Energy Efficient Vinyl Replacement Windows
What you can’t see through our windows.
Unique uses low-emissivity (“low-e”) glass that blocks heat loss. As heat energy moves from hot to cold, heat is reflected back inside in Winter, back outside in Summer.. This means windows that are warm to the touch, in Winter, and less energy is needed to heat and cool your home.
SASHES AND FRAMES
Unique triple window panes are inserted into the sashes using Super-Spacer® technology that flexes with heat changes and maintains solid window seals. The vinyl-composite sashes are welded together (instead of using screws and glue) so that the sash is SEAMLESS. The sash is then re-enforced to prevent bending. This stops gaps created by raising and lowering the sash over 40, 50, even 70 years. The frame around the sash is then filled with additional insulation.
Bay and Bow Windows
Double Hung Windows
Custom Shaped Windows
We can make Custom Window Shapes, whether your home has an older architecture or is of a modern style, windows openings can vary in size and shape. Because special window shapes are not of traditional design, they tend to be a major source of energy loss.
Robotic Welded Seams:
Composite materials can be welded just like steel. Welding has always been the strongest way to join materials. The corners of Unique windows are fusion welded, as opposed to being “screwed and glued”, as are cheap wood and vinyl windows. Fusion welding is the technique used in critical aircraft components.
For the ultimate in durability, a Kevlar®-reinforced fiberglass composite is five times stronger than steel. It transfers 700% less heat than aluminum and is far stronger.
Advanced Tilt & Latch System:
Hidden, Integrated Tilt Latch and Lock System (ILTIS®) allows you to disengage the locking and latch mechanism and tilt the sash inward in a single motion for easy cleaning. The tilt latch lock itself is engineered with a bolt type rod for strength plus greater security.
All frame and sash chambers are fully insulated with polyurethane foam insulation that is free of. Chloroflourocarbons (CFC’s). Comfort Foam™ improves the thermal performance of Unique triple-pane windows in an environmentally friendly way. Cheap window makers claim insulation for the glass only. Look for the overall U-value of the entire window for a true comparison.
Sculpted interior and exterior design delivers a refined new look without the maintenance requirements of wood. An engineered sloped sill insures water run-off. Triple fin weatherstripping and a compressed neoprene gasket insure a tight seal and both elements remain flexible for years.
Simply put, this feature supplies equalized pressure, up or down, that makes a Unique triple-pane window sash so easy to raise and lower. A ¾” Teflon®-coated stainless-steel coil is used to supply constant force. It acts like a spring and is housed in a sound-deadening chamber. This also adds insulating value and presents a surface that is smooth and easy to clean. EnduraForce™ balancers are the quietest, smoothest way to open and close a window.