Thursday, September 11, 2014

It's Time to Replace Those Old Drafty Windows

Replacing Older Windows is One of the Top 3 Remodeling Projects

With all the problems with pollution, freak storms, warming trends and increasing utility cost, you cannot afford not to choose LowE vinyl windows in new construction projects or even remodeling projects. With the savings in heating and cooling bills and tax incentives, you really cannot afford to not replace old outdated aluminum and/or single-pane windows.

To start with, vinyl windows completely eliminate drafts, damper sound coming from the inside or outside, offer zero heat transfer in both the hottest and coldest months. If this isn’t enough, maintenance is almost non-existent. Double-Hung, Single-Hung and Casement models allow easy access for cleaning both the inside and outside.  All models are available in standard colors and custom colors. This means the units never require painting inside or out.

How is all this possible?

First, the frame is completely insulated in foam, comes with dual weather stripping and contains thermal and sound barriers via a multi-chambered sash and frame. In addition, LowE insulated glass with an argon gas barrier reflects heat to the outside in the summer and to the inside in the winter. There is absolutely no transfer of heat between the two panes, multi-chambered sash, and argon gas barrier. This same technology prevents penetration of moisture from rain and humidity.

How can there be so little maintenance?

Lower sashes and tilting or swing action depending upon the model allow for easy cleaning. Fusion-welded frames and sashes never chip, peel, crack or warp. Sloped contours repel water to the exterior and away from the window frame. Special shielding also prevents derogation from constant UV and direct sun light’s damaging effects, i.e., fading. The coating and protective features don’t stop there. They are also resistant to pollution, salt spray and dirt.

How about security?

These windows provide maximum security and strength with interlocks and double locks at sash meeting rails, vent locks and title latches. They are also built to withstand extreme storm conditions and wind loads. Now that intruders and mother nature are kept in check. What about other security measures? The frames and sashes are completely impervious to insects.
Vinyl windows are also available in every style, size, shape, multiple types of glass, decorative bevels and even customized grid patterns to perfectly compliment your home. This includes bay, bow, arched, casement, picture and a variety of other window styles. Every window includes a limited warranty for years of enjoyment.

If you still are not convinced vinyl windows are the right direction,  you need only open your next utility bill. These windows are surefire way to lower your cooling and heating costs and actually appreciate the value of your home. Vinyl windows from Factory Direct Remodeling of Atlanta are also made in the USA – meaning fast, convenient and reliable repairs. All materials are green and recyclable and meet Energy Start, AAMA and NFRC certification requirements.

1 comment:

  1. Window replacement represents one of the more substantial investments you can make in your home. The replacement of old or under-performing windows can effectively reduce your monthly utility costs and give your home a bit more curb appeal. 

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