Vinyl Windows – Energy-efficient, Cost-effective Choice

Alliance Windows | Madison WI | Sims Exteriors and Remodeling
A home addition that includes new windows make a statement inside and out.

Vinyl windows are the No. 1 choice for new and replacement windows in the Madison WI area. The Hawthorne Series from Alliance Windows is among the most sought-after lines.

What makes these reliable windows so popular? Here are a few reasons:

  • Vinyl windows are nearly maintenance-free – once installed the only routine maintenance is keeping them clean. They will not rot, peel or chip and never need paint or stain.
  • Long-lasting – wood and metal windows wear out much sooner than high-end vinyl models like those in the Hawthorne line.
  • Energy-efficient – with an Energy Star® rating and Low-E glass means these windows keep the outside temperature extremes outside where they belong.
  • Multiple options – low-maintenance windows are available in an assortment of shapes, sizes and colors.
  • Exceptional warranties – because they outlast and outperform most competitors, transferable lifetime warranties are common.

Alliance Windows Enhance Your Lifestyle

The Hawthorne line of Alliance windows is engineered and tested to be weather-tight and energy efficient in southern Wisconsin’s

Vinyl Windows | Madison WI | Sims Exteriors and Remodeling
Combining popular window style lets you get the most from your view while maintaining a high level of energy efficiency.

unpredictable climate. Windows feature heavy-walled, multiple-chamber construction and every piece of hardware has lifetime guarantee.

The lineup includes three basic styles:

  • Double Hung – the most popular with two sliding sash pieces that can be tilted for cleaning from inside.
  • Twin Vent Slider – two horizontally sliding sashes that lift out for cleaning.
  • Casement – A single hinged sash that opens outward by turning an inside crank handle.

Double hung windows are the most common of the popular styles. Hawthorne models include all the most desirable features, like:

  • Heavy-walled PVC construction – framing serves as a natural insulator.
  • Tight seals – closed cell compression seals resist air and water penetration.
  • Weather stripping – at the sill to further restrict air infiltration.
  • Insulated glass – ¾-inch insulating glass for optimum energy efficiency
  • Reinforced lift rails – provide strength and additional insulation.
  • No screen rattle – even on windy days the rigid construction prevents this annoying sound.

Hawthorne sliders feature:

  • Double-wheeled rollers – two sets of brass rollers transfer the weight of the glass evenly, reducing stress on frame and sash.
  • Easy operation – rollers glide on integral track for fingertip operation.
  • Lift-out cleaning – sashes lift out for easy cleaning from the inside.
  • “Weep” chambers – specially-designed features on the frame that assure effective water runoff.
  • Insulation – heavy PCV frames, ¾-inch insulating glass and specially engineered spacers to restrict the flow of air and moisture.

Growing in popularity, casement windows include:

  • Easy cleaning – windows open completely to be cleaned from inside.
  • Corrosion-resistant – all components are corrosion resistant.
  • Secure locks – multipoint locks secure the sash at three points.
  • Energy-efficient – three layers of weather stripping plus insulating glass.

All the Alliance windows carry the company’s Assurance Plus lifetime warranty.

Vinyl Windows Conserve Energy

Installing the right windows means saving energy. That translates into saving dollars. All Alliance windows are available with optional InnovativE® high-performance glass. It uses a specifically engineered Low-E coating customized to the local environment. Commonly referred to as Low-E, meaning low emissivity, the glass package includes warm edge spacers. It balances radiant heat loss and passive heat gain – heat lost from inside vs. heat from the sun. Because it is the largest area of any window, the glass is the most critical element.

As a member of the American Window Alliance (AWA) we are able to tap into the expertise of all our partners. Among their finest features, our windows require no maintenance or surface refinishing. And they are available in popular colors to enhance curb appeal.

As a group, the AWA has recycled more than 1 million pounds of glass, returning it to glass companies where it becomes new glass products.

Choose Experienced Alliance Window Installers

Even the best windows in the world won’t perform up to their potential if they’re not installed correctly. When it comes to installing new or replacement windows, you can count on Sims for field an experienced and skilled team.

Sims Exteriors and Remodeling brings years of experience and training to every project. And, with the right tools and skills excels at every level in the home renovation process. Call us at 608-825-4500, or email us for the latest on Alliance windows and to select vinyl windows perfect for your Madison home.

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