Sunday, January 30, 2011

Home Invasion

Did you know that about 80% of home invasion is caused by kicking in the door? You can prevent this by adding a thicker keeper with 3" screws that screw into the jamb and make it much harder to do this. You also can add a metal sleeve that applies to the strike jamb that can help prevent door from being kicked in.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I am Ron

My name is Ron and I am excited to be a part of the Prestige Enclosures team! Please stay tuned for updates to our blog and feel free to post any questions.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stress Cracks

Have you ever had a "Stress Crack"? This is what people are told when they have a window with a crack appear after having new or replacement windows installed. It can show up anywhere in the next few years. You probably will be told that it is caused by the structure has settled. This is totally "FALSE". The cause of this problem is in the manufacturing of the window. At the time the glass is installed in the frame ( at the factory ) debri in the air or small particles in the air will fall between the glass and the frame and will get lodged in the application and the glass will be sealed to the frame ready to be assembled and shipped to the home-owner. Now what happens?After the window is installed in the dwelling or structure everything is is cleaned up and paid for and everyone is happy. So how did this little crack get started? Here's your answer: Once you start having changes in the temperature inside and outside the glass will begin to expand and contract. ( Caused by heat and cold ). Once this change starts it will put pressure on that small particle and cause the glass to crack. Most manufactures will not warranty this after 6 months or a season change.This is in reality a "SEAL FAILURE" and should be addressed as that.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Water, water, water

Why is there water on the windows when I just installed new replacement windows?

Answer: There is too much moisture in the dwelling causing moisture to adhere to the glass.

This always happens when new windows or doors are installed because these are

sealed and caulked to prevent any leakage.

Solution: You may need to purchase a de-humidifier to catch this moisture. A crawl space or a

basement could be where this moisture is entering.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hi, I am Arch!

I work with the Prestige Enclosures Team I am here to help you make your home the best it can be. Leave me a question or comment!

Hello Homeowners!

We are Prestige Enclosures, located in Statesville, NC. We sell and install quality doors, windows, sidings, decking, railings, fencing and sunrooms.

Our staff has over 70 years experience and we want to be your first choice in home improvements!