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Replace Your Windows before winter

Replacing your windows during the fall is essential for many reasons. The autumn weather is a great time to prepare for harsh weather conditions to come. Fall is the end of the busy season for window installers. Damaged windows can have broken frames, cracked glass, or improper sealing. By replacing your windows now, you’re ensuring a lower energy bill in the winter months and more secure protection from burglars.
According to a report done by CNN, burglary rates increase in the summer and in December. And, some cities experienced their greatest number of burglaries in the two weeks following Christmas. You can help protect against break-ins by purchasing Generation Windows from Liberty Builders. The Generations Secure glass package will help provide security protection 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Since this tough glass can stand up to repeated blows from common burglary tools like bricks, bats, hammers and crowbars, it is backed by a $1,000 break-in protection warranty.
The plastic interlayer in our Generations Secure glass package acts as a filter hat blocks out more noise than ordinary glass by as much as 50% resulting in a quieter and more comfortable interior home environment. Other benefits include lifetime protection on vinyl components, hardware, screens, and glass seal failure, and lowering your energy costs by at least 40%.
Act now as the colder temperature weather can present unique window installation challenges, such as caulk not settling well or difficulty accomplishing a tight seal. However, if you choose to replace your windows during the winter, it is the slow season for window replacements and you could schedule based on your availability.
No matter when you choose to have your windows replaced, we can get the job done. Give Liberty Builders a call today to determine the best needs for you and your home. We also provide free in-home consultations.

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6 Signs You Need To Replace Your Windows

Now that Spring has arrived, it’s time for some home improvements. The winter can provide some damage to your home, especially to your windows. Be aware of how winter weather can affect them. If you didn’t take any precautions for winter or if you are not aware of how to notice window damage, here are some warning signs.

  • Condensation: Can you see out of the window? Condensation, fading, and discoloration can all affect your windows. Ugly windows will lower the value and appeal of your home. If you can’t see inside or outside, it is time for replacements.
  • Energy Efficiency: Is your energy bill higher? If your HVAC unit is working harder than normal, it is because your windows are old and are letting outside air in. This leads to higher electric bills. You’ll be able to tell this is happening if your windows appear to be leaking and it’s not condensation.
  • Cracked / Damaged: How difficult is it to crack a window open? A definite sign that you need your windows replaced is when you struggle to open and close them. If you can feel or hear a draft seeping through, this might be a sign that your windows aren’t shutting properly either and it is time to replace.
  • Exterior Noise: Can you hear your neighbors fighting? Good windows should be able to reduce exterior noise. An improved window design can drown out those loud car horns and neighbors.
  • Insects / Critters: Have you found more insects indoors? If you spot mice and other outdoor critters crawling about your floors, they could be coming in through cracks found on your window glass or sill.
  • Rotting: How old is your house? When living in an older home, the window wood might be rotting and the window design look could be outdated. Update the look of your home by replacing the windows, while also lowering your energy bill and complementing your home’s exterior with something more attractive.

To be sure about window damage, call our local window services for an in-home consultation.

 

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5 Things to Replace and Repair This Spring

Winter can cause some serious damage to your home. That’s why March isn’t just for spring cleaning anymore, it’s for home repairs too. Wall cracks, gutter damage, and window damage are all signs that your house endured a rough winter. If you’re experiencing post-winter damage to your home, here is what you need to be focused on for repairs and replacements this Spring.

1. Replace your windows. Cold weather will make it easier to leave your windows with smudges and streaks. Replacing them could be costly so you should also invest in caulk or weather strips. However, gradually replace windows in every room to avoid the large bill.

2. Repair your gutters, downspouts, and roofs. You should have gutters and downspouts cleaned come spring so that water can flow through them easily. Gutters should be facing away from the house to stop water pooling around the foundation. Gutter covers may also be helpful. Check for leaks coming from the roof. Patch newer roofs but older roofs over 20 years need more maintenance.

