Replacement Windows in Crystal Lake 60014 are an investment in your home’s real estate value. They add style- both indoors and out. But old, leaky windows can also add to home heating and cooling costs by as much as 30 to 40 percent. And with energy costs inching upward, Triple Glazed Windows are getting more attention than ever.
Hiring a qualified windows installer can mean the difference between frame distortion, cold air infiltration, leaks through cracks and high-performance windows that are efficient and effective.
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Advanced manufacturing techniques shape replacement windows into different styles, including single- and double-hung, horizontal sliding, casement, architectural shapes and more, even custom shapes and those with decorative glass.
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Our residential window services are driven by the latest technology and utilize the most advanced window manufacturing practices available today.
When you need window replacement, you’ll be working with a company that is knowledgeable about the latest technologies, and we’ll also educate you to ensure that you get exactly what you need.
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- Custom Windows – Many design options to get the perfect look for your home.
- Bays Windows – Built to project outward from an outside wall. These windows will add a new dimension to your interior space and exterior appearance.
- Double-Hung Windows – Both sash in the window frame are operable, meaning they move up and down. The sashes on a double hung window also tilt in for easy cleaning.
- Slider Windows – Energy smart and trouble-free design add a unique look to your home.
- Egress Windows – We have a full selection of egress windows for all applications.
- Casement Windows – Beauty and elegance describe the new look your home will have by installing casement windows.
The benefits are:
- Efficient, fast, and affordable
- All work guaranteed
- Wide service area
Vinyl Windows - Benefits Of Vinyl WindowsFor one, basements are often stuffy and feel close or crowded. Ventilation is important to basements in order to make them a livable area. Basement windows play a big part in ventilation; just because they may not let much usable light in, they provide another valuable service. Basement windows can help circulate air, and provide a portal for the entrance in and exit out of air that is being circulated. Without this ventilation many people would find their basements depressing and confining, and their use would be limited.Another valuable function of a basement window is as a means of entrance or exit from the house should situation prove necessary. Because of this use there are certain specification that must be met when selecting basement windows. For one, basement windows are not like the other windows in your home, so do not be fooled into thinking you can just get the same windows for every space in your home. Basement windows are specially designed for installation in masonry foundation walls. Although they are, generally speaking, relatively small in size compared to most of the vast array of windows available, it is important to select basement windows that meet the egress standards of local codes when the windows will be installed in a finished basement. So what are these standards or size, etc.? According to the International Residential Code, an egress window must be at least 24 in. wide and 20 in. high with a net clear opening of at least 5.7 sq. ft. to allow occupants to escape in an emergency or to allow a fully outfitted firefighter to enter from the outside. While this may seem like a rather large space for a basement window, should your house ever catch fire, and a firefighter need enter through a basement window, you will be grateful for such regulations. Other regulations for basement windows include: Regulations for venting: as discussed, basement windows are great sources for venting. However, when it comes to basement windows, it needs to either be able to vent, or not. Venting configuration regulations say that if you want to use the window for ventilation it needs to have venting capabilities OR it has to be stationary, which means non-operating.Height restrictions and regulations: There are two regulations for basement windows, height and width, and are based on the nominal height and width of windows. Nominal height refers to the measurement across the longest side of the unit (from top to bottom). This measurement is expressed in inches, and rounded to the nearest full inch. Nominal Width on the other hand refers to the measurement across the shortest side of the unit (left to right), and is also expressed in inches and rounded to the nearest full inch. And last but not least are the jamb regulations. Jamb depth means the measurement of the width of the frame of the unit from the inside edge to the outside edge, and like nominal height and width is expressed in inches.Different areas have various regulations, so to find the regulations for your valuable basement windows so that you can meet requirements, ventilate properly, and have safety issues covered, contact a local basement window supplier.Your basement windows do not just have to be functional. Many windows that are decorative can meet the safety regulations set forth. To give your basement windows a unique twist, try stained glass or etched glass. Because basement windows do not allow much light in anyway, it should not change the lighting configuration of the room.
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If a double pane window is better than a single pane window, should I use triple pane windows?
This is getting to be an appropriate question, "Should a window retrofit use triple pane windows?" The vinyl window manufactures are getting so good at making energy-efficient windows, it doesn't take much for them to throw in another pane of glass or two. Wonder if we will be considering quad pane windows one of these days?
If you were really interested in saving energy and wanted the best wall construction possible, you wouldn't put a window in the wall to begin with. A wall without a window has a greater R-value and fewer air leaks. We know how to build a wall that will separate the outdoors from the indoors - what we don't know how to do is build a wall that will keep the outdoors out and the indoors in and still let light through. Come to think about it, our need to let light in is at the root of the problem.
Actually, letting light in is just one of the needed benefits of having a wall with a window. Being able to see through the wall is another benefit and being able to get out of a room during a fire is another. Energy wise, a door is not much better than a window, so I guess windows are here to stay.
The Space Between the Glass:
A window with more than one piece of glass is a real blessing for saving energy and helping with indoor comfort. There is more to a vinyl window than just several panes of glass. Two panes of glass also come with an insulated frame, mounting flange, and better air seals. But the most important part is not the glass, but the space between the glass. Considering window performance, it's the space between the glass that makes the difference.
The Future of Windows:
In the near future, the efficiency ratings of windows will continue to drop. The only way a window manufacturer will be able to reach the energy efficiency ratings of the future is with three or four panes of glass. If you are seriously considering a retrofit window project, you should select the best window for your climate and that means the window will have three panes of glass.
Yes, three pane windows are more expensive than two pane windows. Shop around for the best U-factor and the best SHGC for the best price. If finances are the deciding factor, it will be better to install two triple pane windows than three double pane windows. Stick with the triple pane window and you will have greater energy efficiency for the future which will save you money for years to come.
P.S. Buy your windows and window installation from a local glass company or a licensed general contractor. Please don't buy our windows from a super salesman at a home show that has all the financing you need and a worthless lifetime warranty to go with it.
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Vinyl Window Replacement For Your Home
To replace windows in a stucco house is not any more complicated than any other house. There are some few considerations based on various issues, which I share below. I suggest you read right to the end in so you don't miss out a very important point.
If you will have wider trim on the windows, should you overlay the trim on the stucco or possibly cut it back and re-stucco up to the new trim?
If you have a mounting flange then you will have to remove the stucco down to framing ad then stucco back to finish. On the other hand, if it is trim then you will have to mill the trim in order to provide a key for the stucco. You need to be very clear about exterior detail of the window in order to avoid leaks.