American Dreamspace - Vinyl Replacement Windows
Vinyl Replacement Windows Quick Guide
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Top Features to Look For When Replacing Windows
With today's high-performance window technology, you can have a proven solution to resist the sun's heat in the summer, and welcome it in the winter! There are energy-efficient windows on the market that are engineered to accommodate almost any budget, while providing the highest levels of year-round comfort and energy savings, making them well suited for virtually any climate. These high-performance
windows are 'Green' because they use technology that helps lower your energy use. Lowering your energy use reduces air pollution, such as CO2, that is emitted from power plants, thereby making a greener environment for everyone.
'Green' Frame Materials
PVC (vinyl) frame materials can be considered 'green' because they are recyclable and have a sustainable lifespan, keeping them out of landfills. Today's vinyl production is not petroleum-based. PVC production does not require burning or generate harmful gases. Once they are installed in your home, vinyl windows are environmentally friendly due to their maintenance-free composition; they never require painting, sanding or refinishing.
Look for vinyl windows that are custom-made to fit the exact openings in your home, and ones that employ fusion-welded construction. Fusion welding prevents air leakage, water infiltration, and energy loss that are common with other frame materials on the market that are mechanically (screwed) or chemically (glued) fastened. Fusion welding also provides the best structural integrity.
When replacing windows, look for double pane or triple pane windows. Just upgrading your single pane windows to double pane can improve the R-value, or insulating value by 200%. But, the greatest thermal improvement comes with the addition of low-emissivity coatings, insulating gases, and warm-edge technology.
SafeHarbor Vinyl Impact Windows and Patio Doors
SafeHarbor®Vinyl Impact windows and sliding glass doors are engineered to protect you and your home against dangerous weather, including hurricane force winds. Reducing the possibility of flying debris penetrating the window results in a lessened possibility of structural and water damage or even total destruction.
SafeHarbor window and patio door products are designed to look like traditional windows and doors, but they are constructed of impact-resistant safety glass embedded in heavy duty, reinforced frames.
The Design Pressure ratings of SafeHarbor impact windows and patio doors meet coastal wind and hurricane debris code requirements.
SafeHarbor vinyl impact windows and hurricane windows and sliding glass doors provide an added measure of safety to help protect your home.
SafeHarbor Impact Resistant Windows or plywood? You decide.
Watch our testing video to see how SafeHarbor® Impact Windows perform vs. plywood panels.
Impact-Resistant Glass Construction
SafeHarbor Impact Windows windows and patio doors feature laminated safety glass combined with a thermally-efficient insulating glass system.
The exterior lite consists of a single glass pane. The interior lite is constructed of two glass panes laminated with an interlayer membrane that becomes transparent during the laminating process and forms a protective panel.
This unique Laminated Glass System combined with a second insulating lite creates an impact-resistant barrier while delivering outstanding thermal efficiency. Protect your loved ones and your home with our SafeHarbor® Vinyl Impact Windows and Hurricane windows and patio doors!
We offer a variety of high-performance, insulating glass systems that help qualify our products for the ENERGY STAR label.