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How Do Energy Efficient Windows Work?

You hear it all the time: “Your energy bills will save you money on replacement windows!” “Replacement windows will increase energy efficiency in your home!” —but how exactly are they helping? You may not realize how much energy and money) you’re wasting because of your windows if you have old outdated windows. Most old windows lack the premium features of energy efficiency that modern Austin replacement windows have, causing your energy bills to skyrocket. Texas Energy Experts’ replacement windows come standard with top-of-the-line features to boost energy efficiency in your home. Efficient Glass for Energy You most likely have builder-grade

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Time to Replace your Austin, TX, Home on a Budget

You’ve come to the right spot if you’re curious how to fix the windows of your home in Austin , Texas, thus remaining within the constraints of your budget. Below, we give a few quick suggestions about how the expense of your window repair project can be the. Of course, you don’t want to skimp on the expense of the windows, although there are certain areas where you can cut the grease, which will sort of negate the intent of removing them. Choose Common Window Styles Although your heart might have been fixed on extravagant hexagon-shaped windows, think keeping to

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Roofing

Prepare your Austin roof for fall & winter weather!

These fall-readiness guides will get your home primed for the cold in no time, from the roofing shingles to the winter garden.The coming of autumn is characterized by Reds, Yellows, Browns, Witches and Goblins. It’s necessary to brace for the pressure colder weather will bring on your home as we head into the winter months. These posts will help sharpen your talents, from the snow blower to the roofing shingles, across inspection hot-points! Having the roof up close and personal Maybe your primary and strongest line of protection is your Austin roof against the harsh winter weather. The roof canopy

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Roofing

Easy Roof Repair for Leaks

Most roof repair is done to prevent or fix a leak. Usually, the first sign of a leak shows up in your home as water stains but finding the source of that leak can be tricky.  Here are a few tips on finding and fixing those leaks. Finding the Leaks Before you can do any roof repair, you have to find the leak. The best way to find a leak is by going with a flashlight in the attic and checking for mold, black marks, or water stains. If you do not have an attic, or if access is restricted,

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HVAC

Most Common Air Conditioner Problems

You can have air conditioner problems for many reasons, one of the most common being improper operation. The first thing to do is close your outside doors and windows during A/C operation. If you don’t close them, your unit will be overburdened and eventually get damaged. Good insulation is also important for a properly working air conditioner. Besides these two basic things, there are a few other common air conditioner problems that can potentially occur. Minor Issues The first steps you should take when you notice any air conditioner problems is to check the fuses and the circuit breakers. Start

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solar panels

Will the Solar Eclipse Impact Your Solar Panels?

There is a total solar eclipse expected in the U.S. on August 21, 2017. It’s a pretty cool sight to behold. There are even eclipse chasers that travel around the world just to witness these heavenly wonders. However, your solar panels are only as good as the amount of sun shining. So how will this awesome event affect your home’s solar power?  Total Solar Eclipse According to NASA, an eclipse is when one heavenly body moves into the shadow of another heavenly body. When the moon moves between the sun and earth during orbit, it blocks the sun from reaching

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Windows

This Is What You Need To Know About Low-E Glass Coatings

Energy efficient windows are one of the essentials when updating your home. Windows have improved over time in terms of thermal and solar performance. One of these improvements is the low-e glass coating. But what is this coating? Let’s find out. The Different Types of Light The solar energy spectrum can be divided into ultraviolet light, infrared light, and visible light. Ultraviolet is the light responsible for the fading which occurs on fabrics, walls, and other interior materials. As the name suggests, visible light is the light that we are able to see with our own eyes. Infrared light is

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Radiant Barrier

Common Questions About Radiant Barrier Insulation

  Radiant barrier insulation is a special type of insulation. While most insulation stops heated air from moving in or out of the home, radiant barriers reflect the radiant heat to keep it from entering the home. As sunlight hits the roof, tiles and other materials start to heat up. This heat is then radiated onto the insulation below them. This, of course, reduces the efficiency of the insulation, drives up energy bills, and puts pressure on your cooling system. A radiant barrier will reflect this heat outwards, protecting your insulation in the process. What is the R-value of a

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Things to Consider Before Getting Home Solar Panels

  Solar energy is a becoming more and more popular as the renewable energy of choice.  Solar panels are beneficial in saving us money and helping to take care of our planet. But every person’s situation is different. So how do you know if home solar panels are a good choice for you? Here are a few things to take into consideration when deciding whether to go solar. Home Energy Efficiency The first thing to consider before buying solar panels is whether or not your home is as energy efficient as it can be. Installing solar panels alone will not

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Tips for Hiring Roofing Contractors

Hiring the right roofing contractors can be a challenging task. Your roof is a large investment, so if you’ve never worked with a roofer before, it’s normal to be inquisitive about the hiring process. Here are some tips that will hopefully help in the process.    Insurance When contacting a roofing company, the first step is to ask if they have worker’s compensation and liability insurance. This may save you from being financially responsible if there is some sort of accident during the job. If possible, ask to see the policy and actually call the carrier to ensure that everything is

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