31 Mar

Your buying decision. How to purchase replacement windows.

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How to avoid being scammed when purchasing replacement windows.

Spring has sprung. Are you enjoying the wonderful weather? I know I enjoy sitting in my living room with the windows open and the fresh air from the outside. But whatifyour windows are not working to your best benefit and you need new windows? Today, I’m going to help you with your buying decision. How to purchase replacement windows is the topic of the blog today.

If you are starting the process of looking for replacement windows, please take my advice. I want you to get at least two or three estimates before you make your next buying decision. This is important because there are different window manufactures as well as quality to consider when making your buying decisions. Each company that I work with offers options such as wood, vinyl, and aluminum as a few examples. These products each have positives for keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter and can provide the necessary insulation you need. However, it is important to look at all of your options as some products may be a better fit for the type of home you have thanothers. Things to consider may include the year of construction or when your home was built. What materials is your home constructed with? Is it brick, siding, wood, log etc. Also, don’t forget to look at geographical location. Your purchase may need to be different at Sea Level compared to in the mountains of Colorado where I enjoy spending a lot of my free time. At 3 Bidz Windows, as a standard I provide you with up to three quotes. I do the research for you so all you have to do is decide what fits best with your budget and needs.

Another thing to consider is referrals. Ask those that you know who they use and if they have been happy with their results. Do the same for any company you are considering. Ask for references and look at online reviews. I’d also recommend looking at websites and social media sites. Post a question and see if/when you receive a response and how helpful the information is.

In addition, organizations such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and your local Chamber of Commerce can be excellent sources for recommendations and referrals. They work daily with local providers and can provide you with suggestions on who might be best to contract with in your community.

Most importantly, ask questions. As the owner of 3 Bidz Windows, I pride myself on giving my customers outstanding service. Being local, I meet with many of my customer’s one on one to help them make the best decisions. Purchasing windows can be a big investment. I want to make sure that your investment lasts you a long time and is one that you are highly satisfied with.

If you would like to discuss your next replacement window project, please contact me. I also encourage you to follow my social media sites to receive helpful tips and ideas that will make your replacement window buying process easy. I also offer a newsletter designed to provide you with current trends and design ideas for your next home remolding project.

Sincerely,

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 Facebook and LinkedIn.

22 Feb

EPA Lead-Safe Certification

What does it mean to be lead-safe certified? Do you need to have a company that is EPA lead-safe certified? 3BIDZ has partnered with Alside – a company whose employees are EPA lead-safe certified. We also have independent contractors we use who are EPA lead-safe certified.

If you have a home or building built before 1978 there is a good chance there is lead in the paint or pipes used when the building was built. What does this mean to you? Lead is proven to have serious health risks. Children are more susceptible to the problems of lead poisoning because they are more likely to ingest lead dust. Lead affects the human brain, nervous systems, adult reproduction, high blood pressure, memory, and muscle and joint problems. You can read more about what the government says about the dangers of lead by going to http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/lead/pubs/leadinfo.htm.

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25 Jan

2011 Window Replacement Tax Credits

Unfortunately the tax credits for 30% of replacement window costs are a thing of past. Last year you could have claimed up to $1,500 of your window replacement costs.

The good news is you can still save money on your taxes this year. The government has extended an modified form of the tax credits. For window replacements, you can claim up to $200 (total) for replacing your windows. The new tax credits allow you to claim up to 10% of the cost of the windows (this does NOT include the cost of installation).

Exclusions: Rentals properties and new construction. In order to qualify the home must be your primary residence.

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3 May

Customer Testimonials – Part I

Nothing means as much as a testimonial from someone who has nothing to gain. Here are some of the very nice things people have said about us:

Rhonda P., Arvada, Vinyl Windows and Patio Door:

I was very satisfied with my experience with 3 BIDZ.

Lann D., Fort Collins, Vinyl Siding:

Getting 3 bids on one quote is a good idea because it gave me options.

Laurel J., Fort Collins, Vinyl Windows:

After we replaced our windows and added insulation in the attic (per Rusty’s suggestion) our heating bill went down a ton – about $50 a month!

Deanna F., Cheyenne, Vinyl Windows:

No pressure is part of the reason Rusty got the job. The others I met with were irritating – to say it nicely. I kept asking Rusty questions and he responded to all of them! The installation crew did an excellent job and they were very kind to my son, who followed them around and asked questions all day. That meant the world to me.

That’s only part of what people have said about us! If you’d like referrals from people in your area, let us know and we’ll be happy to provide them. Give us a call at (970) 219-6940 or send an email to Kristi@3-bidz.com.

1 Apr

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding has come a LONG way! Say good-bye to the days of sagging, ugly vinyl siding and say hello to the incredible siding of today.

The vinyl siding we offer at 3 BIDZ is virtually maintenance free (you’ll still need to hose off the spider webs), is a “green” product, and looks like real wood! That’s not all though – our vinyl siding is attached to it’s insulation which makes it a firm product so it doesn’t sag or gap which prevents weather damage.

Our vinyl siding increases the R factor of your house (the resistance to the sun – see our post R-Factor for more information) by a factor of 5 – which increases the normal R factor of the walls of your house by more than 50%! This increase in R-factor saves you about 40% on your energy bills.

Even more pros for vinyl siding: you get 88% of your investment back in resale pricing, our siding comes with a 60 year warranty, and no seams!

The only “negative” to think about if you’re considering vinyl siding is you’ll need to check with your HOA (Homeowner’s Association) to make sure they don’t have any restrictions against vinyl siding. The vinyl siding of years gone by has such a bad reputation not all areas allow it because they don’t know it’s changed!

Look for our post about Fiber Cement siding next week.