Last updated 4 days ago
Whether you are designing or replacing windows in your home, bow and bay windows are both a classic option to consider. Both bay and bow window designs protrude from the exterior wall of the structure, providing additional square footage and striking visual appeal to virtually any room in your home. The following design tips will help you capture stunning views, create space, and fill rooms with light using new bay and bow windows.
Built-In Sitting Area
Whether your new bay window will be installed in the kitchen, living room, or bedroom, be sure to utilize the cozy sitting area offered by your new window. A built-in window seat makes clever use of space and can even be used as part of a breakfast nook or cozy bedroom study area.
If you want to get the full effect of bay and bow windows, keep the architectural flourishes to a minimum. No matter what your home looks out on to, wide-open views from your new bay or boy windows will open up the interior of your home and bath your furniture in beautiful natural light.
In addition to natural sunlight, bay and bow windows are also an excellent source of fresh air. Casement windows can be added to bay and bow windows to fill each room with fresh air and cool the home down in the evenings and early mornings.
Regardless of the style or design you choose, Window World of Central Florida can install beautiful new bay or bow windows in your home. Every custom-made Window World bay and bow window is guaranteed to create dramatic new looks while adding style to the exterior of your home and expanding interior space and light. Visit our website to learn more about our windows and window installation services in Orlando, or call us at (321) 282-6200.
Last updated 12 days ago
There are a lot of reasons why homeowners buy from Window World. Of course each replacement window is custom made for your home and installed at a guaranteed low price, but what really sets us apart is our industry-leading warranty. Our Limited Lifetime Window Warranty is the strongest warranty of its kind in the window industry. Parts and labor are always included as part of Window World’s warranty. And because the warranty is transferable, you will have something else to offer homebuyers interested in purchasing your home (should that time ever come).
To learn more about Window World’s unbeatable warranty program, call Window World of Central Florida. You can also schedule your free, no-obligation in-home consultation by calling us at (321) 282-6200. Call us today and learn why we are the Orlando area’s premier replacement window provider.
Last updated 20 days ago
If you have looked at labels on windows at home improvement shops or construction sites and felt overwhelmed by all the unfamiliar language, you are not alone. Fortunately, the window industry jargon and abbreviations printed on window labels is fairly limited. Once you learn how to read one window label, you should be able to read them all.
The lower a window’s U-factor, the more effective the window is at staunching the flow of heat. If superior insulation is a priority for you, look for a U-factor in the .2 to .5 range. Most windows have U-factors between .2 and 1.2.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
Radiant heat from the sun is the type of heat that most obviously affects property owners in Central Florida. A measure of how effectively a window blocks this radiant heat, the SHGC is another important thing to look for on window labels. Always a number between 0 and 1, a lower SHGC means that a window is better at blocking heat from sunlight.
Visible Transmittance (VT)
This number, also between 0 and 1, reflects the extent to which light permeates through a window. A lower number means that less visible light is transmitted through a window. A lower VT is better for energy efficiency in a place like Central Florida, but it also means less natural light will illuminate your home. Consumers should carefully consider their preferences when assessing a window’s VT.
Standards and Certifications
Near the bottom of a window label, you should see notes declaring whether a window meets or exceeds the standards set by an organization or association for quality and/or energy efficiency. The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) standard is the most common national standard, and a seal of approval from them is generally a sign that a window you are looking at is worth your money.
Regardless of how rigorous your demands for the replacement windows you are shopping for may be, you should be able to find window labels that satisfy you at Window World of Orlando. If you live in Central Florida and would like to work with a reputable, no-nonsense window installation company whose window replacement experts can satisfactorily answer any questions about window labels you may have, call (321) 282-6200.
Last updated 27 days ago
When you are shopping for replacement windows for your home or office, performance should be your first priority. Once you feel sure that you have found some options that will satisfy you from an operational standpoint, you can turn your focus toward aesthetics.
Unless you are remodeling and find a window you like so much that you are willing to alter a room’s design to suit it, you will want to find windows that work with your existing design. Colors and contours are important, but so are durability and maintenance requirements. Keep an eye out for windows that can weather salty air, intense heat, and other elements that tend to be hard on building materials.
At Window World, we install environmentally friendly windows finished in more than a dozen different colors. Custom-crafted to fit the design of your window space, our double-pane Color Collection windows are an excellent value. To schedule a free, no-obligation estimate on your Central Florida property, call (321) 282-6200 today.
Last updated 1 month ago
In this age of raised environmental consciousness, many of us seek to minimize our carbon footprint wherever possible. From shopping for a new car to picking out new windows, there are almost always more environmentally friendly or less carbon-intensive options from which we can choose. If you are in the market for new windows and are planning on going the green route, you may be able to find the answers to any questions you have about that mysterious low-E glass here.
What Is Low-E Glass?
Low-emittance glass improves thermal efficiency, reduces glare, and cuts back on the ultraviolet light that floods in through many windows. By reducing solar heat gain from the sun, Low-E glass keeps buildings cooler on days when the sun is shining. In climates with year-round average temperatures as high as that of Central Florida, this is especially beneficial.
How Are Energy-Efficient Windows Insulated?
If you read or hear that a window is well-insulated, it most likely means that the window is made up of multiple panes of low-E glass, separated by layers of insulated gas. The insulated gas increases the window’s thermal value.
How Can I Benefit from Energy-Efficient Windows?
Energy-efficient windows will help you curb your carbon footprint. They can also reduce your energy bills, make your home or office more comfortable,and may qualify you for tax credits that result in further cost savings.
At Window World of Central Florida, our product and service offerings have always been driven by consumers’ preferences and demands. Since we caught on to the trend toward energy-efficient windows early on, we are able to offer some of the most impressive, eco-friendly replacement windows anywhere. To speak with an Orlando area representative about the energy-efficient window options you will have should you choose to work with Window World, call (321) 282-6200. If you would like to learn more, visit our website.