Very happy with my windows. I used this company to install replacement windows in my home in early December. I worked with Steve. He was very clear about pricing and what would be involved in the window installation process. All the new windows were installed in two days. Very good prices and a good experience. I would recommend this company.
When you decide to make the switch to new, energy-efficient windows you have many options to choose from and depending on the application for the window, you can make an informed choice. Generally, when you purchase new windows, you seek the good counsel from a windows and doors consultant like us at AM Window & Door Solutions. We work with Vinylbilt Windows and Doors and they supply all our products for installation – and they are a Canadian company that has been in business for a number of years, supplying quality products at a fair price.
Before we can extol the virtues of a particular window, we need to tell you about the window, why it may be a good fit for your home, and what the advantages are for a specific window. Remember too, that you can install different windows in different places in your home for decorative effect or a specific application that will meet the needs of your home.
A casement window is attached to the frame with one or more hinges and they are hinged at the side of the window and the hinge is attached to the frame. The construction of the window can be a single or a double window inside a common frame and they are hinged on the outside.
Casement windows open with a casement stay, if the window is hinged at the top of the window it is called an awning window and if the window is hinged at the bottom it is called a hopper.
The window opens with a crank mechanism, a lever or a handle that is positioned at the bottom of the window that makes it easier to access to turn to open the window. If the window opens out, it will be equipped with a crank, stay or friction hinge to keep the window steady in the wind. The glass in the frame is secured in a rabbeted frame and sealed with putty around the edges to provide and airtight seal in the compartment. In general, casement windows are rated as the lowest air leakage window on the market because they seal shut by pressing against the frame in comparison with sliding windows.
Vinylbilt casement windows
When we engage you for the initial consultation for the casement windows you want to purchase, we would like to make you aware of the fact that Vinylbilt has three different types of casements windows to review before you make a decision.
The first casement windows product that Vinylbilt offers comes in their Platinum Series and they are a quality product.
Set in a vinyl frame, the casement windows are in a standard 3.25” vinyl frame and they come with double glazed or triple glazed glass. The windows have been tested against NAFS-08 Standards as well as against Energy Star standards and they met or exceeded quality standards for both metrics.
Features of casement windows: multi-point locking hardware, heavy-duty handle, overlapping screen frame, sash keepers, hidden internal drainage system and it opens to 90 degrees for easy cleaning. White is the colour of choice for this product.
If improved performance values are required, Vinylbilt has the Diamond Series casement windows available for a homeowner. They come with a standard triple pane thickness with 1.375” inch thick glass. The Diamond Series of casement windows meets or exceeds NAFS-08 Standards as well as against Energy Star standards. Windows are made of vinyl and stand up to the elements better than most windows available on the market.
Features: Triple glazed glass that is standard for the Diamond Series, 1.375” inch thick glass, half-inch air chambers that can be filled with argon gas, multi-port hardware design, 3.25” precision mitered, fusion welded frame, overlap screen frame and it opens to 90 degrees for easy cleaning. Comes in a variety of colours to choose from.
The Hybrid Casement windows series is the last in the line of casement windows from Vinylbilt and they are the top of the line for replacement windows in the marketplace.
Like the name says, the Hybrid is a combination of vinyl and aluminum that combines the energy performance of vinyl and the design functionality of aluminum and the powder coated finish to provide a long-lasting, high-performance window.
Features: double or triple glaze models, comes in a colonial sash option or modern styles, five standard colors or you can have a custom colour for you home, and three different sizes for you to choose from. What makes this window series great is the fact that they are bringing the window to the warm side of the house by extending the frame and it enhances the windows performance through reduced condensation and improved energy efficiency.
There are many advantages that come with casement windows and a few of the benefits that are part of the windows are many. A casement window opens the widest of all windows. Another benefit of casement windows is they fact that can be opened on an angle and catch the breeze as it blows allowing or extra ventilation in the area that you have installed casement windows in. Casement windows provide an excellent security feature that isn’t common with other windows. Because the casement locks are hooked-shaped, they are difficult to pry open and that protects your home in a way you never imagined.
For a no-obligation consultation that comes with a free estimate call us at AM Window & Door Solutions today at 519.668.1555 and upgrade your windows with the best product available.