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.
Fixed Casement Windows
You purchased a house and didn’t lose your shirt on the deal, but the property came with projects that need to be completed to get it up to a standard that is acceptable. Siding needed to be replaced, a roof, and new driveway were projects that you assumed to make the house presentable from a visual perspective. Next, you tackled the appliances, the furnace and water heater and some savings started to build as did some equity with all the upgrades, but the next big thing is the scariest, and that is new windows. But it doesn’t have to be, updating the windows is the best home renovation project that a homeowner can assume because it has the highest rate of return in two areas. First, new energy efficient windows will prevent unnecessary energy use and second new windows will provide a boost to the equity in your home should you sell because it eliminates a project from the to-do list of the purchase and makes the home move-in ready.
When you are ready to meet the challenges of the project call us at AM Window & Door Solutions for all the help you need outfitting your home with new windows. Our consultants are well trained and extremely astute when it comes to analyzing your needs and providing windows solutions to fit the criteria of specific windows for specific uses.
When we sit down with you to discuss your needs, we will advise you that we use one of the top suppliers for windows and doors in the country and that is Vinylbilt Windows and Doors. They have a wealth of experience providing the best products that the industry can offer and they are a Canadian company that sets the pace among the competition.
Fixed Casement Windows
When you are retrofitting your home with new windows, one product that will be a staple of any upgrade is fixed casement windows. A fixed casement window is exactly what its’ name says, it is a window that doesn’t open, unlike its’ cousin, casement windows. It was designed to provide a great view of the outdoors and permit a great deal of natural light to enter the room it is installed. It is a high energy efficient window – it doesn’t let the elements in and doesn’t let heat or cool air out. A fixed window is a complimentary window when we think of a window retrofit for your home and placed in areas that require no ventilation but that need light to shine in. While it may be a ‘basic’ window, it can be modified to project design features that will dress it up to match the décor of your home.
Vinylbilt fixed casement windows, low profile
The Platinum Series of fixed casement windows by Vinylbilt are extremely popular among homeowners looking to update their home’s windows. It meets or exceeds Energy Star and NAFS-08 standards and because it doesn’t open, it is one of the best energy-efficient windows on the market today. What the low profile casement window was designed to do is maximize the glass area of the window. With no operating sash, the glass area has been reduced, and with the reduction comes cost savings as there are no moving parts and the glass requirements are smaller in need.
The window comes in the standard white colour, but for homeowners who want a little zest in their home’s profile, the window can be customized for the colour of choice for the homeowner.
In the Diamond Series for low profile fixed casement windows, Vinylbilt has a few extras to provide a homeowner who wants to upgrade their purchase. It has the same great energy efficiency as the Platinum Series, made of vinyl, optional colours, but has a smaller frame to ‘let the sunshine in.’
Vinylbilt fixed casement windows, high profile
The Platinum Series of fixed casement windows, high profile, was created to work with the low-profile windows and it is a complimentary piece to provide cohesion in your home’s new windows design. As a window that doesn’t open, it continues to shine on Energy Star and NAFS-08 testing for energy efficiency and that is important when thinking of return on investment. The standard colour, like all Vinylbilt windows, is white, but colour changes are available when you purchase this window. The window has a larger sash inserted in it to provide a great radius for the sun to shine through and it a superior product when compared with other windows in its’ class.
The Diamond Series of fixed casement windows, high profile, is a great addition to your home. Generally, it is paired with the Diamond Series windows that create symmetry for your home’s windows design. Again, it comes in a standard white and can be made in any colour a homeowner would like when addressing a colour scheme. Like all windows in the Diamond Series, it comes with triple glazing and the glass depth of 1.375”.
Apart from the fact, the non-opening fixed casement window is great for energy efficiency, it provides an added benefit that windows that open don’t, enhanced security. Intruders can’t breach a window that doesn’t open unless it is broken; this feature is also beneficial when you take into account that it keeps bugs out too. It is uncommon for thieves to break a fixed casement window because the size – generally larger, or picture window – and that is an excellent deterrent.
With no opening, the fixed casement window is the highest rated energy efficient window on the market, but you may want to add some extras to get the most out of the window. Double or triple glazed windows that are gas-filled offer higher energy efficiency as does low emissive coatings that help increase the energy efficiency. The larger size of the fixed casement windows provides greater access to natural light and improves the ‘mood’ of any room it is installed. A fixed casement window is very versatile and works well with other windows in the design aspect of the upgrade you engage in. The best benefit is reduced costs of the fixed casement window, it has no moving parts and single or double-glazed is cheaper to produce without compromising quality or energy efficiency.
At AM Window & Door Solutions, we want to put the sunshine in your life with new, fixed casement windows and we invite you to contact us to book a personal interview for a home-changing upgrade. Call us today for a free estimate and no-obligation meeting at 519.668.1555.