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How do I choose the right product and installer?

If your windows cannot be repaired, or the cost of repairs doesn’t make sense, then replacement should be considered. Several factors should be looked at when evaluating an investment into window replacement, and here are a few tips:  How long will you be in your home - If you are moving next week, a replacement probably won’t be worth the investment. If you are staying a few years, you’ll want to make sure there’s still value in your windows when you move (if your windows and doors are 10 years old and in need of replacement, and you plan on staying another 10 years, you probably shouldn’t spend money putting the the same quality of window back in) Do not rely on a salesman's promises - If you have already begun the shopping process, you won’t be surprised to learn that every salesman will tell you that they work for the best company ever, and they have the single greatest window that ever existed in the history of mankind! Always ask who manufacturers it, and what product line you’re being offered. Would you buy a car from a dealer who wouldn’t tell you the make and model? This will allow you [...]

2022-05-18T14:47:06-04:00Categories: Maintenance|

How do I determine if it’s time to invest in new windows?

Well, it’s probably fair to say, since you went to the effort to find this article, that you are (at the very least) less than satisfied with the overall condition of one, some, or all of your current windows. But, is it time to replace them? Well, the first option that should be explored before making that decision is repairing them. Repairs offer a great cost-effective solution for many homeowners, but they aren’t always the best solution. Here’s a quick look at when repairs are the right, and wrong idea. Right idea: Specific functional issues (broken glass, the window won’t stay up, locks are broken) The issues are limited (if you have to repair multiple issues per window or all of your windows have the same issues, it may just not be worth the cost) You have a reputable brand (brands like Andersen, Marvin, etc. have great options for ordering replacement sashes, or even converting an outdated model into a more modern, more efficient model) You have old wooden windows that show signs of rot, or seem misaligned (these older windows have survived for almost 100 years in some cases, and repairing the damage may restore them to their original state) [...]

2022-05-18T14:35:48-04:00Categories: Company Updates|

ARDMOR INC. WINDOWS AND DOORS JOINS FORCES WITH ANDERSEN CORPORATION AS CERTIFIED CONTRACTOR

Philadelphia, PA-  As of December 12, 2018, Ardmor Inc. Windows and Doors are pleased to announce that they are now recognized as an official Andersen Certified Contractor. As a relative newcomer to the window and door industry, Ardmor has garnered quite a reputation for their range of services, from window and door repairs, parts and glass replacement, carpentry, as well as the installation of windows, doors and more. As a result, Ardmor has earned hundreds of 4 and 5-star reviews from their customers. All of this success led Company officials to want to take the next logical step and partner with the most recognized window brand in the country, Andersen Windows. As an Andersen Certified Contractor, Ardmor can now offer their customers additional piece of mind knowing that Ardmor's team of professional technicians have gone through Andersen's rigorous training program, covering everything from Andersen Window installation and Andersen Window repair, right down to how their window is made. Another advantage of being an Andersen Certified Contractor is that Andersen offers a 2 year limited installation warranty when using a certified contractor for window projects. All of that being said, Ardmor is confident that the new relationship with Andersen will allow them to [...]

2019-04-08T01:43:23-04:00Categories: Company Updates|

When to consider the Andersen Narroline Conversion Kit?

When asking that question, You must first make sure that You currently have The Andersen 200 Series Narroline window in Your home. The first thing to look for is the Andersen logo in the bottom right corner of the glass. Now let's make sure it is the Narroline Window. It's really simple. If the window does not tilt in for easy cleaning, it's a 200 Series Narroline Window. The Andersen Narroline windows were introduced in 1968. They were often used by builders in the new construction of homes at that time because they were a recognized brand, easily accessible from building supply houses and they were still affordable. This was Andersen's "go to" window for many years. The only problem was, at that time, windows did not have a tilt in features yet. In the years to follow, Andersen had developed their 400 Series Tiltwash Windows and as they grew in popularity with Andersen customers, many just weren't in a position to do full window replacements on their homes. It was at that time that Andersen realized that they had a tremendous amount of customers out there that still didn't enjoy the ease of use that a tilt in window [...]

2019-12-13T18:23:38-05:00Categories: Windows Help|

Is it possible to repair a window with fogged glass?

Well, can it? It’s a question that many people will have to ask themselves eventually. The simple answer yes but most companies won’t tell you that you can. Let’s start with how double pane glass is made and what will cause it to fail in the first place.Double pane windows are made with two panes of glass placed over a spacer. The sealant is then applied, creating a space between the panes that is filled with air, or in many cases, a gas, such as argon or krypton. The air or gas provides an additional layer of protection against the outside elements, making your rooms far more comfortable and energy efficient than old single pane glass. So, to get back on track, we now know we have two panes of glass that are “sealed” to a spacer of some kind. So why would they fail? There are many reasons why the seal would fail causing moisture to form between the panes of glass. The most common is simply age. Depending on the quality of the window, the seal will last anywhere from five to around twenty years in perfect conditions. Now if You’re like Me, perfect conditions don’t happen very often so here [...]

2019-01-31T12:07:16-05:00Categories: Glass Replacement, Maintenance|