Roofing, Siding and Window Specialist

Windows

Installing new windows is a great way to lower energy costs and improve the look of your home. Improved functionality is also a great reason to replace your windows since older windows may not operate smoothly or at all. Two of the main choices to make are to select wood or vinyl windows and whether to install replacement style or new construction style windows. The most cost effective among these four options is a vinyl replacement window.

Common Terms To Understand When Window Shopping

Window Sash

The window sash is the unit that slides open and closed. A double hung window has two moveable sashes (upper and lower) while a single hung window has one moveable sash (lower).

Double Hung Windows

Windows with two moveable sashes and a horizontal divider.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are those that use a crank handle to open and have no horizontal divider in the middle.

Sliding Windows

Have a similar look to casement windows since they have no horizontal divider. A cost effective way to get the look of casements without the added cost. They slide open horizontally as opposed to vertically like a regular double hung window. Please note these are not simply double hung windows mounted sideways. The mechanism is different which is built specifically for it to slide horizontally.

Replacement Windows

Replacement windows are installed in the existing framework of your existing windows. The old sashes are removed and a complete window assembly is installed in their place. (insert pictures of both double hung and casement replacement windows)

New Construction Windows

New construction windows are a complete unit that come with a nailing flange that allows the window to be installed by nailing it into the plywood wall sheathing of the home from the outside. This is what is normally used in current home builds. (insert pictures of both double hung and casement new construction windows)

Grids

Aesthetic dividers within the glass. Windows can be ordered with grids on both sashes or just one.

Low E Glass

A reflective coating on the glass that reflects heat waves off the glass and outward in the summer and reflects heat from the inside of the house back inward in the winter.

Argon Gas

This gas is used to fill the space between window panes. Its purpose is to increase the R- value of the window and offer increased sound deadening.
Knowing these components and styles of windows will help you out when making decisions for planning your window project. Another thing to know is that window prices can vary widely among companies. Many companies try to sell as a window as a premium product and charge close to five times more than what we would. This is not an exaggeration. Contact us to get a free estimate offering a fair price and professional service for your window installation.
We can install any brand you would like, but here are some popular window brands we use: