Windows Make the World Wonderful
As an independent distributor, Atlantic Building Materials offers a much wider array of products than any one brand can supply. Let us show you the decorative styles and details available and make your selection suit your personal style, situation, or budget. Our replacement products are custom-made to fit any window opening, no matter the age of your home or commercial property. Ensure your satisfaction by having Atlantic Windows and Doors install them for you!
Single Hung Windows
Windows that have a sash at the bottom that slides up and down and tilts in for cleaning. However, the top glass or sash is fixed, and generally these windows are only available with a half screen. They are the least complicated “hung” window and are therefore generally the least expensive.
These are a 3 window combination that project outward from the wall. They commonly are made up of two single or double hung windows with a wider fixed center window, or casement windows on each side of a wider fixed center window.
These windows are side-mounted on hinges or hardware that allows them to be operated by cranks that swing the sash outward. Modern windows usually open fully for easy cleaning and offer excellent ventilation. Casement windows are installed singly or in multiple units, and modern casement and awning windows have the benefit of being some of the most air tight operating windows available. Since the sash opens outward, the screen is installed on the inside. In some cases retractable screens are available.
These windows are top-mounted on hinges and operated by cranks that swing the sash outward. They open for excellent ventilation while having the benefit of being able to fend off the occasional shower better than other types of windows.
When is it time to replace my windows? Often we see wooden windows that have rotted, for which this is no longer a question . In other cases, it may not be as obvious. Here are a few other reasons to consider replacing your windows:
Energy efficiency: Older windows generally are not energy efficient. Is your home drafty? Are certain rooms hotter in the summer or colder in the winter than the rest of the house? Are you not able to enjoy your windows because of insulated curtains or other attempts to better insulate the window? Most windows sold before the 1980’s did not have insulated glass, and very few sold before 2000 had Low-e coatings. These two technologies together can cut heat loss through modern windows to 1/4 that of older single glass windows (NOT including air infiltration!). Let us help you make your house the modern, efficient, comfortable home it can be!
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Operation: Older windows often do not operate properly. We frequently see older wood windows that are painted or caulked closed. This prevents them from being opened for ventilation or egress. Usually, these windows still are not completely sealed and are leaking a considerable amount of air around the sashes, especially compared to new windows. Often older aluminum and vinyl framed windows have broken hardware. This can keep them from operating properly, allowing for much greater air leakage (making them less energy efficient) as well as being a safety concern robbing you of the value and safety of opening them.
Style and function: We often meet people who want to change an aspect of their windows. Windows can be changed to fixed from moving, to moving from fixed, or the way they operate can be changed completely. In some cases we have replaced a twin or triple window with a single fixed window, enhancing the view, style, and efficiency all at once. The style of grills in new windows can be changed or removed completely to suit newer styles, or duplicated to maintain a classic style. In many cases, storm windows have been installed on older windows in an effort to increase their efficiency. The difference in the look of the house with new windows and without the “storms” can be significant.
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What to look for in a replacement window
In most cases, replacing windows or doors allows you to improve a number of aspects compared to the previous situation.
1. Energy efficiency
3. Looks / style
4. Sound transmission
6. Durability/ease of maintenance
We can provide a professional installation of all products we sell by our own employees- NOT contractors- for that just right, guaranteed quality installation. Properly installed windows insure proper operation, best fit and seal, and air and water tightness that gives years of satisfaction. Money well spent! You have invested time and energy in finding the right window or door for your needs. Call Atlantic Windows and Doors and have our professionals install it for you to ensure your satisfaction for the years to come.