A: Once you go to your desired window, you will open it up and look for the label. There you will find all the window details, including the series number or the serial number.
When we install replacement windows in Houston, we always demonstrate the window to the customer. We show them how to use the night latches, and the window locks, and also where to find the window information such as the serial number.
Right away, the first question they normally ask is, “when would I ever need to know the serial number?”
Well, the answer is pretty simple. It tells you everything you need to know about that specific window. Frame model, dimensions, glass selection, and more. This is important because you might need to replace the window sometime down the road.
Typically window parts don’t start to have wear and tear issues here and there until their about 15 yrs old and even then they are minor. However, it’s still important to be able to find that information quickly when calling us for service on your window. It just makes the whole warranty claim process go that much faster.
Even though that is one of the first questions asked when the windows are installed, there’s a lot more that new customers ask. We thought it would be a good idea to run through some of those questions. After all, the more you know, the better. So with that being said, let’s jump right into the most common questions asked at an installation.
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When we come out to do an installation it starts off with a quick overview of what we’ll be doing. Then we get into demonstrating the window as mentioned above—that’s when the following questions start flowing:
So Will These Windows Really Save Me More Than My Basic Windows?
Well, to be honest, if you are seeking replacement windows In Houston, chances are, your windows are obviously not to your standards. You probably have cheap contractor windows which are often single-pane windows with poor insulation. In these cases, yes! Our replacement windows in Houston homes save customers a significant amount of money annually on energy costs.
This is because even our standard windows come with gas-filled, double-pane windows encased in a virgin vinyl frame. This combination of features ensures maximum efficiency and minimal energy loss. So, yes they will indeed save you more money than single-pane windows with cheap frames such as aluminum ones.
Is Double And Triple-Pane Glass Really Effective Or Is It Just Marketing?
We can completely understand how the concept of multiple panes of glass can raise eyebrows with some skeptics. That is, until you realize the science behind the engineering. You see, it is not merely two or three panes of glass stuck directly on top of each other.
Double-pane windows actually have two panes that are extremely close to each other but do not touch. There’s a very small space in between called an air gap. When energy from heat is transferred from a hot environment to a cold one, that is convection.
However, convection must have a good conductor to move that heat. Since the air sealed between the pane cannot move, it’s a horrible conductor. This reduces any heat transfer—both from the outside in and the inside out.
Furthermore, our air gaps are filled with an insulative gas—Argon which is denser than air. That density is what makes it such an excellent insulator. It’s also worth noting that Argon is effective in any climate zone. So, it’s good for replacement windows in Houston just as good as it is for windows in Maine.
So, the short answer? No, it’s not just marketing it’s carefully engineered window design based on the thermodynamic characteristics of inert gases.
When Is The Best Time To Get My Windows Installed?
While there really isn’t a bad time to install replacement windows in Houston, there is a time of the year that’s optimal. Weather is really the only obstacle at times as rain or high winds make window installation impossible.
Most installations only take a single day and the real issue is the curing of the sealants used. Caulk cures much better in warmer temperatures than it does in the cold. So, if we had to choose, we’d say installing windows during the spring or summer would be ideal.
However, we have ways to combat the cold months. So, no matter when they get installed—you still get that Window Source quality we’re known for.
How Hard Is It To Maintain The Windows?
That’s the beautiful thing about replacement windows in Houston from The Window Source. Our windows are designed to be virtually maintenance-free. Except for regular cleaning of your windows and lubricating the channel a few times a year, there’s no maintenance needed.
What Advantages Do Double Hung Windows Offer?
Many of our customers love our double hung windows over traditional single hung models. While neither window is superior to the other, double hung windows have their unique advantages.
- EASY TO CLEAN— Cleaning windows properly requires you to clean both the inside and outside surfaces. However, with single hung windows this can prove to be difficult, especially with windows on a second story. Double hung windows, however, have a bottom and top sash that operate independently. So, you can clean the outside of the window from inside your home but simply tilting it in.
- BETTER VENTILATION— Since the bottom and top sashes both open, you can open the top a bit to let hot air out. The bottom you can open at the same time which allows cooler air from outside to come in. This works because heat rises so the ventilation is better when vented from the top.
- SAFETY FEATURES— In a single hung window, children can fit through the opening when you leave a window open for ventilation. With double hung, however, you can just open the top sash and leave the bottom closed securely.
Have More Questions About Replacement Windows In Houston?
We always want our customers informed about the windows they are having installed in their homes. Replacement windows are usually a once-in-a-lifetime purchase so you want to feel confident in your decision.
Contact us today with any questions you may have about getting replacement windows for your home. Our window experts are looking forward to helping you get the windows you want.