Louisville Vinyl Windows - Carlson Siding
Louisville Vinyl Windows from Carlson Siding and Construction
When you begin your search for replacement vinyl windows, you might feel as if you’ve just fallen through the looking glass. In today’s shrinking
world full of expanding solutions, it often seems as if it’s easier to stay in bed and pull up the covers than figure out thorny problems like which is the
best kind of window for you. Let Carlson Siding and Construction help guide you through the maze of
Louisville vinyl window options available to you.
Carlson Siding and Construction offer UltraMaxx® Vinyl Windows from Alside.
There's a unique feeling of confidence that comes from knowing you have chosen
UltraMaxx® Windows from Alside. They are not only beautiful; their heavy-gauge,
fusion-welded vinyl sash and mainframe structure makes them incredibly strong
and durable. Years of operation and harsh weather won't diminish their quality
or performance. And they offer superior resistance to the elements and air and
Our beveled mainframe and sash design creates an elegant exterior appearance.
Plus, UltraMaxx® provides a wide range of design options to complement your
UltraMaxx® Windows help to lower energy costs, provide maintenance-freedom and
also increase the property value of your home. And are covered by our impressive
Lifetime Limited Warranty.*
Vinyl windows are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which is rigid and
impact-resistant. Hollow spaces inside make them resistant to heat loss and
All windows consist of a frame, glass insulating system, seal system, and
components like cam locks, rollers, etc. For a window to be efficient, it is
crucial to pay particular attention to the quality of the glass. Various factors
can affect the performance and energy efficiency of a window unit.
- High Quality Frame
Vinyl frames add insulating value to the frame surrounding the glass further
increasing the windows performance.
- Low-E Glass
The principal mechanism of heat transfer in multilayer glazing is thermal
radiation from a warm pane of glass to a cooler pane. Coating a glass
surface with a low-emittance material and placing that coating between the
glass layers blocks a major amount of this radiant heat transfer, thus
lowering the total heat flow through the window. Low-emittance (Low-E)
coatings are microscopically thin, virtually invisible, metal or metallic
oxide layers deposited on a glazing surface primarily to reduce the U-factor
by suppressing radiative heat flow.
- Gas Fills
Between the spaces of some double paned windows, a special type of gas is
inserted, filling the window unit and thereby improving its overall thermal
- Edge Spacers
Energy efficient windows often employ super spacers having "warm edge
technology". (Spacers refer to the material used to keep the two panes of
glass apart while also providing an air tight seal.) "Super Spacers" keep
the windows warmer around the edges where condensation often occurs.
- Multiple Window Panes
Why are multiple window panes better than single paned windows? Multiple
window panes increase energy efficiency of a window due to the fact that
heat flow is resisted.
Vinyl Windows are a key element of your
Louisville home's décor
They affect light, ventilation and temperature as well as the comfort of the home's
occupants. Vinyl Windows also contribute to your home's architectural identity, conveying period
and style. When you're choosing replacement vinyl windows, be sure the styles
you select suit your home both practically and aesthetically.
Why Vinyl Windows for your
Vinyl replacement windows are less expensive than wood and other type of
replacement windows. Vinyl will beat any other replacement window when it comes
Vinyl does not rot or deteriorate in the same way that wood does. You
can expect a long life from your vinyl windows.
In the winter, vinyl window frames slow down the transfer of cold into your
warm house. In summer, vinyl window frames hinder the movement of heat into
your cool house. Wood windows have similar properties, too, but stay away from
aluminum which easily transfers outside temperatures into your house.
No Painting Needed
White vinyl replacement window frames never need painting. Have you ever
tried painting a window frame? It's laborious, detailed, sometime dangerous
(for upper stories) pain-staking work!
Vinyl Windows can be either fixed or operable in your Louisville home
Fixed Vinyl Windows
are stationary units mounted
within a frame. They're great for letting in light and exposing views but
provide no ventilation. Among the more visually interesting choices are
octagonal, half-circle or ellipse windows.
Operable Vinyl Windows
come equipped with hardware for opening
and closing the sash, latching and locking. There are several different
types of operable vinyl windows.
Vinyl windows come in many shapes, sizes
and types. So how do you select the right ones? There are many things to
consider when selecting the right Louisville vinyl window for you:
- your budget
- your home's style
- how you want the window to perform
- ease of maintenance
- is your vinyl window a focal point - or does it only serve a practical purpose?
When a window operates up and down, I have heard the term single hung and double
hung. What is the difference?
The terms single hung and double hung refer to windows that operate up and
down. A single hung window is fixed at the top and only the bottom sash opens.
On a double hung window, both the top sash and bottom sash open and both usually
tilt-in for cleaning.
What does U.I. Mean?
U.I. Stands for United Inches. When you measure your window always measure
the width first and the height second — add the two figures together and that
number is the total united inches. (Example 36 X 36 =3D 72 U.I.) Note: Always
round off measurements to the next highest inch.
Is a double pane window the same as a thermal pane window?
NO! Just because a window has two panes of glass, it cannot be considered a
thermal pane window. A double pane window that has two panes of single strength
glass is just that, a window that has two panes of glass. A thermal pane window
will have two panes of double-strength lowE glass and may be Argon-filled as
well. These are some of the options that make a thermal window.
What's the difference between a replacement vinyl window and a "new"
Aren't they both new? Yes, but there is a difference. Normally used in new
construction, "new" vinyl windows have a nailing flange used to attach them to the
rough opening in the wall. They're attached with nails driven into the exterior
casing or brick mould on the outside and through the jambs on the inside.
A replacement vinyl window has no nailing flange and fits into an existing window
frame. Replacements are easier to install and preferred unless the existing
frame is damaged and needs replacing.
Louisville Vinyl Windows from Carlson Siding and Construction - Features and Benefits
- Fusion-welded frame and sashes provide superior structural strength and
create a permanent barrier against air and moisture infiltration
- The multi-chamber design of the UltraMaxx Window helps trap dead air to
produce an effective insulating barrier
- Quad 4 weatherstripping at the header and sill adds greater protection
from the elements
- Heavy-duty SteelForce™ reinforcement is placed within the sashes at the
meeting rails to ensure extra protection at this very critical and often
- The Intercept Spacer System helps reduce conducted heat loss through the
window and is better at retaining insulating gas than many conventional
- Triple-barrier weatherstripping between the sash and jamb for superior
protection from air and water infiltration
- Full-capture sill channels water to the exterior – keeping your windows
free from accumulation of water and debris
- Optional ClimaTech insulated glass packages available. Consult your
window professional for the optimal glass package required for your home and