In addition to enhancing the beauty of your home, new windows improve security and energy-efficiency, while reducing noise and draftiness. James Taylor Construction focuses on windows that Consumer Reports rates as the “best value” and “best all-around windows.” Choose from Anderson, Pella, Certainteed, or American Craftsman windows. All of the windows we install include high-performance insulated glass to help save energy and keep your home at a comfortable temperature, regardless of the weather outside. We also offer skylights in standard and custom-fit sizes.
Keeping your windows in good working order tops the list of basic maintenance tasks for many homeowners, particularly those with older homes. If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, you may want to consider window replacement:
- It’s difficult or impossible to open, close, or lock windows due to broken parts. Or, your windows are painted or nailed shut.
- You notice drafts or rain water leaking in.
- Condensation occurs on or between double-insulated glass.
- Either inside or out, you observe rot, cracks, water stains, or deterioration of the window itself or the area around the window.
- Your current windows look outdated, don’t match each other, or don’t complement the style of your home.
- Cleaning is a major hassle.
- Replacement parts are hard to find or no longer exist.
The team at James Taylor Construction can walk you through the benefits of different types of windows, so that you can make the best choice for your home. One of the first decisions we help with is choosing the material: wood, vinyl, aluminum, or some combination. Unlike wood and aluminum, vinyl windows don’t require painting. Vinyl is an extremely durable material, which means less maintenance and longer lasting beauty. Vinyl windows also tend to remain easy to open and close with no sticking.
Many people, however, consider wood windows to be the most visually appealing. The natural beauty of wood is difficult to replicate. Many homeowners choose wood windows for their strength, ability to be painted or stained, and insulating qualities. Wood doesn’t conduct heat or cold as easily as metal, thereby providing insulation against both summer heat and winter drafts.
One of the biggest advantages of aluminum windows is that they are light yet strong. They’re also relatively low maintenance, especially when an anodized finish has been applied. If you need new windows with an unusual shape, consider aluminum; it can easily be manipulated into the shape you need. Aluminum windows tend to cost less than vinyl, but they don’t hold heat as well.
You also have the option of vinyl, aluminum, or wood clad windows. These windows provide the benefits of one kind of window (such as the durability of vinyl or the natural beauty of wood) with the appearance of another. The window is made of the product of your choice and is then capped with a finish that appears to be another product.
Additionally, custom windows allow you to choose different shapes, styles, and designs for different rooms in your home. We can help you pick the best option for your home from the many features available, including:
- Double-insulated glass
- Low Emissivity Glass
- Argon or Krypton gas
- Tilt-wash windows
- Wood or vinyl grids in a variety of styles and colors
- Frosted glass
- Designer glass
From traditional replacement windows to energy-efficient windows to custom window installation, James Taylor Construction is regarded as one of the top window contractors in North Carolina.