Elements Double Hung Windows

Overview

double-hung-elementsThe Elements window is the most energy efficient window produced in North America according to third party ratings provided by the AAMA and NFRC organizations.

ILTIS™

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Hidden, Integrated Tilt Latch and Lock System allows you to disengage the locking and latch mechanism and tilt the sash inward in one graceful motion, using only the low profile lock lever. There are no additional tilt latch levers to fumble with. The tilt latch lock itself is engineered with a bolt type tilt engagement rod, which is stronger and provides a more secure sash engagement than the typical latch engagement piece.

DecoFrame™

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Sculpted interior and exterior design delivers a refined new look. The authentic cove-mould wood design produces a beautiful window while the slim profile maximizes your view.

Engineered Sloped Sill

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A neoprene gasket straddles a rail under compression and works with a triple-fin weatherstripping for a tight seal. A mechanical interlock holds the bottom of the sash in place under severe stress. The exclusive sill dam wall is mortised into our jambs to eliminate common corner seals that frequently leak. Comfort Foam™ inside the sill is a unique thermal feature not present in most window sill designs.

K-Beam™

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For the ultimate in durability, Kevlar®-reinforced fiberglass composite that holds screw threads better than any other material is five times stronger than steel and over 700 times better thermally than aluminum. K-Beam™ is a patent-pending exclusive feature of elements™ that will not transfer heat or cold through the window as common metal reinforcement does with lesser designs.

Robotically Fusion-Welded Seams

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Corners are fusion welded and automatically cleaned using the best robotic equipment available for the ultimate in quality consistency. Many lesser-quality vinyl and all fiberglass and wood windows are “screwed and glued” together in the seams. This creates a weak spot prone to workmanship error in one of the most critical areas of a window's design.

ComfortFoam™

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Every possible main-frame and sash chamber is fully insulated with softly expanding polyurethane foam insulation. Environmentally friendly and CFC-free, Comfort Foam™ has insulating properties that improve the overall thermal performance of elements™ Windows. Don’t be fooled by dubious claims of impressive thermal values of any one component of a window. Look for the overall NFRC U-value to compare one window to another thermally.

EnduraForce™

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Soft-Lite uses a heavy-duty Teflon®-coated stainless-steel coil balance system. The constant force produced by our 3/4” tempered coil makes it extremely easy to raise and lower sashes with an absolute minimum of effort. Housed in a sound-deadening thermoplastic chamber for thermal improvement and cleanliness, EnduraForce™ balancers are the quietest, smoothest way to open and close a window!

Integral Ergonomic Lift Rail

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Easy to operate ergonomically designed lift rail conforms to your fingertips for easy sash operation.

UltraSmart™ Weatherstripping

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Ultrafab® Tri-Fin® Gold Series weatherstripping, with built-in Ultra-Fresh® antimicrobial protection, minimizes drafts, dust and pollen and fights the growth of mold on the weatherstripping material. Three sturdy polyethylene fins provide additional barriers and diversions against air and water infiltration. There are over 600” of weatherstripping in an average size double-hung window – more than twice as much protection then common windows provide.

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In general, the better a window's insulated glass package, the more energy savings and comfort it will provide. One caveat ... don't be fooled by the focus some manufacturers place on “R” factor by itself. According to the U.S. Department of Energy's Guide for Selecting Windows for Energy Efficiency, “The insulating value of an entire window can be very different from the glazing (glass package) alone. Instead, look at the certified NFRC “U” value for the entire window unit. The lower the “U” value the better the window will insulate. Industry standard is a “U” value of 0.30. For the BEST in insulating values today, look for an NFRC Certified Double Hung Window with a “U” value of U-0.17 or lower.

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When you choose a solid Soft-Lite color, the “solid” color runs deep from the interior to the exterior of your window. Never worry about scratching the color off. It’s impossible!

Light Oak

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Medium Oak

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Cherry

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Brazilian Cherry

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Maple

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The look of real wood without the problems of periodic varnishing or painting.

Almond

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Black

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Bronze

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Champagne

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Coastal Dune

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Colonial Ivory

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Forest Green

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Gray

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Rosewood

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Royal Brown

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Sandstone

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Sierra

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Terratone

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Wedgewood Blue

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Sure-Coat® is available in 14 standard colors. Our color matching system also allows us to custom match any color you choose. For a small fee we send your color sample to our World Class color supplier for a perfect match. Sure-Coat™ is warranted for 10 years and can be reapplied in the field anytime afterward.

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Delta-E™ Reflective Exterior Foil Laminates are a step up from SureCoat in longevity.

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The elegant way to let the light shine in! No more fussing with shades, blinds or window dressings. No more hardware to mar your beautiful wood trim. Internal mini blinds are a beautiful, easy-to-operate solution for the discerning homeowner.

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Both of our grid styles come in all the interior and exterior colors of the windows. Your home will be completely color matched. All contour and flat grids are contained within the insulated glass. The grids stay dirt-free for a lifetime and the outside glass remains easy to clean.

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You can choose different grid patterns based on your preferences and your personal home design. Standard grid and contour grids are offered in a variety of options. Grid patterns may vary based on size and configuration of window.

Clear Glass
Low-E Glass
Solarban® SB-70XL

Solarban® SB-70XL® offers up to 94% of ultra-violet fade protection for your drapes and your enterior furnishings... more than any glass package available in windows today. Don’t be misled by claims of so-called low-e packages that claim fade protection. Low-e glass may reduce fading slightly, but does not screen out any of the most damaging UV rays. See actual comparisons above and judge for yourself. Only SB-70XL stands the test of time. This style window is available with any Decorative Grid option.

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