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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
 
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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?
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 [email protected].

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
[email protected]

 

 

 

Solar Control Replacement Windows

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

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.

High-performance solar control insulated glass packages have many benefits like reducing the stress on your air conditioning units, protecting your floors, furnishings, paint finishes, and simply making your room more comfortable. To understand how the new technology works, let us explain some of the technical terms that are extremely important when it comes to choosing the best replacement window for solar control.

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) is the ratio of solar heat passing through the glass to the amount of solar heat falling on the glass at a 90 degree angle. This includes both the radiant heat that is being transmitted and the solar heat absorbed and re-radiated indoors. The solar heat gain coefficient number is generally specified on a scale of (0 to 1) with the lower the number representing better performance in warmer climate areas. For example, clear single pane glass is usually around 0.87 and the better insulated glass is closer to 0.19.

Visible Transmittance (VT) measures how much visible light is admitted through the window glass. Visible light is usually important because it directly relates to letting the light shine in, which is one of a window’s main functions. Also represented on a scale from (0 to 1), the higher the number, the more light is allowed to pass through the window. Newer glass technology does a much better job of balancing more light while getting the solar control performance desired.

Ultraviolet Light Radiation (UV) is most commonly associated with sun burns. However, these invisible rays are also responsible for the fading of floors, home furnishings, wall paints, window treatments, etc. Whereas many typical Low E coated windows may only block out about 60% of the harmful rays, the solar control, high efficiency windows block out about 95%.

The terms we’ve defined above are all directly related to the solar control of replacement windows. These properties are associated closely with the type of Low Emissivity (Low E) glass that is being used in energy efficient windows. Sure, U-factors are important, especially in colder climates, and we could discuss many more technical types of Low E like hard coatings, soft coatings, layers, and the various metallic oxides used. There are also various gases, fill rates, condensation, seal systems, air leakage and many window frame aspects to consider when shopping for new windows; however, we’ll save these for a later time.

If you are considering buying replacement windows, don’t make the mistake of commoditizing these products. If you utilize the educational resources available online like the Efficient Windows Collaborative and the third party certifications like the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), you will likely make a much better decision. Some of the more energy efficient glass packages for solar control are the Cardinal Low E^3-366, PPG Solarban 70XL and other double and triple glazed windows offered by North Georgia Replacement Windows.

U.V. Protecting Windows

For more information, please call (770)888-1604 or visit www.ngwindows.com