Replacement Windows

Choosing the Right Replacement Windows for Different Sides of Your Home

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Most of our Atlanta replacement windows customers are concerned about picking the windows that will best suit their homes overall. However, many of them neglect to consider whether the window arrangement they are looking to install will be the best choice for a particular room in their home based on its location. From our experience, certain sides of your home are better than others for letting in light while keeping down expenses.

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4 Reasons Your Business Should Use Commercial-Grade Windows and Doors

Friday, November 14th, 2014

There has never been a better time to install energy-efficient replacement windows and doors for your business. The latest products available on the market today are not only technologically advanced, but also beautifully crafted to appeal to a wide consumer base and designed to give you many years of rugged use.

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Benefits of Installing New Sliding Doors and Windows

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Sliding doors and windows are more than just a pretty feature. In addition to looking great from both the inside and outside of your home, they offer many less obvious benefits that you and your family are guaranteed to enjoy for as long as you own your home. (more…)

The Underrated Garden Window

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Garden windows are some of the best windows for home owners who love to bring the outdoors in. Also known as “greenhouse windows” thanks to their design and function, garden windows are an excellent addition to your kitchen or other rooms of your home.

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Windows 101

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Windows can greatly affect the appearance of your home from both the inside and out, and they can make just as great an effect on your home’s functionality and energy efficiency. Before you decide to buy replacement windows, we want you to be aware of the basic window elements you should keep in mind.

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All About Hopper Windows

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Hopper windows are one of the most popular window options for schools, but they can also be an excellent choice for the spaces in your home that require a smaller window with full functionality. Here are just a few of the things our replacement window installers want you to know about hopper windows.

What Are Hopper Windows?

Hopper windows are a type of window that is hinged for opening instead of being able to slide vertically to open. Typically, they are hinged on the bottom and will open inward from the top. They are one of the best windows for home areas with limited space, such as basements and bathrooms. They can also be paired with larger windows to create a unique look for a space.

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Security

Because hopper windows are often located in vulnerable spaces in your home, they must have the absolute best security available. They have a lever-style handle and locking mechanism at the top where they open. Be sure to investigate the particular style’s safety ratings and only select the best-rated windows to keep your home and property secure.

Energy Efficiency

Hopper windows are generally considered very energy-efficient replacement windows. They provide the most efficiency among models designed for small openings. They are able to fully ventilate a space when open and have thick insulating glass when closed.

If you do plan to use your hopper windows at night to cool your home, we encourage you to use window screens to keep your home free of annoying pests.

Disadvantages

Like all window styles, hopper windows have their disadvantages, the most notable being that they do not offer great privacy. You cannot use traditional window coverings with hopper windows and still maintain the window’s functionality.

We recommend that our customers consider using factory tinting, privacy films or glass etching to ensure their privacy. Window screens may provide some limited additional privacy.

What to Expect During Your Atlanta Window Replacement Project

Monday, June 10th, 2013

what_to_expect_2Most people have never tackled a window replacement project. And while it’s true there are many do-it-yourselfers out there, chances are that going from room to room to assess the energy efficiency and quality of installation of their existing win
dows isn’t their first task of choice. Not to mention getting high up on that ladder and working on your exterior windows – better leave that to the professionals at North Georgia Replacement Windows!

When North Georgia Replacement Windows takes on a project, we do it right, the first time. Ours is a competitive industry and shabby work will not abide. Our expert team handles each job from inception to completion, using the proper materials and tooling to ensure your absolute satisfaction with our craftsmanship, and your total delight with your new replacement windows.

We have the experience to pinpoint unexpected issues that may arise. After all, we deal with existing homes and office buildings on a daily basis – we’ve seen it all! Other fly-by-night window contractors lack the motivation to take the extra measures that make a window replacement project an air-tight and flawless undertaking. There are many considerations!

  • Using the Proper Sealants – Is the glazing properly sealed? There is a huge difference between cheap sealant and good sealant, and that difference is crucial to the long-term performance of your windows, the protection from the elements and the energy efficiency they provide.
  • Tempered Safety Glass where Needed – Some areas of the home may require tempered safety glass and are subject to home inspections – as licensed general contractors, we understand that process completely.
  • Window Cladding and Capping – Sometimes specialized trim work is necessary on the window exterior. We wrap older wood-trim exteriors with a special aluminum coated with a permanent PVC-enamel finish. This is known as cladding and, when not done correctly, it can allow for wood rot. We do it correctly.
  • Proper Mitering of Corners – It’s the detailed care in our work that really makes the difference. Without proper, fastidious mitering, you have gaps which lead to loose panes and air drafts. After all, we’re trying to improve your home’s energy efficiency!
  • On-Site Worker Safety – We never cut corners on safety. We always ensure each job site is 100% safe – for our workers and your family.
  • Complete and Thorough Clean-Up – When we work in your home, we take the utmost care of your belongings and furnishings. We use drop cloths on all the furnishings, we vacuum thoroughly and always try to leave your home cleaner than we found it – 99% of our customers rate us highest for the quality of our clean-ups!

As we said, we understand that most people have simply never undertaken a window replacement project, or those who have will have generally done it once only. Unexpected issues invariably arise, and a lack of experience can lead to all sorts of unforeseen problems. Save yourself time, money and stress by calling the good guys the first time. North Georgia Replacement Windows takes pride in educating our customers on what to expect before, during, and after their window replacement project in Atlanta.

