Your Complete Guide to Simonton Windows


One of the most well known and trusted names in the window industry is Simonton.  Simonton windows can help to transform your home and allow the outdoor beauty to pour inside.  It can also be a great way for you to get some additional natural light.

One of the biggest collections from Simonton is their Asure collection.  These windows are all made with a stepped sill, rather than a flat one. This keeps rain and moisture from pooling up in the window sill, allowing it to flow off of the window instead.  This can also help to keep your windows cleaner, as the water flowing away helps to wash away dirt and debris that may have collected.

Simonton is a name that has been around since the mid 1940’s.  They have a reputation for designing quality windows that are made to last.  Their Asure collection is a newer collection, and they do not disappoint.

If you choose Simonton windows, then you can rest asured that you are choosing a company that has been around for quite some time, and offers quality products that are made to stand the test of time.  They also offer a double lifetime limited warranty on their products, along with top notch customer service and support. In fact, Simonton has been awarded the “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Windows and Doors” title for three consecutive years.  

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Taking a Closer Look at Asure by Simonton

One of the biggest perks that come along with Asure windows by Simonton is that they offer a low profile frame.  This narrow window frame gives you a bigger view of the outdoors. If you really enjoy a home with a view, then you may really want to give the Asure line a second look.  On top of giving you a broader view, these windows also have a contemporary look that can really add to the aesthetics of your home.

The Durability of Simonton Windows

Simonton windows are also really durable.  They are fully functional, and require a minimal amount of upkeep.  First, they are designed with a stepped sill. This allows the water to flow away from the window, rather than pooling up in the window and causing damage to the frame over time.  

The Simonton brand also has a Lap-Lok meeting rail.  This gives the optimal seal where the two panels meet.  The steeped sills and the Lap-Lok meeting rail help to protect the outside from the elements, and also make the window more durable and energy efficient.  

Another feature that adds to the durability of these Simonton windows is the numerous sealed air chambers that help to make the window stronger.  The frame and sash are also fusion welded together to ensure the overall strength of the window.

Just How Energy Efficient Are Simonton Windows?

The Asure collection by Simonton is designed to be extremely energy efficient.  More and more people are looking for ways that they can improve the energy efficiency of their home, thus reducing their carbon footprint and decreasing their utility costs.  A great advantage of energy efficient windows is that it allows your home to be more comfortable.

The energy efficiency behind Simonton’s Asure collection is one of the main features that attracts people to this line.  They are not only made up of a premium vinyl material, which can be great at insulating, but they also have a standard intercept spacer system that helps to cut back on the transfer of heat through the windows.  

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It is a lot easier to keep the cool air out during the winter and in during the summer months when you opt for ProSolar Low E glass that has been filled with Argon gas.  This gives the window panes added energy efficiency. It can also help the windows to keep out noise, and if you live in a noisy area this can really be a great benefit.

Energy efficiency is also not the same across the country.  For instance, you may require different specifications for energy efficiency up north than you would in the southern parts of the country.  This is another great way to choose Simonton. They engineer their windows based on the climate. You can get a package that is perfect for your region, whether you are in the Northern region, North-Central region, South-Central region, or Southern region.  

Customizing Your Simonton Windows

If you have decided that Simonton windows are right for you, then you will want to make sure that you customize them to ensure that they look great in your home.  When it comes to their Asure line, there are so many different designs to choose from. This gives you a lot of options. One of the first things that you will decide on is the size and shape of your window.  This will be pretty easy if you are simply getting replacement windows. If you are having new windows put in, then you may have a little more say so in the size and shape of your windows.

Start by selecting your grid pattern.  You can choose from Colonial, Prairie, Perimeter, Diamond and Victorian patterns.  Each has their own unique look and design. You can choose from different colors of these patterns as well.  The Colonial, Prairie and Perimeter grids come in flat white and tan, or sculptured white, brass or tan styles.  The Diamond and Victorian, however, only come in flat tan and white.

Once you choose your grid pattern, you will then choose the actual grid.  You can choose flat white, sculptured white, flat tan, sculptured tan, and sculptured brass.  Once you choose the dynamics of your grid, they will be placed in between your window panes. Since the grids are in between the glass, you can clean the glass much easier.  It also keeps the grids looking clean over the years. This makes these windows really pretty low maintenance.

The next consideration to keep in mind is the color for your hardware, which is available in either white or tan.  All hardware is made with the highest quality standards in mind. Then, you can choose your glass. Tempered glass is really popular, but you can also get bronze tinted glass, grey tinted glass, or even obscure glass.  Obscure glass is really a good idea in bathrooms and other rooms where you need privacy.

Simonton’s Double Lifetime Limited Warranty

Before you invest in a large purchase, such as windows, you will want to make sure that you understand the warranty that comes along with it.  A double lifetime warranty basically means that they are covered throughout the lifetime of the current owner of the home, and then can be passed on to the next owner of the home.

Generally, this limited warranty is good for up to ten years, and is transferable to another owner if necessary.  This is the case for residential properties, but for commercial or multi-resident properties, it is only a 3 year warranty and it is also not transferable.  This is something to keep in mind.

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There are also particular clauses for bay, bow and garden windows by Simonton.  For instance, you must have a roof over the bay or bow windows to ensure that the warranty is honored.  This is because the windows are not designed to be able to prevent penetration of water on this style of window.  You must also have a supportive cable system, and must not use certain types of stains or sealers that may cause damage to the materials of the windows.  If you don’t keep up your end of the deal, then the warranty may not be honored.

The warranty is, however, a limited warranty.  It covers manufacturer’s defects and quality concerns.  It does not, however, cover anything that has to do with normal wear and tear that comes over time.  It also does not cover labor. It is a good idea to take a look at the full warranty information and read the fine print.  This will give you a better understanding of what the warranty covers and what it does not.


Choosing the Right Contractor for Your New Simonton Windows

If you are ready to get new Simonton windows for your home, then you will want to make sure that you hire the right contractor to do the job.  Installing new windows is really not a project that you want to take on by yourself. It is a good idea to hire a professional team of experts that have a good amount of experience in the industry.  

Here at Hatch Homes, we know the importance of paying attention to detail.  We also know that taking your time and ensuring the job is done right is the only way to do business.  This is why we back our work as well. If you want the job done right the first time around, then consider hiring Hatch Homes to tackle the project for you.  Call us today for more information on Simonton windows, or to get an estimate for new windows for your home.

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