What You Should Know Before Buying New or Replacing Windows

At Heartland Roofing, Siding, and Solar, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive home improvement solutions, including expert window replacement, repair and installation services. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about our window offerings.

What Kind of Windows Does Heartland Install?

Buying New or Replacing Windows

Our wide range of window types and materials means we can meet various budget requirements and style preferences. Whether you’re looking for quality vinyl windows or high-end wood or aluminum, the Heartland team has options to fulfill your needs.

Vinyl Windows

Quality vinyl windows provide an excellent balance of durability and affordability. These windows are a popular choice for homeowners looking for cost-effective solutions without compromising quality. Vinyl windows are low- maintenance, and the frames don’t require painting, staining or refinishing to look good for years.

Premium Wood Windows

For those who prefer the classic look and feel of wood, wood-framed windows add a touch of elegance and warmth. Wood can be more of an investment upfront but can last up to 50 years if properly maintained, more than double the estimated duration of a vinyl window.

Extruded Aluminum Windows

Extruded aluminum windows are known for their longevity and design flexibility. These windows are strong, so they can handle severe weather and are an ideal choice for homeowners seeking a low-maintenance option.

Customizable Options

Every home is unique, which is why we offer a variety of customizable window options. We can accommodate your needs if you want standard window shapes or a more specialized design shape, like triangles or hexagons.

Heartland partners with leading window manufacturers, including Marvin, Vector and Pella, to ensure we provide the best products to our customers. We are proud to be a Pella Certified Contractor, offering high-quality and innovative window solutions to our clients.

What Is a Window Sash, and Do You Replace Them?

A window sash is the movable part of a window that holds the glass and surrounding framework, including the vertical and horizontal components forming the window structure.

The sash can move up and down, slide side to side, or crank open and shut. For example, the sash moves vertically in a double-hung window, while in a casement window, it swings out using a crank mechanism. The sash is an integral part of the window's operation and contributes to the window’s overall functionality and insulation.

If the window frame is still in good condition but the sash is damaged, warped or inefficient, we can replace it. This is often a cost-effective solution to improve the window's performance without needing a full window replacement. However, it's important to note that we do not replace just the glass pane within the sash. We focus on ensuring the entire sash is functional and effective in terms of energy efficiency and ease of operation.

Does Heartland Roofing, Siding, and Solar Provide Commercial Window Services?

Our commercial window replacement services are limited. We can replace windows in residential complexes like condos, but we do not replace storefront windows in commercial buildings. For commercial clients, we offer siding, roofing and solar solutions to improve business properties.

When Should Homeowners Consider Window Replacement?

You should consider replacing your windows if you:

  • Feel drafts or notice water leakage.
  • See persistent condensation between glass panes.
  • Have difficulty opening or closing a window.
  • Have visible signs of rot or other damage.
  • Lack the modern energy-efficient technologies of a newer window.

What Are the Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows?

One of the primary advantages of energy-efficient windows is improved temperature regulation within the home. Energy- efficient windows are designed with advanced technologies, such as low-E coatings and argon gas fills, which help reduce heat transfer.

During the summer, these windows reflect heat and UV rays, keeping the interior cooler and lessening the load on air conditioning systems. Conversely, in the winter, they help retain heat to make the home warmer and limit the need for excessive heating. This leads to two other significant benefits: the potential for lower energy bills over time and improved comfort.

Additionally, energy-efficient windows provide better protection for your furnishings. In blocking a significant amount of UV radiation, these windows can prevent fading and damage to furniture, carpets and artwork.

Is It Beneficial To Replace Windows at the Same Time as Other Exterior Home Projects?

If you’re considering replacing your windows and other exterior home projects, it can be beneficial to complete the projects at the same time. Heartland is a multitrade local contractor, and it can be helpful with budget and insurance to work with one contractor.

When it comes to installing windows, it can be particularly beneficial to replace them at the same time as your siding. Doing so ensures seamless installation as well as optimal waterproofing and sealing, enhancing the overall performance and longevity of your windows.

How Do Costs Vary for Window Replacements?

Costs vary based on the type of window (e.g., sliding versus crank-out), shape and size. Our partnerships with top window brands allow us to provide customizable solutions for different budgets.

Does Heartland Roofing, Siding, and Solar Assist Insurance Claims for Window Damage? If your windows have been damaged by hail or other natural events, we can assist with the insurance claims process. We conduct a thorough inspection, document the damage and provide estimates to the insurance company.

We also advocate on your behalf during the insurance adjuster's inspection to ensure all necessary repairs are included in the claim. Our goal is to make the process as smooth as possible and ensure you receive the full benefits you're entitled to.

Do you have questions on our window services we didn’t answer? We want to hear them! Connect with us through our Contact Us form or scroll down to find the links to our social media channels.

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