Replacement or Prime Window?

Air Flow Vinyl Windows

 

A replacement window is built to fit an existing opening, while a prime window is built to standard sizes for new construction or remodeling applications.

 

Effective replacement windows are built for a specific home; yours. Size, configuration and features are chosen based on what will most enhance your home's value while increasing its comfort level.

 

 

 

 

Vinyl Window - The Perfect Replacement Window Material

 

Air Flow Replacement WindowsRigid vinyl windows are the number one choice for replacement applications. American homeowners have recognized that vinyl windows help save energy, require little or no maintenance, are easy to clean and are exceptionally durable. Additionally, because they are custom-made-to-order, window replacement is quick and neat - without having to remodel or go through the inconvenience and costs of plastering or patching.

 

Vinyl Window Diagram
  • Impact-, corrosion- and weather-resistant vinyl construction.
     
  • Multi-chambered construction provides strength and insulation.
  • All-vinyl frames provide for low-maintenance, high-insulation.

 

  • Tilt-in or easily-removable sashes for quick clearing from inside the home.
  • Weather-stripped positive-interlock for added weather-tightness and security
  • Positive-action sweep locks.

     
  • Nominal 7/8" insulating glass for energy efficiency and noise reduction. Low-E Class is available
  • Marine glazed seals and protects glass without messy putty.
  • Continuous sash handles for easy operation.
  • Sloping stepped sill minimizes air and water infiltration
 

 

Comparison of Window Frame Materials

Window Types

 

Vinyl

Wood

Long-term strength

yes

yes

Energy efficiency - Heat loss in BTU's/hr/ft

1.3

1.2

Warm to touch when
cold outside

yes

yes

Ease of maintenance

yes

must be
painted

Resistant to pitting, corrosion, rotting and warping

yes

no

Soap and water cleaning
restores new appearance

yes

no

Window Types