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FAQs About Vinyl Siding

Vinyl replacement windows have long been popular, but many homeowners have traditionally stayed away from vinyl siding because they think it comes in limited colors or can’t stand up to the environment. Today’s vinyl siding is nothing like it has been in the past, and the reputation it once had is no longer deserved. Are you considering taking the plunge with vinyl siding for you home? Here are the answers to some questions that may be on your mind.

Won’t vinyl siding limit my color options?

Choosing vinyl siding no longer means that you must have a beige home. Today’s vinyl siding comes in a range of colors, including deep, rich colors that were once thought impossible to get in vinyl. No matter what color you want to choose for your home, there is a good chance you can find it available in vinyl siding.

Is vinyl siding vulnerable to wind damage?

Every kind of siding is vulnerable to wind damage in some way. However, most kinds of vinyl siding are tested to withstand winds up to 110 miles per hour. Reinforced vinyl siding can stand up to even stronger winds, including category 5 hurricanes. The good news is that if your vinyl siding is damaged, it is much easier—and affordable—to fix than other kinds of siding.

Does vinyl siding require a lot of maintenance?

Compared to other kinds of siding, vinyl is very low maintenance. It typically only needs to sprayed with a cleaning solution and brushed with a soft-bristled brush about once per year. Power washing is not necessary. Vinyl retains color for much longer than traditional paint, so you can expect it to look as vibrant as when it was installed for a long period of time.

To find out if vinyl siding is right for you home, call Window World. In addition to vinyl siding in Orlando, we offer a large selection of replacement windows and doors for all budgets and home styles. For more information, please call (407) 734-2996.

Is Now the Time to Replace Your Windows?

Although windows are built to be sturdy, nothing lasts forever, and eventually, your windows will need to be replaced. Windows that are exposed to strong winds on a regular basis tend to wear out more quickly than windows in other areas, but every home will need replacement windows at some point. Are your windows trying to tell you that now is the time to swap them out for some new models? Consider getting replacement windows if you notice these signs.

Your energy bills are high.

If your energy bills seem to get higher every month, look to your windows. Older windows lack the insulation of newer ones, and that means that heat and cool air is flowing in and out of them. Getting energy efficient windows will reduce your energy costs while making your home more comfortable by keeping your AC inside during the summer and your heat in during the winter.

Your home survived a severe storm.

Storms are inevitable, and every home goes through them from time to time. However, if your home went through a significant weather event, like a major hurricane, your windows could have been weakened, even if they didn’t break. Look for warping, bowing, or other signs of damage, or consider having your windows inspected by a professional. It is better to replace weakened windows now than deal with the cleanup of broken windows when the next storm arrives.

You’re renovating your home.

When you’re renovating your home, don’t forget to consider replacing your windows. Adding a bay window or adding additional windows to open up your room to a great view can have a dramatic impact on your home’s appearance. Talk to a window replacement company about the different types of windows you can include in your design.

Are you considering replacement windows in Orlando? Let Window World help you make the right choice for your home and your budget. Call us today at (407) 734-2996.

Cleaning Your Window and Door Tracks

It’s easy to overlook cleaning your window and sliding door tracks, but letting dirt and debris build up in these areas can affect their functionality and impact the longevity of your windows and doors. This video will show you an easy way to keep the tracks clean.

To clean window and sliding door tracks, start by using your vacuum to remove as much dirt and debris as possible. Next, use baking soda and vinegar to treat the caked-on dirt, using a brush to scrub the track and rinsing it with water when it’s clean.

Could your home benefit from window replacement or a new sliding glass door? Find out from Window World how easy it is to improve your home’s appearance with new windows and doors in Orlando. Contact us today at (507) 734-2996 for more information.

Highlighting the Advantages of Fiberglass Doors

If you’re considering replacing your door, you may be surprised to learn just how many advantages fiberglass has. Although there are new doors available in a range of materials, fiberglass has little to no limitations and a long list of advantages. Here are just a few of the benefits of choosing fiberglass when you need a new door for your home.

Fiberglass doors require the lowest amount of maintenance of any style of door. They effectively resist dents and scratches as well as rust and rot. Fiberglass doors won’t warp like wood and can be painted or stained in the color of your choosing. Fiberglass doors can be designed to look smooth like a steel door or to mimic the appearance of wood. They offer five times the energy efficiency of wood doors and are known for their security.

At Window World, in addition to our huge selection of replacement windows, we offer replacement entry doors and sliding glass doors to improve the curb appeal of your home. To get a new door in Orlando, call us at (407) 734-2996.

Ways to Win at Picking Windows for Your Home

If you’ve decided that it’s time to get replacement windows, you may be surprised to learn how many options are available to you. Fortunately, there are multiple things you can do to narrow down your decision from the many types of windows that are available to get the best possible windows for your home. Keep these things in mind as you select your new windows.

Consider Your Home’s Architectural Style

The exterior design of your home can have a big impact on the kinds of windows you choose. If you have a modern home, expansive casement or awing style windows will adhere to the clean lines of your design. For a more traditional home, selecting windows with diamond or colonial grids may be a good choice. Make sure the windows you select fit with the overall aesthetic of your home, from the design of the windows themselves to the colors of the panes and frames.

Look for the View

If your home has a view you want to emphasize, use your windows to shine a light on it. Open up a room to the view you want to highlight with large windows, bay windows, or windows without grids. Make those windows the focal point of the room. Using different window shapes can also draw attention to a view you want to emphasize.

Choose the Right Functionality

Do you want windows that can be opened, or do you want fixed windows? In some spaces, you may want windows that can be opened to allow fresh air inside, while you may wish for fixed windows in other spaces. Fixed windows tend to be larger, so they are often used in rooms in which you want a more open, airy feel. You can also choose whether you want windows that open traditionally or windows that open awning or garden style.

