Window Facts 4 U
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Custom Built Windows
Pricing: The usual and most common method of pricing
is "per united inch".
United Inch: Height + Width of the window opening.
Not to be confused with the "square inch"
which is Height x Width.
the height & width and that is the size of your
custom window. An average bedroom window will be
about 84 united Inches. The average bathroom window
may be in the vicinity of 50 united inches.
Most Home Improvement
Dealers use custom built windows to exactly match the
opening. Therefore they don't have to refinish
sheetrock, siding, etc. Presto! The window is built
fit the opening.
After a house has been built
and standing for years, the house "settles"
or "shifts", the opening may no longer be
square. Custom built windows are the choice for
remodeling and retrofit.
Prime Windows: Are manufactured to standard sizes,
such as; 2' 0" by 3' 0" ( 2 ft. wide by 3
feet high ). The window opening is built to standard
sizes in new construction, therefore most new
construction incorporate "prime windows".
These are mass produced.
A prime window purchased at
the discount materials house probably will
not be in the same
league with the windows that Home Improvement
Many factors determine the
cost of a "Custom Window" . . . .
A. Above all: Quality of
Materials & Construction.
B. Features such as
"Tilting Sash" for easy cleaning inside the
home. This is one of the major benefits for safety!
No Ladders! No need to go out into the heat or cold
and fight the wasps and damage the shrubs - simply
tilt the sash inside and clean it!
C. Type of Glass used:
"E Glass" "Sun Glass"
"Tinted" all custom for your needs and
climate. You may want "tinted" glass or
"sun glass" on the west end (sunny side)
and clear everywhere else.
D. Gas filled (insulated)
windows are more efficient and cost more. The gas
actually slows down the conduction and/or convection
of heat transfer.
E. Bells, Whistles &
Locks are nice and add cost. Of course I'm referring
to added options that are too numerous to mention
F. Usually speaking, the
wider the insulated width (dead air space), the
better the energy savings and noise reduction.
3/8" will not be as good as 3/4".
G. There are many factors
that when pointed out will make sense to you or it
won't. If it does not - Ask Us!
ALL WINDOWS ARE NOT EQUAL!
Do it right and you only do
Good windows keep you toasty
warm in the winter and cool as a cucumber in the
summer. Lowers those energy bills too! Good energy
saving windows can pay for themselves in a few years.
They are pretty, increase the value of your home and
make your life more comfortable.