Window Replacement Services in Northern Ohio



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In the heart of every home lies its windows, framing the world outside and reflecting the character within. At Progressive Building Solutions, we understand this essence and its importance to you. New windows not only present potential aesthetic benefits, but they can also help you save money.

Find out how we can collaborate to breathe new life into your beloved home and help you put some utility money back in your pocket. Ready to give your home a makeover? Contact us today to see how we can help get you started.

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A Panorama of Choices: Window Replacement Options

We believe every home has its unique style and personality, and it deserves windows to match. Partnering with renowned brands like Marvin and Windsor, we’re delighted to present a plethora of window styles tailored to your needs:

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Awning Windows

Embrace the refreshing breeze. These windows swing out effortlessly, ensuring that you get optimal ventilation with a touch of class.

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Casement Windows

Simplicity meets style. With a single handle, enjoy full control over ventilation, merging beauty with functionality.

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Double Hung Windows

Flexibility at its finest. With two movable sashes, experience enhanced ventilation and effortless cleaning.

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Single Hung Windows

Streamlined elegance in one movable sash. An embodiment of practicality and charm.

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Glide-By/Slider Windows

Revolutionize your space with horizontal movement. Ideal for spaces where a lateral slide is preferred.

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Fixed/Picture Windows

A canvas of still beauty. Explore your creative side with stationary windows that come in varied shapes and sizes.

Q: What is the difference between windows for new Construction and replacement windows?

A: Windows are an essential component when constructing a new home. They are designed to be installed during the building process, typically before siding installation. Most windows have flanges which are attached to the window frame. Replacement windows, however, are sized to fit into an existing window opening without having to remove any siding. This makes them ideal for replacing old windows without needing to change existing siding.

Q: Do I need to know any specific terms about windows?

A:Understanding window terminology is the first step in understanding the basics of fenestration. A window consists of four parts: glazing, stiles, top rail, and bottom rail. The glazing is the glass panes, while the stiles and rails form the window frame. The frame is installed within a framed opening, trimmed by two side jambs, a head jamb, and a sill. Different types of windows have different methods of installation, opening, and closing. As a homeowner, it is important to be aware of the various components of windows and the different types of replacement windows available.

Q: Which styles of windows can I choose from?

Replacement windows come in many shapes and sizes, but most installations will use one of six basic types. 

Double Hung Windows are the most common, consisting of two sash that can move up and down in tracks. They offer good ventilation, but only half of the window opening can be used for airflow. Single-hung windows are similar, but the top sash is fixed and only the bottom sash can be operated.

Casement windows are a great choice for window replacement, as they open outward with a hand crank and offer full ventilation when open. They are also known as crank-out windows and seal tightly closed when shut, making them a great choice for energy efficient replacement windows. Casement windows have been a popular choice for windows for many years, and remain a great option for those looking for a reliable window option.

Awning windows are an excellent choice for window replacement, as they are hinged on the top and swing outward, usually by means of a crank. With a mostly horizontal configuration, these windows are often installed high on the walls and are especially popular in basements. Hopper windows are similar, but open inward instead. Replacement of awning windows can bring a fresh look to any room.

Bay and Bow Windows are a great replacement option for those looking to increase light introduction and even the usable living space in their home. These multi-window units project out from the wall, with Bay windows including one large picture window in the center and a tall, narrow side window at each end and Bow windows usually including at least four similar-sized windows that create a more curvilinear projection. Traditional bay and bow windows include an attached roof structure for exterior shelter, however Marvin Skycove offers an innovative take on this by replacing the roof with overhead glass for an immersive experience that can expand usable living space by up to 20 feet. Certified and warrantied, this is an easier and more cost-effective solution than a custom-built option.

Picture windows are an excellent choice when looking to replace existing windows in your home. These non-operable windows are typically large in size and installed in a prominent spot in a room. Available in a variety of shapes, such as square, rectangular, round-top, octagon, and other specialty shapes, picture windows add a unique touch to any home décor.

Q: What types of glass are available?

A: Replacement windows provide insulation benefits beyond that of a standard single-pane window. Quality window units are made up of two or three panes of glass in the frame, separated by thin spaces that are filled with inert gas (usually argon) and sealed. This insulating glass greatly decreases the amount of heat loss through the window, as well as limiting condensation or frosting - in most cases, triple panes (tri-pane) windows have better insulation performance than dual-pane units. The window glass is also treated with a low-emissivity (Low E) coating of microscopically thin metal such as silver, which blocks UV radiation and radiant heat transfer. In areas with hurricanes or areas where someone could fall into the glass, such as floor-level windows and windows in stairways, impact glass is required - a hybrid of tempered glass and laminated glass that resists breakage and does not shatter like standard glass.

Q: Do windows have a rating system?

A: Replacement windows are an important part of any home improvement project, but it can be hard to compare the energy efficiency of different models.  Every window or glass door has numeric energy efficiency ratings assigned to it by oversight agencies, and the best-known of these is the ENERGY STAR program run by the US EPA and Department of Energy and verified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). 
Windows are tested and rated according to two measures: The U-Factor and the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). The U-Factor tells you how well the window keeps heat indoors, with ratings ranging from 0.20 to 1.20, while the SHGC describes how well the window keeps heat out, and ranges from 0 to 1. 
Regionality plus the U-Factor and SHGC determine if a window earns an ENERGY STAR sticker, but the NFRC rating label is perhaps a more instructive guide for choosing a window. It reveals the U-Factor and NFRC metrics, along with a couple of others, which allows you to make one-to-one comparisons of the energy efficiency of the windows you are considering.

