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.
Double Hung Windows
You’ve been in your home for a few years now, the kids are growing, you have had no major catastrophes to interrupt your delicate balance and life is good. When you first took possession of your new home, you knew you needed to upgrade some things and that was first on the list to make you house a home. A new, energy-efficient, furnace and a water heater that offered savings and they were first on the list. Next came the smart appliances that you purchased to save energy and they have lived up to the billing of better energy use and meant less energy use and that is the best part of the situation. The upgrades you made produced small returns based on the investment and now you are looking for a big investment that will pay off in spades and reduce your concerns for the environment and energy use.
The payoff you are looking for comes with replacement windows, they will create energy savings through a reduction in use, and by extension, it will reduce the costs of energy. An intangible benefit of new windows will be in the quality of life you enjoy due to the improvement environment that you are living in.
To make an investment in your home that comes with excellent benefits, contact us at AM Window & Door Solutions to make the jump to energy efficiency. We have a team of consultants at the ready to dispense with good advice and counsel when you are choosing your new replacement windows based on need and application. We work with Vinylbilt Windows and Doors and they supply all the windows and doors we install in the homes we work on. Vinylbilt is a Canadian company with an excellent reputation for making quality products that stand up to everything a four-seasons country like Canada can throw at them.
Double hung windows
Double hung windows have two movable sashes (panels) that are adjustable and they capable of tilting inwardly. Double hung windows provide more ventilation – depending on which panel is open and how much it is open. Double hung windows are best suited for a variable climate – like Canada – and their versatility makes them an instant hit with homeowners. Double hung windows come in most standards sizes, but they are a bit more intricate to install and are best installed by a professional. The installation and manufacturing costs are higher, but they are an easy clean because the windows tilt open. For the past 20-30 years, double hung windows have been the default choice for new construction based on their energy efficiency and durability.
Vinylbilt double hung windows
The Platinum Series of double hung windows by Vinylbilt are energy efficient in their class and has great Energy Star and NAFS-08 ratings for energy efficiency. The standard issue for this model of windows is white, but there are designer colours for a homeowner who has taste and style and who wants it to reflect in their outer home décor. The Platinum Series is beautifully designed and it is extremely functional. It is a simple job to clean as both the top and the bottom sash tilt in and ventilation can be had from either top or bottom sash. Some of the many added features that the double hung windows boast are heavy-duty cam lock and keeper, constant force balancers, finger latches, dual-interlocking rails, fly mazes, night latches, drainage flaps, and an overlapping screen frame.
Key advantages for double hung windows
Versatility: very compatible with most homes and are the most popular for new construction and replacement windows, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes and be custom made to fit any opening in your home, and the best part, they are made of vinyl and it will stand up to most weather events in Canada.
Air conditioner and screen friendly: the difference between casement window and double hung windows is double hung windows are capable of accepting an air conditioner installed in it, while casement windows will not. The way the double hung window works – sliding up or down – instead of cranking out or side-to-side, they can accept an AC unit and screens can be installed or removed when necessary.
Easy cleaning: because the windows open in, the tilting allows the windows to be cleaned easily and quickly without too much trouble.
Energy efficiency: to maximize the return on energy efficiency, precise measurements must be taken to prevent air leakage or moisture leakage. Double hung windows can have quadruple weather stripping installed and if you choose this option you can expect to set your thermostat and forget it because the extra weather stripping has eliminated heat loss or cold air invasion.
To get to the next phase of energy efficiency in your home call us today at AM Window & Door Solutions for a free estimate and consultation that comes with no-obligation, at 519.668.1555.