Buying New Windows in Central Pennsylvania ?

Buying New Windows ? – Questions You Need to Ask!

There are two basic components to a window, the glass and the frame surrounding the glass.

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  • Window Frames

Let’s look at window frames first. Frames seal out the moisture and drafts from your home. Today’s windows come with frames made from a variety of materials, each of which has their own benefits and drawbacks.

  • Wood Window frames

These are the most common type of frames used in homes. Because wood is easy to work with, it is frequently used in highly detailed designs. These frames can be painted or stained to complement the color scheme of your home and are one of the best insulators. The downside to wood window frames is that they require regular maintenance. Painting these frames regularly can protect against deterioration for hundreds of years.

  • Vinyl Window frames

Vinyl window frames are very energy efficient, and are the least expensive option with virtually no maintenance. However, while they are available in a variety of colors, they cannot be painted or stained and have the texture of plastic, not wood.

  • Aluminum Window frames

While they cannot be painted or stained, they are available in a variety of anodized or baked-on finishes, and are the strongest and most durable of all the frame materials. Aluminum is a good thermal conductor, so in cold weather heat drains out through sash and frame as moisture condenses on the interior surfaces. For this reason, aluminum windows are not very energy efficient.

  • Composite Window frames

These are frames made from more than one type of material so that the manufacturer can make the material fit the task. As an example, the inside of a frame could be made of wood so it can be painted or stained to complement the home’s interior design. The outside could be made of a more weather resistant material such as vinyl or aluminum. These frames are more expensive than a vinyl window, but less than a wood frame. The composite frames have excellent long-term durability and are very energy efficient.

  • Fiberglass Window frames

These are very durable and energy efficient frames requiring very little maintenance. These frames can be painted to match your décor and will resist deterioration. However, they are more expensive than frames of other materials.

The window industry has a frame and window style to meet your every need. Depending on your priorities, there is a frame that will give you the look you are going for and meet the cost and energy efficient priorities for you and your family.

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  • Window Glass

Many of you have asked, “How can I conserve energy and still have all the wonderful light and beauty that windows let into my dream home?”

We all know that glass is not as good at conserving energy as an insulated wall. The most effective method available today to help minimize a window’s energy loss is insulating glazing.

Insulating glazing typically has two, and sometimes as many as three, panes of glass sealed together in one window. Between these panes either air or argon gas is trapped to act as an insulator.

In addition to the insulating glazing, you can further improve the energy efficiency of your windows by one of the following means:

  • Low emissivity glass

Also referred to as low-E glass, this glass has an imperceptibly thin metallic film which is applied to one of the glass surfaces, or is suspended in between the panes. This lets light in, but prevents some solar rays from being transmitted into your home. This keeps your home cool on a hot day by not letting the heat in and prevents the heat from escaping on a cold day. The coatings also block ultraviolet rays reducing the fading of floors, floor coverings, drapes and upholstery. Windows manufactured with Low-E coatings typically cost about 10%-15% more than regular windows, but they reduce energy loss by as much as 30%-50%. Dept. of Energy

  • Tinted Window glass

Using a bronze or gray cast, tinted glass cuts the glare and heat from the sun, but only slightly reduces the amount of light let into your home.

  • Reflective Window glass

Appearing like a mirror from the outside, reflective glass reduces glare and heat from the sun coming into your home.

Windows provide your home with light, warmth, and ventilation as well as a view to the outside world. Utilizing some of the energy-efficient techniques detailed here, you can have both beauty and energy efficiency in your dream home.

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Buying Home Windows in Pennsylvania

Everlast Windows Inc. is located in Beautiful Newburg Pennsylvania. We manufacturer Energy Efficient Windows for your PA Home Remodeling project. We have compiled a list of some things to look for when considering Replacing your Home Windows.

In older Pennsylvania Homes, Windows are often one of the largest sources of Heat loss in Winter due to their low insulating ability and High air leakage rates. Windows are also generally the major source of unwanted heat gain in the summer. As a result, windows are typically net energy losers, and can be responsible for 25 to 50 percent of the energy used to heat and cool homes. However, improved Energy Efficient Windows, combined with proper consideration of their placement and other details, can result in windows that provide a net energy gain.

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Better Windows provide many Positive Returns on your Investment:

  • Improve Home Comfort

  • Inside temperature of the Window Glass is closer to room temperature

  • Drafts are reduced or eliminated

  • Eliminate condensation on Window Glass

  • Allow installation of smaller capacity Heating and Cooling equipment

  • Reduce fading of carpets and furniture fabrics

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Frequently Asked Questions about Vinyl Replacement Windows

Here are some things to consider when shopping for your Vinyl Replacement Windows for your Pennsylvania home.

