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October 23, 2018

 

 

"My favorite journey is looking out the window."

-Edward Gorey

 

Window replacement is one of the smartest improvements one can make to their home, condo or apartment building.  Today’s products are designed to be maintenance-free, highly efficient in terms of insulating your home from winter’s cold and summer’s heat, easy to operate and clean as well as a way to beautify your home’s exterior and interior.  Whether you prefer vinyl, wood or fiberglass products, all will provide you with an exceptional value and easy operation.

 

 

 

Below are some of the top reasons that windows are replaced.

 

1-The existing windows are not operating properly.  This may mean that the double hung sashes or storm window sashes don’t open (or stay open).  Broken lift systems are  dangerous and don’t allow windows to properly operate.  Casement windows can also have operational issues if the lock mechanisms don’t properly grab the hasp or the if roto operator is stripped.  These are reasons to consider replacement.

 

2-Older windows (anything older than 25 years old) are not energy efficient.  At a minimum, new windows should be thermal-pane technology (two pieces of glass hermetically sealed with a non-conductive spacer system).  Low emissivity glass (Low ‘E’) and argon gas should be added to boost the R-value (or lower the U-value) of the glass unit.  Additionally, new windows have wool or vinyl weatherstripping where the sashes meet the main frames which cuts down on drafts. 

 

 

3-New windows are virtually maintenance-free and easy to clean.  Midwest weather and the extreme cold and heat seasons are particularly hard on the exterior of older windows.  Windows that have wood exteriors are more prone to rot over the years.  A new window replacement will provide no maintenance at the exterior as most replacement windows are either vinyl or aluminum clad exteriors.  Also, double hung windows tilt in to clean and casement windows fully swing open to provide ease of cleaning even if the windows are on the 2nd or 3rd Floors.

 

 

4-If you are looking for a smart, relatively inexpensive way to enhance the beauty of your home, a window replacement project can really modernize and beautify your home’s exterior (and interior too).  New windows have design elements like internal muntins (grids), designer glass, pre-finished paint or stain options (if wood interior) and many exterior colors that can transform the look of your home.  Projection windows like bay windows, bow windows or garden windows create space on the interior and create a great focal point on the exterior.

 

 

 

 

Mosaic Construction believe first impressions really matter and the exterior finishes have the greatest impact on curb appeal.  We understand that the definition of a successful renovation is unique to each property owner. At Mosaic Construction, we partner with commercial and residential property owners to enhance and upgrade their exteriors. ​We have the expertise to complete renovations of nearly every scope and size.

What to Expect

  • Consult - we will provide counsel to clarify your needs to construct the ideal plan.

  • Construct - we will assist in choosing building products and options that will maximize your property’s functionality, structure and overall aesthetic value.

  • Transform - our process will ensure that your project will be on-time, on-budget and exceed your expectations.

​Our Expertise Includes

  • Window Replacement

  • Door Replacement

  • Composite & Vinyl Siding

  • Gutters/Downspouts & Soffit/Fascia

  • Deck & Porch Construction

  • Masonry & Stone Construction

  • Architectural Enhancements

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