3BIDZ: Blog

5 Jul

Is replacement window glass quality?

CraftsmanPortraitSeries7Did you know that almost every manufacture of windows in today’s market uses the same glass? This glass is made by Cardinal Glass Industries whom today employs over 6,000 people and manufactures in 37 US locations.

Their LoE 366 glass is said to be made for “Every Season, Every Climate” and here at 3 Bidz Windows, we agree. Having installed thousands of windows over the past ten years here in Colorado where we are closer to the sun and experience an array of weather conditions that test our products, we’ve seen some of the worst situations Mother Nature can throw at us. We’ve experienced what quality materials mean to our product in helping to withstand even the most severe conditions. We are proud to stand by our product and to partner with an outstanding glass company such as Cardinal Glass.

LoE 366 glass is perfect for wherever you live. This glass offers both solar control and high visibility as well as year-round comfort and energy savings. When the Colorado sun is shining and the temps are high, Cardinal LoE 366 glass is specially formulated to reject the sun’s heat without affecting your view of this beautiful state. It’s fade protection blocks out 95% of damaging ultraviolet rays helping to keep your furnishing from experiencing the damaging effects of the sun. And when the temperatures cool, the excellent insulation offered in this product will help keep you warm and cozy.

Interested in learning more about the features offered by Cardinal Glass? Check out their website at http://www.cardinalcorp.com. For questions about replacing your windows and patio doors or to receive your free quote, contact us today at 970-219-6940 or Rusty@3Bidz.com. 3 Bidz Windows is an accredited BBB business with hundreds of satisfied customers. We stand behind our product and offer pricing that often can’t be beat by the big box stores or national competitors. Dealing with 3 Bidz Windows eliminates the middle man and helps you save. Contact us today to find out how much you can save.

30 Jun

What can you expect when choosing 3Bidz Windows?

AiStock_000005534652XSmalls we talk with our potential clients about their needs for replacement windows and patio doors, I often discuss our partners and the quality of our products. I firmly believe that the companies we work with and the type of windows we offer set 3 Bidz Windows apart from our competition. I’d like to offer you more information today about what you can expect when choosing 3 Bidz Windows.

When I founded 3 Bidz Windows, it was my goal to offer the best service, quality and pricing for the replacement windows and patio doors that my customers needed. I looked at many different manufacturers and after much review, I decided to partner with Amerimax Windows. Why? First of all, they are manufactured right here in Loveland, CO. They have been operating since 1983 and are built for elevations 4500 feet and greater. Perfect for use in our home area. In addition, they offer great after the sell customer service. Since they are local, I know the people that sell and build the product and should there ever be an issue, I can talkwith them directly rather than some faceless person on the phone. Here are a few additional key reasons for my choice:

1. At 3 Bidz Windows, family is important to me. And I look at my customers as if they were family too. It was important to me to find a manufacturer that shared the same thoughts. And with Amerimax, I found that too. In my opinion, “Amerimax does not have a corporate feel. It is family oriented and we really relate to that. “

2. Another key factor in choosing the best company to partner with was their use of quality products. At Amerimax, they use virgin vinyl framing that does not fade, crack or warp in the dry sun and intense climate found here in Colorado. Most other companies that are selling replacement windows in Colorado I’ve found are selling recycled framing. This just isn’t good enough. Recycled framing is noted for cracking, fading and warping in these harsh conditions. Replacement windows and patio doors are an investment and I’m not willing to sell you a product that is going to fail quickly.

3. The windows we replace are all energy star rated. The glass is manufactured by Cardinal Glass, known to be the largest and best glass company in the United States. Cardinal Glass supplies more than 85% of all glass for allmanufactures in the USA. They make the best insulated glass in the marketplace, which is low E366. The windows we install through Amerimax are branded as AG3, which is the same as low E366 glass.

If you are considering getting replacement windows for your home or just want more info, go to www.3bdizwindows.com.I am confident that you will be pleased with the options available to you. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss with you your specific replacement window and patio door needs.
Best,

Rusty

3 BIDZ WINDOWS is a replacement windows and patio door company that provides top quality products at an affordable price. We provide you with a free quote offering you three options to choose the best product and manufacture for your home improvement needs. Contact us today at Rusty@3-Bidz.com. And find us on Face Book and LinkedIn.

