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4 Things That You Should Know About Fiberglass Windows

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Fiberglass windows
What was once considered a niche product is now the platinum standard for new windows.  Previously we posted about vinyl and wood windows, the two most popular windows.  By consumer standards, fiberglass has a ways to go befoe it catches up with wood and vinyl.  By industry standards, fiberglass has not only caught up but surpassed any other material available for replacement windows.

Fiberglass windows don’t simply replace your current windows, they upgrade your entire house.  The resale value of your home will actually go up.  While vinyl windows are virtually maintenance free, fiberglass windows are completely maintenance free. While wood windows have a traditional look, fiberglass windows are customizable as well.  Not every window is for every person or every house, but, fiberglass windows might just be the compromise many homes need to keep their charm and still upgrade to today’s standards. (more…)

Five Reasons To Replace Your Windows This Fall

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

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Traffic is slower because blinking school zone lights are warning us to slow down, actual work is being pushed so that vital fantasy football research can be done and the Braves are finally able to hide behind the Falcons on the 11:00 news, which can only mean one thing, fall is rapidly approaching.  As the temperatures cool and the air turns drier, it’s time to do a semi-annual readiness check on your home.  We might not be heading into the oblivion that our friends up north are, but still, our winters are nothing to scoff at, and our beautiful North Georgia autumn will allow you plenty of time to prepare.

After running the air conditioning all summer, it’s great to have a reprieve in the fall before having to crank the furnace up.  Are you getting the most from your AC and heater or are you also helping to cool and heat the outdoors?  While energy efficiency is one obvious reason to replace your windows it’s only one of several important factors to consider window replacement this fall.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency sounds almost too obvious to include here.  “Winter’s coming, got to keep the heat in.” It’s a tired line when it comes to offering something with multiple uses. We understand that windows are an investment and not something that you just wake up one day and say “I’m replacing all my windows today.” It’s important to note that if you have older, single pane windows, and you plan on staying in your current home that eventually the windows would pay for themselves in energy savings.

While energy saving windows are ideal, it’s possible that repairing your current windows or looking into better insulation might be more economical until you can feel comfortable with the costs associated with replacing your windows.

ENERGY STAR®, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps individuals protect the climate through energy efficiency, has ratings based on climate, but it doesn’t take into account home designs such as orientation.  Some rooms will be naturally warm based on the sun’s angle.  A professional installer will even take into account the sun’s angle in different seasons rather than just install a pane of glass and tell you you’ll save money.

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to replacing windows for energy efficiency. While it’s the most practical reason to replace your windows, let’s face it, practically gets pushed to tomorrow far too often.

But, are your windows…

Aesthetically Unpleasing

Your house is likely your largest investment.  Unlike stocks, bonds and commodities, you have some control over the resale value of your home.  The resale value is only one reason to keep your house looking nice and up to date.  You should be proud of the place you call home.  When strangers walk or drive by or when friends or family visit it feels good to know that they’re pleased with what they see.  Your home is an important part of the urban or suburban landscape even if it is a small part of it.  It should appear as you want to be represented.  Your windows are a huge part of your home.  They are not only how you see out, but likely, the major focal point of your home.

Or, perhaps your windows look great, “Yeah, they’re a little old but I can’t rationalize replacing my windows for aesthetics.  They  look alright after all.”  You can probably rationalize replacing your windows for your…

Family’s Safety

Ask yourself how old your house is. Do you have children? If your house was built before 1978 your window casings were likely painted with lead-based paint.  This causes two hazards, 1) the dust that it creates as the paint microscopically chips contains lead that over time you and your family will breathe and 2) small children tend to chew on things, such as window sills, that are reachable as they’re teething.  The long-term damage can be devastating to the brain and other vital organs.

Do you have a basement window? Is the window large enough to climb out in case of an emergency? Egressed windows, or a window that allows for easy access to the outside from the basement, is required by code in new houses, but many houses do not meet this requirement.  Not only does your basement bedroom not count as a bedroom in the eyes of the National Association of Realtors, but the safety of the occupant of the room is in peril without one. Or, perhaps, you simply have a window that…

Won’t Open

This might not seem like a big problem in the winter and summer, but it should be in the fall and spring. There’s nothing better and more efficient than letting nature climatize your home.  If your windows are painted shut or you can open them but can’t keep them open, you’re missing a great opportunity by not replacing them.

