DIY Rescue Renovation

Denver Window Installer DIY Network

Owner of Mile High WSL makes his TV debut on DIY Network’s series Rescue Renovation. Tony can be seen delivering windows provided by Mile High and Amerimax Building Products on an episode filmed in Denver. Episode will begin airing in November 2010 and can be seen on DirectTV channel 230. We’re currently talking about continuing to do more work for Rescue Renovation in the future. Thanks to everyone involved.

We Abide by Lead-safe Practices

As you may have heard the EPA has required that all houses built prior to 1978 must undergo a lead test to detect the presence or absence of lead in construction materials used in the past. This test is provided at no charge to my clients in most cases. If lead is detected we are required to take certain measures (Lead Safe Practices) to control the spread of toxic lead dust. This includes clearly marking and containing the work zone, setting up plastic containments around each window’s interior and tarping the exterior. Also, all workers must wear protective clothing and respirators. In addition, we use the required HEPA-rated vacuums and lead-attractive wipes to clean containment and work areas and properly dispose of the old materials. These procedures do result in additional costs (based on window size) but are necessary to protect the homeowners, renters, children, pets and installers alike. All of these procedures must be documented for our records. Here are some photos taken from several of the lead jobs we have completed. These pictures demonstrate how Mile High Window, Solar & Landscape responsibly deals with this issue. Keep in mind that other companies may not be sufficiently trained or equipped to handle these jobs.IMG_0119

We must wear protective suits and respirators when dealing with lead

We must wear protective suits and respirators when dealing with lead

All interior areas must be completely contained

All interior areas must be completely contained

Leadaffected areas must be cleaned and pass comparison tests

Lead-affected areas must be cleaned and pass comparison tests

Building a Mountain Deck and Incorporating Existing Aspens

Deck showcasing water feature

Deck showcasing water feature

We at Mile High Window, Solar & Landscape, recently completed this deck in Coal Creek Canyon – located in the foothills northwest of Denver.

Working with environment created an amazing outdoor living space.

We were able to build the deck around the trees to preserve the aspens and incorporate them into the design of the deck – bringing in the natural environment – creating a peaceful space. Almost like sitting in the woods – not separated from it.
The client also wanted to showcase the water feature, so we used a curved line to accentuate it.

Here are some more photos showing the deck and the trees in the design…deck_2




We are now Certified in Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair, and Painting

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

EPA’s lead renovation, repair and painting (RRP) program rule requires contractors to be certified in lead-safe work practices and training providers to be accredited by EPA. Mile High WSL is pleased to announce that we have completed the coursework and we have the required certification to safely and legally remove the lead necessary to replace windows in your home. The new EPA rules take effect in April 2010, don’t be caught off-guard by a contractor who isn’t prepared. Your city will likely require a separate permit for the removal of the lead, and contractors must be certified to perform this work.

We offer FREE lead tests with a signed contract to anyone living in a house built before 1978. If you have lead in your home, we are a certified lead-removal contractor in the Denver, Colorado Metro Area.


Window with the Ameriglass™ AG3 Glass System Clean Themselves!

The Ameriglass™ AG3 glass sytem from Amerimax once again redefines the standard for energy savings, year-round comfort and ease of maintenance. The heart of every window is the Insulated Glass System. Utilizing AG3, the ultimate performance glass, insulating Argon gas fill, a dual seal structural foam spacer, and innovative NEAT coating that lets nature clean your windows – The Perfect Glass System No Matter Where You Live.

1 – Ameriglass™ AG3 Low Emmisivity glass is coated with a microscopic 12 layer patented formula with three layers of Silver. The ultimate balance of energy savings, solar control and high visibility.

2 – Naturally Clean Glass – Let Nature do the Work! A Titanium Dioxide layer reacts with sun to decompose organic materials on the glass. A Silicon Dioxide layer creates an ultra smooth surface and Hydrophillic action to disperse water evenly or “sheet off”.

3 – Argon Gas Fill – Non-toxic, odorless and invisible Argon gas fill enhances the overall energy efficiency and can increase Total Window U Value performance by as much as 12% vs. traditional air fill.

4 – True Warm Spacer System – Thermally non-conductive structural foam spacer creates the ultimate in energy saving performance and long-term durability.

Please visit our windows services page for more information on Denver replacement windows with these energy saving options.