19 May

How to keep your replacement windows in great condition.

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Replacement Windows

Did you recently purchase replacement windows or patio doors? Or are you think of  changing out your windows? After the buying decision, most people tend to get the windows installed and forget about them until something happens causing them to need to fix or replace them again. However, if you want to get the maximum benefit from your new windows, read on for ideas on how to keep your replacement windows in great condition.

  1. Do not clean or scrub windows aggressively or with tools such as wire brushes or pressure washers.
  2. For general cleaning, use a mixture of mild soap and water or a good quality glass cleaner.
  3. Be careful in using harsh chemicals. Reserve these for only tough spots and when turning to chemicals, look for mineral spirits or denatured alcohol. Your local hardware store can help you find the best products.
  4. Be careful not to drip any solvents on wood trims or weather-stripping as damage will most likely occur.
  5. It is important for proper operation of hardware to keep the hinges and tracks free from dirt and debris.
  6. Keep moving parts lubricated.
  7. Check the seals for any cracks or potential leakage.
  8. Are the closures and handles working properly?
  9. Do the windows and patio doors shut completely and tightly? If not, you may need to adjust them.
  10. We recommend ideally you clean your windows at least two times per year. At minimum, Spring Cleaning is a great time to add your windows and patio doors to the list too!
  11. For your patio doors, check to make sure the rollers on the door are working properly and sliding easily. If not, a slight adjustment with a screw driver on them might help.
  12. To clean screens, remove and spray with a garden hose. This should take care of most build up. For any tough spots, use a soft sponge with the mild soap and water solution suggested above and gently remove.
  13. Do not use any petroleum or oil-based products. These may damage your windows.

Your windows are an investment. And like any good investment, they need to be reviewed, protected and updated for maximum return. At 3 Bidz Windows, we ensure that our clients purchase only the best windows and patio doors available for your budget. We work with National companies that stand behind their manufacturing and provide Lifetime warranties to help give you peace of mind with your investment. With over 16 years in the industry, I can guarantee that you can trust my knowledge and experience and promise I will give you quality service and quick installation. Contact me today to learn more.

Best,

Rusty

3 BIDZ WINDOWS is a replacement windows and patio door company that provides top quality products at an affordable price. We provide you with a free quote offering you three options to choose the best product and manufacture for your home improvement needs. Contact us today at Rusty@3-Bidz.com. And find us on Face Book and LinkedIn.

29 Apr

8 things to consider when replacing your windows.

As the beautiful weather continues and we begin to do our spring cleaning and open up our windows, now is the time to conduct a review of your windows. Over the winter, damage from the harsh elements may have occurred putting you at risk for things like water damage, structural damage and mold. If you find yourself needing to replace your windows or have already made that decision, we want to help. At 3 Bidz Windows, our goal is to provide you, our current and potential customers with the information you need. Here are 8 things to consider when replacing your windows:

  1. What is the current condition of your windows? Look for damage caused by the elements.
  2. Have you noticed a difference in your heating and cooling bills? This may be an indication of efficiency loss occurring through your windows and patio doors.
  3. Was your home built prior to 1978? If so, you may have issues with asbestos and additional testing and mitigation may be required.
  4. Do you still like the look for your windows? There are many styles, types and colors on the market today. A simple change in windows may give your home the new feel you are looking for.
  5. Consider what type of windows you want and your options. You can choose from wood, vinyl, aluminum and more.
  6. Give some thought to the amount of maintenance you are willing to do. Some windows and doors require painting and caulking while others on the market are virtually maintenance free.
  7. Have you experience condensation or ice build-up in between your double pane windows or on the inside of your windows. If so, this could be a reason for replacement windows.
  8. Replacing the windows and doors in your home can increase your curb appeal as well as your home value.

Once you have determined your needs, contact a provider such as 3 Bidz Windows to review your options and receive a quote. Be sure to read reviews, both for the provider as well as the manufacturer.  At 3 Bidz Windows, we will provide you with up to three free quotes so you can compare different products as well as different manufactures to find the best price and styles that you desire.