You will improve your home’s look, its value on the market, and the bottom line on your utility bills when you call North Georgia Replacement Windows! Call us- 770-888-1604 – we look forward to serving you!

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PVC Windows Save Time and Money for Historical Projects

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

pvc_options_1North Georgia Replacement Windows offers composite milled PVC windows that have the look and feel of authentic wood, but don’t succumb to common problems of wood such as rotting, insect infestation, germ colonization, and water damage. PVC windows are therefore a perfect choice for historical projects because they allow a historical building or recreation of one to have the authentic look and feel of wood without having to deal with its organic erosion.

PVC windows look precisely the same but work much better

NGRW is able to replicate the specifications of a traditional wood window precisely in our PVC windows, and we can capture even the most specific nuances in grid patterns for a replacement that is so authentic you won’t be able to tell that you’re looking at PVC windows.  Our PVC windows also come factory primed and can be painted to match your color preference on the interior and exterior.

A permanent solution

PVC windows provide a totally permanent solution for all homes and facilities. This permanence can especially benefit historical buildings and recreations by ensuring that organic decomposition is never again a factor in windows or doors. Water damage and insect infestations will be things of the past. PVC windows can look and feel just like wood but offer you a permanent solution that wood could never give you.

Historical Societies? Regulations? We can work it out.

North Georgia Replacement Windows will meet with any historical society or board in a historical district to discuss our product, the codes of the district, and the reasons why they should use PVC windows instead of natural wood for your replacement and reconstruction projects. This way, you won’t get into any trouble for choosing PVC windows.

 

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Great News Atlanta! North Georgia Replacement Windows Has Hard-to-Find Options for Vinyl Windows!

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

brow_vinyl_window_atlanta_1Unfortunately, windows are not universal, and neither are the needs of a person looking for new windows. Many companies that sell and install replacement windows don’t ever bother with hard-to-find options in windows because they don’t think that it is worth their time to invest in them. North Georgia Replacement Windows,
however, does invest in hard-to-find options for our clientele so that we can confidently provide any window, anywhere, for anyone.

Solid brown vinyl windows inside and out

Speaking of hard to find options, North Georgia Replacement Windows is one of the only resources available to anybody looking for brown vinyl windows that have custom brown colors on both the interior and exterior of a home or building. Most companies that sell replacement windows can only offer coloring options for the exterior side of the windows and cannot afford you any options when it comes to having that same custom brown for the interior.

Other hard-to-find vinyl window options offered by North Georgia Replacement Windows

  • Simulated Divided Lite (SDL) grids are bonded to both sides of the glass with a shadow bar grid in between the panes to authenticate the look of an old divided lite wood window accurately.
  • Any color exterior including custom color matches
  • Paintable or Stainable interior wood grain interiors on vinyl windows

The maintenance-free vinyl windows Atlanta home owners love

NGRW offers what we like to call the ‘maintenance-free window’- a window of vinyl construction that won’t need to be painted, is the easiest to clean, and won’t ever be subject to organic deterioration. The maintenance-free vinyl window will enhance your life by giving you more time to spend doing what you like and less time maintaining your home.

Vinyl windows

Vinyl windows are a relatively new innovation within the window industry over last 20 years. These vinyl windows protect themselves by being immune to the infiltration issues associated with wooden windows. It still looks like wood but doesn’t need to be painted or maintained (except for cleaning). If you are looking to avoid the maintenance that often accompanies other window types, yet not sacrifice on efficiency or aesthetics, then NGRW’s vinyl windows are the perfect fit for your home.

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Consider Your Window Sill Replacement Options before Settling

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

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A window replacement installation doesn’t necessarily stop with the windows themselves; the ledges that give an additional edge of beauty, and sometimes function, could use an upgrade, too! Of course, we’re talking about the window sills.

Remodeled interior window sills can be just as valuable to your home as window pane improvements. Window sills add visual interest and, depending on their depth, may even serve as shelves to hold candles, figurines, pictures and other decor.

The aesthetics of interior window sills can be taken a step further with the materials of which they are made; there is a variety of compositions and colors that are available to match a home’s architecture, era, room size and type, and window style. These materials have transcended traditional wood window sills, allowing an expanse of creative possibilities.

Solid wood grain window sills are still in the running as a classic choice. A wash of varnish shows off the natural beauty of the wood, or a coat of colorful paint can easily make a space feel whimsical.

Natural stone window sills work well in high-humidity rooms such as a basement, bathroom, or kitchen. Granite and marble are two examples of natural stone that are both pretty and practical, while emanating luxury. Plus, stone sills are resistant to the sun’s rays and are easy to clean.

Particleboard windows sills are a modest choice if you like the look of solid wood, but not its price. Melamine is another material that mimics wood, but at an inexpensive cost.

Tile window sills are also a low-cost option. Made from ceramic or glass, these sills rival natural stone as far as easy maintenance and resistance to sunlight and moisture.

Vinyl window sills follow a contemporary trend. They are virtually maintenance-free and can sustain any type of damage. However, color-matching vinyl to your existing home decor may be difficult.

Whether your window sills are rotted or you simply want to dress them up with a remodel, any room in the house will benefit from a window sill replacement. North Georgia Replacement Windows will make sure the window sills in your home reflect the look and feel you aim to achieve alongside your replacement windows. Call 770-888-1604 for a free proposal.