its current location off Warsaw Rd. in Roswell, GA. Our showroom offers a wide selection of the various windows and complimentary products offered, and we look forward to working with you on your next home project!

Changing from Double Hungs to Casements

It’s true; most people still replace their windows with the same style that is currently in their home. However, there are many more options available when it comes to replacement windows. A couple of years ago, I replaced all the double hung windows in my home with casement style windows. I also know of four other window business owners who did the same. It was a decision that I couldn’t be happier with. So what do we know that the average window buyer may not…   Click here to read the entire blog.

Community Spotlight

2nd Lt. Travis Scott, brother of NGRW employee Rebecca Scott, is a graduate of North Georgia College and State University. Lt. Scott recently completed the United States Army Ranger School. This 61-day combat leadership course, which is broken up into three phases, is considered to be the most physically demanding and mentally challenging leadership course offered by the Army. Currently stationed at Fort Benning, GA, Lt. Scott is scheduled to leave for Colorado this week for his next three-year assignment. We are grateful for Lt. Scott’s service and sacrifice to our country and wish him the best as he continues to defend our freedom. God bless!

Energy Savings Tip

You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7-10 degrees for 8 hours a day from where you would normally set it. (If you have a heat pump, don’t do this without a programmable thermostat.) You can do this automatically by using a programmable thermostat and scheduling the times you turn on the heating or air conditioning. As a result, the equipment doesn’t operate as much when you are asleep or not at home.

-U.S. Department of Energy

Stop by our showroom at the corner of Mansell Rd and Warsaw Rd in Roswell, GA. We are open Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
1210 Warsaw Road, Suite 1000
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 888-1604
info@ngwindows.com