3. Paint the house. Rain and snow are big detriments of paint. For better curb appeal, repaint your home or select a brand new color for some difference.

4. Install a new heating system. It may be time to install a new one depending on the age of the house and unit. For best results, find a system that carries the EnergyStar label. Have your filters checked and replaced if your existing systems are still in good condition. Replace filters when they are dark and clogged.

5. Install more insulation. To reduce heat loss or gain, you’ll want to begin with the attic. Adding insulation will reduce your utility bills. If you install more where you already have some, you will save energy as well. You can save greater amounts of energy if you install insulation into places in your home that have never been insulated. Radiant Barriers would be a a great cost effective upgrade. This type of insulation includes a heat reflective material that will keep your home cool during the upcoming summer months.

Checking these 5 items off your home repair list will keep up the value of your home and save you heartache in the years to come.  Now is the time to start your home repair before it’ too late. If you are looking to help don’t forget to contact Liberty Builders. We offer free estimates for a variety of home improvement services.

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The Ultimate Revelation Of Unbreakable Glass

Have your ever heard the term “unbreakable glass?”  More and more homeowners are replacing their current windows with what is being marketed as “unbreakable” windows, or better-termed, “impact resistant” glass.

Glass really isn’t unbreakable in the true sense of the word.  More likely these types of windows are shatter proof.  They can provide safety to your family members, pets and furnishings when there is a mishap to your window. Years ago, windows would easily shatter when hit with a rock, tree limb, baseball, wind, and in unfortunate circumstances, a bullet. Today, the more modern style windows may allow one small hole at the point of impact and, instead of the glass splintering and falling into the house, the window will stay in relatively one piece, revealing shatter lines where the blow was made.  They are made to safeguard the occupants of the home, very much like the way car windows are manufactured.

These unbreakable kinds of windows generally come in two different varieties.  One is essentially glass that is fit with a clear plastic film overlay.  It has the ability to actually stretch at impact.  Though the glass may shatter, it will not fly out in the direction of the force.  The other type is actually polycarbonate, a type of plastic. Double paned polycarbonate, sometimes called a “sandwich window”, allows for terrific security, lower energy costs and is exceptional in letting in the right kind of light.  To the naked eye, it cannot be distinguished from regular glass.

These popular protective glass windows are now standard in building codes in areas prone to hurricanes and earthquakes.  They are both very strong, quite light and are perfect for homes and businesses.

Liberty Builders of Texas can help you find the right updated windows for your home and save you money in the process.  Keep your family and valuables safe by considering protective windows for your home.  Our in-home consultations are free of charge.

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Need New Windows? Here Are Some Signs to Look Out For

Replacing the windows in your house can make a big difference in the comfort and the value of your home. Not to mention, it can affect your energy costs as well.  The fact that that they add beauty to your home is icing on the cake!  Here are some signs to look out for when considering whether you need new windows.

Energy Bills

If your energy bills are out of control and you feel like you have been practicing good, energy-conscious habits, you might consider that the culprit could be your windows. Your precious air conditioning (or heat this coming winter) could be escaping through loose seals and cracks you don’t even notice.

Discomfort

Despite your bills, is your house still warm?  Can you feel it getting warmer as the day wears on? You will be amazed at what new windows can do to keep you comfortable both day and night and through summer and winter.

Insects

When people notice more insects in the house, they usually call an exterminator. Did you know your windows could be to blame?  Those tiny cracks and holes that are letting the bad air in and the good air out can also be a gateway for ants, spiders, even fleas.

Water

If your windows are not properly sealed, water can become a real problem. It can ruin your walls and furnishing and cause mold in your home which can then cause sickness among family members.  New windows with the latest sealant technology will reduce any moisture entering your home.

Dingy Look

You will be surprised at what a difference New Windows can make to the look of your home, both from the inside and outside.  Clean lines and shiny glass are the just the beginning.  Take a look at our before and after photos to get an idea of the great facelift windows can make.