The bottom line is that you have options. If you feel you need to replace your windows, don’t just settle for the first quote or the first window you see at the local home improvement store. These options may end up being what you choose, but know that so much goes in to selecting the right windows and patio doors for you. It’s not just about a window. It’s about energy efficiency, style, color, maintenance, curb appeal, home value and more. With all of these areas impacted, you owe it to yourself to check out all your options to make the best decision. And at 3 Bidz Windows, we give you our promise. We will help you find what works best for you and deliver prompt service and excellent customer service.

Want to learn more? Contact us today at 970-219-6940 to get your free quote started. We look forward to talking with you soon!

Best,

Rusty

3 BIDZ WINDOWS is a replacement windows and patio door company that provides top quality products at an affordable price. We provide you with a free quote offering you three options to choose the best product and manufacture for your home improvement needs. Contact us today at Rusty@3-Bidz.com. And find us on Face Book and LinkedIn.

19 Apr

Replacement window tip: How to avoid high pressure sales tactics.

Window replacement. Replacement windows.We’ve all probably been there. You go in to a store to compare prices for a product you are interested in getting and you walk out having purchased the latest and greatest veggie slicer with diamond accents for $79.99. And you don’t eat vegetables! The same thing can easily happen when looking at replacing your windows. In today’s blog, I’m going to give you a replacement window tip on how to avoid high pressure sales tactics.

It’s a common practice. Big chains greet you when you enter the store and show you the newest windows on the market and upsell you on the grand features. After a whirlwind tour and lots of information tossed your way, the sales person simply asks, “OK, which ones can I get ordered for you today? We will have them installed within a week.” And you are spinning from all the information you have received. The salesperson has offered you a great deal and you don’t want to miss out on their special that expires tonight. So you order the windows and walk out of the store wondering what just happened. Unfortunately, their tactic has worked. Their hope is that if they can get you to sign a contract immediately, you will never know that you most likely over-paid or are getting a sub quality product for the same price others offer better quality windows at.

When in these high pressure situations, it’s common that prices have been inflated 25 to 50 percent to allow for “BIG discounts” if you make a decision right away. The problem is, these “BIG discounts” are often just bringing the price down to the standard level and you really are not getting a discount at all. Any reputable dealer will give you at least a few days to make a sound decision rather than one based on emotion to get their big deal.

What I recommend is that you get at least 2-3 bids on replacement windows and patio doors. There are multiple companies offering great products and you owe it to yourself to see what is on the market before making a big purchase. Depending on the number of windows in your home, replacing windows can be a multi-thousand dollar investment and you want to know you are getting the best window at the best price.

These bids can be from the same manufacturer or from multiple manufacturers. The key is to get quotes for different product lines, various materials and different styles. Take in to consideration what will look best in your home, but also what is going to give you the best efficiency in keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. By looking at the options, you are going to be an informed consumer and will feel confident that you made the best decision possible. Don’t get caught up in high pressure sales tactics. Just thank them for their information and turn around and leave. Find another company that supports your need for information and one that is willing to spend time with you to discuss the options available to you. If I were a chef, I most likely wouldn’t get my knives from the freebie demonstration table at my local market. I would rely on industry reviews, recommendations and information from sources in the know. The same goes when replacing your windows and patio doors. Trust those that do this for a living, not just an occasional add on to paint, potting soil and lawn mowers.

At 3 Bidz Windows, I’ve been helping my customers for over 20 years find the best quality replacement windows and patio doors to fit their needs. I would welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and talk with you about your goals for your home improvement needs. We work with National and Colorado window manufacturers that stand behind their product. Trust us to help you find an affordable and quality product you will be proud to have for many years to come. Give us a call or send us an email. I look forward to talking with you soon.

3 BIDZ WINDOWS is a replacement windows and patio door company that provides top quality products at an affordable price. We provide you with a free quote offering you three options to choose the best product and manufacture for your home improvement needs. Contact us today at Rusty@3-Bidz.com. And find us on Face Book and LinkedIn.