Vinyl Replacement Windows for Style, Convenience, Performance


Vinyl Replacement Windows | Madison WI | Sims Exteriors and Remodeling

Replacement windows need not be limited to the standard shapes and sizes – and vinyl window are available for the job.

Vinyl replacement windows are the leading choice when the time comes to choose new windows for your Madison WI home. High-quality replacement windows like the Hawthorne line from Alliance Windows, provide energy-efficient environmental protection to enhance the performance of a home’s heating and cooling systems. Vinyl windows require little maintenance or surface refinishing and they help to wrap the home in a warm, attractive blanket. Installing replacement windows not only gives the property a “face lift,” it’s like apply professional makeup when it comes to enhancing curb appeal.

Advantages to Vinyl Replacement Windows

More than three decades ago the first vinyl windows appeared on the scene. Vinyl replacement windows have grown from a very small segment of the industry to the most popular choice. Homeowners have accepted the new technology because it has distinct advantages over competition from wood or metal frames. Its advantages include:

  • Energy-efficient Performance – delivering reduced costs for heating and cooling is a primary goal when considering replacement windows and vinyl offers excellent thermal protection. Energy conserving options with Alliance windows include multiple panes of glass, low-E coatings and extra insulation.
  • Low Maintenance – other than a periodic washing, vinyl replacement windows are maintenance free. Vinyl windows don’t need staining or painting, they resist scratches and fading.
  • Excellent Warranties – Alliance windows have a limited lifetime warranty and professional window installation contractors like Sims Exteriors & Remodeling stand behind their workmanship.
  • Robust Construction – modern advances in manufacturing and vinyl creation has produced window frames that don’t peel, crack, warp or fade.
  • Environmentally Friendly – not only do vinyl replacement windows outlast most competitors, they are also recyclable.
  • Options Abound – vinyl windows are excellent choices for nearly any installation because they are available in so many styles, shapes and colors. They can be custom made if one of the dozens of standards doesn’t quite fit the desired décor.
    • Colors – Beginning with standard colors, Alliance windows are available in nine popular exterior colors and five interior colors to match paints and stains. If that’s not enough, Alliance windows can be built to match the color you want.
    • Screen Options – Clear-Vue screens enhance performance on Alliance windows by adding a premium mesh that allows for more airflow and better outward visibility. It has a special antimicrobial protectant to guard against molds and mildew. It’s easy to clean and keeps out bugs.

All Popular Window Designs Are Available

Almost any window design imaginable is available or can be created with a vinyl or vinyl-clad frame. All the most popular styles are readily available in a wide range of standard shapes and sizes. Consider these industry standard Alliance windows:

Double-Hung replacement window features include:

  • Heavy-walled PVC framing is a natural insulator
  • Compression seal at the sill resists air and water penetration
  • Additional weather stripping reduces air filtration even more
  • ¾-inch glass for top energy efficiency
  • InnocativE® high-performance glass with a low-E coating conserves energy
  • Spacers provide a “warm edge” to reduce energy flow around the edge of glass
  • Stiff construction prevents “screen rattle” even on extremely windy days
  • Strong, dependable springs that never need adjusting

Slider window features include:

  • Two sets of double-wheeled brass rollers transfer weight of glass directly to the frame, reducing stress on sash
  • Rollers glide on integral track for easy operation
  • On a twin vent model, both components lift out for easy cleaning
  • “Weep chamber” on the frame assure efficient water runoff
  • ¾-inch glass for top energy efficiency
  • InnocativE® high-performance glass with a low-E coating conserves energy
  • Spacers provide a “warm edge” to reduce energy flow around the edge of glass

Casement replacement windows feature:

  • Sashes that open completely for easy cleaning from within the house
  • All components are corrosion resistant
  • Multi-point locking systems for reliable security
  • Three layers of weather stripping
  • Rugged hardware for effortless, smooth operation
  • Narrow frames to maximize glass exposure
  • ¾-inch glass for top energy efficiency
  • InnocativE® high-performance glass with a low-E coating conserves energy
  • Spacers provide a “warm edge” to reduce energy flow around the edge of glass

Bay windows and bow windows feature:

  • An adjustable suspension system for maximum support
  • Insulated mullions to minimize cold spots and drafts
  • Insulated head and seat board to resist cold and condensation
  • Stainable wood veneer
  • InnocativE® high-performance glass with a low-E coating conserves energy
  • Spacers provide a “warm edge” to reduce energy flow around the edge of glass
  • Weather-proof vinyl capping system for maximum protection with minimum maintenance

Vinyl Replacement Windows Installation Tips

Removing existing windows, preparing the site and installing replacements requires more than a few handyman tools and a copy of the manufacturer’s instructions. At least of you want to do it worry-free. Attention to the details that blend the new installations with the existing home, guarantee energy efficiency and keep out wind and water require experience. With experience and professional training comes a level of respected craftsmanship.

Review these considerations:

  • Insulation – when the old windows are removed, the rough opening for the vinyl replacement windows should be packed with batted insulation. Without the insulation most of the advantage from the window’s construction and glass coating will be lost.
  • Proper Cladding – each window should be wrapped with a special cladding material to create a self-enclosed unit with a snug fit. With Alliance windows, Sims uses an exclusive channel design that adds a higher level of protection against water and pests when compared with standard installation choices.
  • Additional Protection – Sims adds an additional cladded nailing flange taped to the wall with Weather-Max Extreme window tape to complete the enclosure.
  • Caulk and Seal – this is not the place to cut corners. All areas should be caulked and sealed with 25-year-rated silicone to protect the windows and your home.

Remodeling Pros Know Windows

The ultimate success of any window project begins with selecting a quality replacement window.

An experienced and knowledgeable source of remodeling ideas, trends and the latest in replacement windows, Sims Exteriors & Remodeling serves greater Dane County, including Middleton, Waunakee, Fitchburg, Oregon Verona, McFarland, Stoughton, Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie and Deforest.

Contact Sims Exteriors and Remodeling at 608-825-4500, or email us to begin planning the installation of the Alliance windows that represent the best vinyl replacement windows for your home in Madison WI.

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