Vinyl Window Installation Process

  • By ReachLocal Edge
  • 01 Aug, 2017

When you’re talking about your house, it makes sense to think long-term. You want a house with accessories that save you money, are environmentally green, and yet still provide you with the aesthetic and creative flexibility necessary to express yourself and have the perfect design. Vinyl windows achieve all of that, and come with the amazing benefit of being far cheaper than wood or aluminum alternatives. Once you throw in the low-maintenance, it makes little sense to not get them, right? So maybe you’ve decided on getting vinyl windows, but you’re curious what the replacement and following installation process will be like. How long will it take? What’s it going to look like? That’s why EverLast Windows wrote this blog post! With 20 years of replacing and installing vinyl windows throughout the Newport, PA area, we know how to get things done, so this is the blog post to let you know just what the whole process is like!

Measuring for the New Windows and Ordering New Windows

 

Our team will make sure to carefully and correctly measure the opening, to make sure everything matches up. We’ll remove the interior molding if necessary, which will allow us to view the casement. This supports the window frames, and we’ll measure the opening multiple times to make sure we’ve got it absolutely right.

 

When it comes to ordering new windows, we’ll make sure to be able to identify all the different windows to minimize confusion. Our windows are designed for remodeling—windows made for new construction have a different attaching flange, which can complicate installation. No need to worry about that with our windows!

 

Removing Old Windows

 

First, we’ll remove your old window or wooden window panes, and the vertical meeting rail, if necessary. This will involve opening the panes, and shifting them up and out. We’ll take out any screws that may be holding the panes in places. If necessary, we’ll pry out more stubborn screws with a mallet and screwdriver. In some cases, we’ll use a hacksaw, although that’s unlikely. Don’t worry—we won’t break any glass. We’ve done this a lot of times, so it doesn’t matter if there are screws or nails: we know how to get it out best! The outer frame will usually remain in place.

 

Prepping the Opening for the New Windows

 

We’ll then clean up the casement from all sides, making sure that nothing will obstruct the installation of your new vinyl window. Now’s the time to paint your casement: a lot of people choose an oil-based paint. When you opt for this, it’s important to wait until everything is fully dry before installing your new vinyl window.

 

Installing the Vinyl Windows

 

We’ll first put the vinyl window on the frame to make sure it fits snugly and correctly. What we’ll then do is apply a nice, heavy layer of caulk around the window frame, leaving a few gaps of a couple of inches at the bottom. What this does is let the moisture leak out. Next, we’ll put the replacement vinyl window in and seat it in properly. There will be some pre-drilled holes that we’ll insert screws into (we never use nails, since that could damage the casement!), and then finish installation. We’ll make sure the windows are level and make any adjustments if necessary. For insulation, we can spray expanding foam into the gap, and then place the trim to cover up the vinyl frame/wall gap. Other additional precautionary measures we can take include applying sealant to create a smoother seal, or applying polyurethane sealant. Finally, we’ll replace the exterior and interior pieces, and voila—you’ve just got yourself brand new vinyl windows!

 

How Do I Get Started?

 

If you’d love to take the leap and get vinyl windows within the Newburg, PA and surrounding areas, we’re your company! With 20 years of experience in the business, we at EverLast Windows definitely know what we’re doing. From a small, family-owned business, we’ve expanded while still remaining true to our roots of offering the highest-quality vinyl windows around the Newburg, PA area. With a professional, knowledgeable team of installation teams, you don’t have to worry about the service you’ll be getting—because it’ll be the absolute best. We meet strict ENERGY STAR requirements and have unmatched results, making every project we take on hassle-free. So if you’re looking for American-made, top-notch windows, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Just give us a call at (717) 423-5800 to request a quot e. We look forward to hearing from you!

By ReachLocal Edge 01 Aug, 2017

When you’re talking about your house, it makes sense to think long-term. You want a house with accessories that save you money, are environmentally green, and yet still provide you with the aesthetic and creative flexibility necessary to express yourself and have the perfect design. Vinyl windows achieve all of that, and come with the amazing benefit of being far cheaper than wood or aluminum alternatives. Once you throw in the low-maintenance, it makes little sense to not get them, right? So maybe you’ve decided on getting vinyl windows, but you’re curious what the replacement and following installation process will be like. How long will it take? What’s it going to look like? That’s why EverLast Windows wrote this blog post! With 20 years of replacing and installing vinyl windows throughout the Newport, PA area, we know how to get things done, so this is the blog post to let you know just what the whole process is like!

Measuring for the New Windows and Ordering New Windows

 

Our team will make sure to carefully and correctly measure the opening, to make sure everything matches up. We’ll remove the interior molding if necessary, which will allow us to view the casement. This supports the window frames, and we’ll measure the opening multiple times to make sure we’ve got it absolutely right.

 

When it comes to ordering new windows, we’ll make sure to be able to identify all the different windows to minimize confusion. Our windows are designed for remodeling—windows made for new construction have a different attaching flange, which can complicate installation. No need to worry about that with our windows!