Now is a great time to invest in new windows.  As the seasons change, you’ll be able to enjoy the upcoming fall weather as well as cozy up for those winter months. Not to mention you’ll love to clean new look they will give your home.  Liberty Builders of Texas offers great financing, discounts for senior citizens and military and quick installation.  Give us a call!

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Eze-Breeze Vinyl Sliding Panels

Liberty Builder windowsIf you have an opened air or screened-in porch, undoubtedly you have been through times of frustration when your outdoor furniture is covered from pollen or needs to be covered or moved during a storm.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could enjoy this area of your home all year long with minimum upkeep?  With Eze-Breeze, you can! Eze-Breeze is a brand of vinyl sliding panels that are durable, flexible and let the light through when they are closed and only let the air flow in that you desire.

Outdoor areas are not only more useful when enjoyed year round but are also more valuable.  With Eze Breeze Panels and their custom design, you can even heat your once-open porch to utilize it during cold winter weather.

Eze-Breeze vinyl sliding panels are extremely simple to use — practically unbreakable, effective and backed by great manufacturer warranty. If you’re ready to enjoy your porch year around, consider the Eze-Breeze vinyl sliding panels system!

Here are some of the great features of Eze-Breeze:

  • Sturdy, yet lightweight, aluminum frames
  • Customized and made-to-order for a perfect fit
  • The unique tracks and customized panels are easy to operate
  • They open widely, allowing your porch to retain its breezy, open feel
  • Different frame color options to complement your home
  • Instead of glass, they utilize unique vinyl panels with memory that flex with pressure and return to their original shape
  • Different vinyl tint options for added shade or privacy
  • Large, clear panels create an open, floor-to-ceiling view
  • The vinyl panels are more affordable than glass windows
  • There is a lifetime limited warranty on Eze-Breeze sliding panels

Give us a call and let’s make your patio a year round haven!

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Five Reasons to Replace Windows

There are many reasons to replace your windows on your home. Here, we discuss the five most common reasons for replacement windows.

1. Energy efficiency
There has been much advancement and importance placed on energy efficiency in the past decade. Chances are that if you own an older home with builder-grade windows, they are probably single-paned and aluminum. Any replacement window on the market today will be an upgrade in energy efficiency for your home. We are proud to install Generations Windows which can cut energy costs by 40% and has great warranties!

2. Soundproofing
From road noise, to flight paths, to your neighbors’ kids and dogs, noise can be a problem with older single-pane windows. When we install Generations Windows, noise reduction is often the most drastic difference that our customers first notice.

3. Aesthetics
Like your eyes are the windows to your soul, your windows are the eyes of your home. Older windows that can’t be painted or are difficult to freshen up can start to look ragged and out of style. New Windows can make a huge difference in the age your home looks.

4. Functionality
New windows are easier to clean! Some of the casements are made to turn around and tilt inward making second story windows easier than ever to keep spotless. The new style of double paned windows also have divided grids between the glasses for easy cleaning.

5. Safety
Keeping your pets and kiddos safe on the top story of your home can be a challenge with single paned windows. It would be unsafe to even open a second story window that was floor-to-ceiling. Installing double hung windows where the top portion opens up as well as the bottom, you can let fresh air in from the top without creating a falling threat.

Remember we offer easy financing and a free in home consultation.
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How Do Insulating Windows Work?

windowIf you’re thinking of replacing your windows and wonder what different types are available, here is some information from Generations Windows.

Doubleength Glass Doubleength glass provides greater structural integrity and added strength while helping to buffer the intrusion of unwanted outside noise entering the home.

LoE²-270® Soft Coat Glass Low E glass blocks solar energy and provides an improved U-value, while offering an exterior appearance similar to clear glass.

