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We will be closed Monday to celebrate the Memorial Day Holiday.

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Sliding windows are designed to roll from side to side in their own tracks. They are removable from these tracks for the cleaning of exterior surfaces.

1. Roll the right sash to within 3" of the left side. This will enable the sash to bypass the anti-lift block located in the headers of the mainframe.
2. Lift sash up into the header of the mainframe as high as it will go.
3. Pull the bottom of the sash toward you. This will clear the rollers and sash frame from the mainframe
4. Lower the sash to the floor.

1. Roll the left sash to within 3" of the right side.
2. Lift the sash into the header of the mainframe.
3. Pull the bottom of the sash toward you, and lower it to the floor

Carefully clean the exterior of the sashes. To replace the sashes, simply reverse this process.

Double hung windows are designed to allow both sashes to raise, lower, and tilt in for cleaning the outside surfaces of both upper and lower sash.

1. Unlock the windows
2. Raise the lower sash a minimum of 3"
3. Pull both tilt latch buttons (located on the top rail of the sash) towards the center of the sash to disengage them from the mainframe jambs.
4. With both hands, carefully pull the top of the lower sash in toward you slightly beyond a 90 degree position. Support the sash while cleaning the exterior.

1. Lower the upper sash to at least 2" above the sash stops (located in the lower outside track)
2. Pull both tilt latch buttons toward the center of the sash to disengage them from the mainframe jambs.
3. With both hands, carefully pull the top of the upper sash in toward you slightly beyond a 90 degree position and rest it on top of the supported lower sash. (The upper sash cannot be tilted in without the lower sash being tilted in)

To replace the sash's to the operating positions, hold the top rail of the sash with both hands and push it all the way into the mainframe tracks. Make certain that the tilt latch buttons click in to lock the sash in the mainfame. If the tilt latches are not reengaged in the mainframe, the sash may fall inward unexpectedly

Part 3 of the 3 part information series. Understanding condensation

Six simple solutions to controlling indoor humidity
1. Make sure all sources of ventilation to the outside are functional and use kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room exhaust fans during and after humidity producing activities to vent excess moisture.
2. Air out your home periodically. Opening windows for just a few minutes a day lets the stale moist air escape and the fresh dry air enter without compromising your heating.
3. Check you humidifier settings. Use the humidity comfort levels provided in the table to correctly set and balance the humidity level in your home.
4. Be sure that all louvers in the attic or basement are open and large enough. You can even open your fireplace dampers to allow excess moisture to escape.
5. if you have a large amount of house plants, try to concentrate them in one area and be careful not to over water.
6. If troublesome condensation persists, see you heating contractor about an outside air intake for your furnace, venting of gas burning heaters and appliances, or installation of ventilating fans.

Condensation can be very difficult to solve. There are many factors that affect condensation, such as, the number and type of windows in your home, the heating system-hot air or water, the type of insulation and vapor barrier and even the type of soil and quality drainage. If you still have condensation problems after following the simple preventative steps mentioned within, you may need to consult a professional heating contractor or other qualified expert.

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Part two of a three-part information series. Understanding condensation.

All air contains a certain amount of moisture, even indoors. And there are many common things that generate indoor humidity such as your heating system, humidifiers, cooking, and showers. Every activity, that involves water, even mopping the floors, contributes moisture to the air.
Condensation is more likely to occur in homes where Jan. temps. drop below 35 degrees F because there are greater temperature extremes affecting the glass in the home.
It is very normal to experience condensation at the start of each heating season. During the humid summer months your home absorbs moisture and then perspires when you turn on the heat. This is only temporary though, after the first few weeks of heating your home should dry, reducing, if not eliminating condensation.
You'll notice the same scenario if you've completed remodeling or building projects. Due to the high levels of moisture in wood, plaster, and other building materials, your home will temporarily sweat during the first few weeks of the heating season.
Another factor in the condensation equation is progress. With todays modern insulation, moisture barrier materials, and air-tight construction, we all enjoy a more thermally efficient home-one that blocks the cold out, yet traps the moisture in, producing higher humidity levels and..more condensation
Reducing humidity is key. The best way to reduce condensation is by eliminating excessive humidity. So how much humidity is too much? The following table illustrates the recommended or comfortable levels of indoor humidity during the winter months. By eliminating excessive humidity in your home you may very well eliminate most if not all, of your condensation problems.

UNDERSTANDING CONDENSATION. Part 1 of a 3-part information series!

Common household condensation is caused by excess humidity or water vapor in a home. When this water vapor in the air comes in contact with a cold glass surface it turns to water droplets and is called condensation. All homes have occasional condensation and is no cause for concern
On the other hand, excessive window condensation, frost, peeling paint, even moisture spots on ceilings and walls can be signs of excessive condensation and potentially damaging problems in your home. We tend to notice condensation on windows and mirrors first because moisture doesn't penetrate these surfaces. Yet they are not the problem, simply the indicators that you need to reduce the indoor humidity of your home.

You may be wondering why your new energy efficient replacement windows show more condensation than your old drafty ones. Well, your old windows allowed humidity to escape. Now that your new windows create a tighter seal, the extra moisture in your home is unable to escape, therefore making you more aware of excess humidity. Windows do not cause condensation, instead they prevent humidity from escaping and provide an easy surface for condensation to collect.

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