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    How Much Money Can Energy-Efficient Windows Save You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 1 year ago

    How would it affect your heating and cooling bills if you left your windows open all of the time?  What about just cracked halfway?  Inefficient windows are a constant source of energy loss, and savvy homeowners are always looking for ways to raise their home’s value while cutting down on heating and cooling costs.  Innovations in fenestration technology have allowed door and window manufacturers such as Milgard to produce energy-efficient products that selectively filter heat and light to help keep your home comfortable year-round.  Just take a look at this infographic to see a few of the biggest benefits of adding energy-efficient windows to your Bay Area home. Feel free to share the infographic with friends to help spread the word about energy savings!

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    What Are the Benefits of Wood Windows from Milgard?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Wood windows offer classic style and long-lasting strength. Wood has been the go-to choice for windows for years and has remained popular even as alternative materials have become available. Milgard wood windows combine beauty with the unmatched quality you expect from Milgard products. Here are some of the benefits of choosing Milgard wood windows:

    Aesthetic Appeal

    •  Unlike many other window materials, wood is essentially a blank canvas. You can choose a simple, clear seal to show off the natural beauty of the wood, or you can opt for a darker stain or any number of paint colors to achieve the look you want. With wood windows, you have a better chance of finding a visual appeal that matches your decor style. Milgard offers a huge range of custom color and design options so you’re sure to get the best windows for your home.

     Durability

    •  Wood windows last for years with minimal maintenance. As long as the windows are sealed and stained or painted when they are installed, they will stand the test of time with just a few exterior touch-ups. Instead of getting new windows, you can simply sand and repaint the wood frames to give them a new lease on life. Milgard windows come with a lifetime guarantee, which means you never have to worry about repair costs if your windows are in any way flawed or damaged.

     Insulation

     

    • Heating and air conditioning costs alone can make up over 50 percent of your utility bill. Your windows’ power to insulate can have an enormous impact on your energy costs, not to mention the environment. Wood windows offer powerful, natural insulation that helps keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, all while keeping your power bill low.

     If you’re considering replacement windows for your home, consider Milgard wood windows. As your San Jose Milgard dealer, SGK Home Solutions can help you explore all of your options and find the perfect match for your house. Start the process today by calling us at (408) 264-6964.

    Milgard SmartTouch Window Locks Make Window Security a Breeze

    Last updated 1 year ago

    What could be more important than your family’s safety? With Milgard’s SmartTouch window locks, you can have peace of mind knowing that your window locks are engaged with a simple click.

    Watch this video to learn more about Milgard’s revolutionary SmartTouch locking system. No longer does locking your windows require tough twisting and squeezing. SmartTouch locks are so easy to operate that they have been officially recognized by the Arthritis Foundation. Click the lock down, and your locks are engaged; click it up, and they’re open. It’s that simple.

    SmartTouch locks are one of the products available at SGK Home Solution, your San Jose Milgard window dealer. Find out all of the benefits offered by Milgard products by calling us at (408) 264-6964.

    Experiencing the San Francisco Symphony for the First Time

    Last updated 1 year ago

    At SGK Home Solutions, we’re proud to call the Bay Area home. People travel from all over the globe to enjoy the amenities we have on our doorstep. One of our area’s most beloved treasures is the San Francisco Symphony. If you’ve never opened the window to the world of classical music, a visit to the symphony is the perfect place to start. Here’s a look at how you can soak up everything the San Francisco Symphony has to offer on your first visit:

    Dress Code

    • If you’ve never visited the symphony before, you may be intimidated by trying to dress appropriately. Contrary to what you’ve seen on TV, formal attire is not required at most concerts. Although it is customary for guests to wear tuxedos and gowns to the opening gala, business/cocktail styles are the norm for most San Francisco Symphony events.

    Symphony Etiquette

    • Just as with any public entertainment event, you should switch off your cell phone to avoid disrupting the show. Save your conversations for before and after the show and at intermission. If you have a cold, come prepared to control your cough as much as possible. The concert hall actually provides lozenges free of charge in the lobby, so grab some to bring to your seat. Unwrap them before the music starts, so you can simply pop them in your mouth as needed without having to worry about the crinkling wrapper. You should only applaud after the music is over and not between each movement. Follow the lead of your fellow concertgoers if you’re uncertain.

    Ticket Buying

    • Single tickets are available for most San Francisco Symphony performances, and you also have the option of buying a subscription. A subscription is a set of tickets for several different shows, and is cheaper per show than single tickets.

    If you’re looking for replacement windows in the Bay Area, turn to SGK Home Solutions. We’re your one-stop shop for Milgard windows and doors. Call our Bay Area store today at (408) 264-6964 if you have any questions.

    New Windows Can Help Cut Down on Your Air Conditioning Costs

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Did you know that up to 58 percent of your utility costs can come from running your heater or air conditioner? If your AC is working overtime to keep your home comfortable, your windows could be to blame. An investment in new windows could pay off with significant energy savings.

    This video explains how to choose energy-efficient windows. For starters, look for windows that have an Energy Star sticker. Also consider double-paned windows to keep heat out in the summer and eliminate cold drafts in the winter.

    SGK Home Solutions’ Milgard windows are energy-efficient and will help cut your air conditioning costs. Learn more about our entire selection of Milgard windows by calling (408) 264-6964.

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