Keystone Siding and Windows is proud to provide residential window replacement services in cities throughout Greater Atlanta, GA, including Forsyth, Gwinnett, Fulton, Cobb, and Cherokee counties.
We have helped many satisfied customers improve the beauty and energy efficiency of their home using a local window manufacturer.
Our teams have over 25 years’ experience working with a wide variety of window applications, so we understand the importance of matching your new windows to your home’s architectural design and will strive to exceed your expectations.
Vinyl windows are made of extruded vinyl, with hollow chambers in the frame, and hollow sash and rails.
Extruded hollow vinyl features a foam or cell-structure inside. The hollow chambers make for a lighter product and easier production because the components are easier to weld together.
However, these thinner extruded vinyl windows are more apt to warp and have a thinner profile, and operationally can feel stiff.
Cellular PVC windows are made through a type of manufacturing process where the components are made with a solid core, similar to wood.
This adds strength and rigidity to the product that improves operation and also gives the windows a better appearance.
The window exterior trim components (brickmould, sill, sill nosing, and blind stop) used to manufacture these windows have the same profile as wood and look authentic to wood trim. The sash rails have a very similar look to wood, and look architecturally true.
One major factor to consider when using vinyl replacement window is loss of glass space and therefore loss of light coming in. In using residential window replacement services and removing your old windows, you are left with the original framed opening.
Vinyl replacement windows only come as a complete framed window, which means there’s an outer frame along with the sill and the brickmould, as well as the components like the track and the sashes that make the window operational.
You insert the new window directly into the opening, but it’s like putting a box into a box. Therefore, you have less glass space and it can be significant, sometime removing an inch or more on all four sides.
When you install a PVC replacement window, the replacement kit consists of the track, the sashes, and some trim and finishing pieces. The track is installed onto the original framed opening and then the sashes are put in.
Because you’re not adding an additional frame, you maintain, if not improve the glass space you had over the original window.
Vinyl replacement windows have to come as a framed kit because the individual components aren’t strong enough to be installed the way our replacement windows are constructed.
Vinyl replacement windows come in two interior colors, white and almond/tan. They are not manufactured to be painted whereas cellular PVC windows can be painted to match your interior trim. However, your color choices are limited and the color you choose will be your only future option.
Once painted, cellular PVC windows require minimal maintenance and can be re-painted if you decide to change your color scheme.
Vinyl replacement windows do not look like wood where Cellular PVC windows have the same architectural moldings as traditional wood windows and the same heft.
Why are Cellular PVC windows better than Wood Windows?
Cellular PVC product lines from Precision Millworks have all the natural characteristics of wood, including great appearance–without wood’s shortcomings. They won’t peel, splinter, decay or absorb moisture, and they have enhanced screw-holding power.
This is why we use them for all our home window replacement services.
Go to the Precision Millworks website to learn more about our window supplier.
We operate throughout the Greater Atlanta, GA area, serving Canton, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Marietta, Cumming, Alpharetta, Duluth, Roswell, Buford, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Suwanee, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Oakwood, and Athens.
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