Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Testimonial: John and Sara Hortenstine, Hillsboro, OR

Our home's original plywood siding was fair quality and needed painting, especially on the sides affected by the sun. In addition, there was no insulation in the walls. I did not want to paint the gable areas, the overhangs or the rest of the house again. The siding was the least attractive part of the house. We have a new deck touching the house, a deck cover touching the gutters and a shed within one foot of the house. We had not considered new siding or gutters because it seemed installation would be too difficult.

K-Designers installers did an excellent job of installing the siding and were open to close supervision on my part. The quality of the house has been upgraded, it is more attractive, cooler on hot days, warmer on cool days and I don't have to paint again.

Thank you, K-Designers, for taking the time to do the job right.

John H. Hortenstine

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Testimonial: Ray and Judy Alvarez, Madera, CA

Dear A.J. and K-Designers,

Thank you so much for helping to make our new home at the old address so beautiful we never envisioned it would be this nice in the day or night.

This is such a clean, modern, updated stylish look with a welcome home appearance. The siding, color, storm door and light fixtures are great. And we didn't even have to paint it. Yeah!

Your no down payment was also an amazing, affordable feature that helped to make this happen. Our family and friends love it too. So keep up the good work.

Thanks again,
And God Bless,
Ray and Judy Alvarez

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

K-Designers To Attend Alemeda Home And Garden Show

K-Designers will be attending the Alameda County Spring Home and Garden Show. If you live in the area come down and visit our booth. For your FREE tickets print this pdf.

2/15/14 – 2/17/14
Sat/Sun 10am – 6pm
Monday 10am – 5pm
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Testimonial: Rodney and Iris Scruggs, Elkhart, KS

On July 29, 2007, K-Designers began installing our new vinyl siding. We were quite impressed with the speed at which the siding was put on. Approximately two days is all it took; we expected it to take a couple weeks. They had to special order our garage doors due to their unique size, so they were installed on August 17, 2007. They look great!!!!!!! They don't leak or have holes like the old ones. We have had nothing but positive comments from the neighbors and people from across town. Some of the previous owners of this house have come by to see it. They have all been impressed with the transformation from the old worn out look to the new colorful one. It does seem as though the air conditioning hasn't been running as much but we'll have to wait to see how this affects the utilities. We think we'll see a drastic change. The neighbors across the street even came over and inquired about having their house done when the siding crew was here. I have put them on my referral list so that they can be contacted by a representative of K-Designers. Overall, we think the house looks great. We have plans to have windows done at a later date. K-Designers has done an excellent job marketing their products and installing them in a timely fashion. They have been an excellent company to do business with and we look forward to doing business with them in the future. We hope you choose to use them too; you'll be very satisfied.

Rodney & Iris Scruggs

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Do you want Low-E glass with that?

Do I want Low what? Low E is an often used term when speaking about windows which is short for Low Thermal Emissivity. Most windows made today come standard with Low E glass. But what is it? How does it work? Do I really need it?

Emissivity refers to how an object absorbs and passes on heat. Dark objects have a high emissivity (they absorb and emit large amounts of heat) and light objects have a lower emissivity. The lowest levels are for reflective surfaces.

Low E windows have a coating applied to the glass during or just after fabrication but before it’s inserted into a window frame. This coating is transparent and thinner than a human hair. It is designed to reflect certain forms of light (ultraviolet and infrared) without reducing visible light.

So why is this good? The portion of the suns light referred to as Infrared light is the primary carrier of heat. Reflecting this light away from your home will keep it cooler. It will also keep the heat in your home from escaping in the winter. As a bonus Low E coatings also block out ultraviolet light, the primary source of fading and aging due to light exposure.

So do you need Low E glass in windows? I would say that in almost all situations Low E glass will be what you want. In those situations where you might not need it (ie. windows in internal walls) it certainly won’t hurt anything.

If you are thinking of purchasing windows then let K-Designers guide you. Give us a call 800-728-3902 or visit us online www.k-designers.com and we’ll walk you through all your options.