3 Things to Know About Lead Safe Window Replacement

3 Things to Know About Lead Safe Window Replacement

Renovations and remodeling projects disturb lead paint are known to be dangerous to families, workers or even neighbors. Hence, keeping properties safe from the lead hazards could be an excellent idea. Renovations, painting and repair services entail many elements and understanding the facts could be helpful.

 

Many benefits are associated with window replacement in any property. However, this could be achieved if individuals opt to work with the right experts who understand the lead renovations well. Plumbers, special paint contractors, electricians and general contractors who disturb the lead surfaces must be fully trained and licensed to undertake the remodeling projects.

 

The big question is what the big deal with lead safe window replacement is? The following are some of the things we must know about lead safe window replacement.

  • Lead paint is very harmful, and it can cause poisoning as well. The lead dust can lead to serious detrimental health issues to any individual. This could include hyperactivity, hearing problems, slowed growth to children, lower IQ, among other severe cases that could lead to death.

 

  • Due to the risky in such projects. Every state requires that every installer or contractor be fully certified in undertaking the projects. This protects the owner of the house and ensures that all the individuals in that area are safe during such a lead safety project.

 

  • There should be a pre-renovation and pre-work notifications awarded to people who might be affected. Any firm or contractor should deliver a well-signed copy of the plans to the property owners as well as the tenants early enough before the project. This could be seven days before the working day or more.

 

To prevent the poisoning, we ensure that there are lead-safe work practices among the experts undertaking any project. In any lead project, the renovators or remodelers must clean all the debris and dust by the use of HEPA vacuum or even wet mops. This ensures that each lead component is collected.

 

The experts must try to avoid using methods that could generate high amounts of lead –contaminated dust while in any project. These methods could be; the use of heat guns at very high temperatures, dry sweeping, and use of flammables or methylene chloride, open flame burning among other methods which are very dangerous. It is crucial to contain the working areas to prevent debris and dust from escaping.

 

There are some exemptions in undertaking some disturbing lead projects to ensure lead safety. This could include dormitories, studios or house where younger kids are expected to reside. Other exempted parts that must be include housing for disabled individuals as well housing for elderly people. Sticking by the renovation, painting and remodeling rules in any given state remains the responsibility of every one of us.

 

Comprehensively understanding lead safetypaint could also be helpful even to some people who would like to have some lead paints on their houses. The information is available on the Internet, and many people benefit from it. Lead testing is also a good way of ensuring that your renovation project is lead safe and thus not harmful.

 

Our company is renowned in taking these precautions, and most of the clients contact us to acquire services from us. Contact us if you have issues concerning lead safe window replacement in any location.

 

About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

 

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-505-9622

 

3 Benefits of French Doors

3 Benefits of French Doors

The sun is several billion times more powerful than even the strongest light bulb, making it the best source of light for your home. In today’s energy-conscious environment, one of the very best energy efficient additions you can make to your home is to have French doors installed. French doors offer the best of all possible worlds by letting in the most possible light when you need it, while still offering maximum performance at trapping heat in the winter and cold air in the summer without sacrificing privacy. Here are three reasons to consider upgrading to French-style doors in your next build or remodel – or simply upgrade to them.

 

They offer tremendous versatility for patio doors

Not only do French doors lend a touch of charm to your view of the back patio, garden or pool when they are closed, but they open outward or inward rather than sliding, creating a much larger portal than sliding patio doors. Opening them wide gives you greater access to let in cool air on warm nights or provide wider access for guests to enter or exit when you are entertaining in the back yard.

 

Let in light while still providing privacy

Bulky front doors cut off the light, creating a dark entryway and interior. French-style doors offer maximum light while still offering total privacy, thanks to blinds set between the panes of glass that can be raised and lowered with no fuss and no muss. French door blinds are low profile and offer a clean, modern look in both the raised and lowered positions. Even when lowered, however, they can still let in more light than a traditional wood door, giving you privacy without having to sacrifice a light, airy look to your entryway or front room.

