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Window Replacements in Greensboro & Winston-Salem


Tips for Deciding When to Replace Windows

Looking for tips to help evaluate the effectiveness of windows and doors in a home you're going to purchase, or just want to see if it's time to replace your windows?  Try these for starters:

  •     Determine how many panes of glass are in the windows.  Single-paned windows are the least energy efficient.  You can replace them with double- or triple-paned ENERGY STAR compliant windows to enhance energy efficiency and make a home more comfortable during all seasons.
  • Look for condensation inside the glass on double- or triple- glazed windows.  This could indicate seal failure.  If this is the case, you might need to replace the glass or the entire window.
  • Do your windows open and close easily?  If your windows are hard to open or close--or they won't stay open or locked--this could be a sign that the windows need replacing.
  • Have someone stand outside your window.  With a small flashlight, stand inside and "travel" around the window's perimeter.  If the person outside sees areas of light coming through, this is an indication of seal failure--and probably energy loss.
  • Does it seem especially noisy in your house?  If you live near an airport or busy street, consider replacing your windows with laminated glass windows to help reduce noise transmission.
  • Did your neighbors just build a new home that's too close to your bathroom?  For added privacy, request decorative obscure glass in your windows.  This will allow light to flow into the home, but will keep your privacy!


Windows 101

Window shopping is easy when you know what to look for.  You'll find many styles, shapes, features and glass packages when looking for windows and doors.  But deciding on the perfect choice for your home and family is simple.  Just take your time and assess your needs.  Consider which style will best suit your home and your family, what thermal performance features will be ideal for you climate, and which glass options will be most appropriate.  After you've figures out the basics, have fun with glass and grid options and unique hardware choices.
Choosing Vinyl

When it comes to windows and doors, vinyl is an all-around excellent choice. Unlike wood, vinyl windows will never rot or require endless repainting. And unlike aluminum, vinyl windows and doors will never pit or flake.

Simonton Windows are made from the highest quality vinyl and require almost no maintenance. In fact, an occasional washing will keep them looking like new for years. Plus, they offer increased comfort and lower utility bills, provide headache-free operation and add value to your home. You can't get much better than that.  

  • Increased Comfort  Simonton vinyl windows offer excellent thermal performance for year-round comfort and to help lower utility bills.
  • Easy Operation The windows open and close easily for maximum performance with minimum effort.
  • Weather ability The premium vinyl used in Atrium windows can stand up to extreme weather conditions year after year.
  • Energy Efficiency Vinyl is an effective insulator.  Our vinyl profiles are specially designed to work with advanced glass packages for optimum energy efficiency.
  • Low Maintenance The color of the vinyl is integrated throughout, so frames and sash will never require painting, and they resist pollution, salt spray and dirt.
  • Value Not only do Simonton windows  help lower home utility bills, they also add value to your home.
  • Life Time Warranty

Why Invest in Vinyl Windows and Doors?
There are several advantages to purchasing energy-efficient windows for the home over other energy-efficient products, such as increased insulation or a heat pump.  These include:

  • Immediate help in reducing your heating and cooling costs.
  • Added beauty and curb appeal of the home.
  • Low maintenance vinyl windows and doors make your life easier.
  • Energy-efficient window replacements provide immediate added value to your home.


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