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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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North Georgia Replacement Windows and Vytex Windows Join 104.7 The Fish ‘Windows of Opportunity’ Promotion

Atlanta, GA, August 2015 – From June 1 to July 12, North Georgia Replacement Windows and Vytex Windows ran the “Windows of Opportunity” promotion on 104.7 The Fish radio station, offering listeners up to 15 free, energy-efficient windows – a $6,000 value!

Listeners were asked to submit a picture of their home, along with their personal reason for desiring new windows. We received almost 250 entries, and the station carefully narrowed them down through a detailed selection process. We were then presented with the difficult task of selecting a finalist. With so many deserving entries, you can imagine the challenge we faced. At the end of the day, it was one story of strength, perseverance and selflessness that stood out among the rest.

With that, North Georgia Replacement Windows, 104.7 The Fish, and Vytex Windows are honored and proud to announce that Mike Collins of Buford, Georgia is the winner of new windows for his home.

Mike has been battling Leukemia for over two years now, and his family’s budget for new windows has instead gone toward paying medical and other everyday expenses. Mike’s story inspired us all, and we are pleased to begin the work of installing new, energy-efficient and maintenance-free windows in his home.

We at North Georgia Replacement Windows would like to thank Vytex Windows and 104.7 The Fish for their support of the 2015 “Windows of Opportunity” promotion.

About North Georgia Replacement Windows

North Georgia Replacement Windows (NGRW) is a fully licensed and insured home window replacement company serving Atlanta, metro Atlanta, and the entire North Georgia area. In addition to energy efficient windows, NGRW installs insulation, shutters, sunrooms, and decorative doors. NGRW has been recognized for their excellence in work and customer service. NGRW enjoys an A rating with the Better Business Bureau, and 5 Star ratings with GuildQuality and Kudzu. Find out more and request a free proposal at www.ngwindows.com. – See more at: http://ngwindows.com/blog/home-energy-improvement-program-contractor/#sthash.6IGjBYBT.dpuf

Deserving Winner Gets New Windows From North Georgia Replacement Windows

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

And the winner is…

Extreme Home Energy Makeover winner Jerry Watkins and wife Marsha

Last week, Jerry Watkins of Mableton, GA was notified that he was the sole winner of ‘The Extreme Home Energy Makeover’ contest being held by 104.7 FM The Fish. However, the reason why he is so deserving of such a makeover dates back a decade ago. Watkins was in a major car accident that not only left him paralyzed below the waist, but removed his body’s ability to sweat.

After a three month stay in the Shepherd Center Hospital, Watkins was in search of a house that would accommodate his new health conditions. Beyond the obvious need for wheelchair accessibility, Watkins’ body also required an energy efficient home that would regulate the temperature for him since his body no longer could.

Unfortunately, the true condition of the home he purchased was discovered after the fact. The single pane windows and AC unit leaks and repairs are some of the obstacles Watkins has been dealing with throughout the years.

Until now.

We at North Georgia Replacement Windows, along with Vytex Windows, are more than honored to be able to donate a house full of double pane, energy efficient Vytex windows for Watkins. This added insulation will not only help keep his air inside the home, putting less stress on his AC unit, but also help keep the heat out in the summer.

Although it pales in comparison to the obstacles Watkins has faced in the past- and will continue to endure- it is a pleasure for us to be able to provide some relief. We are excited to see the transformation the new windows make on his home, but more thrilled to know that these windows will help improve his living condition.

Changing from Double Hung to Casement Style Windows

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

If you travel around the state of Georgia, there is one common window type and style that you will find on most of the homes. Everyone seems to have double hung style windows with grids (also called dividers, muntins). Why is this? Because this is what we’ve always had. Well, there’s good news for those who want to improve upon the old and not always go with the status quo.

It’s true; most people still replace their windows with the same style that is currently in their home. However, there are many more options available when it comes to replacement windows. A couple of years ago, I replaced all the double hung windows in my home with casement style windows. I also know of four other window business owners who did the same. It was a decision that I couldn’t be happier with. So what do we know that the average window buyer may not…

Unlike double hung windows that lift up and down vertically, casement windows operate outward by cranking a handle. The newer casement style windows have many advantages over the older models like new sleek folding handles and even a feature that allows the windows to be cleaned from the inside. Casement windows can be made to open ventilating to the left or right depending on your preference and/or your home’s orientation. Casement windows are also available with most of the same aesthetic options as double hung style windows, like the grids in between or bonded on the glass.

Casement style windows also have some advantages over the traditional double hung windows, such as expansive open views with no horizontal obstruction. Casement windows are a perfect fit for kitchen applications where it’s difficult to reach over a sink to open. They can usually be mixed seamlessly with double hung style windows because, in the closed position, they look like most any other fixed window. One of the biggest advantages to casement windows is they are some of the most energy efficient windows available. Casement windows seal up tighter than double hung windows, providing superior protection against the elements.

Most window manufacturers make casement style windows and they are available in a variety of different frame materials. North Georgia Replacement Windows recommends casement windows that are made from maintenance free materials such as new PVC resin vinyl, composite milled PVC, and wood clad options. We also offer plenty of premium brands of casement windows like Peachtree, Pella, Vytex, Alside and more. The cost of casement windows are only about 10% more than the cost of double hungs (depending on the brand), therefore they are also a great value.

If it fits your style, home architecture and budget, consider a casement style window over a traditional double hung on your next window replacement project. You may be surprised at the beautiful and energy efficient transformation that casement windows can provide for your home.

To learn more and discuss what style of window would best suit your home, contact North Georgia Replacement Windows at (770) 888-1604 or via our online form. We’d love to hear from you!