The Truth About Window Condensation

“Why do my new windows condense more than my old one’s?  We get this question often being in the window and door business.  I think Marvin’s recent blog post about this topic is very well said – please take a look at it below.  As windows continue to improve, this topic will remain an important … Read more The Truth About Window Condensation

Window Industry Battles EPA Over Energy Star Version 6.0

Updates rolling out in January could have drastically reduced the number of Energy Star windows installed. By: Lauren Hunter A glance at the Energy Star zones map shows just how large the northern zone is. The window industry worried that heightened requirements would make Energy Star windows in this region so expensive as to be cost-prohibitive, … Read more Window Industry Battles EPA Over Energy Star Version 6.0

Which Home Remodeling Projects Are Worth Your Money?

Good article from US News.  The Return on Investment (ROI) for siding right now is 88-99% (depending upon the product you select) and windows 96-98% in Northern California! Before you splurge on that dream kitchen or add an extra family room, make sure you’ll add to the value of your house. Homeowners should pursue projects … Read more Which Home Remodeling Projects Are Worth Your Money?

3 Generations Improvements Ranked Nationally!

In the August 2014 issue of Remodeling Magazine they completed their annual list of the biggest remodeling companies in the U.S. and 3 Generations Improvements is now ranked #142 in the Replacement Contractor category.  We are so proud to be recognized nationally – hard work does pay off! See the article from the magazine below. … Read more 3 Generations Improvements Ranked Nationally!

Low-e Windows Continue to Melt Siding & Landscaping

We have had several calls of problems due to the Low-e coating in windows melting siding or even burning grass and fences.  This occurs in rare circumstances in which the position of the sun in comparison to the position of a window with this glass is creating a fine hot reflective heat source.  The video … Read more Low-e Windows Continue to Melt Siding & Landscaping

Could Your Home Be Making Your Family Sick?

Please take a look at the below article posted by Progressive Foam.  We have had several homeowners lately with one of the below problems causing allergy or headache symptoms.  We have found that most of the time the problems are due to poor ventilation and excessive moisture holding in the wall cavity which causes mold spore growth. We … Read more Could Your Home Be Making Your Family Sick?

5 Strange Signs The Economy is Improving

Instead of buying new underwear, splitting up or getting a face lift why not put new energy efficient siding or windows on your house.  Or, how about that deck face lift that has been needed for 5 years!  3 Generations Improvements is ready to install a new home at the same address for you!  Contact … Read more 5 Strange Signs The Economy is Improving

How Much Insulation Is Enough?

Recommended residential insulation levels by climate zone POSTED ON MAR 1 2012 BY ALEX WILSON Most leading energy experts today recommend installing a lot more insulation than is common practice. This wall for a Passive House in Seattle will hold about a foot of insulation. I’m often asked the question, “How much insulation should I … Read more How Much Insulation Is Enough?

Is Your Home Up to Modern Energy-Efficiency Standards?

By: Lauren Higl Building science has come a long way in recent years. We are learning more every day about how to make homes more energy-efficient while still keeping them affordable. This is even more important to homeowners today than it was in the past because the cost to heat, cool and run a home continues … Read more Is Your Home Up to Modern Energy-Efficiency Standards?

2011-2012 Cost vs Value Report – ROI Analysis

Please read the below article released by James Hardie about the return on investment numbers when you install Fiber Cement.  Fortunately, the ROI numbers for most completed home improvements in Northern California are even better than the national averages.  Keep in mind these numbers are the costs recouped if home is sold, however, if the … Read more 2011-2012 Cost vs Value Report – ROI Analysis