Kenny Goes to the Milgard Dealer Symposium On the MIDWAY aircraft carrier

11 04 2014

Our esteemed President and CEO of Tashman Home Center went to an interesting party hosted by the president of Milgard, Jim Milgard.

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The soiree was hosted on the aircraft carrier “Midway”. The USS Midway served for 47 years after the end of WWII and is now part of a museum in San Diego

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In addition to examining the new Essence line of windows, Mr. Tashman tried to steal a fighter jet but was unsuccessful due to his lack of flight experience.

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Louvre or Jalousie Windows are the worst

3 02 2014

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If you live some where that is not temperate year round you may not have run into this abominable style of windows. For obvious reasons, installing these things somewhere cold is a terrible idea but installing them somewhere warm is also silly.

Invented well before the advent of air conditioning, Jalousie windows are meant to utilise natural ventilation to cool homes in hot areas like Southern California. Now that we have entered a more modern age where air conditioners are pretty standard in places like Los Angeles, Jalousie windows are a waste of money, energy , and resources.

Which brings us to the crux of the matter; the importance of good window insulation. Tashman Home Center is one of the few remaining retailers of louvre windows but we do not recommend them at all.

Instead we recommend aluminum or Vinyl windows with Low E glass for extra energy efficiency. For more on our various styles of windows, see our info page or our Catalog.

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Low Emissivity Glass Low E Windows

18 01 2014

The Emissivity of a material is it’s ability to emit energy as radiation and has a value of between zero and one. In other words materials with high emissivity (like tinfoil) does not heat up when the sun hits it unlike a material with a low emissivity (like a black shirt).

Standard glass is high E, which is the reason greenhouses are so hot. This property translates into a loss of heat during the winter and an increase in heat during the summer. This is clearly not ideal for comfort and energy efficiency.

Low E glass has been treated with a microscopic film that allows visible light to pass through the glass while blocking Infrared (heat) light.

innerglass-low-e-illustratiAt Tashman Home Center we carry Milguard windows that feature various energy saving types of glass, including Low E. Recently we installed Heritage doors with high performance Cardinal Low E 366 glass

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Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving!

30 11 2013

The next time Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day will be in about 80,000 years.

So Happy Holidays and check out some gift ideas from Tashmans, we promise you are in no danger of being trampled trying to make a purchase.

We have just stocked up on power tools and are currently offering 50 % off vinyl Milgard windows.

We have also just started carrying the Milgard Essence Series Windows.

Strong, beautiful, long lasting and durable,  Milgard® windows and doors are designed with stunning architectural style and superior performance.

Soon Christmas lighting and decorations will arrive  and we at Tashmans urge you to have a safe holiday. Make sure your lights are plugged into a grounded outlet or surge protector, most holidays decoration s are very flammable.

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Also be careful using a ladder when decorating, particularly after a few glasses of wine. Have someone support the bottom and keep your center of gravity. The image below if how NOT to use a ladder.

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If you have an older space heater, make sure the automatic shut off is in working order. All new space heaters must shut off in they fall over so if you need a new heater come check out our wide selection. And never put anything on a space heater.

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