Benefits of Vinyl Windows

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Are your windows damaged or broken? Do you have windows that are too drafty or just too ugly? When it’s time to replace your windows, there are plenty advantages to choosing vinyl, an eco-friendly and cost-effective option. Here are some of the best reasons vinyl beats out other window materials.

 

Affordable Window Replacement

Vinyl window replacement is the most affordable option for getting beautiful new windows for your home. Vinyl is the most affordable window material on the market, but that doesn’t mean vinyl windows are cheap. Vinyl never rusts or corrodes, offering a durable yet cost-effective solution when it’s time to replace your damaged, drafty windows. Vinyl can pay for itself much faster than other materials when you consider energy savings and any credits that may be available in your area.

 

Maintenance-Free Windows

No one enjoys a long list of home maintenance chores to take care of every season. With vinyl, you never need to worry about scraping, staining, or painting your windows in the spring. Vinyl is almost completely maintenance-free, is nearly impossible to scratch, and cleans up easily with soap and water. They also age well and stand up to the elements. To keep your windows looking their best, simply clean occasionally with a vinyl window cleaner or soap and water.

 

Reduced Energy Costs

Did you know drafty windows can increase your energy costs by 10-25%? Vinyl window replacement can improve your home’s energy efficiency and lower your heating and cooling costs throughout the year. Vinyl helps keep heat in during the cold months and out during the summer.

 

The typical vinyl window is multi-glazed. Double-glazed windows which have a layer of air between two glass panes offer very good insulation, but triple-glazed windows with two layers offer excellent energy savings and exceptional insulation.

 

Huge Variety of Styles

Vinyl is a versatile and popular material which means windows are available in a vast array of styles, colors, and sizes. You can even have windows custom-made for your home. Whether you want to replace bay windows, casement windows, or picture windows, you’ll find vinyl in the right size and color to suit your home.

 

More Eco-Friendly

Vinyl doesn’t just last longer than aluminum or wood, it can also be recycled. Vinyl is an eco-friendly option as almost 100% of the industrial waste generated in the production of this material can be recycled with closed-loop recycling. When the windows reach the end of their lifespan, the material can simply be melted down and reformed numerous times.

 

At Advanced Window Products, we have helped countless homeowners and business owners take advantage of the benefits of vinyl windows with high-quality window installation backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Ready to replace your old windows with brilliant energy-efficient vinyl? Contact Advanced Window Products today for a free quote.

 

About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

 

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-505-9622

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3 Benefits of Sliding Glass Pet Doors

3 Benefits of Sliding Glass Pet Doors

It is estimated that around 68 percent of Americans own a pet, so Advanced Window Products knows that a lot of pet owners love their furry friends. The problem is that some pets can get a little stressed out when they stay indoors at all times because they get a little bored. This is one reason why sliding glass pet doors can be helpful for a pet owner. You can consider the following three benefits just in case you don’t believe us.

 

  1. Prevent Afflictions Linked to Inactivity

Pets are naturally active. The problem with keeping your pet indoors is it might not move like it should, which can promote all kinds of issues. For example, all the energy or fat that a cat or dog would be burning during the day might be stored in the body.

This means that you might end up with an overweight pet. Of course, this issue can lead to issues such as high blood pressure and other similar afflictions. Giving your pet an opportunity to stretch its agilities with our glass pet doors should help ensure your furry friend has enough exercise throughout the day.

 

  1. Safer and Nicer Furniture

You have a pet or two, so you know what can happen when a pet is bored. You might have come home to find a chewed up shoe or a scratched up rug. These are associated with boredom. They are actually behavioral issues that are sometimes linked to pets that have been cooped up indoors for too long.

Sure, some pet owners are able to train their four-legged pets to live indoors without any trouble, but that does not always work. This is yet another reason why you might want to consider sliding glass pet doors from our Advance Window Products line.

 

  1. A Healthier Household

It is likely that some pet owners have forgotten to go outside every now and then for a number of reasons. Maybe work makes you tired, and you just want to come home to rest but exercise, even if it is just for 20 minutes is good. You might not think this will work, but giving your pet an exit may end up helping you and your entire household, too.

You or your family members might be more inclined to follow your pet or pets out to the yard for a little fun. This might not happen immediately, but try to make yourself go out with your pet from time to time. Everyone can afford a little break from television or from the couch. This is how everyone in your home, including your pet, might end up a little healthier.

