Window Installation FAQs

Awning Windows – This style opens outward by pivoting and is usually opened by way of a hand crank. Often paired on either side a large picture window, these stylish windows perfectly complement many home designs.

Casement Windows – Open outward by pivoting from side hinges. Generally large and unencumbered, these windows work great for letting in fresh air.

Double-Hung and Single-Hung Windows – These are the most common and popular types of residential windows. Double-hung windows slide open, allowing for ventilation, whereas single hung windows do not.

Picture Windows – These “fixed” windows do not open, and are generally large in size coming in a range of styles. They are often a favorite where increased visibility and natural light are important.

Bay Windows – These uniquely crafted windows allow you to employ angles and projections from your home with curved or flat window designs that are generally large in size. They also allow you do have ample window sill space for seating or shelving.

Slider Windows – As the name suggests, slider windows “slide” open from the side. They provide ample viewing space and are great for ventilation. This type of window is commonly used for egress windows in the basement or lower floor bedrooms.

Don’t see the particular style or design you had in mind? No problem. We work with virtually every type of window you can imagine, from standard applications to custom fabrication and design uniquely tailored to your home or needs.

Most replacement windows can be effectively installed with no need for access to the inside of the home. However, there are certain cases, structures or window types that may require access to the interior of the home for proper measurement, fitting or installation. If you have any questions or concerns just give us a call.

A window can break, become worn, or be in need of replacement at any time of the year. The contractors we work with are available year-round, rain or shine, wind or hail, to get the job done right. They also take emergency and storm damage calls in case you need immediate assistance.

There are a few simple steps you can take to make sure the installation process goes smoothly. We generally recommend that you remove any blinds, curtains or other window treatments from the window being replaced. In the event that the installer needs interior access, please make sure a clear path exists to the window. We also recommend that you remove any hanging pictures, artwork or shelving near or around the walls by the window. Sometimes hammering or vibrations from power tools can cause items on nearby walls to shake or become loose.

Every customer’s goals and home is unique; as are the windows they want to be installed. We make sure each solution is custom-fitted specifically to address those needs. As such, the exact time it may take for delivery of your windows, as well as the installation, can vary. However, your contractor will be able to provide you with a specific date you can count on, and they are always willing to work around your schedule to find a time when it is convenient for you. Generally, each window takes around 30-45 minutes to install. Additional trim work or necessary cleanup may add additional time.

Our contractors work with the best in the industry, combining world-class quality and performance with value-driven pricing. Each window comes with a generous manufacturer’s limited warranty. The specific details of each warranty may vary per manufacturer and product. Feel free to contact us for additional information.

Many customers have concerns regarding their old windows and construction debris left over after replacement. Rest assured that our contractors not only will leave your home looking better than when they arrived, cleaning up any messes made, they will also properly dispose or recycle your old windows.

When you hire a contractor through National Window you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be in good and capable hands from start to finish. From pre-sales to post-installation support, our contractors will be there for you, taking pride in their work and backing their craftsmanship with unique guarantees.

Shopping for new windows can be a daunting task. Industry jargon, energy ratings, styles and a never-ending sea of options can leave even the most studious of homeowners feeling like they could use a little extra assistance. When you contact a contractor through National Window you will be matched with a friendly industry professional with years of experience who can help you through the process. From understanding your needs and concerns to matching you with a solution tailored to your goals, timeline, and budget, we’ve got you covered.

This is more common than you think. From custom windows to old or outdated homes with strange sizes, we’ve seen it all. Although “standard” window sizes are well established, you can in fact order custom windows uniquely fabricated to fit your exact opening. In other cases, you may opt to simply have a “standard” window retrofitted to fit your existing space. The later involves building the frame and adding trim work and/or casing to make sure there is a snug fit.

New windows are visually stunning and immaculate. Its no wonder you want to keep them that way. The good news is that new windows are designed to be low maintenance, requiring very little upkeep in terms of cleaning to keep them looking pristine. Follow the manufacturer’s suggestions and you’ll be able to enjoy your new windows for decades to come.

Windows represent a major investment in your home’s look, performance, and security. Good windows can last for decades when installed properly. We work with only those brands backed by generous warranties and with a demonstrated track record of high quality and performance over time.

There are a number of things to consider when upgrading or replacing windows here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • What is important to you?
  • Is energy efficiency a priority?
  • Do you want the same style/design or something new?
  • Will the window replace an existing window or be placed in a new opening?
  • What materials are best for your home and budget? Wood, vinyl, aluminum, and composite are all common options.
  • Do you need custom window sizes?
  • Are you interested in customizing the color, hardware, and other options?
  • What is your budget?
  • How does the design/style look on your home?

Energy Star certified windows, doors and more can help homeowners reduce energy costs while improving the comfort and temperature control within their homes. This certification is given to those products tested and verified for energy efficiency. This program, sponsored by the U.S. Government, ensures homeowners have validated information regarding which windows and doors will help them reduce utility costs.

Low e glass is short-hand for “Low emissivity glass”. This designation is given to those windows certified to be more efficient than standard glass. These windows feature a thin coat of specially engineered material that assists the glass in reflecting heat from the outside (during the summer months) and keeping the heat in during the winter months.