The Different Types of Window Screens

Summer is finally here, and that means you can open your windows once again to let warm air and sunshine into your home. However, as nice as it is to open up your windows and let some summer come inside, you might also be inviting droves of insects and other critters as well as leaves and debris into your home as well. That’s where window screens come in: using woven wire made from lightweight materials, these screens fit on the exterior of your windows’ frames to keep out bugs and other nuisances. Window screens come in a wide range of varieties that can suit your specific needs, so visit our website to learn about the right window screens for you!

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What to Look for in Windows for Your Addition

When planning an addition for your home, there are so many things to think about: How large do you want it to be? Should you build up or out? What color will you paint it? All of these points are important, but during all this planning, you shouldn’t lose sight of the windows that you’ll install in your new addition. For some of the factors that you should consider as you choose windows for your addition, visit our website!

Windows and Child Safety

Each year, more than 3,000 kids across the country will be hospitalized for injuries sustained during falls from windows, and even more tragically, five children die each year as the result of falls from windows. In addition, even more children will require hospitalization or will die as the result of strangulation from window cords. These injuries and deaths are entirely preventable if you take several precautions in your home, so for information about how you can protect your children from window-related injuries, click here!

The Better Business Bureau

If you’re like most internet users, you turn to sites like Yelp whenever you want to get the inside scoop on a particular business. If you want to make sure that you’re the first to know about any special offers or deals, you follow businesses on Facebook or Twitter. But if you want to know if a business is trustworthy, where do you turn? Easy: to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB has existed for more than 100 years and offers businesses a rating based on how trustworthy they are. For more information about the BBB and Windows USA’s BBB rating, click here!

Windows USA’s Commitment to Customer Service

A business may have the most advanced technology or the most expert managers in the world, but its success will still depend on one thing: how well it treats its customers. At Windows USA, we recognize that our success is thanks to our customers’ satisfaction, and we do our best to make sure that we continue to raise the bar when it comes to customer service. You can read all about our commitment to customer service here!

John Cena and the Make-A-Wish Foundation

John Cena can go toe-to-toe with any wrestler that challenges him, but to many of his fans, his exploits in the ring are secondary to his other talent: making wishes come true. In fact, with more than 500 wishes under his belt, Cena is the all-time record holder for the most wishes granted by an individual for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a nonprofit that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Cena, a 15-time World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion, first became involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2009, and within five years, he had already granted over 400 wishes. His record-breaking 500th wish came in 2015 when he surprised Rocco Lanzer, an eight-year-old boy from Queens, New York who was diagnosed with leukemia, with ringside seats to a WWE match.  

In 2009, Cena received the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s prestigious Chris Greicius Celebrity Award, which is named for the first child to have a wish granted by the organization over 30 years ago.

When Cena comes to make some of his most deserving fans’ wishes come true, he’s bringing more than just tickets. He tells them to never give up–it was originally his catch phrase, but now, it’s his way of encouraging them to stay strong no matter what.

Windows USA is a proud supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Each year, we sponsor a  wish; last year, we were able to send a sick child and their family to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. For more information about our commitment to philanthropy, visit our website, and visit the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s website to learn how you can support their work!

Are Your Windows Energy Efficient?

Leaves aren’t the only thing falling this season–temperatures are also dropping, and if you’re not careful, that cold air can make its way into your home. One way to protect yourself against the chilly weather is to make sure your windows are ready for the cold, and one of the best ways to do that is to make sure they’re energy efficient. But what does that mean, anyway, and how can you find that out?

Energy efficient windows can reduce a home or office’s heat loss or heat gain as well as its air leakage, which helps to keep your energy bills low. Making your windows more energy efficient can be as simple as installing some a few improvements: draperies, for example, are a low-cost tool that can reduce winter heat loss by as much as 10% when drawn, and sealing cracks with caulk or weatherstripping can prevent cold air and drafts leaking inside.

Sometimes, however, a few improvements won’t be enough, and you’ll need to buy a new set of energy efficient windows. These windows come with certain features built-in that make them more energy efficient, such as double or triple panes, reflective coatings on the glass, metal-free designs, and more. Keep an eye out for the Energy Star label, which indicates products that are energy efficient, when shopping for your new windows.

Windows USA manufactures and installs 100% Energy Star certified windows of the highest quality, and we’ve installed over 2,000,000 of our Alaskan Windows in homes across America.

For more information, visit our blog and our website!