 

Removing Old Windows

 

First, we’ll remove your old window or wooden window panes, and the vertical meeting rail, if necessary. This will involve opening the panes, and shifting them up and out. We’ll take out any screws that may be holding the panes in places. If necessary, we’ll pry out more stubborn screws with a mallet and screwdriver. In some cases, we’ll use a hacksaw, although that’s unlikely. Don’t worry—we won’t break any glass. We’ve done this a lot of times, so it doesn’t matter if there are screws or nails: we know how to get it out best! The outer frame will usually remain in place.

 

Prepping the Opening for the New Windows

 

We’ll then clean up the casement from all sides, making sure that nothing will obstruct the installation of your new vinyl window. Now’s the time to paint your casement: a lot of people choose an oil-based paint. When you opt for this, it’s important to wait until everything is fully dry before installing your new vinyl window.

 

Installing the Vinyl Windows

 

We’ll first put the vinyl window on the frame to make sure it fits snugly and correctly. What we’ll then do is apply a nice, heavy layer of caulk around the window frame, leaving a few gaps of a couple of inches at the bottom. What this does is let the moisture leak out. Next, we’ll put the replacement vinyl window in and seat it in properly. There will be some pre-drilled holes that we’ll insert screws into (we never use nails, since that could damage the casement!), and then finish installation. We’ll make sure the windows are level and make any adjustments if necessary. For insulation, we can spray expanding foam into the gap, and then place the trim to cover up the vinyl frame/wall gap. Other additional precautionary measures we can take include applying sealant to create a smoother seal, or applying polyurethane sealant. Finally, we’ll replace the exterior and interior pieces, and voila—you’ve just got yourself brand new vinyl windows!

 

How Do I Get Started?

 

If you’d love to take the leap and get vinyl windows within the Newburg, PA and surrounding areas, we’re your company! With 20 years of experience in the business, we at EverLast Windows definitely know what we’re doing. From a small, family-owned business, we’ve expanded while still remaining true to our roots of offering the highest-quality vinyl windows around the Newburg, PA area. With a professional, knowledgeable team of installation teams, you don’t have to worry about the service you’ll be getting—because it’ll be the absolute best. We meet strict ENERGY STAR requirements and have unmatched results, making every project we take on hassle-free. So if you’re looking for American-made, top-notch windows, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Just give us a call at (717) 423-5800 to request a quot e. We look forward to hearing from you!

By ReachLocal Edge 01 Aug, 2017

Your home is your castle, so chances are you want to take good care of it. You want it to look just right, spending hours getting all the details perfect and making sure it’s the best place possible to live in. So many aspects are important and play a role in making it right: the floor, the doors, and, of course, the windows. We get that here at EverLast Windows, where we’ve been manufacturing vinyl windows in Newburg, PA for 20 years. That’s why we want to let you know just why vinyl windows add so much value to your home, and what the benefits of having vinyl windows are, so read on to find out why!

 

 Vinyl Windows are Energy-Saving and Recyclable

 

Since most vinyl windows are multi-glazed, you stand the chance of having substantial savings when it’s time to pay your energy bills. This happens because multi-glazed windows make your home more energy efficient since they trap the heat during the winter. The same principle works during summer months, when the windows keep the cool air and the heat out. Since they’re amazing insulators, they’re starting to become increasingly popular because of this handy benefit. You’ll end up saving so much more on heating and air-conditioning usage when you need to pay your bills! Double glazing provides a layer of air between the panes, but with triple- or multi-glazed windows, you’ll get unbelievable insulation! Combined with other green options such as low-e coating, you can rest assured you’re making the right choice. Not only do vinyl windows last for longer than wood or aluminum windows, they’re also recyclable if necessary. So if you’re looking for an environmentally-minded choice, vinyl windows are the way to go!

 

Vinyl Windows are Low-Maintenance

 

If you replace your windows and use vinyl, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that they’re practically scratch-free. The only maintenance necessary is an infrequent clean, which you can do with a vinyl window cleaner. You can also use some good old-fashioned soap and water, too. Gone are the days of scraping your windows or painting and scratching! Plus, because of the different material used, your windows won’t age as they would with other materials as they’re pretty resistant to the elements. No more warping, peeling, or cracking! Modern innovations have made vinyl windows stronger and more durable than ever!

 

Vinyl Windows Cost So Much Less!

When you’re done installing your new vinyl windows, you’ll be amazed at how easy they cost. As a general rule of thumb, they’re approximately 20-30% cheaper than wood or aluminum alternatives. Since the manufacturing process is amazingly simple, it helps to keep the costs lows and your wallet happy. It’s one of those offers that almost seems to be too good to be true: it’s an unbelievable bargain, and you’re going to wind up saving so much money on your heating and air-conditioning usage when you pay your energy bills—it’s perfect! Best of all, you aren’t sacrificing quality for these amazing prices.

 

Vinyl Windows Come in a Wide Variety of Options

 

On top of all the other benefits, you can choose different styles, giving you creative freedom to mix and match your choices until you get what works best for your windows and home! Whether it’s casement or sliding windows, there’s always something for everyone. Now, you can choose your windows in all-vinyl or vinyl-clad options. Awning or picture styles, ocean blue to forest green—no need to settle for less when it comes to picking vinyl windows for your home or business. You’ll be amazed at the total transformation when you switch from wood or aluminum to vinyl!

