Considering New Windows or Patio doors?
Install them only once with our selection of new construction or replacement windows and patio doors in a variety of styles.
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Are you trying to upgrade your home or building a new home? A great place to start is with energy effiecient windows from Glide-Lock Home Exteriors Division. Our windows are quite affordable and yet have an immediate and drastic effect on your home's curb appeal. They also help improve your home's energy efficiency, potentially saving money in the long term.
At Glide-Lock Mfg, Inc. we manufacture beautiful vinyl replacement and new construction windows. All of our windows are custom built, available in a variety of styles, and can easily be made to match your home's style and budget.
If you're interested in improving your home's appearance, energy efficiency, or all of the above then Glide-Lock Mfg, Inc. has everything you need. Contact us today and schedule your free window consultation and design.
We offer a full line of windows and patio doors for impact windows to meet the criteria for coastal areas and in land non impact zones.
Choose the best replacement window style for your home
When shopping for replacement windows, it's important to consider your budget, your home's style and how you want the windows to perform. Some other things to think about when selecting windows are ventilation, privacy, security, and maintenance level.
There are many different types of windows to choose from:
Double-hung windows are one of the most common types of windows. Both the upper and lower sashes open for ventilation. Many double-hung windows are designed with a sash that tilts inward, making it easy to clean the exterior surface of the window from inside your house.
Single-hung windows look similar to a double-hung unit, but only the lower sash opens. Some single-hung window designs allow you to tilt the sash inward to clean the exterior.
Vinyl window materials
Not all vinyl windows are created equal. There are two different types of vinyl, PVC and uPVC, and the type of vinyl used in the window has a direct effect on the quality of the product.
PVC - Typically, vinyl windows are made out of a compound known as polyvinyl chloride, or PVC for short. In general, PVC can be difficult to push through the dies, in order to make the extrusion. To aid the PVC through the dies, plasticizers are added to make the compound more pliable. While plasticizers aid in the production of the extrusion, they can have some adverse side effects as well. Plasticizers can make the vinyl itself very dense and brittle, thus making the final product susceptible to cracking and the effects of ultra-violet light. This is not exactly the type of product most people would want in their home.
uPVC - Unplasticized-polyvinyl chloride, or uPVC, is the alternative option and our preference. With this compound, no plasticizers are added. Instead, other additives are mixed with the compound to provide protection from weathering, impact strength, and aid in the processing of the material. The final product is stronger, longer lasting, and will fight the effects of Ultra-Violet light. Glide-Lock Mfg, Inc. is proud to offer several lines of windows using uPVC. Over the years, we have come to enjoy the benefits of offering these products, and we think you will too.