Replacement Windows in Aurora 60502 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.
Vinyl Replacement Window Frames - Pros and Cons
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
Wooden Casement and Sash Windows - Function and Style
What we call a vinyl window is usually made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Sometimes it is also used as a veneer on wooden or aluminum frames.
If 10-15 years ago you heard some bad things about vinyl windows, forget about that. In old days vinyl really did have some problems, mostly with thermal expansion. In extremely hot or cold days the frame could contract or expand making your window impossible to open or close. Sometimes it could even lead to cracking the glass. However, these problems are the thing of the past, modern vinyl windows are resistant to high and cold temperatures, very durable and keep new like appearance for ages.
Vinyl replacement window frames pros
We all know about Energy Star Program - these little stars that you can see on fridges, air conditioners and other appliances. Windows can also be rated with Energy Star rating. Vinyl windows usually are more energy efficient then wooden or aluminum frames, because of the perfect fit.
Some windows also have National Fenestration Rating where the R-value and U-value are mostly important. U-value measures how effective your window is at keeping the heat inside, the numbers are usually fall between 2.0 and 10.0. the lower number is the better. R-value is usually applied not to windows, but to walls and ceilings
Dual Pane Window Repair Tips
If you have a sliding glass patio type door, you may need to adjust it periodically. If it is hard to open or close, or the latch doesn't work properly, you can often quickly and easily fix it yourself. Most likely you have a sliding door with wheels on the top and bottom, and a lever type lock mounted in the handle.
If the door is hard to open and close, there are a few things to try to fix it. First of all, if your door has wheels (which they you probably do, you just may not be able to see them), there should be two little round "buttons" covering holes on the bottom part of the door. If your carefully remove these covers with a flathead screwdriver, you will see two screws inside the holes they were covering. Using a screwdriver, turn these screws and the wheels will move up or down. Do this in slight (1 turn) increments until the door operates smoothly.
If that adjustment doesn't work, you may have to adjust the position of the catch latch. This is found on the inside of the jamb and looks like a small square "eye" latch. There are screws holding this in place, and by slightly loosening the screws and adjusting the position up or down, you can place the latch to where the hook will connect with it.
If neither of these adjustments fix the problem, contact a professional door installer or the manufacturer.
The History of Vinyl Windows
Almost every house has at least one sliding glass door. As windows go, they are usually the largest in the house. I believe it is important to consider well how best to cover them. There are fewer choices available for large sliding glass windows then there are for the others windows in a home. But there are choices and armed with a little more information, you may be able to expand your horizons a bit and beautify your room.
The ubiquitous choice for large windows and sliding glass doors are vertical blinds. But what you may not know is that there are more types of vertical blinds then just the standard vinyl plastic. Vertical blinds can look great and they are a highly functional solution for large windows. But, the standard white verticals are, without sounding too negative, a little boring. But just by adding a little color, texture or material, you can make look vertical blinds look fresh and contemporary.
If you are considering vertical blinds, here's a list of the various types, with their individual properties and approximate costs. First, you might want to consider the textured vinyl verticals. These are only slightly more expensive then the standard vinyl vertical blinds but are more unique and attractive. The simple addition of texture can make a huge difference to the overall look, especially since vertical blinds tend to be a fairly prominent feature within a room. These textures can be like stucco, small pleats, or even a faux-fabric look and in a range of colors.
Another option to consider, outside of vertical blinds are sliding window panels, also known as panel track blinds, or panel tracks. Panel tracks use overlapping fabric panels that glide on a wheeled track system. The panels range in width from approximately 48" to 192" and in lengths to fit most windows and sliding doors. The panels, which are obviously wider then most vertical blind panels, are composed of fabric, woven wood or a solar screen material. If you want a warmer, natural look go with one of the woven wood materials. The choices here are very similar to bamboo shades or woven wood shades with materials like, bamboo, grasses, matchstick, or a combination. The fabric panel options are numerous as are the solar screen materials.