Is It Time to Replace Your Windows?

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New Replacement Windows

There are many good reasons to consider replacing your old windows. High-quality windows are an essential part of any home, and there can be huge benefits to purchasing new windows in Albuquerque or Santa Fe. Windows are also subject to time and exposure, weather and wear, so replacing windows is sometimes non-negotiable. Whatever your reasons may be, anyone living in an older home can reap the financial and aesthetic benefits of brand new windows.

Physical damage is by far the leading cause of window replacement in the country. A broken window can leave the precious interior of your home subject to the elements and decrease the safety of your family. These issues are not only and inconvenience, but an eye-sore that can make the entire neighborhood look bad. This gives homeowners a unique incentive to consider purchasing new windows in Albuquerque.

Many older windows are also notoriously energy inefficient. A sizable majority of these windows feature only a single pane, making it more difficult to heat and cool your home. During the winter, warm air can easily exit through these single panes and during the summer, heat enters with greater ease. By replacing your old, outdated windows with modern, more energy efficient alternatives, homeowners often see a drastic reduction in energy and operating costs.

Energy-wasting windows are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Newer windows can lower your energy costs by up to 15%, depending on your area of the country. Some people even find that purchasing new windows in Santa Fe or Albuquerque can pay off in more than one way. In these increasingly environmentally conscious times, many homeowners may even be eligible for tax incentives after installing new windows.

Choosing the right type of windows requires homeowners to consider factors such as cost, climate, and aesthetics. Window frames are now available in a wide range of colors and styles that can add to the overall appearance of the home. Homeowners with more conservative budgets may want to consider replacing only a select number of windows – this will still give you a sizable return on your investment. With rising energy costs and changing aesthetics, there are multiple reasons to consider installing new windows in Santa Fe or Albuquerque.

What to Expect When Buying Windows in Albuquerque

There are many businesses from where you can buy windows in Albuquerque. This long list of options can be a benefit to you, as it increases the chance that you will succeed in finding the right style and provider of windows for your home. However, having so many choices might also pose a challenge because deciding which company is best able to satisfy your needs might not be so easy. You can simplify the task simply by knowing what you should expect from the company of your choice. The best is the one that enables you to get the finest quality products and service at an affordable price. Continue reading “What to Expect When Buying Windows in Albuquerque”

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Fiberglass vs. Steel

How to Buy Doors:  Fiberglass vs. Steel

New Mexico Homeowners and commercial property owners seeking the best value in a new entry door system typically turn to either fiberglass or steel entry doors. Both offer major advantages over wood doors, which, while beautiful, require regular maintenance and lack the endurance, security and energy efficiency of fiberglass or steel.

ProVia, which offers both fiberglass and steel entry doors, offers its insight into choosing the best entry door system for your home or business property.

Here’s how each type of entry door stacks up for major door-buying factors:

Fiberglass Entry Doors

Fiberglass entry doors are the #1 replacement choice by homeowners and are best suited for single-home residences.  Here’s why:

  • Beauty – Fiberglass entry doors most closely mimic the defined grain of authentic wood doors and come in a number of wood grain textures like oak, cherry, mahogany and fir as well as a variety of stain and paint colors.  Additionally, fiberglass doors offer many options for door glass, including decorative door glass, which improves curb appeal.  All ProVia doors are custom-made to the size and style specifications of the buyer for maximum impact.
  • Endurance – Unlike wood doors, fiberglass entry doors do not shrink, warp, split, crack or delaminate.   They’re ideal for harsh or humid climates.  Because fiberglass doors last so long, many come with long warranties.  ProVia doors, for instance, come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty that guarantees the doors through the entirety of the ownership of the home by the door purchaser, plus one subsequent homeowner.  Paint and stain finishes are warranted for up to 10 years.
  • Maintenance – Fiberglass entry doors offer the lowest maintenance, resisting denting and scratching, and can be cleaned with mild soap and water.   These doors can be re-finished, but must be done by a professional.
  • Energy efficiency – Fiberglass entry door systems are engineered to be highly energy efficient.  The polyurethane core, high-performance, heat-resistant window trim, Q-Lon weatherstripping and ComforTech Warm Edge Glazing System in ProVia entry door systems work together to keep the cold out in the winter and heat out in the summer.  All ProVia entry doors without glass are ENERGY STAR certified and many models with glass also meet ENERGY STAR standards.
  • Security – The solid construction of fiberglass entry doors provides significant security over wood doors.
  • Cost – Fiberglass doors can be comparable in cost to wood doors or can be significantly higher, depending on the model, glass options and hardware selected, but offer longer durability and far less maintenance.

