Hansons Windows Ohio
Vinyl Replacement Windows
You can find everything you ever wanted to know about Hansons Windows right here! From learning about what our Hansons windows are made of, to determining the best way to clean them, you'll find the answers you're looking for. And what we don't cover on this page will be covered in a free, in-home estimate where your own knowledgeable, Hansons Windows sales representative will answer all of your questions. Click here or call 1-800-Hansons today for your free in-home estimate!
What is a vinyl replacement window?
A vinyl replacement window is a window designed to fit into your existing window opening. Hansons windows are made from 100% PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride - a plastic compound used that is used in the manufacture of vinyl replacement windows). The combined strength of our multi-chambered frames, sashes and fusion-welded corners make Hansons vinyl windows some of the most reliable, high quality and energy efficient windows on the market.
When should I replace my windows with new Hansons windows?
• If your windows have leaks or drafts.
• If your heating/cooling bills are continually rising.
• If your windows are a challenge to open or close.
• If your windows don't provide enough security for your home and family.
• If your windows allow dust and dirt to get into your home.
• If your windows don't adequately block outside noise.
• If your windows look foggy.
• If your windows cost you any time or money in maintenance.
What makes a Hansons window better than a wood or aluminum window?
Vinyl replacement widows from Hansons Windows of Ohio are virtually maintenance free. They never need staining or painting. Hansons windows additionally won't rot or split and are not susceptible to termites or other wood destroying insects.
Are Hansons windows easy to operate and clean?
Yes, all Hansons Windows are easy to clean and operate. They tilt in easily for safer, more thorough cleaning from the inside of your home. Hansons Windows slider windows glide along a removable track on brass wheels for ease during operation and can simply be lifted out for cleaning. Hansons casement windows have an operator that opens the window to a 110 degree angle which allows for easy cleaning of the outside of the window from inside the home.
How do I clean my Hansons window frames?
Keeping your Hansons windows and doors clean means more than just the glass. Here are some helpful tips for cleaning your Hansons window and door frames effectively without damaging them. Please also be sure to vacuum dirt from both the sill and track areas before washing.
Clean window and door frames with a mixture of mild dish soap and water.
Abrasive or caustic cleaners or solvents are never recommended because they might cause permanent damage to the frame finish.
Mild, nonabrasive soaps are usually safest for most dirt and stain removal.
Always rinse completely with clear water and then wipe dry.
Check to make sure that any drainage or "weep" holes are always clear of dirt or obstructions both inside and outside the window or door and the bottom of the frame.
How do I care for my Hansons window glass?
Today, glass care is more important than ever before. Insulating, low-e and heat reflective glass that is offered by 1-800-Hansons require proper maintenance to ensure full effectiveness.
Never use petroleum-based cleaners, or caustic chemicals on the glass.
Do not use a razor blade, putty knife or abrasive pad to clean the glass.
Never use a high-pressure spray nozzle to rinse your windows after washing.
Clean your glass with a mixture of mild dish soap and water. Then rinse thoroughly with clear water and wipe dry with a soft cloth to avoid water spots.
Do not wash glass in direct sunlight.
Clean your screens by first removing, then washing on a flat, clean surface with mild soap and water along with a soft brush. Rinse, wipe dry, and reinstall.
What is Low-E Glass? Does Hansons Windows carry it?
Yes, 1-800-Hansons offers Low-E glass. Low-E (Emissivity) glass is treated with thin, nearly invisible, transparent coatings of metal oxide and silver. In the winter, Low-E glass allows the sun's light and short-wave heat energy to freely pass through it while reflecting long-wave heat energy back inside your home, keeping it warmer. During the summer, Low-E glass reflects long-wave heat energy to the outside of your home, keeping it cooler and reducing the penetration of the sun's UV rays. This minimizes the fading of carpet and draperies, and helps lower your energy bills.
What is Low-E Glass with Argon Gas? How does it work? And does Hansons Windows carry it?
Added inside an insulating glass unit with Low-E Glass, Argon gas is an invisible, insulating blanket that replaces most of the air during the manufacturing process. With Low-E reflecting heat away, Argon gas buffers thermal transfer to enhance the performance of the entire glass unit. Yes, 1-800-Hansons carries and recommends Low-E Glass with Argon Gas. It will make your home even more efficient and lower your energy bills to an even greater extent.
How should I evaluate the energy performance of a window or patio door?
Look for the NFRC (National Fenestration Ratings Council) label on the window or patio door. This label displays the Solar Heat Gain, U-Value, visible light transmittance and condensation resistance values. These are the key areas used when measuring window/door energy efficiency. When comparing Hansons windows to our competitors you will see that Hansons is the smart choice. Our numbers prove that we are amongst the very best!
What is a U-Value?
The U-value measures the amount of heat transferred through a material. The lower the U-value, the slower the rate of heat flow and the better the insulating value. Check out Hansons Windows U-Values and compare to the competition! You'd be surprised how much more efficient our Hansons windows truly are.
What is an R-Value?
An R-value measures the resistance a material has to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the resistance, and the better the insulating quality. Check out Hansons Windows R-Values and compare to the competition! Our numbers are extremely competitive.
Hansons Windows are ENERGY STAR® rated. What is ENERGY STAR®?
ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy whose main goal is to help us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Energy efficient choices can save families about one third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. ENERGY STAR® ratings help you make the most energy efficient choices. If looking for new household products, look for ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR®. They meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy. If looking for a new home, look for one that has earned the ENERGY STAR®. If looking to make larger improvements to your home, EPA offers tools and resources to help you plan and undertake projects to reduce your energy bills and improve home comfort. For more information, please visit the ENERGY STAR® website at www.energystar.gov.
What is the difference between Bay Windows and Bow Windows?
1-800-Hansons bay windows consist of three windows in a single frame. The center lite is always twice as wide as the sidelites. Generally, bay windows are a combination of fixed centers, and two operable flankers (casements or double hung windows). Bay Windows project out from the house wall 30 or 45 degrees. Hansons bow windows consist of 3,4, or 5 windows in a single frame. All of the windows are equal size, and are generally a combination of fixed centers and two operable flankers (casement or double hung windows.) Bow Windows project from the wall of the house approximately 15 degrees. A bow window's combination of windows gives them a more circular arch appearance.
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