Q:  How should I clean my new windows?

A: Cleaning your windows doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. One cost-effective method is to make your own cleaning solution by combining warm water and a teaspoon of dishwashing soap into a 5-gallon bucket. Then use a scrubber or clean sponge that is damp with the solution and start at the top to wipe off the window. For the best results, use a lint-free cloth or squeegee to absorb the solution. Make sure that only dry areas are touching the window with each pass. Additionally, try to wash the windows when they are not in direct sunlight for the best outcome.

Q: What are the best materials to use with windows?

A: When it comes to selecting the materials for your windows, replacement frames, jambs, and trim, you have four main categories of materials to choose from. In some cases, you can have two different materials, such as wood for the interior and aluminum clad exterior. Each material comes with its own unique design elements and performance features, so it's important to consider factors like the climate you live in, the style of your home, and your aesthetic preferences when choosing the right material for you. Wood is a great match for windows as the species used in window construction and cladding have superior structural integrity and can be shaped into profiles you cannot achieve with other materials. Pine is the most common species used, although it can be clad with extruded aluminum or fiberglass cladding on the exterior for virtually maintenance-free use. Oak is selected mostly for aesthetic reasons, while mahogany is a beautiful, exotic hardwood with deep, rich tones that is becoming more expensive due to overharvesting. Be sure any Mahogany window you purchase is made with wood featuring Forest Stewardship Council certification for responsible growth and harvesting.

Aluminum: Aluminum is a popular choice for the exterior of windows, as it is very resistant to impact and extreme weather. Marvin Coastline windows and doors, for example, are entirely made of extruded aluminum for superior strength and resistance to hurricane winds. Aluminum is easy to maintain and won't fade or degrade due to weathering. To ensure the highest quality for your replacement windows, look for aluminum cladding that is extruded into finished profiles during the manufacturing process. Extruded aluminum is thicker than roll-form aluminum, and is therefore more resistant and performs better.

Vinyl: Vinyl windows are an attractive replacement option, as they are usually less expensive and require less maintenance than other kinds of windows. However, they are not the best insulators, except if the frames are not hollow. Furthermore, the color selection is limited as most vinyl windows are white or buff, as dark exteriors can soften or sag from heat or direct sunlight. Additionally, they can become brittle in very cold temperatures.

Fiberglass: Marvin windows are designed to be both high quality and durable, thanks to their use of fiberglass. Fiberglass is a man made material, so there is a wide variety of performance standards - Marvin offers two types of fiberglass that provide great insulation and have the advantage of dimensional stability, so the glass and the fiberglass frame expand and shrink at similar rates. It is important to avoid fiberglass with high concentrations of plastics and vinyls, as well as sawdust and wood fillers, as these will not provide the same weather-resistance as premium fiberglass. To ensure the best results, Marvin windows use fiberglass made with fiberglass fibers and resins that have high strength and do not sag or become brittle in extreme temperatures. Some windows also combine the weather-resistance of fiberglass or fiberglass cladding on the exterior with wood interiors that respond better to stain or paint, making them the perfect choice for replacement windows.

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Illuminating Insights: Our Window Replacement Services

Every home has a unique narrative, and our window replacement services aim to augment that story. For over two decades, Progressive Building Solutions has been restoring the vision of homes across Northeast Ohio. Our meticulous window replacement services in Chagrin Falls, backed by certified installers, assure that every window we touch becomes a piece of art, seamlessly blending with your home’s narrative.

A Panorama of Choices: Window Replacement Options

We believe every home has its unique style and personality, and it deserves windows to match. Partnering with renowned brands like Marvin and Windsor, we’re delighted to present a plethora of window styles tailored to your needs:

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Aesthetic Revitalization

Over time, wear and tear can diminish the visual appeal of your windows. Replacing them rejuvenates the charm and character of your home, ensuring it always looks its best.

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Optimized Energy Efficiency

Outdated windows can be energy guzzlers. By installing modern windows, you bolster your home's insulation, leading to substantial savings on energy bills.

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Enhanced Security

Aging windows might compromise the safety of your home. Newer models come with reinforced locking mechanisms, providing peace of mind that your space is protected.

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Increased Property Value

Beyond the immediate benefits, replacing windows can also elevate your property's market value, making it a wise investment for the future.

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Noise Reduction

Modern windows are designed to provide a better insulation barrier against outside noise, creating a more tranquil and quiet atmosphere indoors.

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Beyond Windows: Why Choose Us?

Choosing Progressive Building Solutions is not just about window replacement; it’s about forging a lifelong partnership. Our ethos is to provide impeccable service that stems from a depth of knowledge, reliability, and a shared vision for your home. Our long-standing reputation in Northeast Ohio stands as a testament to our commitment to quality, innovation, and an unparalleled customer experience.

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Revitalizing your home with window replacements is not just about aesthetics or efficiency; it's about reimagining your living space. At Progressive Building Solutions, we invite you to open up to new possibilities, to look out at the world through fresh panes, and to witness your home evolve with renewed grace. Are you ready to transform your space? Connect with us today, and let’s create magic, one window at a time!

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