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Installing New Windows Des Plaines 60016

Replacement Windows in Des Plaines 60016 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.

Most Energy Efficient Windows

Windows With Blinds Between the Glass: Weighing Replacement Window Options

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.

Call for more information  in Des Plaines 60016 on:

  • 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
Installing Windows

Basement Windows - Add Some Light to Your Basement

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.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back soon, but I won't leave the light on for you...

Bow Window

Single Glazing Versus Double Glazing

Buying replacement windows is hard now days. There aren't only so many brands to choose from but options that exist within the windows themselves are overwhelming. The newest feature in replacement windows is blinds that are built in. They also bombard us with choices between different styles of shades that can be placed within the glass. In just a few years the choices have gone from single to double pane to about a hundred different combination of windows and blinds.

Windows with the blinds built directly in them aren't only for people who can afford extra luxuries anymore. They are now reasonably priced. When you price out windows without the built in blinds along with what window treatments it comes out almost dead even. As with any window and window treatment there are certain advantages and disadvantages. It is always the best option to take into consideration your wants and needs to determine if the product is correct for you.

Another disadvantage is that when you do change the blinds out you will need help. You need to actually take out the inside pain of glass and switch the blinds out so be prepared to have an extra set of hands on hand when attempting this.

Make sure you weigh out all the advantages and disadvantages of whatever replacement windows you are choosing between. Be sure to check out the different companies that make windows with blinds inside them. Do a cost analysis on the replacement window and window treatments to do a fair price analysis against the windows with shades built in. Also consider all of the pros and cons of each design you are considering so that in the end your final decision has put all options into proper perspective.

Window Styles

Rough Openings For Doors

Why are fiberglass replacement windows a good alternative to replace weather damaged window frames or to use as an upgrade item for home renovations?

  1. Construction - Fiberglass windows are constructed out of fiberglass cloth and epoxy resins, similar to modern boat construction techniques. This results in a smooth, strong finish that can also be painted to match wall colour.

  2. Durability - They are more durable than timber and do not suffer from rust or termite problems.

  3. Long Lasting - Quality fibreglass will not discolor, warp, rot, corrode, dent and never needs sanding, scraping or painting (unless you decide on a color change after installation).

  4. Strength - Fiberglass will lend itself to larger openings due to greater strength and stiffness properties than vinyl.

  5. Eco Friendly - In terms of environmentally friendliness, fibreglass is a better insulation material than some other alternatives including vinyl window frames and therefore offer energy saving advantages which offset the higher cost outlay for fibreglass. As fiberglass is a poor conductor, hot and cold temperatures are not transmitted through the window frame to the interior of your home helping you to save on energy costs.

  6. Temperature Tolerance - the expansion and contraction rate of fibreglass is the same as glass. This results in the fibreglass window frame moving at the same rate as the glass it holds which reduces pressure on caulking compounds sealing the glass in the frame and reduces the potential for seal damage and water leaks.

  7. Acoustic Performance - fibreglass frames are likely to provide better noise cancellation than aluminium and metal frames.

  8. Aesthetics - Fibreglass frames can be color matched to suit or contrast with walls and decorating of your home.

  9. Installation - Home installation of your fiberglass replacement windows is a simple operation for the home handyman. The trick is to accurately measure your window opening and double check that measurement against the existing window frame size to place your order with the manufacturers.

All of these factors add up to the simple and logical argument that fiberglass replacement windows are the best option to for the home owner when re-modeling or renovating their home to replace old deteriorated window frames with long lasting and maintenance free, replacement windows.

 

 

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