Posts tagged with "compare windows"

Comparing Vinyl vs Wood vs Metal vs Composite Windows and Patio Doors

By Frank Giuseppini

As a replacement window shopper, you may know that there are four types of replacement window and patio door frame material types: vinyl,  wood, metal and composite.

Below is a detailed comparison of these four replacement window and patio door types, including the pros and cons of each. You can check out our article on comparing The Cost of Replacement Windows and Patio Doors with different frame materials. Continue Reading

5 Things Every Replacement Window And Patio Door Shopper Should Know BEFORE They Receive an Estimate

Ok, so you've finally decided this is the year for replacement windows and patio doors in your home or building. Great! I want you to know this article is specifically written for you, the replacement window and patio door shopper.
Because buying replacement windows and patio doors is something we don't get much practice at, many people frankly go about it the wrong way. This is understandable; especially considering "How to Buy Replacement Windows And Patio Doors" is not currently part of any high school or college curriculum across the country.

But we live in a day and age where information abounds at every corner. And with such information now available to everyone, the replacement window and patio door shopper of today is nothing like the one of just five years ago. However, with more availability of information comes with it more of a responsibility on the replacement windo and patio door shopper's part.

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How To Compare The Insulation Value of Wood, Metal, Vinyl and Composite Window And Patio Door Types and Brands

Of course Energy Savings and Comfort are two very important criteria as you determine the best replacement window and patio door type and brand for your project.  But how do you compare the ability of the different types, styles and prices of windows to deliver on that important objective?  Vinyl clad wood windows, Metal windows, and Vinyl windows vary greatly in how they provide energy savings and comfort. In fact windows made of the same frame materials, like the vinyl windows we design and manufacture here at Jantek Windows can vary greatly in energy and comfort performance from those of other manufacturers. So how do you compare your options with regard to this important criteria?  In this article I will give you a simple way to compare the insulation value of any window or patio door your are considering. All you need is one number and a calculator. Let’s get started.

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The Importance Of Warm Edge Spacer Technology Explained

by Frank Giuseppini

As you do your research on the product portion of your replacement window and patio door project, you have probably read or heard some window retailers state that the window and patio door products they are quoting utilize a “Warm Edge Spacer.”  So why is that important?  Well, let’s explore what warm edge spacers are, and the answer to that question will be clear. 

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