Vinyl Windows are very popular. Their clean lines, No Maintenance characteristics, and Energy Efficiency make them a natural for both new homes and older homes  that need a face lift. However, not all Vinyl Replacement Windows are created equal. In fact, there can be vast differences in quality between windows that look identical.

  • The  Materials used to construct your Windows

Wood Replacement Windows and Aluminum Windows have an advantage over Vinyl Windows in one respect. Wood and aluminum are stiffer and they don’t bend quite as easily as vinyl. This is just one reason why it is important to really do your homework when deciding which Vinyl Replacement Windows to purchase for your home.

Many homeowners who installed the first generation of Vinyl Replacement Windows may have been disappointed. Large Windows or Windows that faced direct, hot afternoon sunlight sometimes were the victims of sag. The Vinyl would sag under the weight of large, heavy pieces of glass and/or would sag because the vinyl softened because of heat. The results were not pretty, as the vinyl would sometimes retain this new shape after the vinyl had cooled.

Other homeowners became disenchanted with Vinyl Windows because they would mysteriously change color after several years. Poor quality Vinyl Windows had a tendency to turn yellow. This color change was a result of poor quality ingredients in the Vinyl.

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Buying Windows for your Pennsylvania Home?

  • Best Way to Improve the appearance and Value of your Pennsylvania Home

One of the single best ways to improve the appearance and increase the value of your home is by Replacing your Windows. But why wait. Replacement Window costs are surprisingly reasonable, certainly worth enjoying yourself instead of waiting until you need or want to sell and letting someone else enjoy your replacements.

If you have an older home with Wood Framed Windows, you are probably losing a lot of energy through the glass and through air leaks around the frame itself. You can replace the windows with new wood sashes, but you may want to look at Insulated Aluminum or at the today’s most popular replacement window, the Vinyl framed Replacement Window. These are easy to install, according to most reviews, can be ordered in almost any color, and are Maintenance Free once they have been installed.

Many manufacturers make windows, although Everlast Windows Inc is unique in manufacturers or Windows and does the installation. Whether you buy for the name or look , or simply for a bargain, you’ll want to be sure that you get the modern Energy Star Rating Windows with double or triple glazing and argon or krypton gas between the layers. You also want the glass to have a Low-E coating to reflect summer sun out and winter heat in. And once you have cleaned your windows the first time, you’ll be thanking yourself if you purchase a tilt wash type which makes it easy to clean the windows from the inside.

The least expensive, as well as most popular replacement windows are the Vinyl Window Replacements. They are water proof, never need painting, and unless they are in very intense, direct sun, they will not fade or discolor. However you can also purchase Fiberglass and Vinyl clad wood as well as either Aluminum or Wood.

One big reason to Install New Windows for your Pennsylvania Home is not only the energy savings, but also the savings in time and effort on your part. You will quickly discover that modern windows are both safer and more convenient to clean. The bright, sparkling glass will sharpen the outer appearance of your house and add more light and clarity inside as well.

  • Replacement Windows don’t need to be square

21st century advantages of new windows include the fact that windows no longer need to be flat and square or rectangular. With some minor alterations, you might be able to put in Bow or Bay Windows. If you have a large window space, you might consider palladian windows or windows with sidelights. You can also take advantage of patterns of Frosted Glass or even sections of Stained Glass. Today’s windows are as creative as the folks who invent them and the technology that makes them possible.

  • How does one know which  Everlast Window to choose?

There are almost as many choices in Replacement Windows as there are houses. If you aren’t sure of what type of Window to Install, it might be a good idea to talk to a staff member at Everlast Windows Inc. Even if you are capable of installing them yourself, a Window Professional will be able to look at your home and tell you what won’t work as well as give you tips that will make the job easier. If you are changing the shape or redesigning the original window opening, it may be especially important to consult with someone who can make sure that your idea will work. Not only that, but a Window Professional can use computer simulation programs to show you some options you might not have considered.

  • Third Party Certification

The Best Windows are certified by a national rating council known as NFRC. The dealer should be able to give you the certification information on any windows you may be considering. You can also look for the AAMA Certification which indicates a high performance standard on residential windows.

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We believe that the combination of our Outstanding Windows and Work ethic and Central Penn SEO Marketing we can continue our steady growth this year. Please look for us on Facebook, Twitter, and others.

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Everlast Windows has been providing High Quality Replacement Windows to Central Pennsylvania since 1997.  Everlast Windows Inc. is unique  in that they Manufacturer their own Products at their Beautiful Facility in Newburg, PA. They also have a skilled staff of craftsman to Install your New Replacement Windows in your Home or Business.

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