As you can see, there are reasons why sliding glass pet doors might be a good idea. You can learn more about Advanced Window Products by visiting AdvancedWindowsUSA.com.

 

About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

 

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-505-9622

3 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding

3 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding

Vinyl continues to be the most popular cladding option for Utah homeowners. We’ve been installing attractive, low-maintenance vinyl siding for more than a quarter century, and we’re impressed with its durability. If you’re thinking of giving your house a makeover, vinyl siding lets you tailor the look of your home’s exterior to suit your sense of architectural style.

 

Top Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding

While we could name a dozen qualities that make vinyl siding worth considering, here are the reasons we hear most often from our customers for choosing vinyl over the other options.

 

1. Vinyl Siding Offers the Most Options

No siding type gives you as many choices including:

  • Color: Vinyl is available in a wide spectrum of hues from snow-white to dark, rich browns, greens and blues. Today’s siding is colorfast. There is very little noticeable fading over the years, so the appearance remains fresh and attractive.
  • Finishes: Much of the vinyl siding we install has a woodgrain-like finish, but smooth siding for a more finished appearance is available too.
  • Styles: Advanced Window Products offers too many vinyl siding profiles to list here. They include horizontal panels in several sizes such as double-3” and double-4”, Dutch lap, traditional lap and beaded. Vertical panels are offered in several styles too including traditional board & batten. Premium vinyl shake siding in several styles is available when an upscale touch is desired. Combining styles, for example horizontal vinyl siding with vinyl shake siding in the gables, delivers a customized boost to your home’s curb appeal.
  • Accessories: The many finishing-touch options for trim and accent color and style make the personalization of your home’s exterior complete.

 

2. Vinyl Siding Has Low Maintenance Requirements

Installing vinyl siding is an investment in the quality of life you’ll enjoy going forward. You’ll never spend your free time scraping, patching, caulking and painting or staining vinyl. It is impervious to moisture and insects, and vinyl withstands Utah’s seasonal high winds very well. An occasional soap-and-water wash is all that’s needed to keep it looking fantastic in the years to come. And since the repair and maintenance costs are so low, you’ll have more money in your pocket to enjoy your free time. That sets it apart from natural wood and fiber cement siding, both with much higher maintenance requirements and costs.

 

3. Vinyl Siding is a Tremendous Value

Vinyl is affordable and it lasts for decades. Combined with the low maintenance costs mentioned above, vinyl gives you much better value than your other siding options.

Is Vinyl Right for Your Home?

Is this attractive, low-maintenance and customizable cladding the best choice for your home? If you’d like to explore vinyl’s benefits or have questions about vinyl siding, we can help. Call us today to discuss vinyl siding or to receive a free, no-obligation estimate to show you how affordable vinyl siding can be.

 

About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

 

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-505-9622
http://advancedwindowsusa.com/

 

3 Tips on How to Choose a Patio Door for Your Home

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Did you know that insulated steel and fiberglass doors are more energy efficient than wood doors? The screen door is exceptionally easy to install and remove and filter in the fresh air and keep out pesky insects; while regulating the thermal conditions too.

Changing the door gives the patio space a different feel, and can have a big impact. Consider a door with glass panes to virtually enlarge the patio space and lighten up a heavy façade. Your choice should blend in with the architectural style of your home, and should bring in more natural lighting.

Increase the charm of your home’s exterior by personalizing your patio; with so many options to choose from, you can order your custom door from us. The right exterior enhancements blend seamlessly with your exterior and can add value to your home.
Consider these tips while selecting your patio door.

Energy certification

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency certifies energy efficient appliances; not only house electronics but also the materials that build the exterior patio doors. Energy certified doors deliver an extra level of thermal performance, reducing your heating and cooling costs all year round.

Patio door material

The base material of the patio door determines its durability, resilience against the elements and its beauty. Whether your fancy a wood grain finish with internal blinds or just a standard white door, we have it all.

The standard dual point grappling hook locks are a security feature of the sliding door, which comes in various design variations such as the monorail track design for easy gliding. These four materials are the most common.

• Wood
Fir, pine, and mahogany are the most common construction materials. Proper maintenance prevents warping, cracking or rotting, and enhances their durability. Occasional polishing with wax preserves the natural elegance and gives it value.

