Types of Replacement Windows
Replacing the windows on your home is an excellent way to improve your home. Replacement windows add extra security, increased curb appeal and help reduce your monthly energy costs. We offer a wide variety of replacement windows in many different colors, styles and designs, including:
Climatech’s vinyl windows bear four major advantages:
Excellent Energy Efficiency – we use a sealing technology that benefits from the insulating properties of vinyl. When combined with our Low E glass, it creates a powerful and energy saving sealed unit.
Durability – Climatech’s windows are outstandingly sturdy and durable. We guarantee that our product will not peel, blister, rust or fade. Air pollutants, salt, termites and corrosion will also have no negative effect on the quality of our products. You have our word, backed up by our warranty, that you will not need to paint or sand our windows ever.
Low Maintenance – our windows are practically maintenance free.
Beauty & Appearance – our contour series are breathtakingly beautiful. Our windows can transform your home and make it look like new.
A residential home window consists of a glass unit and a frame. These are, so to speak, its most recognizable features. The framing material goes around the glass, makes up the perimeter frames, and it encloses the operable parts of the window. Residential homes in North America used 3 predominant materials for this, namely: wood, aluminum and vinyl.
Climatech only carries windows made out of vinyl.
History of the Vinyl Window
This is perhaps the most important question to ask when deliberating a windows renovation project. As far as the name goes, vinyl is commonly used to describe an advanced polymer known as Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC).
First introduced in 1954 in Germany, vinyl windows have now ahead of the manufacturing race. Statistics demonstrate that vinyl is easily the most supplied and installed window not only in North America, but around the world as well. Popularity extensively attributed to two major factors. First, wood shortages and environmental awareness. And second, the spiked up prices of aluminum following the end of World War II.
First introduced in the United States in early 1960s, vinyl windows did not begin to take over the home improvement market until mid-1970s. There were two key occurrences during that time. On one hand, scientific research begun to show the superior energy efficiency associated with this kind of window. While on the other hand, there was the energy crisis in the 70s. Both of these historic episodes helped establish vinyl as the number one source for window manufacturing material.
So, what is PVC?
Poly-vinyl chloride is a man-made material created from the combination of ethylene and chlorine. As a synthetic plastic-like material, vinyl is extremely weather resistant. Moisture, decay and humidity have close to zero deteriorative effect on vinyl.
Being practically indestructible by climate, vinyl has grown to be widely used construction material. On top of that, it is easily recyclable – making it an environmentally friendly choice.
All of Climatech’s windows come with unique Cardinal IG sealed glass units. This is a big deal because Cardinal is recognized as the leading manufacturer of Low E glass coatings around the world. Furthermore, considering the dreadful seal failure rate of 10% across the United States after only 12 years, we wanted to make sure that our customer get top of the line product.
Having access to Cardinal Low E, however is not enough. Truth be told, around 70% of the North American market is currently using their coating. In order to make the difference, Climatech has been able to become one of Cardinal IG’s very few partners that have access to their complete sealed units. Those include the glass, spacer, sealant and argon gas feeling.
Another special feature of our windows is the ASTM approved sealing system that we use. Unlike other manufacturers, we do not use rubber strips between the glass units. First, they are extremely unattractive. Second, they are known to deteriorate easily due to UV exposure, causing a loss of energy efficiency. This is just another claim backed up by our lifetime transferrable warranty!
If you have any questions regarding any of our products or services, or if you would like to speak to a member of our dedicated team about any window or door applications, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us today. We’ll be more than happy to speak with you and help you determine which replacement doors or windows will best suit your unique needs.