Window World can help you select the right types of windows in Orlando for your home, whether you need a few window replacements or you are ready to replace all of your windows. To talk to one of our experienced technicians about your windows, please call (407) 734-2996.

Choosing a Front Door That Adds Value to Your Home

Your front door is an important ingredient in the curb appeal of your home—and an essential part of boosting your home’s value. Adding a new front door to your home can boost the perceived value of your property, ensuring you get a good return on your investment. Here’s how to make the most of your investment in a new front door.

If you have a standard, six-panel front door, installing a new door will make your home look more appealing to potential buyers. Steel, wood, and fiberglass doors can all improve your home’s appearance and provide durable quality. The key is to opt for a door that includes glass paneling and decorative handles that complement the style of your home.

With multiple options for new doors in Orlando, making the right decision for your home can be difficult. At Window World, we will walk you through the process of selecting and installing your new door to maximize the increased value it adds to your home. Start the process of picking a new door today by calling (407) 734-2996.

A Look at an Innovative Solution for Window Cleaning

No matter what type of window you have, cleaning them is always a challenge. The window wiper in this video is one way of solving the ongoing problem of cleaning the outside of your windows without getting on a ladder.

The device, called The Glider, has two halves that can each hold a microfiber cloth. Each half has a magnet, so you can attach one side of the device on the outside of the window and one on the inside and use the inside piece to move both halves. The magnets ensure the pieces move together to clean both sides of the window.

If you need replacement windows or new windows for a new construction project, choose Window World. We offer a variety of types of windows and assist with window installation in Orlando. Find out more about our services by calling (407) 734-2996.

Spotlight on the Benefits of Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is an extremely popular choice for homes for good reason. It is durable, affordable, and versatile, and the installation process is easy, when performed by professionals. If you are building a new home or need new siding in your existing home, there are many benefits to choosing vinyl. Here is a look at some of the reasons homeowners pick vinyl siding so often.

It’s low maintenance.

Vinyl siding requires very little care to stay in good condition. Unlike other kinds of siding, vinyl won’t ever need to be repainted or scrapped. Most people are able to keep their vinyl siding looking its best by rinsing it with a hose periodically. Because vinyl doesn’t rot and isn’t vulnerable to pests like wood siding, you won’t have to deal with pest control and repairs. Vinyl is also more resistant to denting than metal siding, so it’s less likely to become damaged during storms or other types of impacts.

It’s affordable.

Vinyl is usually more affordable than other forms of siding, making it an ideal choice for budget-conscious homeowners. Vinyl is available in different grades, so premium products do cost more. However, even high-grade vinyl is typically less expensive than other options, such as brick, wood, and stone.

It’s versatile.

Vinyl is available in a huge array of colors, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your home. You can also purchase vinyl siding with wide clapboards, small clapboards, vertical boards, and these mimic the appearance of other materials, such as cedar shake. Because it is available in different grades, you can easily find selections that fit your budget. Keep in mind, however, that the color of vinyl siding can fade over time, so bold colors may show signs of aging faster than understated colors.

At Window World, our insulated vinyl siding offers an unbeatable combination of quality and affordability, no matter the style of your home. If you’re interested in vinyl siding in Orlando, contact us today at (407) 734-2996.

A Guide to Your Patio Door Options

Patio doors are a beautiful addition to any room. They invite in extra light and provide a view of the outside surroundings that you can enjoy throughout the year. Sliding patio doors offer a combination of form and function, giving you the look you want for your room while conserving space. If you are considering installing a patio door, here is a look at the different design options from which you can choose.

Classic Style

Classic style patio doors are simple and timeless in their design. They feature five-inch rails and blend seamlessly into any décor style. These sliding doors move quietly and are easily customized with a variety of decorative handle options. A classic-model door is budget friendly and easy to install, thanks to its understated style. You can choose from different levels of solar protection, based on your budget and the placement of the doors.

Contemporary Style

If you’re looking for a more dramatic style, consider a contemporary patio door. These doors have symmetrical, three-inch rails and clean lines, providing striking elegance. Although the style of these doors is inspired by contemporary design, they can easily work with many different décor styles and are especially at home in formal living rooms and other upscale areas of the house. As with classic-style doors, contemporary patio doors are available with a variety of decorative handles and different levels of solar protection.

French Style

If you want French-style patio doors but don’t want to give up the extra space required for the wide swing of the doors, you can get the look with a sliding door. French-style sliding doors have five-inch top rails, seven-inch bottom rails, and three-inch side rails for increased aesthetic appeal, and they are available with French door-inspired decorative handles in multiple finishes. As with other patio doors, multiple solar protection options are available.

Let Window World help you choose and install the right sliding door in Orlando for your home. In addition to patio doors, we offer replacement windows and a number of different types of doors. Contact us today at (407) 734-2996.

Our Commitment to First-Class Installation

Unless they are installed properly, your doors and windows won’t be as efficient or as attractive as they ought to be. The experts at Window World always double-check their work and cover their bases so you can enjoy the best results.

You could buy the most efficient vinyl windows on the market, but if you don’t install them the right way, you’re already setting yourself back. The installation process is crucial for the longevity of your windows as well, so you want to trust the professionals. The team at Window World knows exactly how to place your windows so they’re perfectly plumb and level, keeping moisture and outside air from coming inside. If you want to experience first-class installation, you need to work with industry professionals like Window World.

Window World is proud to install your patio door or new window in Orlando the right way, and we’re happy to answer any questions you have along the way. We are committed to providing first-class installation to all of our customers. Look at your door and window options on our website, and give us a call today at (407) 734-2996 for more information.

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