LoE³-366® Glass This ultimate performance glass delivers the ideal balance of solar control and high visibility, making it the perfect glass no matter where you live. LoE³-366 sets the new standard.

Intercept® Spacer System Featuring the unique U-channel design, the Intercept® spacer system offers improved conduction rates by reducing the energy transfer between glass panes. In addition, this spacer flexes with temperature fluctuations to maintain an effective seal.

Supercept™ Spacer System Using the same design features of the Intercept™ spacer system, Supercept™ spacer system is made from stainless steel, an alloy known for its unsurpassed strength, durability and resistance to corrosion. The Supercept™ spacer system delivers the strongest choice for thermal performance, structural integrity and reliability to maximize your new window investment.

Super Spacer® Super Spacer® does not conduct energy as quickly as aluminum or steel spacers. So conduction and condensation rates are dramatically lowered. The non-metallic foam is both strong and flexible, so the I.G. unit maintains an airtight seal.

Argon & Krypton Gas Argon is an odorless, colorless, non-toxic gas that is six times denser than air. When placed between glass panes in insulating glass units, it helps reduce temperature transfer. Even denser than Argon gas, Krypton gas maximizes energy efficiency and reduces temperature transfer even further.

Laminated Glass Laminated glass combines two panes of glass adhered to a clear, puncture resistant, durable plastic interlayer. The benefits include increased sound control, UV protection, safety and security. When struck with force, the glass will shatter, but will remain adhered to the laminate layer, providing protection against forced entry.

We are proud to install Simonton Generations Windows. They have ranked highest among Customer Satisfaction for four consecutive years by J.D. Power and Associates!

Contact us for a free estimate and more information on how we can help save you energy with new windows that are right for you!

(source: Generations Windows)

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You Don’t have to Wait to Update your Home!

Have you always wanted to update your home but have never taken steps to do so because the task is just too daunting and you don’t know where to start? We can help! Liberty Builders invites you to “Ask Our Experts”! Our dynamic and creative employees are ready to listen to your ideas and budget and see what we can do to bring them to fruition.

From new windows and siding, updating your patio, adding a room, changing out your doors and even lowering your energy costs with Radiant Barrier, we will sit down with you and listen to your concepts and help come up with a custom plan that fits your needs.

And the best part is that our initial evaluation is free! And easy financing is available for those who qualify. What are you waiting for? You have nothing to lose in making your house your home!

Call us for a free in-home consultation. We look forward to serving you!

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Liberty Builders and Generations Windows

Windows by Liberty BuildersWant to save on energy costs and give your home a face lift?  New windows from Liberty Builders can do the trick!  Liberty Builders of Texas was hand selected to install Generations Windows in the San Antonio Area.  Generations Windows has ranked highest in customer satisfaction for the past four years by J.D. Powers and Associates and are covered by a comprehensive Double Lifetime Limited Warranty.  This amazing warranty covers the vinyl, hardware, screen and glass, including accidental breakage!

Keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer!  Insulating Windows like Generations are also easy on the wallet as they can bring up to a 40% reduction in energy costs.

Have you ever thought about windows protecting your family and belongings?  Generations Double-Paned glass helps protect against break-ins and brings added peace of mind to their home owners.  Generations Windows are backed by a by a $1,000 break-in protection warranty*.

Thinking of an interior makeover?  New windows don’t just change the outside of your home!  Nothing transforms indoor living spaces like Generations® Insulating Vinyl Replacement WindowsInvite the beauty of the outside in, while keeping the inside of your home safe and comfortable.  You can customize the windows with different finishes and laminates to suit your own style.

Check out these before and after pictures and start thinking about a new beginning for your home both inside and out.  With Generations Windows from Liberty Builders of Texas, you can clearly see how easy and affordable a new look for your home can be.

*If a home owner files a an insurance claim resulting from a break-in through a KeepSafe glass window or door system, KeepSafe will pay the homeowner’s deductible up to $1,000. Warranty is transferable.