Reece Builders Turns 40!

Posted: February 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

Thanks to the thousands of customers that we have had the chance to meet over the last 40 years, Reece Builders is proud to announce that we officially turn 40 years old as a business in 2012! Over the last 40 years, we have been privileged to serve the North Carolina and Florida communities with high quality home improvements including window and door replacements and many other home improvements.

Part of our celebration of our 40 years of business has been the launch of two brand new websites that tell a little bit more about us, and the quality windows that we install. Reece Builders Windows has in depth info and explanations of our window quality and our guarantees as a business. Reece Builders Success has more info on who we are as a company and how our commitment to taking care of our customers has kept us in business for the past 40 years! Be sure to check out these brand new sites when you have a chance.

We are also currently running some amazing window replacement specials on the “Web Specials” section of our website including $99 trade in for old windows, Buy 3 Get 1 Free, and many more! Check out our Reece Builders Specials page for more coupons and info!

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We are now in the “heat” of the summer. Many people are looking into new windows to improve their insulation to keep the cool air in, and the hot air out. Boston.com published a great article about installing new windows and what to keep an eye out for. They specify four separate tips to keep in mind when window searching.

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Beautiful New Windows from Reece Builders

The first tip they give is to know the “lingo” when dealing with window replacement experts. There are several terms that can be used in a process like this and knowing them is going to be a huge advantage for you in the window replacement process. Our 35+ years of experience in the window replacement industry here at Reece Builders has allowed us to experience the ins, outs, ups and downs of the window replacement industry and develop quite a knowledge base of what does and doesn’t work for window replacement Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and more.

Secondly, one must keep an eye out for the insulating quality of the window. There are many windows to choose from, but very few are made with quality window replacement materials. This can be the difference between a well-insulated home, and one that suffers from drafts and high air conditioning costs.

Safety is the next tip and this cannot be stressed enough. Safety should a very big priority when installing new windows. Here in Florida, hurricanes are always a concern, which is why we offer Reece Builders Hurricane Glass Windows.

The last tip is simply the “look” of the window. This is obviously going to be a big deal with new windows. You want them to look good! That is why we offer many different window styles at Reece Builders to ensure we offer the style you like the best! Be sure and check out the full article and read up on all the details from Boston.com.

We here at Reece Builders feel that this information is invaluable for you during your window replacement process. After reading this information, we would love to get you started on this process with your new window knowledge. We have been servicing the greater Tampa Bay area for over 35 years and would love to help you! Please, visit Reece Builders at our brand new website, ReeceBuilders.com.

Recently, Fox News created an online news article with some very valuable information regarding window replacement. The article included some wonderful information regarding the timing of window replacements, how to know it is time to actually REPLACE, instead of REPAIR your old, swollen and leaky windows, and much more.

The article also mentions the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which provides tax credits for homeowners who replace their windows with new, energy efficient replacements like our Reece Builders Vinyl Windows. An important aspect of the article is the section where they speak about making the decision as to whether or not you will be replacing your windows as a DIY project. Place like Florida often provide ideal year-round weather conditions for window replacement projects, but the article states that watching the pros replace a window is misleading. There are a plethora of tips and industry tricks that a professional window installer will use during installation of the windows that you may not know to do yourself when replacing your old windows for window replacement in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater and the surrounding Tampa Bay area. Be sure to check out the full article for all the details from Fox News.

Reece Builders has been installing window replacements in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater and the entire Tampa Bay area for over 35 years. Our quality window installation specialists will come to your home free of charge and give you a no-pressure estimate for your home in the Tampa Bay area. Our brand new website displays our services, lists our current specials, and gives you a chance to choose your window replacement special that we are currently running. Check it out today at ReeceBuilders.com.

A great post today from DIY: 9 construction errors that can cause major window leak problems. Here at Reece Builders, we are normally installing replacement windows in existing homes, but sometimes we also perform installs in brand new houses that are being built. When we do, we help the contractors to avoid these 9 costly errors when constructing windows:

  1. Very complex window layout and no overhangs
  2. Angled fascia
  3. Poorly installed flashing
  4. Misuse of materials
  5. No flashing at all
  6. Missing sealant, wrong type of nails
  7. Not shingle style
  8. Cracked glazing putty
  9. Lack of paint seal

Often when we are replacing windows, we come across errors in the above areas that are causing major leaks in the existing windows. Our window replacement process has been developed in a way that ensures that our quality workmen avoid all of these errors when we install new windows. Are you experiencing window leaks from any of the above? Check out the actual DIY article for complete pictures of each problem, and more detailed info on how to go about rectifying the issues. Above all, choose a reputable window replacement company like Reece Builders when you do your replacements.

