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Milled PVC – Long Lasting, Maintenance Free

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Milled PVC Window Double Hung

You like the idea of vinyl windows, but aren’t sold on some of the characteristics of it.  Sure, they’re long-lasting and economical but they just don’t have the characteristics you’re looking for.  They’re customizable – to an extent, but they don’t quite have the charm you’re looking for.  There is a maintenance free option that retains the feel of your current windows yet will stand the test of time due to the material; milled PVC.

What Is the Difference Between Milled PVC and Vinyl?

Vinyl is another word for PVC, so, technically milled PVC is a vinyl window, yet because of the way it’s milled, or constructed, it’s highly customizable, unlike what most people think of as a traditional vinyl window.  In fact, milled PVC is so customizable that many homeowners in historical neighborhoods will replace their wooden windows with milled PVC to retain the beauty of their home and stay within their HOA guidelines.

Imagine having the beauty and charm of wood windows, but without the possibility of peeling, splintering, rotting or becoming a meal for insects!  That’s the beauty of milled PVC.

Is it Better?

Despite the fact that milled PVC and vinyl windows are cousins in construction material, the products are different enough to not be compared side by side.  Milled PVC is stronger than vinyl and architecturally resembles a wood window.  When PVC is milled it is able to be more structurally sound because it features foam or cell-structure inside, compared to traditional vinyl, which is hollow.   Milled PVC is thicker than vinyl and not prone to warping after a number of years as vinyl sometimes does.

Due to the technical process of manufacturing milled PVC it is able to replicate the amount of glass, therefore the amount of light allowed into the room, as wood windows.  Vinyl, on the other hand, will not have the same amount of space for the window pane as milled PVC.

Of course, when you’re considering costs for replacement windows, quality is something to keep in mind.  The cost of milled PVC will go up based on how custom it’s needed.  Keep in mind also, that milled PVC will come unfinished so that you can choose the color, much like a wood window.  You’ll need to take into account the cost to paint the windows as well.

North Georgia Replacement Windows replaces windows for life.  If you’re looking to replace your windows, talk to us about milled PVC.  Like our other products, we use the industry leader in milled PVC, Precision Millworks.  Whether you’re replacing your windows for aesthetics, energy efficiency or your current windows just aren’t functional anymore, NG Windows has your solution.  Visit us at our showroom to start getting a feel for what is right for you.

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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Control Window Replacement Costs with These Three Tips

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Upon initial thought, the idea of setting a budget for a window replacement project may seem overwhelming. However, it is possible to control your costs and still get the energy efficient windows you have been longing for. In efforts to help balance your budget without compromising quality, North Georgia Replacement Windows has put together the following three tips to help control your window replacement costs:

1. Buy quality, not brand names – While some brands have a history of quality, there are others that are more expensive without any extra benefit. At North Georgia Replacement Windows, we only provide and install quality products. Although we do sell popular name brand windows, we provide them for the benefits they may offer to certain customers, not for the label they contain. Our window selection is one we offer because we know they’ll look great and last for years. We encourage everyone to do their research on brands, but perhaps a more educated approach would be to put just as much focus, if not more, on the advantages and performance of the windows themselves (i.e. frame material, glass package, thermal performance, etc.).

2. Know what types of windows affect price – Although we offer an assortment of window brands, there are three main overall types of windows: vinyl, milled PVC, and clad. Without compromising the quality and performance of the windows themselves, each type carries its own advantages and disadvantages, such as their ability to be painted, their warranties, and namely, their price. From least to most economical respectively, these three types of windows should be considered when keeping in line with your budget.

3. Buy what’s right for you – With all of the options available in today’s market of replacement windows, it’s easy to become confused. To make sure you stay in line with your budget, do some research and make a list of exactly what is important to you in finding the perfect replacement window (i.e. the ability to be able to paint/stain, exterior colors, grid options, etc). Our team will work with you to give you the products and services you desire without pressuring you to buy ‘extras’ simply for our gain. When you have what you want in mind, it is easier to remain focused and not be persuaded into buying something you don’t really need.

To find out more about quality products and receive a free quote for your window replacement cost from trusted consultants at North Georgia Replacement Windows, simply give us a call at 770-888-1604.

Choosing the Right Replacement Windows for Your Home

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

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If you are considering purchasing replacement windows, it’s important to know that there is a wide range of product quality to choose from. Different companies
work with different window manufacturers as well as with different levels of craftsmanship, installation techniques, and pricing.

So what are key things to look for in choosing the best replacement windows for your money?

Since replacement windows are 85% glass, glass technology is extremely important. The type of insulating glass you choose can mean a big difference in energy efficiency, condensation reduction, and protection from seal failure. Most consumers aren’t aware that there are 6-10 different seal systems available in the marketplace ⎯ so be picky!

In Georgia, anyone replacing old wood or aluminum windows should consider maintenance free options such as new PVC resin vinyl, milled PVC or wood with aluminum clad exterior due to the humidity and vast climate changes. Maintenance free windows are a smart investment because they require no painting, are easy to clean, and won’t rot ⎯ all great features that save you time and money.

Many consumers think that replacement windows are one look, one size fits all. In reality, many decorative and design options are available with replacement windows. Make sure you work with a company that offers the best selection, including custom looks that can match your homes individual style perfectly.

A comprehensive warranty is also important. It’s always best to get the manufacturer’s warranty rather than a “private labeled” window warranty. The best warranty is one that is “Lifetime” and “Transferable” to the next owner.

Finally, independent certification and ratings on windows also help consumers know how well their windows will perform. Ask replacement window companies that you talk about their products’ ratings. For instance, an Energy Star rating means that the product meets a nationally certified energy performance level.

Take these prudent steps and you’re sure to end up with replacement windows that deliver the value, beauty and investment quality you’re looking for.

Ready to learn more about your options? Request a free quote from our experienced window professionals!