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February 2021

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When dealing with the Coronavirus, it’s more important than ever to ensure your home is properly protected. That’s why we here at New Windows for America are taking every measure to properly maintain your home remodeling needs while ensuring your health is our number-one priority.

In This Issue:

Window Options to Maximize Natural Light in Your Home

5 Must-Do Renovations for an Older Home

Tips for Maintaining Heart Health

Recipe: Vanilla French Toast

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New Windows & Bath for America was awarded

the Angie's List 2020 Super Service Award

This is the 14th time we’ve won the award.

The sun’s light is a powerful force of nature. It brings warmth, fosters a positive attitude, and even reduces energy bills! While several steps can be taken to increase the amount of natural light that enters your home (trimming back trees, changing window coverings, cleaning the windows, etc.), updating your windows or adding new ones can make a big impact. Consider these window options to maximize the natural light in your home.

Bay or Bow Windows

Windows that protrude from the house are known as bay (three sections) or bow (four or five sections) windows. Given the expansive window space, these windows let in lots of natural sunlight. They can be utilized in almost any room of the house and can be opened for air flow.

Skylights

For rooms that do not get much light, skylights allow for natural light to enter the room from above. Skylights come in a variety of shapes and sizes and many options are available, including remote control powered open/close, self-cleaning glass and integrated blinds or shades.

Clerestory and Transom Windows

Windows that are placed above one’s natural sight line are known as clerestory windows. Installed high on a wall, these windows are ideal to maximize natural light while maintaining privacy. Transom windows, located above door frames, achieve the same effect, and can be customized to match the style of the home.

Picture Windows

For a clear view to the outdoors, picture windows are ideal. These windows have minimal frames and no window grilles (the decorative grid lines that divide window panels), which means natural light will flow into your house uninterrupted. This is particularly true with floor to ceiling picture windows. Since picture windows are sealed tightly and do not open, they are also very energy efficient.

Sliding Windows

Windows that slide left or right, rather than open or close, can enhance the natural light that enters your home. Since these windows are often larger than classic double-hung windows and have a smaller frame, they offer an unobstructed path for natural light.


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There is not an exact age when a home suddenly becomes an “older” home. Often, how quickly a home ages depends on the quality of construction and how well the home was maintained. If your home is more than 50 years old, keep an eye on these areas of the house so you can be ready to update with modern technologies and materials when the time comes.

Foundation

Problems with a house’s foundation present themselves in a variety of ways, such as uneven floors, cracks on interior walls and doors or windows that are difficult to open. Consult an expert to see if these problems are caused by a weakened foundation and take advantage of new foundation repair technologies that provide minimally invasive fixes for many issues.

Roof

Roofs typically have a lifespan of 20-25 years. If your roof is approaching (or past) that time frame, look for signs of wear and tear, like decaying shingles, damaged flashing, or plant growth, to determine when a new roof is needed. Replacing a roof is costly, so opt for quality materials and inquire about a warranty. Use a reputable contractor who will provide proof of insurance and other necessary paperwork.

Windows

Windows play a key role in insulating your house. If you notice drafts, decay or hard to open windows, it may be time to replace them. Choose windows with an ENERGY STAR label to ensure a long-life span and a savings on your energy bills.

HVAC

While older heating and air conditioning systems may still get the job done, an updated HVAC system can do it more efficiently. New units provide a cleaner, more consistent air flow, while at the same time reducing your heating and cooling costs. They also take up less space and are often quieter than older units.

Drainage and Waterproofing

Over time, older foundations can give way to water problems in a house, particularly in basements. By installing new drainage technologies, like sump pumps, French drains, and sealants, you can prevent water problems in the future.


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The heart is arguably the body’s most essential organ when it comes to your health. Beating around 100,000 times a day, the heart pumps blood to the entire body, allowing other organs to do their jobs effectively. There are many aspects to keeping your heart healthy, and it is important to incorporate all of them into your daily lifestyle.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Making good food choices can go a long way in maintaining heart health. Opt for foods that are low in sodium and saturated fat, but high in fiber. Fill your diet with green, leafy vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts, and low-fat protein, all of which provide nutrients to keep your heart beating strong. Be aware of your portion sizes and pre-plan your menu to ensure you are eating heart-healthy foods.

Make Exercise a Habit

The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week for adults. Find an exercise you enjoy doing—whether it be walking, tennis, dancing, biking or any of the countless other forms of cardiovascular exercise. Schedule time to exercise in your weekly plans; hold yourself accountable by writing it down or taking a class.

Do not Smoke

Smoking cigarettes can cause long-lasting damage to the heart. Smoking has been found to increase one’s heart rate and restrict major arteries, which makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the body. Smokers also have an increased chance of having a stroke. The advice here is simple: if you smoke, take steps to quit.

Learn to Manage Stress

Excessive stress can be detrimental to heart health if it is not managed properly. People who are over-stressed often make poor choices, like overeating, drinking too much alcohol or being inactive for long periods of time. These unhealthy choices put them at an increased risk for high blood pressure, which can lead to a stroke or heart attack. If you are often stressed, find a stress reliever that works for you (yoga, connecting with a friend, etc.) and use it.


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Thank You!

Thanks to all of our customers who graciously referred their family and friends to our business. Our company is nothing without your loyalty and faith in us.

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your support. We truly appreciate it. Thanks for your continued business.

We build our business on your positive comments. We couldn’t do it without your help!

This month we'd like to thank the people listed below for referring

their friends and families to our care and service:

Mary Lou Kehoe | Tim Michaelson | Pam Skogland

Mitch & Betsy Thomson | Dominique & Lamar Murray

James Granse | Derrick Peoples | Mary Lehman

Susan Cotter | Sara Lovejoy

Tom & Julie Yoemans | Jolaine & Corey Mast


Recipe Courtesy ofTaste of Home

Ingredients

·  4 large eggs, lightly beaten

·  1 cup 2% milk

·  2 tablespoons sugar

·  2 teaspoons vanilla extract

·  1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

In a shallow dish, whisk together the first 5 ingredients. Preheat a greased griddle over medium heat.

Dip bread in egg mixture, allowing to soak 30 seconds on each side. Cook on griddle until golden brown on both sides. Serve with toppings as desired.

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