 

Creates a larger, more useful portal without sacrificing safety

Getting large, bulky furniture items and appliances into and out of your home can be a pain, if not downright impossible through traditional door spaces. Not only are French-style doors beautiful, but they are more practical as well, giving you twice the access space to your home. Even the largest of refrigerators or armoires can be easily moved in or out of fully opened French-style doors, while still giving you the same protection that traditional doors have to offer. Modern French-style doors utilize multi-point locking systems that can withstand up to 300 lbs of force, making them just as safe – if not safer – than traditional wood or even metal doors.

 

At Advanced Window Products, we offer the highest quality French-style doors that are individually tailor-made to your specific needs. We are considered the #1 Utah Windows and Door Company because of the relationships we build with each of our clients and the commitment we have to offer the highest quality products and outstanding customer service. Give us a call today and let us help you bring a new level of comfort, style, and warmth into your home with a custom-made set of legacy vinyl French-style doors.

 

About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

 

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-505-9622

3 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding

 

Vinyl has been a popular façade treatment for homes for approximately 6 decades. The materials used today to make this siding are far superior to the ones used in the inception of this versatile product. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), vinyl siding was used on 32 percent of the new homes started in 2012 and continues to grow in popularity across the country. Some of the advantages include less maintenance, budget friendly, and design versatility.

 

Requires Little Maintenance

The composition of this type of siding is a durable plastic known as polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is a high-strength plastic that is naturally resistant to moisture, rot, and insects. PVC siding holds up well when exposed to the elements, such as rain, snow, wind, cold winter temperatures, and hot summers.

 

PVC also holds color very well. You won’t have to paint your siding every few years, as you have to with wood siding. We advise that you simply power wash your siding periodically to keep it looking fresh and the colors bright.

 

Cost Savings

Vinyl is a cost effective option for several homeowners. It can be as much as 50% less than traditional wood clapboard siding while still achieving a similar appearance to wood, without the need to spend money on repainting it often.

 

One of the great advantages of installing insulated vinyl siding, or siding over rigid insulation is the added R value that it offers to the exterior walls. The R value of a wall is the measure of thermal resistance. The higher the R-value the less heat loss in winter and less cool air escaping in summer. This translates into money saved on utility costs to heat and cool your home.

 

Attractive and Customizable Design Options

There are endless color options to choose from for vinyl. It is possible to mix and match colors of siding and trim to add distinctive details to the exterior of your home, including historical references. There are also a variety of textures, profiles, and dimensions to choose from. Vinyl can have a classic clapboard profile and depth, a cedar shakes looks or a scallop pattern to accents a gable. It is possible to install this type of siding in either a horizontal or vertical pattern.

 

Whether you are building a new home or renovating an existing home, consider vinyl as an exterior siding option. Be sure to speak with our experienced professionals who can help you with your siding decision. Advanced Window Products specializes in high-performance window and siding products and installations in the Salt Lake City area of Utah. Our knowledgeable staff can answer your questions and explain how siding is to be installed correctly.

 

Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-246-9355. And, visit our website AdvancedWindowsUSA.com to see our portfolio and for more information on vinyl as a siding option.

 

About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

 

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-505-9622

Benefits of Vinyl Windows

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Are your windows damaged or broken? Do you have windows that are too drafty or just too ugly? When it’s time to replace your windows, there are plenty advantages to choosing vinyl, an eco-friendly and cost-effective option. Here are some of the best reasons vinyl beats out other window materials.

 

Affordable Window Replacement

Vinyl window replacement is the most affordable option for getting beautiful new windows for your home. Vinyl is the most affordable window material on the market, but that doesn’t mean vinyl windows are cheap. Vinyl never rusts or corrodes, offering a durable yet cost-effective solution when it’s time to replace your damaged, drafty windows. Vinyl can pay for itself much faster than other materials when you consider energy savings and any credits that may be available in your area.

 

Maintenance-Free Windows

No one enjoys a long list of home maintenance chores to take care of every season. With vinyl, you never need to worry about scraping, staining, or painting your windows in the spring. Vinyl is almost completely maintenance-free, is nearly impossible to scratch, and cleans up easily with soap and water. They also age well and stand up to the elements. To keep your windows looking their best, simply clean occasionally with a vinyl window cleaner or soap and water.

 

Reduced Energy Costs

Did you know drafty windows can increase your energy costs by 10-25%? Vinyl window replacement can improve your home’s energy efficiency and lower your heating and cooling costs throughout the year. Vinyl helps keep heat in during the cold months and out during the summer.

