Choosing Frames

Best Window Styles for Brownstone Rowhouses

Best Window Styles for Brownstone Rowhouses

Instantly recognizable, the brownstone rowhouses are a symbol of Midtown Manhattan. The “brownstone era” started in the mid-1800, however, while the stone structures are still standing strong, doors and windows are a whole different story. Mostly made of wood, these parts of the house need to be either repaired or replaced from time to time.

What are the Benefits of Vinyl Windows?

What are the Benefits of Vinyl Windows?

The word vinyl in relation to this kind of material is a shortened form of the word polyvinyl, as in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) - a common type of plastic used in building, plumbing, consumer products, medical products and even clothing. Its widespread use is owed to its durability and slow rate of degradation, meaning that it holds up well under environmental pressures and doesn’t leach chemicals into the environment, unlike other plastics that will undergo chemical degradation even when no other sign of damage is present. Here’s why this suitably popular material is an excellent choice for your NYC window frames.

5 Window Styles That Can Reduce Repair Costs

5 Window Styles That Can Reduce Repair Costs

Modern window frames are designed for durability and hassle-free operation, but there are certain details that can be taken into consideration in order to further limit repair and repair costs in the future. Here are some ideas for helping you decide on windows that can help prevent unnecessary expense due to circumstances outside of your control.

Double Hung Versus Single Hung Windows

Double Hung Versus Single Hung Windows

The obvious difference between double hung and single hung windows is that a single has one moveable sash that opens by sliding up or down a track while the other sash remains fixed in place, whereas on a double hung window, both sashes are moveable. Although this difference may seem slight, both designs possess their own advantages and disadvantages.

6 Operating Styles for your NYC Windows

6 Operating Styles for your NYC Windows

Windows come in a variety of operating styles, from the sophisticated to the beautifully simple, each serving to fulfill a specific architectural or operational requirement. Choosing which style is for you depends on a number of factors - whether you’d like to maximize ventilation, have a large, uninterrupted surface through which to admire the view, or whether you’re simply after reliability and durability.