Premium windows installed by a quality contractor should look great and function perfectly for many years. The hardest part as a homeowner is deciding which type of window you want to match the aesthetics you desire for your home. In many situations, when a Phil Beaulieu Home Improvement sales professional meets with homeowners, the decision is narrowed down to Great Lakes windows by Plygem.
Great Lakes replacement windows are considered to be one of our premium lines of vinyl windows. If your current windows have a wood grain interior or if you want them to have that style, then Great Lakes has options for you to choose from. We understand shopping for replacement windows can seem a bit overwhelming, but PBHI is here to help make window installation a breeze.
Window Options As A Homeowner
If you have a wood grain interior, our sales professionals will usually suggest two different options. Those options include replacement windows with a real wood interior or a vinyl window with a wood grain film to mimic the current appearance. In most cases, opting for vinyl replacement windows is the ideal choice since the warranty is better than wood. And if homeowners agree that vinyl windows are right for them, then Great Lakes is usually the best option for their homes.
What Makes Great Lakes Windows So Great?
Great Lakes windows are considered to be one of the top products Plygem offers. Plygem is one of the most well known home improvement manufactures in North America. One major reason is because the wood grain interior portion of the windows looks realistic, even though it’s simply a film. In roughly 30 years, PBHI hasn’t had many, if any complaints from homeowners about the wood grain film on Great Lakes windows.
Great Lakes windows also have a lifetime warranty on the glass, frame, and all working parts. If a homeowner decides against the vinyl windows and prefers real wood instead, then they would still have a 10-year warranty on the frame and a 20-year warranty on the glass with most other companies that offer real wood interior windows. Either way, the new window installation will upgrade the appearance and energy-efficient properties in any home.
Options Available With Great Lakes Windows
A quality contractor will help you sort through the available options with Great Lakes windows. When you meet with a PBHI sales professional, they will get a feel for your needs and desires and make recommendations based on what you tell them. Many times the recommendation for homeowners is the standard double pane insulated glass with the North East Energy Star package. In our decades of experience, we’ve found this standard double pane package is sufficient for the average weather patterns experienced in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut.
What To Know About The Great Lakes Comfort Smart Windows
Now we would like to get into some details specifically about the Great Lakes Comfort Smart windows. Replacement windows should be beautiful inside and out, and that’s exactly what the Comfort Smart line offers. What we like most about this line of windows is you can customize them to create the exact look you’re aiming for. Our goal is to always make homeowners happy, and the Great Lakes Comfort Smart windows give you the ability to turn your vision into a reality.
The Great Lakes Comfort Smart windows were recognized as the ENERGY STAR most efficient windows for 2021, so you can feel confident in the quality of your replacement windows. The unique characteristic of the windows is the insulated interior pocket that improves thermal performance. No matter what style, color, glass type, or even hardware you want, the Great Lakes Comfort Smart windows have options to suit your desires.
What About Andersen And Pella Windows?
Other premium replacement windows PBHI offers include Andersen and Pella windows. Most homeowners have heard of these recognized brands before and feel comfortable installing them in their homes. Our sales professionals will typically recommend these brands to homeowners looking for a high-end window with a lot of extra options available. The cost of these brands is higher and they don’t come with as good of a warranty, but they are very high-end windows that keep the original aesthetic of the house. The details in these windows are remarkable, and this is what customers prioritize over warranty details when they choose Andersen and Pella replacement windows.
Andersen And Pella Window Details
The most popular Andersen windows we recommend include the 400 Series and the Woodwright Double-Hung window. The specifications of the 400 Series windows include:
- Low-maintenance vinyl you’ll never have to paint
- Superior strength both inside and outside
- Lower cooling and heating bills with impressive energy efficiency
- Quality weather resistance
- Customizable options from the colors to the hardware and anything in between
If you’re interested in the Woodwright Double-Hung windows, you can take advantage of:
- Simple functionality designed to make cleaning easy
- Natural wood interior
- Multiple hardware options to match your home’s aesthetics
- Numerous color options and natural wood selections to personalize your home
Many customers decide Pella replacement windows are right for them. PBHI typically recommends the Lifestyle Series or the Architect Series windows from Pella.
The Lifestyle Series includes:
- Meeting or exceeding ENERGY STAR standards
- Exceptional sound control to reduce noise
- Flexibility to match any style you desire
- Multiple performance packages to select based on your needs
The Architect Series includes:
- Traditional or contemporary wood options
- Modern hardware to polish the window’s appearance
- Beautiful craftsmanship and detail in every window
- Customization options to fit nearly every need
When you’re thinking about installing replacement windows, think about Phil Beaulieu & Sons Home Improvement. Feel free to contact us at any time and we would be thrilled to provide you with a free quote on window installation.