• Vinyl
Vinyl doors won’t peel, fade, rot or warp, and they’ll weather cold or hot climates. Custom faux finishes that match the décor of your home add a unique touch to the room with the added benefits of strength and energy efficiency.

• Aluminum or steel
Treatment using other metal additives during manufacturing of metal doors ensures they remain corrosion free and rust resistant. Metal doors are more cost effective in the long term and highly durable.

• Fiberglass
Fiberglass is a weather resistant material made out of fine fibers of spun glass held together with a special resin. The door is lightweight and durable.

Door Security and Locks

An ideal patio door should possess multiple locking mechanisms for added security. Sliding patio doors have dual point locks with hooks that latch onto the frame or sliding part of the door.

The deadbolt locking system of the French patio doors is quite secure and durable too.
Choose a professional

For over 26 years, we transform homes with window and door treatments to ensure home security and timeless elegance. Contact Advanced Window USA today to get your free quote, order our Utah-made products, or have them installed in your home.

 

About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-505-9622
http://advancedwindowsusa.com/

 

 

 

3 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Home Windows

awp-time-to-replace-windows_infographicThough there are Utah homeowners who claim that their Victorian house still has its original windows, the windows of most homes simply don’t last that long. Experts claim that windows last about 20 years on average before it’s time to replace them. However, the signs that a window needs replacing can be subtle. Here are three signs that tell a homeowner it’s time to invest in some replacement windows:

The Window no longer works as well as it should.

This means that the window is difficult to open and difficult to close once it’s open. Air is able to leak in and leak out, and if it’s a double-paned window, condensation can be seen between the glass panes. Windows that have been nailed or painted to the point where they simply can’t be opened also need to be replaced.

The window may be difficult to clean and is so old that the homeowner can’t find replacement parts for it even if they were willing and able to fix it.

Nowadays, part of the work of a window is to be energy efficient. Newer windows have double or triple panes with inert gas between the glass that help lower energy bills. Low-E, or low emissivity window panes are coated in ways that allow in light but lessen the ultraviolet rays that enter the house and fade or discolor carpets, furniture and books. They also keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

The Window is no longer attractive.

The frame around the window is cracked, splintered or rotting because water has leaked in behind it. Paint may be flaking off the frame, and water stains are visible. The style of the window is outdated. A window that has a hole or crack in it can make the very exterior of a house look unattractive and clearly needs to be replaced.

One caveat for windows that were installed before 1980 is that there might be lead in the paint of the frames and mullions. If the homeowner is worried about this, they hour have an expert come in and test the windows for lead before they’re replaced.

The House is slated for Renovation

Old windows rarely make sense in a house that’s about to undergo a major renovation. Now is the time to buy windows that not only complement the overall look of the house and its rooms, but to install energy efficient replacement windows if the old windows were of the inefficient single pane variety. Other tips are to install windows that can be opened if the older windows were fixed and to put in larger windows to let in more light.

A Utah homeowner who needs to have their windows replaced shouldn’t hesitate to engage our professionals at Advanced Window Products. In business for over 30 years, we pride ourselves in installing superior windows at affordable prices for our customers in the Salt Lake City Area. For beautiful, energy efficient windows, give us a call at 801-505-9622.

About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-505-9622

Winter Window Replacement Options

When the mercury drops and frozen winds begin whipping, cold air can discover a way into your home. Any break in your house’s “envelope” – the house’s external shell of that protects the within from the components – is a prime source for air leakage. Normally, windows represent the most surface area in your house’s envelope openings. When you have old or ineffective windows, air leakages can make the temperature levels inside annoyingly chilly during the winter– not to discuss the added wear on your heating and cooling system as it struggles to preserve the set temperature level.

Advanced Window Products can help replace the windows in your house. We have more than 30 years of experience serving Utah for their window replacement needs.

Won’t Winter Window Replacement Make My Home a Freezer?

Your old, leaking windows might have you thinking about a window replacement task, specifically if the inside your house is cold during the winter. ‘But, wait,’ you question. ‘Why would I replace my windows in the winter season? My home will be freezing during the task!’ This is where research can be helpful.