To keep up with our daily thoughts, tips and info at Reece Builders, don’t forget to check us out on our Reece Builders Facebook page, our Reece Builders Twitter account, and our Reece Builders You Tube channel!

Well, if we Floridians have ever had a chance to test out our heat-keeping capabilities of our windows, it’s today! Ever notice when it’s cold like it is now, that it seems to be colder near the windows? Basically, this boils down to the fact that the piece of glass that is keeping the heat inside your house and that CHILLY 50 degree air out is not as thick as the cinder blocks or other materials that make up the actual walls of your home.

Here at Reece Builders, we came across a recent article from About.com clearly illustrates 5 ways in which your home loses heat. We’d like to share this information with our readers:

  1. Ceilings
  2. Walls
  3. Floors and Below Grade Space
  4. Windows and Doors
  5. Infiltration

So how much heat/cool do you actually lose through each one of these items on the list?

  • Infiltration / Air Leakage: 35%
  • Windows and Doors: 18%-20%
  • Floors and Below Grade Space: 15%-18%
  • Walls: 12%-14%
  • Ceilings: 10%

Notice number 2: WINDOWS AND DOORS! It certainly is true, windows can be an absolute killer to your home energy loss problems. Leaky windows can continuously drive up the cost of heating or cooling your home, without you necessarily even knowing it! Here is the Reece Builders bottom line summary from the article:

Reducing your air leaks around plumbing vents, wall electrical outlets and switches, recessed lights exposed to the attic, attic stairs, vertical plumbing stacks open in the basement and other culprits all allow heated air to be drawn from your home and escape out the roof or other openings.

Reece Builders has been installing quality windows for local Tampa Bay Florida residents since 1972. We have installed thousands of windows and have helped hundreds of local residents cure their leaky windows and lower their energy costs! Check out our informative website today here: Reece Builders. We will come to your home and give you a free estimate for your brand new windows!

Although we at Reece Builders have been around for quite some time, serving the Tampa Bay area since 1972, there may still be many of you out there who are not familiar with our company. So, for today’s blog post, we’d like to just give a very brief background of our company, where we have come from, and what we do.

Reece Builders has been installing the finest quality home improvements since 1972.  Our company was founded by Mike Reece Sr. and has over 50,000 satisfied customers in the southeastern United States. Our over 38 years of experience providing the highest quality custom windows has given us a unique ability to help local Tampa Bay residents decide on the best and most affordable set of replacement windows for them. Simply put, we have been there before, and we can quickly assess a home’s window situation and suggest replacements that are cost effective and beautiful simultaneously.

We provide homeowners with high quality energy saving window products. Our products are Energy Star compliant and meet all available tax credit qualifications. In fact, many of the tax credits are actually expiring soon, so it is a great time to give us a call or visit our website, where you can fill out the form and let us stop by your home to get your windows replaced before the credits fall away!  We handle the entire process, from in home energy consultations, to custom manufacturing and installation.  Our crews are factory certified and our products have a lifetime warranty. There are many window companies out there that make the decision to install low-quality windows, cutting corners where possible to increase their profits. Our approach is completely different. We care about those who we have the chance to meet, and we truly seek to install windows that we would install in our own homes…bottom line.

If you have been thinking about replacing your windows, there are many reasons to do so, and we at Reece Builders can help walk you through that decision. We are always updating our Reece Builders Facebook page, Reece Builders Twitter account, and this blog with frequent updates and tips to help you out!

Well, we hope this short post has given you a glimpse into who we are and what we can do for you. For more complete information on our products and services, visit our website: Reece Builders.

Here at Reece Builders, we have a commitment to keeping our environment as clean and renewable as possible. Our energy efficient window replacements not only help you as a homeowner to save money on your energy bills, but also help save the environment as well!

A growing number of people and scientists worldwide believe that the earth is warming due to human generation of “greenhouse”” gases. Yet, few are aware of how much energy efficient windows and doors can help. These types of home improvements from Reece Builders can significantly reduce energy consumption in both hot and in cold climates and continue conserving energy for many years to come.

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Reece Builders Green Initiative

By using products that reduce energy consumption, one diminishes their environmental footprint, limiting the usage of fossil fuels and lowering carbon emissions. Conservation Windows provide some of the countries most efficient window systems, doing our part in helping people protect the environment while saving money on their home’s heating and cooling costs.

In order to help US businesses keep the earth clean, the US Government has developed the Energy Star rating system for guidance. At Reece Builders, all of our windows meet and exceed set Energy Star guidelines.

For more information on how Reece Builders is helping to join the green initiative, check out our Reece Builders Green page.

To keep up with our daily thoughts, tips and info at Reece Builders, don’t forget to check us out on our Reece Builders Facebook page, our Reece Builders Twitter account, and our Reece Builders You Tube channel!