When selecting windows for your home, you should compare the construction, features and efficiency of each brand and series you're reviewing before making your final decision. The reason for this is all windows are not created equal and these three things will vary between manufacturer and series.
We welcome you to do this comparison because we know once you do, you'll see just how good the windows we offer from Idea, Lincoln, Semco, Beechworth and Norwood really are. Having such a large selection also allows you to choose from wood, vinyl and composite double hung windows so you can get exactly what you want and need.
If you are looking for a replacement window with a stylish design that creates the appearence of a picture window but with functional features, casement windows are a great choice. These stylish windows deliver the most unobstructed viewing areas, ventilation and structural integrity of any operating window. They are hinged so the sash opens outward, to the left or right, in a swinging motion.
Casement windows are available from pratically every major manufacturer including Ideal, Lincoln, Semco, Beechworth and Norwood and more. You can also get them in vinyl, aluminum clad wood, fiberglass and wood windows which allows them to be matched to almost any home or situation.
Do you have a room that could benefit from a greater sense of spaciousness? Then a bay window is an excellent addition to your home. A bay window is a three-sided construction of three or more windows that projects outward from a room. The individual window units can be operable or fixed in any combination, such as a wide center picture window flanked by two smaller casement windows that open for ventilation. The projection of the window lets you enjoy multiple views while increasing the flow of light into your room.
What’s the difference between a bow window and a bay window? We get that question a lot. A bow window has four or more units joined at equal angles to form a gentle curve, while a bay window is a three-sided installation with three or more windows. Both configurations add the benefits of light, space and a panoramic view to any room. Bow windows can add an element of graceful spaciousness whether used in the shallow arc contour of a window seat or to open up sweeping views in a round room addition. You can choose from single-hung, double-hung or casement styles with any combination of fixed and venting windows.
Replacement sliding windows, also known as sliders, are ideal for home owners who want to achieve an unobstructed view of the outdoors. They're available in a various configurations and with numerous options allowing you to get precisely the look you want for your house. They also provide easy access for cleaning and maintenance since the two sashes fold inward, allowing you to clean the entire window from inside your home.
Garden Windows are designed and constructed for beauty and functionality. You can grow plants and flowers indoors, while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Or catch a cooling summer breeze with the turn of a handle. Vinyl garden windows will enhance the beauty of your home and make any room feel larger and more open. In addition, you'll experience years of trouble-free operation and greater thermal efficiency.
If there is a room in your home that you would like to open up to the outdoors, then a picture window will do just that. These windows are not operational so they don't allow airflow, but they're great for making a space feel more open since they provide a more unobstructive view than many other types of windows. Very common locations for picture windows are dining and living rooms but they can be located practically anywhere is used in conjunction with operational windows.
Picture windows are fixed windows that are designed to compliment other styles like double hung, slider and casement windows. But unlike their matching companions, picture windows have no functioning parts and offer a wider, clearer view of the outdoors which makes them a great choice for many situations.
Awning windows are some of the most energy efficient operable window designs available. This is true for the most part because they are operated by a crank handle that allows them to close more tightly and securely than any sliding style window ever could be.
Another main design feature of awning windows is their airflow efficiency. They hinge open to the outside from the bottom for effective ventilation. In fact, they are also some of the best windows at catching a breeze.
Choosing the best kitchen windows for your house can make a huge difference in appeal, convenience and space. While some windows like casement, double hung and sliders provide ease of use, others such as garden, bay and bow windows give you a place to store things without taking up already limited counter space which can make the time you spend cooking a cleaning much more pleasant.
Bathrooms have always been considered as a peaceful place to wind-down and relax after a hard day. So it's no wonder why so many people want to spice them up. It's also understandable why we all want our privacy which is why we carry such a large selection of bathroom windows with opaque, decorative and stained glass that not only looks good, but also does a terrific job of keeping out prying eyes.
The old days of having a basement that is dark and somewhat gloomy are over. Today, you can choose from various windows for a basement that can maximize lighting, security and ventilation. Having a wider range of windows to select from will allow you to get the right style and shape that fits your home and needs.
Few exterior upgrades make as great of an impact to the look of a home as dormers. But it is important not to off-set the functionality of your attic by installing windows in locations that block or prevent air circulation or create energy suckers in your house which could happen if low performance windows are used in dormers that join interior rooms.
Why choose aluminum clad wood windows? To start, the windows we offer are manufactured from high-strength, durable extruded aluminum, not roll-formed aluminum, which is more easily dented and warped. Using rigid extruded aluminum ensures the proper fit and operation of every window – that means long-term energy savings for you. In addition, this high-quality material allows for more detailed designs and larger window arrangements than are possible with other materials.
Wood windows are exceptionally strong and are great alternatives to vinyl. They provide great energy efficiency and can be installed in almost any situation. They can also be painted, stained or purchased in many different colors which is what has made our premium series wood windows from Norwood so desirable for home owners wanting to improve the looks and value of their house.
Our wood windows are available with prepainted exteriors, prepainted interiors and come in an assortment of wood species which allows us to match other parts of your home's interior and exterior. Decorative glass options and customized casings can also be used to compliment the styling of your house as can window grid patterns and hardware.
So if you're trying to preserve the look of your home while improving energy efficiency, then replacement wood windows may be right for you. Contact us now to speak with one of our specialists by requesting a FREE Consultation today.
Choose from our wide selection of vinyl replacement windows that are designed to perform as good as they look. We provide and professionally install windows from leading manufacturers such as Ideal Vinyl Windows and Alliance. Our collection of top brands allows us to offer you the right vinyl windows to fit your needs and requirements.
Look through our feature gallery above to learn how our top selling replacement windows from Ideal can dramatically reduce your energy bills while increasing the value of your house. In the sections below, we have listed some of the most important factors and benefits related to their construction and performance to help you make a more informed decision on buying the best windows.
Fiberglass is a great choice for strong, energy-efficient windows with excellent dimensional stability – the material holds its finished shape. Corners are mechanically and chemically bonded for unbeatable strength. That strength enables an accurate installation, which results in superior long-term performance. In addition, window frames and sashes won’t expand or contract in extreme temperatures, so the gaskets stay tightly sealed to save you energy dollars.