Fiberglass windows by Beechworth are designed to make your windows look great, and withstand the test of time. The truth is, old and worn out windows really take away from the curb appeal of your home. If your windows seem a bit drafty, or if they stop functioning properly, or begin to crack or rot, then it may be time to replace them with replacement windows. Beechworth fiberglass windows help to beautify your home, while also allowing them to function easily without a lot of required maintenance.
About Beechworth Windows
Beechworth windows are owned by the parent company known as James Hardie. James Hardie is known as being one of the leaders in the fiber cement technology industry. They have been in business for over 130 years and have a wonderful reputation for designing quality windows and siding that are made to last.
Beechworth intends to change up the window industry with their fiberglass design. The windows are designed to fit perfectly, to ensure energy efficiency. They do not really go by a standard stock size. Instead, the windows are crafted as an exact fit to the opening. This can ensure that there are no issues down the road.
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Why Fiberglass Windows Are a Good Choice
Fiberglass windows can be a great choice for replacement windows. In fact, fiberglass is used in a lot of different home improvement and building materials. It is also one of the leading materials used to build boats, because it is a really strong material that is resistant to rotting. Fiberglass is also made to last, making it a better investment. This makes it ideal for windows, siding, and other home improvement materials.
So many other windows are made of less durable materials, such as vinyl, wood and aluminum. These materials just do not withstand the test of time like fiberglass. This is why the Beechworth collection is based entirely on fiberglass. This also makes them one of the best product lines when it comes to performance and durability.
How Beechworth Windows are Made
When you first glance at a window, it may just seem like glass within a frame. There is really a lot more that goes into it. The quality of your window frames are going to have a lot to do with how well your windows perform. Beechworth windows are made up of a solid wood on the inside, not just a cheap wood veneer. The exterior is made up of a fiberglass material that helps to keep it weatherproof. The wood on the inside looks great, but the outer fiberglass helps to protect the window where it needs it the most.
The fiberglass frame that is used to manufacture Beechworth windows helps to keep your home energy efficient. This is because fiberglass is not a very good conductor of cold or heat, allowing heat to stay trapped in or out as needed. This will give your home a more consistent temperature, cutting down on your heating and cooling expenses.
The window sill is also sloped, which keeps water from standing in the window. It also helps to keep the windows cleaner, as the water washes off of the slope, taking away dirt and debris along with it when it rains. This makes the windows much more maintenance free, meaning you don’t have to do much work to keep them up.
Finally, Beechworth windows also have double glazed panes. The panes are spaced with a warm edge spacer that allows to make them much more energy efficient, adding to the energy efficiency of the fiberglass frame. This makes them overall extremely efficient, and also helps with noise reduction. You can also choose between certain types of gas fillers to fill the gap between the panes. The type of filler that you choose can help to add to the energy efficiency as well.
As you can see, a lot goes into designing a Beechworth window. This attention to detail is important, as each window and frame is handcrafted in the United States. Beechworth has in-house engineering, complete with a team of engineers and scientists who focus on continued research and development when it comes to the technology of the windows.
Warranty Information for Beechworth Windows
Any time you make an investment in your home, you will want to make sure that it is backed with a good warranty. Beechworth windows come with an extensive 20/15 year limited warranty. This warranty covers 20 years when it comes to the glass panes. The accessories, however, along with the exterior finish, comes with a 15 year warranty. The accessories covered within the warranty include the lifts, locks, trim, handles and hinges.
Choosing the Right Beechworth Windows
Beechworth windows are available in a variety of different sizes and shapes. Since they are all custom made to fit their opening, you do not have to worry about only finding standard sizes available. Start by choosing your window style. Some of the most popular include double-hung, casement, slider, awning, picture and special shapes. Beechworth also offers sliding glass doors, which can give you an amazing view of the outdoors.
Once you choose the right size and style for your window, you will then do a little more customization to get the look that you desire. You will also select the type of glass that is used for your windows. All Beechworth window glass options are considered energy efficient. You can discuss your glass options with your contractor to determine the best type of glass for your windows, whether they are obscured, laminated or tempered.
Next, you will choose the exterior fiberglass finish, which is durable and helps to resist cracking, fading and peeling. You can choose from a variety of finishes, including frost white, sand beige, cabin brown, pottery gray, tudor bronze, and onyx black. This is what will be visible from the outside of your home.
Once you choose the exterior fiberglass finish, you will then choose your interior wood finish. Choose from finished white, natural wood, or primed wood. Choose according to your interior decor in your home. You can even customize the hardware, choosing between white, tan, brushed nickel and rustic bronze. All of the hardware is made completely of metal, and is backed by a 15 year warranty.
Finally, the windows will come complete with a screen. The screens used on Beechworth windows are considered high visibility. They help to give you a clearer view than you would get from a traditional window screen. Many traditional screens make it harder to see through the window, and you almost see the outline of the screen through the window. This is not the case with the screens used on Beechworth windows. You will notice a great view, even though there is a screen in place.
Installing Your Beechworth Windows
If you have decided that you are ready to get Beechworth windows to replace the old windows in your home, or for a new construction, then you may want more information about the installation. Installing your windows correctly can mean everything when it comes to the overall efficiency and performance of your windows. It can even have a lot to do with the longevity of your windows. If you want them to really perform at the top level, they need to be installed professionally.
Installing new or replacement windows in your home is not a task that you should take on lightly. It is something that requires a great deal of expertise and craftsmanship. The truth is, you may think that you are pretty crafty and can handle DIY projects for the most part, but that is not really the case when it comes to installing Beechworth windows.
Beechworth windows are made to fit their opening, to ensure that they have a tight, energy efficient seal. This means that precise measurements are necessary. These measurements are more involved than they seem. This is why you need to have your windows professionally installed. This will ensure that they are installed with the most energy efficiency and performance standards in mind.
Choosing the Right Contractor for Your Beechworth Windows Project
Beechworth focuses on a good relationship with the contractors that they work with. They aim to only work with the most qualified contractors. The quality of the installation is a very important factor to consider. You can get the best windows in the world, but if they are not installed properly, then they may not be as efficient. Choosing your contractor is one of the biggest decisions you will make before you buy your Beechworth windows.
Choosing a great contractor really comes down to finding someone that has expertise dealing with Beechworth windows, along with a great track record with their customers. Professionalism is important, and being fully licensed and insured is also a priority. It is also a good idea to look for a crew that is dedicated to what they do, and won’t skimp out on the quality of their craftsmanship.
The Hatch Difference
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