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We know selling your home is stressful regardless of season, so we’re here to help! From issues with the inspector, to dealing with banks, last minute repairs and the dreaded open house… it’s almost enough to scrap the idea altogether… but don’t! Proper planning with a bit of local research will make the process completely bearable. First step… When to list your home? Window Genie’s here to discuss which time of year is best for putting your house on the market.
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Solar panel popularity is on the rise, especially in the Southwest where solar energy is becoming more accessible and inexpensive. Also, the go-green attitude many are adopting seems to motivate a lot of homeowners to seek out cleaner energy options. Advancements in technology have made it possible for homeowners to not only power their homes with solar energy, but make it profitable while being gentle on Mother Earth. Solar panels are no longer a poor man’s dream, but what about maintenance? As long as we’ve had solar panels, we’ve had the argument over whether or not they should be cleaned. To clean, or not to clean… that seems like an odd question, huh? We are a cleaning company, so spoiler alert: we think you should have your panels cleaned if you want them to work at peak efficiency at all times. Much to our surprise, a lot of manufacturers have claimed that their solar panels are “self-cleaning” and therefore save you money, time and effort because they’re so “low-maintenance.” What they really mean is that it should rain enough for your panels to stay clean and efficient… enough. With that logic we could argue that your windows, roof, siding, deck, sidewalk and driveway are all “self-cleaning,” too. They’re outside, so if it rains once in a while… they must be clean, right?
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The squeegee is simply the best tool for washing windows: the ergonomic handle, the superior design that perfectly funnels water through the squeegee head and down the channel. It’s simply a classic window-cleaning tool. This is an ode to the squeegee and how skill and form combined with a quality squeegee can deliver results that are impossible to deny. Yes, a squeegee can take a novice window washer and make them look good, but in the hands of an expert (or a genie), the squeegee can deliver a homeowner clean window perfection. "Viva la squeegee!"
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Windows often become a focal point for holiday décor
– maybe you position your Christmas tree in front of it, hang garland, display candle lights, or even apply a fun decorative window decal for all your neighbors to see. Yes, the holiday season has passed, but there are still a bunch of fun ways to spruce up your windows if you’re still feeling festive. And because we’re Window Genie, we want to offer a great solution that’s not only beautiful, but functional! Introducing: decorative window film. Continue reading "Decorative Window Film That Lasts Beyond the Holidays"
We use glass every day, from windows to drinking glasses, decorations and eyewear. How do we make glass and where does it come from? Let’s see if we can answer some of those questions.
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[caption id="attachment_3435" align="aligncenter" width="900"] A clean ship is a well-run ship. Passengers on ships are naturally drawn to the windows, especially cruise ships where guests are guided along scenic points. As well, passengers will be uneasy of what is on the ship if it is dirty, and this includes the ship’s windows. Ships need to clean all their windows to keep the salt from causing damage, maintain impressions, health and ease of viewing.
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