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Much Adew About Moisture: How Condensation Affects Residential Windows

Posted by Chris Mott on Oct 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

What It Is and Why It's Here

We've officially entered the time of year when there is a significant increase in the number of questions regarding window condensation, so we thought it would be helpful for our customers to understand both condensation's sources and its remedies. In order to understand why condensation is forming on your glass and what can be done about it, it is important to answer this question: How does it form in the first place?

The Answer: When warm, moist air comes into contact with a cooler surface, the excess moisture collects on that surface in the form of droplets, because cooler air cannot hold as much moisture as warmer air. Condensation is a very natural and common event that can occur any time of year, but we see it on windows most frequently during spring and fall when warm days follow cool nights.

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Energy Tax Credits are Back

Posted by Johnny on Feb 18, 2013 5:21:59 AM

As part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (aka “debt ceiling bill”), Congress has renewed the energy tax credits that had previously expired at the end of 2011. The amounts remain the same — a $500 max deduction with a $200 cap on windows — however the lifetime cap on the credit that previously existed appears to have been removed. Installation costs are still not included, so if the invoice you received does not reflect that, contact the company that performed the work for an updated copy.

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2011 Energy Tax Credits

Posted by Johnny on Feb 15, 2011 6:20:45 AM

If you're considering purchasing new windows or doors, there are still federal tax credits available for 2011. Although the new tax law has reduced the amount of the credit and modified the criteria, you are still eligible for tax credits for making your home more energy efficient.

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