ProVia offers three series of custom fiberglass entry doors that meet or exceed homeowners’ expectations: EmbarqSignet and Heritage.

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Steel Entry Doors

Steel doors more commonly are used by commercial property owners but also are well-suited for residential purposes.

  • Beauty –Steel entry doors are available in smooth or wood grain textures in multiple stains and paint finishes, and come in a variety of door styles, including some with glass.
  • Endurance – Steel doors, particularly those made of 20-gauge steel like ProVia’s Legacy Steel line, won’t crack or warp and are the strongest, most durable doors available on the market.
  • Maintenance – Although generally low maintenance, if scratched through the galvanization, these doors can rust if not properly primed and painted.  Dents and dings can be pulled and puttied with an auto-body repair kit.  ProVia’s Legacy Steel entry doors come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
  • Energy Efficiency – Steel entry doors offer significantly more energy efficiency than wood doors.  Efficiency ratings will vary based on overall construction, but ProVia Legacy Steel doors are recognized as being highly energy efficient, with all doors without glass meeting ENERGY STAR certification.  Depending on the glazing option chosen, many Legacy Steel entry doors with glass also are ENERGY STAR certified.
  • Security – Steel entry doors offer the best solution for property owners concerned with building or home security.
  • Cost – Steel entry doors are very affordable compared to wood doors and offer significant long-term value.   Total cost can vary widely depending on door style and options chosen.

ProVia’s Legacy Steel entry doors are custom-built to owner specifications.  Custom door sizes up to 8-feet are available, along with glass and texture options (smooth or wood grain) and 7 stain and 16 paint finishes.

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  • Dad's Wishlist
  • The Benefits of Vinyl Windows
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    Doors, Doors, Doors
  • Signet Fiberglass Series
  • ProVia Platinum Plus Award Winners
  • Bathroom Remodeling and Bath Ideas
  • Top Considerations in a Bathroom Remodel
  • Doors, Security Doors, Patio Doors & Storm Doors
  • Endure Patio Door Series
  • Legacy Steel Series
  • Heritage Fiberglass Series
  • Hale Pet Series
  • Designer™ Patio Series
  • Aeris Patio Series

Hot Days and Solar Point

The Accent Southwest Solar Point System is not a window or door, it is an approach to windows and doors designed around your home use and floor plan.

THE SUN DOESN’T TREAT YOUR HOME EQUALLY

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Every home is different. Its layout to the sun, trees that provide shade, rooms that aren’t regular use. At Accent Southwest Windows and Doors, we design each home around the window needs of your lifestyle. Not all rooms are the same, and where your windows are in relation to the sun makes a big difference. Also, window choices impact budget. We save you money by choosing the right windows for the right spaces.

A utility room facing the sun that is only used for the occasional guest, doesn’t get the same window as your bedroom or your living room. Each space and how you use it in your daily life gets the windows and doors that fit it. That way you can focus your budget on individual spaces like the living room that you want to keep cool, or the bathroom you keep in the dark. Update your bathroom

The sun is not equally distributed around your home. Your windows shouldn’t be either. Double and triple gas-filled channel, white vinyl reflective exteriors, Solar Point address the southwest window issues that we encounter out here in the high desert. If you are thinking of replacing your windows or doors in your home, you can truly modernize your approach by combining our Solar Point insights with improving the energy efficiency of your home. New windows are a dream, but they need to last and the need to be forward looking. Keep in the cool and keep out the heat with the right windows for your home. Contact Accent Southwest for a FREE Estimate and lets start turning those dreams into plans. With financing available and replacement dates ready to schedule there’s no reason to wait. Take the Solar Point and keep the sun at bay.

