Window shopping is easy when you know what to look for. You’ll find many styles, shapes, features and glass packages when looking for windows and doors. But deciding on the perfect choice for your home and family is simple. Just take your time and assess your needs.
Consider which style will best suit your home and your family, what thermal performance features will be ideal for your climate, and which glass options will be most appropriate. After you’ve figured out the basics, have fun with glass and grid options and unique hardware choices.
Why Choose Vinyl
When it comes to windows and doors, vinyl is an all-around excellent choice. Unlike wood, vinyl windows and doors will never rot or require endless repainting. And unlike aluminum, vinyl windows and doors will never pit or flake. Simonton vinyl windows and doors are made from the highest quality vinyl and require almost no maintenance. In fact, an occasional washing will keep them looking like new for years. Plus, they offer increased comfort and lower utility bills, provide headache-free operation and add value to your home. You can’t get much better than that.
- Increased Comfort Simonton’s vinyl windows and doors offer excellent thermal performance for year-round comfort and to help lower utility bills.
- Easy Operation Our windows and doors open and close easily for maximum performance with minimum effort.
- Weatherability The premium vinyl used in Simonton windows and doors can stand up to extreme weather conditions year after year.
- Energy Efficiency Vinyl is an effective insulator. Our vinyl profiles are specially designed to work with advanced glass packages for optimum energy efficiency.
- Low Maintenance The color of the vinyl is integrated throughout, so frames and sash will never require painting, and they resist pollution, salt spray and dirt.
- Value Not only do Simonton windows and doors help to lower home utility bills, they also add value to your home.
Testing shows that vinyl window and doors
are comparable to wood products in thermal efficiency.
At Patton and Simonton, we understand that energy efficiency is more important than ever. That’s why we are continuously looking for ways to use windows and doors as thermally efficient as possible. From the materials we use and the glass packages we offer to Simonton's dedication as an ENERGY STAR® partner, we’ve got you covered when it comes to energy efficiency.
The premium vinyl used in our windows and doors is an excellent insulator. Its thermal properties are far superior to aluminum, steel and stainless steel.
Most Simonton windows and doors feature unique spacer systems. Made of highly thermally prohibitive materials, these are placed between the glass panes and further reduce temperature transfer.
Intercept® Spacer System
• Unique U-channel design minimizes conduction for increased efficiency and comfort.
• Durable long-lasting design.
• U-shaped design flexes and contracts, reducing seal failure in the insulating glass unit.
Super Spacer® System
• Solid silicone foam provides superior energy efficiency.
• Does not conduct energy as quickly as metal spacers.
• Silicone foam is flexible and helps reduce stress cracks.
Many Simonton windows and doors are available with Low E glass. A transparent metallic oxide coating applied to the glass surface allows short-wave energy to pass through but reflects long-wave infrared energy for greater thermal efficiency.
The space inside an insulating glass unit—between the glass panes—may be filled with Argon gas, an odorless, non-toxic gas that is six times denser than air. This acts as an added barrier for a higher level of efficiency.
Some glass packages contain laminated glass. A transparent interlayer is adhered to a pane of glass, acting as a barrier against energy loss, noise transmission and forced entry.
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