GuildQuality recognizes the 2019 Guildmaster Award winners

2019 Guildmaster Awards

The annual Guildmaster Awards have been announced.  The awards celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and real estate professions. Each year, GuildQuality gives special recognition to the companies that demonstrate an ability to deliver a consistently superior customer experience.  Gravina's Window Center of Littleton was named as 2018 recipients.

What are the Guildmaster Awards?

The GuildQuality Guildmaster Awards celebrate service excellence among home builders, remodelers, developers, property managers, home services contractors, and real estate professionals. The awards are open to all Guildmembers and GuildQuality will begin accepting applications in October. GuildQuality announces the award winners in April of the following year.

In granting awards, GuildQuality considers two primary metrics for each candidate: the percentage of customers who would recommend and the percentage of customers who responded. Incorporating a high response rate into the calculation enables us to confidently recognize top-performing companies, however, in many cases, some companies will receive very high customer satisfaction scores but may not qualify because too few customers responded to a survey.

Congratulations to all the companies who won!

 

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Protecting Yourself from Burglary

Some Steps You Can Take To Secure Your Home, and Your Family

Protecting Your House From Thieves

For the majority of burglaries in Denver, entry is gained by the use of unlocked garages and doors, or through the use of amounts of force such as breaking a window and reaching through to unlock the door.

Here are several tips to burglar proof your home:

 

1. Keep your doors and windows locked

You would be surprised how many homeowners leave their windows or doors unlocked when the leave.  Don’t be that person.

2. Inspect the locking devices on all your windows

When inspecting your own current windows and doors notice the hardware and consider replacing those pieces that no longer work or are easy to pry open.

3. Add auxiliary locks to sliding windows or doors

There are aftermarket lock systems you can add to door or windows.

4. Window Sensors

Adding window sensors can be done with electronic devices that make loud noises.

5. Increase Visibility

Trimming bushes and other obstacles that block your windows will help increase outside visibility.  This gives fewer areas for trespassers sneak into your home and break in.  For a nighttime deterrent add motion sensing lights to the exterior.

6. Upgrade to New Windows

 You feel like the current windows and doors you own don’t meet your safety needs, we highly recommend that you consider replacing them.

Protecting Your Home From Thieves

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Top Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

 

How do you know if it’s time to replace your windows?

Whether your home is brand new or you’ve been living there for decades, the need for window replacement can arise at any time. People often wonder how they can tell when it’s time to replace their windows. In some cases, the signs are evident, while others can be difficult to detect, rendering the adage “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” not very useful. In any case, it’s crucial you know what signs to look for so you can accurately determine when it’s time to replace your home’s windows.

Poor Appearance 

If your windows have accumulated moisture in between the panes, are faded, dim or discolored, it’s recommended you replace them. Though they aren’t necessarily broken, windows with a poor appearance can reduce your home’s value and often can’t be returned to their original clarity. Plus, if your windows experience heavy condensation, their seal is likely compromised, reducing efficiency.

Draftiness

Windows are designed to keep the outside from getting in. Over time, however, window shapes and structures can become damaged or misaligned, which allows drafts, moisture, or even insects to infiltrate your home through naturally occurring gaps or cracks in the window.

They’re Outdated

For those who have older homes, remember that your windows age along with everything else. Not only do old windows often look tacky, but they have a higher chance of developing structural issues like warping or gaps. Keep in mind, the average window’s lifespan is just 15 to 30 years. Upgrading to new energy efficient windows will also boost your home’s value tremendously and can put a stop to drafts and unsightly damage.

High Energy Bills

Have you recently noticed higher energy bills but were unable to pinpoint the cause? It may be your windows! Drafty, old or single-pane windows can drastically reduce your home’s energy efficiency by causing your HVAC unit to work much harder than it would need to if you had the right windows. To decrease your energy costs, install windows with multiple panes, Low-E coating, and modern glazing. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates a Low-E coating can reduce energy loss by 30 to 50 percent.

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Marvin Windows and Doors has a Lifetime of Experience

 

SO WHY DID GRAVINA’S CHOOSE MARVIN®?

You can see it in the tiny details. You can feel it with your hands every single time you use it. It’s the scent of the wood, the certain click-into-place of the lock, the gentle refractions of sunlight through the glass. No shortcuts, no substitutions—when it’s made well, you just know.

At Marvin®, they have the momentum of four generations of design and innovation to drive their process. They bring traditional expertise, modern sensibilities, and ethical approach to each detail of your windows and doors

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