Ready to give your house an upgrade? Replacement windows do more than act as ventilation for your home — they enhance architectural design while providing layers of comfort through noise and thermal insulation. Custom window installation can be a perfect way to take on a home improvement project that not only freshens up your space, but reflects your personal taste with a host of customization options starting with style, durability and exterior colors. Keep reading to learn more and find the best window for your home.
DOUBLE HUNG WINDOWS
As one of the most common types of windows, double hung windows can be opened from the bottom or lowered from the top. It also tilts in for easy cleaning from the inside of your home.
Easy to use, slider windows glide open from either the left or right and provide a wide view of your outside landscape.
A great window for the hard-to-reach areas of your home, casement windows open easily with a crank operating system while providing maximum energy efficiency and airflow.
Hinged at the top and designed to open outward, awning windows provide additional airflow to a room. They open and shut easily with the turn of a crank handle.
BAY OR BOW WINDOWS
Add dimension to your home with a bow or bay window. These windows project outward, creating more space inside and major curb appeal outside.
As one of the most energy-efficient windows, picture windows provide a wide-open view and come in a variety of sizes (so they can fit any space in your home).
With geometric windows, you can design a unique look to add character to your home. Use this window style to create a focal point in your house or add more light to an area.
Enjoy flowers and plants year-round with garden windows. These windows project outward and provide space for foliage, photos or décor.
Polaris ThermalWeld Plus Options
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THERMAL PERFORMANCE RATINGS
Measures how well a product prevents heat from escaping a home or building. U-Factor ratings generally fall between 0.20 and 1.20. The lower the U-Factor, the better a product is at keeping the heat in. The U-Factor is particularly important in northern climates.
Visible Transmission (V)
Measures how much light comes through a product. VT is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The higher the VT, the higher the potential for daylighting.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (S)
Measures how well a product blocks heat from the sun. SHGC is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The lower the SHGC, the better a product is at blocking unwanted heat gain. SHGC is particularly important in southern climates.
A measure of the effectiveness of a window or glazing system to reduce the potential for condensation. The higher the condensation resistance factor, the more efficient the window and glazing system.
energySMART® FAMILY OF HIGH PERFORMANCE GLASS
The glass in a window is referred to as an Insulating Glass (IG) unit. Panes of glass are held together by a spacer. This creates an insulating air space between the panes. We offer high-quality IG unit choices to block damaging ultraviolet rays, block the cold and hold your warmth. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, inefficient existing windows could account for 10% to 25% of your energy bill. These savings often make window replacement a wise economic decision for homeowners. Replacing single-pane, clear glass windows with windows manufactured with Low-E coatings and argon gas reduces your energy consumption and can help save money.
FOAM FILLING BENEFITS
Not all vinyl windows are created equal. Some frame materials are insulated; some are not. Your energy dollars could be leaking out of your window frames if they are not filled with ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN™ polyurethane foam – the same type of foam that insulates your refrigerator and thermos.
Our window frames insulated with ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN™ foam give you:
- Increased Energy Savings
- Lower U-Value, increased thermal performance
Maximize the energy efficiency of your home’s windows and insist on ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN™ polyurethane foam-filled window frames.