Replacing old windows is a great way to refresh the appearance of your home and to eliminate draftiness inside the home. The replacement will require you to make several decisions related to the material and the type of your new windows – here are some of the most important aspects:
The frame material – wood, aluminum, vinyl and fiberglass are the most common materials used for making window frames. Wood is the most attractive, the most expensive and the most sensitive frame material, aluminum is cheap and durable, but it does not have very good insulation properties, while vinyl and fiberglass frames are resistant and affordable.
The glass – double-glaze and triple-glaze panes are the standard nowadays. Double-glaze windows are cheaper and suitable for most climate zones, but if you need your windows to provide exceptional thermal insulation, triple-glazing is the best choice. Windows are different in terms of the filling used between the panes – the windows that use air to fill the space between the panes are cheaper, while the units that use conductive gas, such as argon or krypton between the panes are more expensive, but provide better insulation.
Longevity – metal roofs live much longer than other types of roofs. While asphalt roofs are known to resist for around 15-20 years, metal roofs can last for at least 40 years,
Durability – metal roofs don’t rust, don’t corrode, they can sustain winds roaring 140 miles an hour, they are resistant to impact and they don’t ignite, so they are suitable for any geographical area and any climate,
Energy efficiency – metal roofs provide excellent insulation by minimizing heat loss and reflecting back solar heat, thus keeping the temperature inside the house even when it is very cold or very hot outside,
Easy installation – metal roof panels are easy to install, too. It is important to follow the installation instructions to avoid creating areas where water could accumulate, but the process does not require any special knowledge or tools,
Low maintenance needs – metal roofs don’t require the frequent and expensive regular maintenance that other types of roofs need. All you need to do is to inspect the roof every few years to make sure everything is alright up there.
Tile roofs are among the most popular roofing systems used today – here are the most important reasons why tiles are the preferred choice of many homeowners and roofers:
Attractive looks – tile roofing can add class and style to your home and curb appeal is known to increase the value of property,
Durability – most roof tiles are warranted for over 50 years, but they last much longer than that, with proper maintenance, tile roofs can stay strong and healthy for an impressive 100 years, that is with the proper installation from one a Dallas roofing company who specializes in tile roofs.
Safety – roof tiles are resistant to rotting, water damage, fires and insect attacks,
Superior thermal protection – roof tiles have superior insulation properties. Tile roofs keep the heat outside in summer and they prevent heat loss in winter, so they efficiently reduce heating and cooling bills, while making your home more comfortable,
Low maintenance – some types of tiles, such as clay or slate can be damaged by heavy direct impact, but other than that, tile roofs are very strong and they don’t require any special maintenance, except regular inspections and occasional cleaning,
Variety – roofing tiles are made from a variety of materials, including clay, metal, polymer, composite and slate, allowing homeowners to choose the type that best suit their requirements.
Our “people-first” priority sets us apart from other roofers and contractors. JNT thrives because of the people, aspirations and culture that make us special. Check out this article featured on Construction News.
DALLAS/FT WORTH – Jorge Abreu moved from Miami to Dallas 11 years ago, but he still enjoys incorporating a bit of his birthplace into his work. Customers who are put on hold when they call him at JNT Developers hear Cuban music rather than elevator tunes. He serves catered Cuban food at the annual holiday party, and cooks similar fare for his employees at an event he calls “Cuban Night.”
“I miss my family there, and I miss the beach, but not the every day living. I definitely like Dallas for that,” he says.
He says Dallas has also been better for his business.
“The economy is great here and also the clients. Everyone is really personable,” Jorge says. “As long as you meet [customers’] expectations, you’ll get referrals, and our business was built on referrals.”
Jorge, who earned an electrical engineering degree but began buying and selling real estate in Miami, moved to Dallas in 2007 to do the same. With the help of then-girlfriend-now-wife Tasha Abreu and childhood friend Eric Bodiwala, his plan was to invest in and remodel properties. However, they soon learned that buying was the easy part.
“We started doing that full time. We had a lot of properties, but were having trouble finding a good contractor that was reliable, so I opened my own contracting company,” Jorge says. “I thought I had enough experience.”
His experience was gleaned from observing his father and uncle, who owned a commercial blind installation company and a general contracting company, respectively. Jorge once worked for his uncle as the CEO’s assistant and absorbed as much information as he could. Even with his industry knowledge, however, Jorge says he still had reservations
“I had a plan, but I wasn’t sure at the time if [the company] would be what it is today,” he admits. “I had to locate a lot of subcontractors to get the work done, and learn how to handle the cash flow and operations. When we started, it was mostly just remodels for investors. Now, we’re actually working off of plans, designing and building.”
In 10 years, CEO Jorge, CFO Tasha and chief sales officer Bodiwala have grown the company to two divisions: Commercial and residential roofing and turnkey general contracting services. The company now employs a team of more than 20, who enjoy working and playing together.
“We always have a quarterly outing,” Jorge says. “We’re actually doing a team building event at Group Dynamics soon, and we’ve done Top Golf and bowling. We also just registered as a kickball team and everybody on the team is going to participate. We try to do different things as a team; it’s a lot of fun.”
Although Jorge hasn’t officially made fun plans to commemorate the company’s 10th anniversary, he does have other plans.
“We have a goal this year to open our first branch office in Colorado and then, as soon as we get that set up, have more follow. We also have Houston and San Antonio on our radar,” he says. “I’d definitely like for the company to expand.”
Subcontractor JNT Developers is located in Dallas. –mjm
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