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The benefits of replacement windows and doors
Here are some of the benefits you’ll start enjoying from day one:
- Replacement windows can return homeowners much of the project cost upon resale.
- Drafty, leaky windows make your furnace and air conditioner work harder – and increase heating and cooling costs. Replacement windows can help you save money by improving your home’s energy efficiency.
- New replacement windows can dramatically improve the beauty of your home – inside and out.
- Energy-efficient, well-sealed windows can help reduce cold drafts and hot spots in your home.
You’ll have a hard time finding a project that brings as many benefits – and stretches your investment dollar farther – than replacement windows.
A look that fits your style and home
- Windows and doors are made to size, ensuring your framing and trim remains intact
- Numerous colors are available to compliment your home and fit your personal style
- Pre-stained and painted interiors are available for an even greater degree of customization
Many customization options are available to ensure you get exactly what you want and need in your replacement doors and windows.
Save Money — and More. Choose ENERGY STAR Qualified Products.
Installing ENERGY STAR qualified windows and doors shrinks energy bills — and carbon footprints — by about 7-15 percent compared to non-qualified products. With more efficient windows, you also use less energy, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Feel your carbon footprint shrinking?
Put an end to cold drafts and overheated spaces. ENERGY STAR qualified windows and doors keep your home’s temperature consistently comfortable. Even your loveseat right by the window can be cozy with ENERGY STAR.
Many ENERGY STAR qualified windows and doors have a special coating on the glass that is like sunscreen for your house.
Casement windows are hinged on the right or left side and can also be fixed. It can be one or more sections. A two-section casement usually has either one side venting or both sides venting. A three-section casement usually has the two ends venting but could have just the center venting—it could have all the sections venting or all the sections fixed.
Casement windows can be used in just about any opening. They are often used to replace sliding windows because the configuration lends itself to the same style without changing the look of the house from the inside or outside. A double casement window allows for more ventilation than a slider because both sides can be open at the same time allowing for airflow from almost the entire opening.
Doublehung windows slide up and down. On a doublehung window both the top and bottom sashes are movable. Usually, a full screen is an option that allows the top sash to be lowered allowing for ventilation through the top section, or the lower sash can be raised up for ventilation from the bottom. Typically, both sashes of a doublehung tip in for easier cleaning from the inside of the house.
If only the lower sash slides up and the top section is fixed and will not slide down, this is a singlehung window. Singlehung windows do not tip in for cleaning.
Sliding windows are available in two-sections or three-sections. In a two-section slider, usually both sides can slide and both sashes can be lifted out; although, if it is a single slide, one section is fixed and does not come out.
A three-section slider is available in a center vent where the center sash slides to one side allowing for ventilation from the center of the window. On an end vent slider, the end sashes slide toward the middle allowing airflow from both ends of the window.
Bay windows are typically three-sections with a fixed center and the two ends venting; however, all three could vent or all three could be fixed. A bay window is usually made with casement windows, but can be made using doublehungs.
A bay can also be a one-section window. The window is pushed out further allowing for a larger sill on the interior. This is called a boxed bay.
Bow windows are four or more sections. A bow window is made up of casement windows. Usually two-sections vent, but they could be either all venting or all fixed.
Awning windows are similar to casement windows—they both are hinged windows; however an awning window is hinged at the top. When it is opened, the bottom of the sash swings out. Most awning windows have a scissor-type hinge at the bottom that allows it to open only so far, making them unable to be used in most bedrooms because they do not meet egress codes.
Doorwalls are often referred to as sliding doors or patio doors. Doorwalls have one panel that slides and typically one section that is stationary, although there could be two or three stationary sections. Doorwalls come in two profiles—the Contemporary style has more glass and less framing. The French doorwall has more framing and less glass making it look more like French Doors. Most doorwalls have an auxiliary lock, or toe lock, that allows homeowners to get rid of the stick they have in their door that they use for extra security.
French Doors are typically two-sections and can have either one side or both sides open. Most French Doors that have only one side open are hinged off the fixed panel and the handle is on the far side.
A French Door that has booth sides open is either an active/passive or a passive/active. The active door is the one that will be used on a regular basis. The passive door has an astragal that unlocks allowing the door to open.
Keep in mind that most French Door needs clearance to swing into a room when opened.
Entry Doors can be a single door or double doors. They can have one sidelight or two sidelights. Some doors have a transom above the door.
Entry Doors are made either of wood, fiberglass, or steel. Most doors installed today are fiberglass because they cost less than wood doors, but can give the look of a wood door.
Fiberglass doors come in either a smooth or wood grain texture. The smooth fiberglass door is a paintable door only. The wood grain fiberglass door has a textured surface that can be stained or painted.
Doors that go from the house into the garage must be fire-rated.
Storm Doors can be a single door or double doors. They come in a variety of styles and colors with a variety of hardware styles and finishes, also. Some storm doors are available with self-storing screens.
Air-Tite Replacement Company Inc. has been replacing windows and doors in homes in Macomb County, Oakland County, and Wayne County for over 40 years, in Michigan. Since the company was founded by Bob Warunek in 1975, the independent family business continues to bring the highest quality craftsmanship of replacement windows to both new construction and remodeling. We are licensed and insured. Visit our showroom in Shelby Township, Michigan.
With our sales and custom installation team, we are able to make your house into your dream home. We offer an array of products that give an extensive amount of options and features; from the luxury of a wood window like Pella Windows and Doors with between the glass blinds or between the glass shades, and Andersen Windows and Doors to the top grade vinyl of Sunrise Windows and Doors made here in Michigan.
We specialize in the installation of bay windows, bow windows, casement windows, doublehung windows, awning windows, doorwalls, and French doors. Besides custom installation of wood replacement windows, vinyl replacement windows, fiberglass replacement windows and entry doors, we also offer these products for new construction, and those who want to do-it-yourself for remodeling.
Air-Tite Replacement was one of the six original Pella Authorized dealers when Pella started the Authorized Remodeler and Replacement Program, in the early 1980s, in the Metro Detroit market. Today they have renamed it the Pella Certified Contractor Program, which is nationwide, and Air-Tite Replacement continues to be a participating member.
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