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Window Replacement Contractor Charleston SC- Mount Pleasant

November 29, 2011

Windows and doors can make all the difference in the beauty of your home as well as keep you safe and warm, but where do you start when choosing?

Obviously price is always part of the equation. The price can vary greatly depending on the quality, number of panes, energy efficiency rating (energy star), what the window is covered /clad in, sizes, and much more.

With the right window contractor to help you the choices really aren’t that difficult. As great as living in Charleston South Carolina can be there are some special considerations that go along with owning and renovating a home in and around this area, especially in, Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes,  Sullivans Island, Kiawah and Daniel islands. Primarily because these coastal homes in these areas are in resort communities which usually possess strict covenants and restrictions to preserve the prices, and consistency. Also the municipalities of the islands want to make sure home owners are safe due to the high possibility of hurricanes. Therefore, the windows and doors you replace must be of a certain approved grade (almost commercial grade windows). These restrictions aren’t so tight in towns like Mount Pleasant, James Island, Daniel Island, West Ashley, or even Folly Beach, but if you live in one of the larger and newer PUD developments it is a good idea to check with the HOA to see what the minimum requirements are for your neighborhood. Believe it or not many newer communities in Mount Pleasant, and even some areas of downtown Charleston have visual requirements as to the type and style of window you install. It is imparative your window contractor or builder is aware of the local minimum requirements before beginning a renovation or addition in Charleston county.

One of the most important things to consider when considering to replace your windows is what the windows are covered or clad in. Almost all decent grade windows now-a-days are double pane, your next consideration should be the durability and upkeep of the windows. Windows can be just wood which requires a lot of maintenance and is very susceptible to rot and thus not a good choice here on the coast of South Carolina.

They require regular sanding painting and sealing to keep the water and sun damage from ruining them.  There are windows covered in  vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass and even copper. The most cost effective and low maintenance is vinyl. Vinyl clad windows and doors like vinyl siding doesn’t need painting, and is very resistant to sun and water damage. The windows themselves are made of wood but they are covered in vinyl and sealed to keep them insulated and protected from air and water.

Don’t worry we can help you decide which is best for your home or commercial building. After you have chosen the windows best for you, then they must be installed correctly. We make sure your window casing are removed with the utmost care as to preserve them when they have to go back on. We then ensure your windows are completely level, plumb, fastened, and then spray foamed properly to keep out moisture, air and critters before we carefully replace or install the casings.

Most widely used window and door manufactures in the United States we can help you choose from:

Pella,   Andersen,   Marvin,   Plygem,   MW,   Jeld-win,  Milgard

Charleston SC Window Contractor – Precision Construction


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