 

I Want Vinyl Windows!

 

Hopefully we’ve shown you just why choosing vinyl windows for your home can be one of the best choices you could make for your home! With the low-maintenance, reduced carbon footprint and immense opportunity for variety, there’s really no reason to say no! At EverLast Windows, we’d absolutely love to help you make the switch to vinyl windows. With 20 years of experience in the business, we definitely know what we’re doing. From a small, family-owned business, we’ve expanded while still remaining true to our roots of offering the highest-quality vinyl windows around the Newburg, PA area. With a professional, knowledgeable team of installation teams, you don’t have to worry about the service you’ll be getting—because it’ll be the absolute best. With yearly audits and ENERGY STAR certification, there’s no need to stress—EverLast Windows has your back. So if you’re looking for American-made, top-notch windows, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Get in touch with us and give us a call at (717) 423-5800 to request a quote. We look forward to hearing from you!
By ReachLocal Edge 05 Jul, 2017

French and sliding doors are great architectural innovations that help connect and isolate spaces, while allowing light to filter through their glass window panes. They’re not only versatile but also come in a wide variety of styles, adding beauty to your living spaces.

History of French Doors

The origin of French doors dates back to the 17th century, a time of artistic revolution near the end of the Renaissance era of art and architecture. A greater demand for more light caused new architectural ideas to flourish, which led to combining window panes and doors to serve dual functions – connect spaces while filtering light into and throughout spaces equally.

French doors were initially made from wood and wrought iron for style. More rigid materials like PVC and aluminum came into fashion centuries later because of how strong, sturdy and lightweight they are. Over time, different types of French doors were created:

Interior – Designed to connect one room to another, acting as an accessible partition between two spaces.

Exterior – Designed to filter and stream sunlight through its window panes, providing natural light.

Pocket – Designed to slide into a wall to give your home more space. Doesn’t operate using traditional hinges.

Bi-Fold – Two-to-four sections that fold into pairs and can open from either side for one or both sides. Works well for indoor closets.

Sliding – Slides open along a track, allowing space for furniture, décor and other accessories. Adds more light and a modern look to any patio  or balcony.

Purchase Beautiful Patio Doors from EverLast Windows

EverLast Windows has a beautiful selection of finely crafted patio doors to choose from. Our patio door windows meet strict ENERGY STAR® requirements for energy efficiency, ensuring your home receives ample rays of light without heating your home’s interior, saving money on cooling and heating bills.

Contact us today to enjoy excellent, easy-functioning access to your deck or backyard and protect your home from the elements with beautiful patio doors from EverLast Windows in Newburg, Pennsylvania!

By gannettlocalmasterseo 25 Apr, 2017

Windows are one of the most expressive features of any home, acting as a connection between the inside of the house and the outside world. Both functional and beautiful, window styles and designs have significantly changed throughout history.

The History Behind the Curtain

The earliest American windows were wood casement windows, hinged at both sides. In the early 1800s, sliding single- and double-hung windows gained popularity among consumers. However, wooden windows diminished in popularity and use after a series of devastating fires in the 19th century led to several U.S. cities adopting strict fire codes which banned wooden windows.

The Industrial Revolution quickly remedied the issue as advances in rolled steel led to the production of steel framed windows. Other developments led to fire-resistant frames and sashes, which became the standard for commercial buildings and industrial factories. Steel frames eventually found their way into residential and university buildings.

The strength of steel helped cement its place in the Industrial Revolution, becoming the primary material used in the construction of residential, industrial, commercial and institutional windows. Its strength also changed the style and design of glass itself, allowing larger expanses of glass, which enabled the thin profiles and repeated patterns seen in Art Deco and early Modernist buildings and architecture.

As aluminum window frames became more affordable, frames made of wood fell out of fashion. However, aluminum windows are much weaker than steel and require bulkier frame profiles, which can ruin delicate design and style schemes.

In the late 20th century, manufacturers sought to reduce energy costs and consumer fuel bills by increasing the energy efficiency of windows. Manufacturers developed a double-glazing sealed unit solution where moisture absorbent spacers are sealed between two panes of glass, leaving an insulating air-space. Additional developments led to reductions in the transmission of heat through units, such as filling the space between panes with argon and using special coatings and films to reflect infrared radiation.

Restore a Piece of History with EverLast Windows

Whether you’re looking to update your windows or renovate older ones, EverLast Windows has the products and professional expertise you need. We offer top-quality vinyl windows for which we’ve become known, and our professional installation teams excel at detail-oriented replacement of existing windows as well as window installations on new construction projects.

In 2003 we became ENERGY STAR®-certified to provide our customers with even more value. We are audited every year to make sure we not only meet, but exceed the stringent ENERGY STAR standards.

If you’re looking for quality, American-made windows and experienced installation professionals to install them, EverLast Windows is the local company you can trust for a worry-free experience and beautiful end results. Contact EverLast Windows today to schedule a consultation.

- https://www.bdcnetwork.com/brief-history-windows-america



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