“Smart House” Gets a Boost

Dubbed the “responsive house” in 1975, the concept was promoted as the Smart House for decades by the NAHB. After every Builder’s Show, when a new Smart House demonstration home was revealed, it was met with much intrigue, and perhaps a little skepticism. JLC kept tabs on the trend (for example: “Smart House Sweepstakes,” Jan. 1988;    …

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Why are fiberglass replacement windows better than vinyl replacement windows?

Vinyl vs Fiberglass Windows Colorado’s extreme climate is the perfect testing ground for the exterior of homes, especially replacement windows. The high altitude, fluctuating temperatures, and intense exposure to ultraviolet light have all damaged many window materials. There are many reasons why fiberglass replacement windows are better quality than vinyl, but we’ll spare you all …

What makes fiberglass replacement windows and doors green?

Going green can be as simple as getting replacement windows and doors. You can’t go far today without seeing or hearing about environmentally friendly products, especially in Colorado. It’s “green” this or “green” that everywhere you look. The Denver Metro Area has repeatedly been on numerous “Healthiest City” lists. With organic products and natural food …