Finest Practices for Winter Window Replacement Jobs

Here are four crucial practices installers must utilize during winter window replacements:

  • Remove only one window at a time: During a window replacement project, installers ought to get rid of only one window at a time and change it with the new window before carrying on to the next one. That way, they restrict the quantity of openings exposed to the cold air exterior.
  • Plastic floor-to-ceiling barriers: For bigger openings, the installer must cover the opening with plastic flooring to ceiling barriers. One example is setting up bay or bow window, which are made from a variety of windows such as double pane and picture windows.
  • Keep doors closed: When replacing a window, the installer ought to keep the door to that space closed, restricting the amount of cold air that can find its way into adjoining areas of the house.
  • Cleanliness practices: Along with winter cold comes mud, whether from rain or snowfall. Installers should utilize tarps, shoe-covering booties and other practices to ensure your house stays clean.

Reasons to Replace Your Windows During the Winter Season

Once you feel more comfortable about arranging your window replacement, there are other benefits to changing your windows throughout the winter:

  1. Scheduling: Frequently, specialists and installers experience a lull in service throughout the winter months, specifically after the holidays. Possibilities are you can get your window replacement scheduled much sooner than you might in the spring or fall.
  2. Price: Along with much easier scheduling, specialists and providers may use discounts, sales or other rewards throughout this slower season.
  3. Lower monthly costs: As soon as your new windows are set up, you will experience the benefits of energy efficient windows. In addition to warmer spaces, you must begin seeing immediate savings on your winter season energy costs.

Setting up Replacement Windows Can be a Winter Season Task

Old, leaking windows can make your house annoyingly chilly in the winter season. Working with the specialists at Advanced Window Products to install your replacement windows will keep your house comfy this winter. And will you get the advantages of simple scheduling, discount rates, and reduced energy bills. Call us at 801-505-9622, or contact us here to schedule your window replacement!

Home Security: How Windows Contribute

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More than 2.1 million burglaries were reported in the United States in 2012, according to the FBI, showing just how simple it is for burglars to break in. However prior to make a huge purchase of a security system, take a detailed, tough look at your house. A few easy, low- or no-cost steps will considerably prevent a potential thief from targeting your home.

  • Remember, the objective isn’t to make your house totally break-in proof. It is only to make your house a less appealing target than the other houses in your neighborhood. Look at the surrounding houses and change appropriately. Do not be the lowest-hanging fruit!
  • Most of house and home break-ins occur throughout the daytime when many individuals are away at work or school. 70% of the robbers use some quantity force to get in a residence, but their choice is to gain easy access through an open door or window.
  • Although house burglaries may seem random in occurrence, they really include a selection process. The burglar’s choice procedure is basic: Choose a vacant house with the easiest gain access to, the best amount of cover, and with the very best escape paths.

Windows remain unlocked and open at a much greater rate than doors. An open window, noticeable from the street or alley, may be the sole factor for your house to be picked by a robber. Ground flooring windows are more vulnerable to burglaries for obvious factors. Upper floor windows become attractive if they can be accessed from a stairway, tree, fence, or by getting on verandas. Windows have latches, not locks and therefore should have secondary obstructing gadgets to avoid sliding them open from the exterior. Low-cost wood dowels and sticks work well for horizontal moving windows and through-the-frame pins work well for vertical sliding windows. For ventilation, block the window open no greater than 6 inches and ensure you cannot reach in from the outdoors and eliminate the obstructing gadget or reach through and unlock the door.

Modern windows usually are more secure. Here’s why:

Casement Windows

The casement window is considered the most secure type of window since, with no way to turn the crank from the outside, there’s truly no chance a trespasser might enter your home through the window if you’re sure to close and lock it. No extra hardware is needed to make the sash window more safe.

Sliding Windows

A sliding window includes a lock developed to stop the operable pane from relapsing and forth. For added security, you can install a burglar bar in between the window frame and moving sash. With the stress set properly, there’s no other way anyone can operate the window from the outside.

Double-Hung Windows

A double-hung window features the exact same lock as a moving window. This lock holds both sashes in location so they cannot move. To increase security further, many brand-new double-hung windows included an additional piece of hardware set up on the face of the leading sash’s frame. When the tab is pressed in, the bottom sash moves freely, but when extended, the window is locked securely in location. If you have older double-hung windows, you can acquire this hardware independently and install it on each window for added house security.