Dad’s Wishlist

Father’s Day is here!

What’s on Dad’s Wishlist?

• A New Steel Entry Door

We bet Dad will love the strength and durability of our Legacy Steel Door. Dad has been looking for a solid security door and the Legacy is feature packed. Steel construction, endurance tested and battering ram ready, the Legacy steel door is the perfect choice for added security. Stylish with your choice of woodgrain texture or smooth steel, the Legacy can be finished to perfection with the color and style you desire. For more entry doors click here >>

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• A New Patio Door

Dad’s oasis is the backyard, but that old sliding patio door is keeping him from enjoying the view. We have some great options for him. Finishes in clean white vinyl – Endure Series Patio Door or add wood interior with Aeris Series Patio Door. Add one of high efficiency doors and you can cut down on all that energy leaking from an old door. Our vinyl doors perform spectacularly in the southwest weather conditions. For more patio doors click here >>

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• A Re-modeled Bathroom

Did you know that we re-model bathrooms? Our Luxury Bath Re-models can turn that drab bath into a Luxury Bath. Tired of that pink tile from the ’60s. That “modern” home is looking dated with that old bathroom. Modernize your bathroom or convert that old tub into a shower or walk-in tub. Or turn your bathroom into a Luxury oasis and escape the burdens of your day. The choice is yours. We will customize your remodel to fit your lifestyle and your budget. For more on bathroom remodeling click here >>

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The Benefits of Vinyl Windows

Albuquerque, New Mexico features weather that includes a wide range of temperatures, from hot, dry summers to windy, dusty springs and even snowfall in the winter. While the changing of the seasons can be pleasant for you as a resident of the city, it can also have a negative effect on traditional windows. Older windows can also cause your home to be less energy efficient and raise your heating and cooling bills. When the time comes to buy in new windows in Albuquerque, there are several benefits to buying vinyl (PVC) windows that you may want to consider.

Vinyl Windows Feature Multi-glazing

Vinyl windows often feature double or triple glazing. This type of glazing helps keeps your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by keeping inclement weather out and heated or cooled air in. This improves energy efficiency and may help save you money on your heating and cooling bills. Continue reading “The Benefits of Vinyl Windows”

Doors, Doors, Doors

Front Doors, Patio Doors, Storm Doors, French Doors

There are all kinds of doors to choose from for upgrading your home. New Mexico homes have some particular issues to address. Our doors have to be sealed tight to keep out wind and dust and the glass needs to be energy efficient to keep out unwanted heat or cold. Whether you are shopping for new doors in Albuquerque or looking for a replacement door in Santa Fe, Accent Southwest has the right door for your need in a configuration that desert altitude requires.

Benefits of an Accent Southwest Door

You have many choices when selecting a door and window company. Accent Southwest Doors offers you excellent customer service, professional evaluation of your home’s needs. Combined with accurate measurements and care-free installation, Accent Southwest provides Albuquerque some of the best door options in the textures and finishes you desire. Our patio solutions are energy efficient and our steel front doors are amazing.

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Designer Hinged Patio Doors are swinging patio door systems available in 2 or 3-lite units and constructed of the same solid quality Signet® and Heritage™ Fiberglass and Legacy™ Woodgrain Textured or Smooth Steel doors as our entry door units. Choose from an array of designs and finishes. Visit our showroom or schedule an appointment for a free door estimate.

Important Things You Need To Know When Ordering a New Door

If you have decided that you need to purchase a new door for your home, there are some things you need to know before you start shopping. You will have a lot of choices for doors in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Los Lunas, Belen, Corrales and Bernalillo, so it is important that you get the one that meets your needs and suits the area where you will be putting it.

We are honored to receive the ProVia® Platinum Plus award for 2016. “ProVia’s ‘Platinum Dealer’ recognition is awarded to dealers who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to selling and installing ProVia’s products,” said Joe Klink, ProVia’s director of corporate relations. This prestigious award was given to Accent Southwest Windows and Doors to honor our commitment to quality installation and customer satisfaction.