As nice as letting mother nature cool or warm your house is, there’s a much more important reason to make sure your windows open safely.  Windows can provide a quick escape from fire.  If you can’t open a window in your home, you’re putting yourself and everyone in it in danger.  Perhaps you’re thinking, “it’s just one window that won’t open,” now imagine the same thought as you’re standing at that window with smoke fogging the room.  Your tone is likely a little different.

But, your windows open fine.  And, besides a fire, you’d never open them anyways, because this part of the city has a problem with…


As Atlanta continues to prosper, the city and surrounding areas continue to grow.  Growth is a great thing, home values rise and the area becomes more vibrant. With more people, though, it becomes noisier. New windows will help keep the noise where it belongs; outside.  Glass alone cannot reduce sound, it actually requires damping materials, or materials that will absorb the sound waves.  New windows are specifically made with this in mind.  Just as importantly, they have to be installed correctly.

The decision to replace windows is a big one.  Having a thorough understanding of your needs, budget and process are crucial to a successful project.  Contact us to discuss the process and schedule an assessment of your current situation.  Visit our showroom at your convenience to get an idea of what your home could transform into.  We’ll look forward to getting to know you.  Oh, and be careful driving through the school zones and good luck in fantasy football.

The Difference Between Hopper and Tilt-Turn Windows

Monday, April 6th, 2015


As expert replacement window installers, we have assisted hundreds of customers in choosing the best windows for their homes and businesses. If you want to know more about hopper and tilt-turn windows, continue reading below for a basic description of each one. Then, to help you decide which window is right for your home, call us. Our window experts are always ready to answer your questions and address your concerns.


6 Reasons Why Bow Windows Can Improve Your Home

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

A semi-circular version of a bay window, a bow window is an architectural detail carried over from Victorian times. It typically consists of three to six same-sized windows that create a gentle curve that projects outward from a wall. As expert window installers, we know firsthand how bow windows can dramatically enhance a room’s appeal. Below are some of the advantages of this interesting window style.


Common Window Replacement Mistakes To Avoid

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Investing in new windows for your commercial office is not a matter to take lightly. This is a major budget expense that requires attention to detail due to the fact that there are dozens of styles and types of windows available and that you will be using these windows for the next 50 years. Needless to say, you will not want to have any doubts whatsoever about your purchase.

Take the time to research your options and consult a professional replacement windows installer. North Georgia Replacement Windows offers these services and more to our customers, so feel free to get in touch with us once your business is ready.


Check Out Our Stellar Reviews on!

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

We are very proud of the impeccable service we offer to each and every one of our Atlanta, Ga., window replacement clients. We genuinely believe that we offer the very best service for window and door replacement and installation in the North Georgia region, and we have customer reviews to back that belief up. We encourage you to check out our great reviews on by surfing over to


Asking the Ethical Questions

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Hiring any Atlanta replacement windows contractor can be a stressful ordeal, particularly for homeowners with little to no experience dealing with service specialists. You work hard for your money and deserve to know everything about the company you choose to hire. We are fully aware of the apprehensions customers can have regarding integrity, professional demeanor and past experience. Trust us, these feelings are completely normal and justified, so we take it upon ourselves to set the record straight.


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.


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.


Improve the Outside of Your Home with Bow Windows

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Bow windows are very similar to bay windows – to such an extent that they are generally considered to be a more specific type of bay window. They naturally extend outward from the walls of your home and provide architectural interest in the same way that a bay window installation can.


Bow windows are generally made by gently arcing anywhere between three to five windows together. These windows can function as a solid unit or as individually operable units depending on how the bow window is constructed and which window styles are used to create the overall structure.


Bow windows are perfect for larger openings because they can provide a full viewing range and bring in a significant amount of light while still offering an overall functionality to your home’s interior and a revitalized sense of style to your home’s exterior.

Roof Attachment

Our replacement window installation teams are able to attach your bow windows to your home either by tying them in to the existing roof or by adding on a customized hip roof. Depending on the grade of the curve you desire in your window, either of these can be an excellent architectural decision. We will be certain to let you know if the size of your window will limit your roof attachment options.


Each of our bow windows for your home comes in a variety of materials, finishes and casings. Choose between custom-stained, furniture-grade veneers, aluminum or fiberglass components, then choose your finish. We currently offer bow windows in white or woodgrain interior finishes, and any color on the exterior.

If you are ready to bring some more visual interest to the exterior of your home, it may be time to consider adding a bow window. Call one of our associates today to discuss your options and begin the process of installing your replacement windows.