 

The typical vinyl window is multi-glazed. Double-glazed windows which have a layer of air between two glass panes offer very good insulation, but triple-glazed windows with two layers offer excellent energy savings and exceptional insulation.

 

Huge Variety of Styles

Vinyl is a versatile and popular material which means windows are available in a vast array of styles, colors, and sizes. You can even have windows custom-made for your home. Whether you want to replace bay windows, casement windows, or picture windows, you’ll find vinyl in the right size and color to suit your home.

 

More Eco-Friendly

Vinyl doesn’t just last longer than aluminum or wood, it can also be recycled. Vinyl is an eco-friendly option as almost 100% of the industrial waste generated in the production of this material can be recycled with closed-loop recycling. When the windows reach the end of their lifespan, the material can simply be melted down and reformed numerous times.

 

At Advanced Window Products, we have helped countless homeowners and business owners take advantage of the benefits of vinyl windows with high-quality window installation backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Ready to replace your old windows with brilliant energy-efficient vinyl? Contact Advanced Window Products today for a free quote.

 

About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

 

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-505-9622

3 Benefits of Sliding Glass Pet Doors

3 Benefits of Sliding Glass Pet Doors

It is estimated that around 68 percent of Americans own a pet, so Advanced Window Products knows that a lot of pet owners love their furry friends. The problem is that some pets can get a little stressed out when they stay indoors at all times because they get a little bored. This is one reason why sliding glass pet doors can be helpful for a pet owner. You can consider the following three benefits just in case you don’t believe us.

 

  1. Prevent Afflictions Linked to Inactivity

Pets are naturally active. The problem with keeping your pet indoors is it might not move like it should, which can promote all kinds of issues. For example, all the energy or fat that a cat or dog would be burning during the day might be stored in the body.

This means that you might end up with an overweight pet. Of course, this issue can lead to issues such as high blood pressure and other similar afflictions. Giving your pet an opportunity to stretch its agilities with our glass pet doors should help ensure your furry friend has enough exercise throughout the day.

 

  1. Safer and Nicer Furniture

You have a pet or two, so you know what can happen when a pet is bored. You might have come home to find a chewed up shoe or a scratched up rug. These are associated with boredom. They are actually behavioral issues that are sometimes linked to pets that have been cooped up indoors for too long.

Sure, some pet owners are able to train their four-legged pets to live indoors without any trouble, but that does not always work. This is yet another reason why you might want to consider sliding glass pet doors from our Advance Window Products line.

 

  1. A Healthier Household

It is likely that some pet owners have forgotten to go outside every now and then for a number of reasons. Maybe work makes you tired, and you just want to come home to rest but exercise, even if it is just for 20 minutes is good. You might not think this will work, but giving your pet an exit may end up helping you and your entire household, too.

You or your family members might be more inclined to follow your pet or pets out to the yard for a little fun. This might not happen immediately, but try to make yourself go out with your pet from time to time. Everyone can afford a little break from television or from the couch. This is how everyone in your home, including your pet, might end up a little healthier.

As you can see, there are reasons why sliding glass pet doors might be a good idea. You can learn more about Advanced Window Products by visiting AdvancedWindowsUSA.com.

 

About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

 

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-505-9622

3 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding

3 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding

Vinyl continues to be the most popular cladding option for Utah homeowners. We’ve been installing attractive, low-maintenance vinyl siding for more than a quarter century, and we’re impressed with its durability. If you’re thinking of giving your house a makeover, vinyl siding lets you tailor the look of your home’s exterior to suit your sense of architectural style.

 

Top Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding

While we could name a dozen qualities that make vinyl siding worth considering, here are the reasons we hear most often from our customers for choosing vinyl over the other options.

