- Building Needs & Wishes
When you’re in the market for new windows or window replacements for your Richmond home, BNW Builders offers a wide variety of energy efficient bay, bow, and garden windows to choose from. Not sure which is right for you? Read on to learn more.
A bay window is the combination of three windows that extend out from a home’s exterior wall at an angle. In the center is a picture window with two venting windows on either side that tend to be smaller and a different type than the picture window. Since these windows protrude outside the wall, you can enjoy both an extended view and additional square footage that can be used in a variety of ways, such as shelving or a reading nook.
Bow windows also add more square footage to living spaces but sweep away from the house in a graceful arc that can include up to six windows. Because of the extra glass and a curved shape, it brings in more light into a home than a bay window. One design feature is that bow windows can wrap around the corner of a building, which allows for a view from two sides of your home.
Windows of Richmond has lofty goals for your home’s energy efficiency. With The Wiegan Heat Mirror Window™, we’ve delivered the most energy efficient solution on the market. Heat mirror windows feature thick, insulated glass that’s been specially designed to enhance the comfort of your home. Depending on the materials used, these windows can insulate as well as a standard wall! The added insulation allows The Wiegan Heat Mirror Window™ to eliminate outside noise by up to five decibels, block over 99.5% of harmful UV rays, increase your home’s energy efficiency, and so much more.
Bay and bow windows are easy to customize to your personal taste. In addition to style, BNW Builders offer a bay and bow design that enhances energy efficiency with a unique overlap mullion design that offers better drainage than a flat surface. It also includes a long-lasting, PVC panning system that will prevent water from infiltrating around the window frame. Bay windows are available in both casements and double-hung styles, and bow windows are available in 3-, 4-, and 5-lite layouts.
We suspend a lightweight polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film inside the airspace of dual-pane insulating class to create multiple super-insulating cavities. This provides center glass insulation performance to R-5.6, offers superior winter heating and summer cooling due to the multicavity design, and reduces condensation buildup on glass during winter. Remarkably, it does all of this while weighing about 1/3 less than triple-pane glass.
The Wiegan Heat Mirror Windows’™ unbeatable performance is thanks to the industry-leading products we use to build it. We use EcoClean foam throughout the frames and sashes. EcoClean foam is a USDA certified BioPreferred® product and provides energy efficient thermal performance. Combined with the heat mirror glass, this foam provides unmatched comfort. We also use Sunshield PVC on the frames and sashes, which has been enhanced with titanium dioxide to block ultraviolet light.
When it comes to replacing your home’s windows, the most important thing to consider is the dimensions of where you want them to be installed. Sliding windows are ideal for horizontal spaces (openings that are wider than they are tall) because they open sideways with one pane sliding over the other. Sliding windows are great space savers and work well in more traditional homes. They also allow for greater control over your home’s airflow as this style can be opened partially.
Casement windows are the best choice for tall, narrow window openings. This type of window swings outward, opened and closed with a crank, handle, or lever. While both sliding and casement windows are both energy efficient they differ in their seals. Since sliding windows have to be opened easily, its seals must be flexible so the window can open and close. A casement window seal, however, is not flexible and thus slightly more energy efficient.
We think that the benefits of installing the Wiegan in your home are truly endless.
In addition to all the features above, The Wiegan Heat Mirror Window™ also includes:
We help you defend your home like the sanctuary it is.
Our heat mirror replacement windows include top quality safety features.
DH LTC lock
This all-in-one lock and tilt mechanism clasps the sashes together to stop any would-be invader in their tracks. (Double Hung only)
Provides the strength and longevity of stainless steel for a lifetime of smooth operation.
Like any element of your home, the strength of your replacement windows relies on the quality of the materials they’re built from. Design pressure, or DP, measures the amount of forced air or water a window can withstand before it fails. The greater a window’s DP, the stronger it is. As you can see, The Wiegan Heat Mirror Window™ is incredibly durable!
Contact us today for a free estimate on new windows for your house or with any questions you may have about our products and services. We’re always happy to talk about home improvement!
See our line of The Wiegan Heat Mirror Window ™ replacement windows for yourself. Visit our Richmond, Virginia showroom to see all of our products in person and talk with one of our experts about your replacement window needs.
BNW BUILDERS SHOWROOM
8601 Staples Mill Road
Richmond Virgina 23228
804 346 3300
BNW Builders has an 8,000 square foot facility in Richmond, VA where you can see all of our industry-leading products in person. We’ll walk you through all of your choices so that you can compare and contrast your options from every angle. You’ll even walk away with our showroom discount just to thank you for stopping by!
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