Windows

specialtywindows_landingWindows can make or break a home.

Poor quality windows, or good windows poorly installed, can drive up your energy bills for heating and air conditioning. Windows that leak can let in moisture, resulting in black mold and other problems.

You have many styles of window to choose from — so  it can be a bit confusing. What you want are windows that are durable, weather-resistant, aesthetically pleasing, insulated, easy to clean, and easy to operate.

A window provides you with a view to the world outside and it lets in the sunshine. When it comes to windows, you need the professional, experienced help of Blue Chip Bath and Remodeling.

For windows that are available to install for your home, please check out the Alside website.

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Important considerations and terminology related to windows include:

Window manufacturer. Window style. Window installation. Removal of old windows. Screens. Cladding of exterior trim. Single, double, or triple pane (triple pane are for maximum heat sealing in cold conditions). Night-stop sash guard.  Argon or krypton gas (or none). Type of balancer. Window apron. Window stool.  Weatherstripping. Wire glass. Authentic Divided Lites (ADL). Simulated Divided Lites (SDL). Spacer bars. GBG (Grilles Between Glass). Double hung tilt pack. Drip cap. Electric operator. Escutcheon. Awnings. Roto-gears. Sills. Sill horn. Stiles. Mortise. Tenoning. Mulling. Mullion. Extrusions. Flanker. Flat casing.  Friction limiter. Insulated glass. Transom. Trimline. U factor.  Jamb extension. Jamb liner. Glider. Pole crank. Structural masonry brackets. Historical renovation standards. Inswinging casement. Interior casing. Bow windows. Bay windows. Cam locks. Cam pivots. Combination storm window. Direct glaze. Jamb depth. Laminated glass. Obscure glass. R value. Daylight opening (DLO). Muntins (window pattern bars). Blindstops. Keepers. LoE. Hardware parts. Ease of cleaning both sides of panes. Ease of use. Safety features, especially for children. Security features to prevent unlawful entry.

bay&bow_1If you have questions about any of these items, or what type of window is best suited to your needs — feel free to ask for our advice. Contact us for a FREE estimate and discussion about your windows project. It may be a lot more affordable than you realize.

You’ll probably be amazed at the difference the right kind of windows can have on your home. Let’s get this project started. We’re sure you’ll be delighted.

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