Q: How do I know which type of replacement window is best for me?
A: All replacement windows installed by Lee Company are custom-sized and manufactured to fit your existing window opening, while also offering you the style and options you desire for your home. We can help you choose from the three types of materials available for replacement windows today:
1) Aluminum – a low-cost option, common in the South since it easily conducts heat and cold (low energy efficiency)
2) Vinyl – a highly-popular, maintenance-free window with advanced multi-pane construction offering high-energy efficiency
3) Wood – an authentic choice of material offering the classic window-pane look and a natural composition
Q: What is a window sash?
A: A window sash is the part of the window (or door) that contains the glass.
Q: What is a double-hung window?
A: A double-hung window has an upper and lower sash that can both be opened at the same time.
Q: What is the difference between a patio door and a French door?
A: A patio door is a glass door that slides open and closed on adjustable rollers. A French door consists of glass tiles (or panels) plus other materials (such as wood or metal) and often contains different styles of glass, such as decorative or colored.
Q: Why does my window fog up?
A: The fogging is a sign of a window (or door) losing the Argon gas inserted between the window panes during construction to increase its energy efficiency. The “fog” is actually condensation that is collecting due to the difference of the temperatures on either side of the window.
Q: What is Low-E (low-emissivity) glass?
A: Low-E glass has been treated with a thin transparent coating of metal oxide and silver that allows short-wave heat energy to pass through in the winter and reflects long-wave heat energy during the summer – thus helping to keep your house warm in winter and cool in summer. Low-E glass also reduces the penetration of ultraviolet (UV) rays to minimize the fading of carpet and drapery in your home.
Q: What does the term “fusion-welded” mean?
A: Fusion welding is the process of melting the pieces of a window together with extreme heat, thus bonding the window into a single piece.
Q: What does the term uPVC mean?
A: uPVC stands for Poly Vinyl Chloride, as plastic compound used in the manufacturing of vinyl replacement window.