ProVia Platinum Plus Award Winners

We are honored to receive the ProVia® Platinum Plus award for 2016. “ProVia’s ‘Platinum Dealer’ recognition is awarded to dealers who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to selling and installing ProVia’s products,” said Joe Klink, ProVia’s director of corporate relations. This prestigious award was given to Accent Southwest Windows and Doors to honor our commitment to quality installation and customer satisfaction.

“We are honored to be 1 of only 8 companies to receive this award across the country.” Says Greg Noel. He and his wife Debbie own and operate Accent Southwest Windows and Doors in Albuquerque, NM.

More About Accent Southwest Windows and Doors
Since 1996, the owners of Accent Southwest have installed over 80,000 quality doors and windows in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Grants, Moriarty, Edgewood, and Southwest, NM. We specialize in custom fit windows and doors, built and installed just for you and your home. This means you get better energy-efficiency while maintaining the aesthetic integrity throughout your home. And, our vinyl windows are developed to meet the needs of the intense sun and heat combined with the cold nights of a southwestern climate.

Bathroom Remodeling and Bath Ideas

Looking for Bathroom Remodeling and ideas to make that perfect space out of your bathroom. Let’s face it. Whether we are getting ready for work or trying to get away from it, we spend a lot of time in our bathrooms. If you are starting with bathroom ideas and are looking for a bathroom remodel in Albuquerque, a Luxury Bath from Accent Southwest is waiting for you. Our experts can help walk you through the process with ease and convenience.

Don’t try to do it yourself! The headaches can abound, and the project can drag out from days to weeks. While many homeowners start a bathroom remodeling project with the best of intentions, problems that are beyond your expertise can show up fast. Letting a professional team help design and then execute your dream bathroom for you doesn’t have to break the bank either. Our remodels can be tailored to your budget and we offer financing to help.


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Don’t wait to get started on your next bath remodeling project—call Luxury Bath!

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Top Considerations in a Bathroom Remodel

Top Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom!

Make a plan…Don’t fly by the seat of your pants

luxuryWhen deciding to update your bathroom, laying out a great plan is an important first step. You should decide on a complete look and feel for your bathroom before any demolition begins. Bathrooms need style and substance. They are often one room in the house that guests are likely to frequent. Whether you are looking to update an old bathroom, create a luxurious, spa-like setting or just improve the safety and accessibility of your tub, Luxury Bath has the products and remodeling experience you want.

Do Your Research and Comparison Shop

Remodeling can add a lot of value into your home, if done correctly! Product research and education can go a long way in helping you make better decisions. At Luxury Bath we pride ourselves on empowering our customers to aid them in making smarter home remodeling decisions. Luxury bath only offers the top quality bathroom remodeling products to our customers. We guarantee that your new bathroom will be beautiful and affordable. Ask your contractor about the warranties that go with the work.

Don’t Do It Yourself

Bathroom remodeling is a tough job. Home improvement, and especially bathroom remodeling involves more than just changing out fixtures. Often plumbing work is involved, and it is best to leave this work to a professional. Trust your remodel to a company that has been in business for over 20 years with thousands of satisfied customers!

Don’t Start Without Figuring Out Your Budget

Bathroom remodels can be costly if you do not lay out your project and budget ahead of time. When working with luxury bath, we pride ourselves on working with your budget to create the most affordable and beautifully updated bathrooms! We personally sit down with our clients, discuss their budget and needs, and design a beautiful bathroom right within their means.

luxury-bath-showerDon’t Just Hire Any Contractor

Most importantly, don’t just hired any contractor to do the job. You want to find a company and contractor that you can trust to professionally remodel your bathroom. Find a company that has a great rating with the Better Business Bureau and a healthy company history. Luxury bath is the leader in international bathroom remodeling. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, at any of our locations you will receive the luxury bath promise to beautify your bathroom by manufacturing and installing attractive, durable, and maintenance-free, custom acrylic bath fixtures, with outstanding service.

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Visit our showroom or schedule an estimate for a Luxury Bath Remodel in Albuquerque.