 

1. Vinyl Siding Offers the Most Options

No siding type gives you as many choices including:

  • Color: Vinyl is available in a wide spectrum of hues from snow-white to dark, rich browns, greens and blues. Today’s siding is colorfast. There is very little noticeable fading over the years, so the appearance remains fresh and attractive.
  • Finishes: Much of the vinyl siding we install has a woodgrain-like finish, but smooth siding for a more finished appearance is available too.
  • Styles: Advanced Window Products offers too many vinyl siding profiles to list here. They include horizontal panels in several sizes such as double-3” and double-4”, Dutch lap, traditional lap and beaded. Vertical panels are offered in several styles too including traditional board & batten. Premium vinyl shake siding in several styles is available when an upscale touch is desired. Combining styles, for example horizontal vinyl siding with vinyl shake siding in the gables, delivers a customized boost to your home’s curb appeal.
  • Accessories: The many finishing-touch options for trim and accent color and style make the personalization of your home’s exterior complete.

 

2. Vinyl Siding Has Low Maintenance Requirements

Installing vinyl siding is an investment in the quality of life you’ll enjoy going forward. You’ll never spend your free time scraping, patching, caulking and painting or staining vinyl. It is impervious to moisture and insects, and vinyl withstands Utah’s seasonal high winds very well. An occasional soap-and-water wash is all that’s needed to keep it looking fantastic in the years to come. And since the repair and maintenance costs are so low, you’ll have more money in your pocket to enjoy your free time. That sets it apart from natural wood and fiber cement siding, both with much higher maintenance requirements and costs.

 

3. Vinyl Siding is a Tremendous Value

Vinyl is affordable and it lasts for decades. Combined with the low maintenance costs mentioned above, vinyl gives you much better value than your other siding options.

Is Vinyl Right for Your Home?

Is this attractive, low-maintenance and customizable cladding the best choice for your home? If you’d like to explore vinyl’s benefits or have questions about vinyl siding, we can help. Call us today to discuss vinyl siding or to receive a free, no-obligation estimate to show you how affordable vinyl siding can be.

 

About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

 

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-505-9622
http://advancedwindowsusa.com/

 

3 Tips on How to Choose a Patio Door for Your Home

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Did you know that insulated steel and fiberglass doors are more energy efficient than wood doors? The screen door is exceptionally easy to install and remove and filter in the fresh air and keep out pesky insects; while regulating the thermal conditions too.

Changing the door gives the patio space a different feel, and can have a big impact. Consider a door with glass panes to virtually enlarge the patio space and lighten up a heavy façade. Your choice should blend in with the architectural style of your home, and should bring in more natural lighting.

Increase the charm of your home’s exterior by personalizing your patio; with so many options to choose from, you can order your custom door from us. The right exterior enhancements blend seamlessly with your exterior and can add value to your home.
Consider these tips while selecting your patio door.

Energy certification

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency certifies energy efficient appliances; not only house electronics but also the materials that build the exterior patio doors. Energy certified doors deliver an extra level of thermal performance, reducing your heating and cooling costs all year round.

Patio door material

The base material of the patio door determines its durability, resilience against the elements and its beauty. Whether your fancy a wood grain finish with internal blinds or just a standard white door, we have it all.

The standard dual point grappling hook locks are a security feature of the sliding door, which comes in various design variations such as the monorail track design for easy gliding. These four materials are the most common.

• Wood
Fir, pine, and mahogany are the most common construction materials. Proper maintenance prevents warping, cracking or rotting, and enhances their durability. Occasional polishing with wax preserves the natural elegance and gives it value.

• Vinyl
Vinyl doors won’t peel, fade, rot or warp, and they’ll weather cold or hot climates. Custom faux finishes that match the décor of your home add a unique touch to the room with the added benefits of strength and energy efficiency.

• Aluminum or steel
Treatment using other metal additives during manufacturing of metal doors ensures they remain corrosion free and rust resistant. Metal doors are more cost effective in the long term and highly durable.

• Fiberglass
Fiberglass is a weather resistant material made out of fine fibers of spun glass held together with a special resin. The door is lightweight and durable.

Door Security and Locks

An ideal patio door should possess multiple locking mechanisms for added security. Sliding patio doors have dual point locks with hooks that latch onto the frame or sliding part of the door.

The deadbolt locking system of the French patio doors is quite secure and durable too.
Choose a professional

For over 26 years, we transform homes with window and door treatments to ensure home security and timeless elegance. Contact Advanced Window USA today to get your free quote, order our Utah-made products, or have them installed in your home.

 

About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-505-9622
http://advancedwindowsusa.com/