There are significant differences between residential windows in your home and the commercial windows in your office building

Commercial vs. Residential Windows: What’s the Difference?

For commercial property managers and building owners, the costs of a window replacement project might seem jaw-dropping, especially if you’ve replaced windows at home. The costs might just not seem to add up. Yet, judging the two types side-by-side is misleading; it’s an apples-to-oranges comparison. Commercial and residential windows vary greatly in design. In fact, […]

September 1, 2016 Commercial windows
Soundproofing And Insulation

What Do I Need to Do With My Doors and Walls to Soundproof a Room?

You don’t need to have an aspiring musician in your home or business to benefit from soundproofing a room. Maybe you are renting out a bedroom or need a conference room to keep secrets inside. Maybe somebody in your household is hard of hearing and needs to turn up the TV or computer to comprehend […]

August 3, 2016 Articles, Uncategorized
Office building with commercial windows

Commercial Window Energy Efficiency: How Building Owners Can Save Big

Improving the efficiency of your commercial property offers a clear financial advantage. Studies have shown that green buildings command higher rents and have lower vacancy rates. They have higher selling prices and increased asset valuations. Overall, their operating costs are below those of traditional buildings. There are a number of ways to “green” a commercial […]

A home with inefficient windows in winter means a higher heating bill for homeowners.

How to Detect Inefficient Windows in the Winter

When the topic of your windows’ job in regards to energy efficiency arises, there’s almost a bipartisan split of opinions that’s more recognized in political debates. One side of the spectrum is passionate that replacing windows is a highly overrated “green” renovation which should be vacated and the budget focused elsewhere. The pro-window replacement crowd […]

Weatherproofing the windows in your office building can help keep heating bills in the winter lower

Weatherproofing Commercial Windows and Doors for Winter

In the winter months, a commercial property’s building envelope – the surfaces, including windows and doors that separate the interior and exterior – is prone to heat loss. This can be caused by improper insulation, cracks or leaks in the seals, and aging systems. Commercial windows and doors are a prime target for inefficiencies. Fortunately, […]

Skyscrapers with inadequate commercial windows can have higher energy bills in the winter and summer months

7 Tips to Improve the Energy Efficiency of High-Rise Windows

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial buildings account for 39 percent of the country’s total energy consumption. Moreover, utilities account for nearly one-third of the operating costs for U.S. office buildings. High-rise buildings with aging infrastructure and dated HVAC systems in an extreme local climate can spend high above the average on utilities. […]

October 2, 2015 Uncategorized
carpenter installing a door lock

Commercial Door Hardware List: Commonly Used Door Components

Commercial doors are often sold “unfinished” and without hardware, like locking systems, door closers, handles, and knobs. For example, many commercial doors ship with a bore hole and a cross bore, which is a pre-drilled hole that accommodates a locking system and handle. As a result, the installer must buy hardware separately. Since doors are […]

August 27, 2015 Commercial doors
Building Codes can influence what the proper size of your storefront entrance will be.

Commercial Door Dimensions: What Is the Average Size of a Commercial Door?

Building codes set maximum and minimum heights and widths for commercial doors. These standard commercial door dimensions, dictated by these codes, ensure that doors allow occupants to enter and exit freely during an emergency. Builders must adhere to these codes for the structure to be deemed safe and ready for occupancy. In the United States, […]

August 21, 2015 Commercial doors
commercial windows hurricane

Securing Your Commercial Property’s Windows and Doors during Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially started on June 1 and will end on November 30. During hurricane season, your property’s windows and doors are especially susceptible to wind and flood damage. Wind sends debris into windows and siding, resulting in broken glass and damage to the façade of buildings. Wind damage is the number 1 […]

R-Value commercial window Aeroseal

Understanding Window R-Values

When researching replacement windows, you’ve likely stumbled across two terms relating to energy efficiency: R-value and U-value. Both terms are used in the construction industry to define the energy efficiency of a given material, but there are key differences that can be confusing to understand. Choosing the most efficient windows starts with understanding the differences […]

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