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How do I choose the right product and installer?

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 have great options for ordering replacement sashes, or even converting an outdated model into a more modern, more efficient model) You have old wooden windows that show signs of rot, or seem misaligned (these older windows have survived for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) [...]

Glass Repair in Philadelphia

2019-08-12T15:07:06-04:00Categories: Glass Replacement|Tags: |

Glass Repair in Philadelphia It happens to us all at some point, whether we rent or own a home. Problematic windows are an eyesore and will get worse over time if they're not dealt with promptly. Yet it can be painful to deal with window damage. Replacing a window in your home can be costly, not to mention the time and frustration spent on finding a reputable contractor in Philadelphia to do the work for you. Yet, how can you tell if a window can be repaired or is in need of a complete replacement? Luckily, there’s Ardmor - we’re window experts. We’ll do what we can to repair your window and, if it’s not possible, we’ll work with you on a complete replacement that fits your schedule and budget. Not All Problematic Windows Require Replacement The two most common window problems that homeowners face are foggy windows and cracked glass. Both are problematic and will only lead to more trouble down the road if not dealt with. With these kinds of issues, you should consult with a professional window repair company—that's where we come in. Ardmor is an expert in glass repair in Philadelphia, we’ll take a look at [...]

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

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

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 [...]

When to consider the Andersen Narroline Conversion Kit?

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

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 [...]

Is it possible to repair a window with fogged glass?

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

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 [...]

Foggy Glass Replacement in Montgomery, PA

2019-04-07T18:35:47-04:00Categories: Glass Replacement|Tags: , , |

This is no way to look out at the world, through a blurry, mottled window. Worse than that, the dirty-looking glass makes the inside of the home look dingy. And even worse than that, the window is no longer providing the insulation necessary to keep the home energy efficient. An insulating glass unit (IGU) is composed of two panels of glass separated by a spacer and sealed together at the edges. The sealed space between the two panels may be a vacuum or may be filled with a gas (usually argon or krypton). That sealed space in the primary means of reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. It not only makes your home more comfortable and lowers your heating and air-conditioning bills lower, it decreases your energy consumption, a major factor in protecting our environment. All of that is dependent on the seal. If a seal fails, moist air enters the space between the panes. The moisture evaporates when the weather is warm, then condenses when it is cold. In the above photo, you see the trapped condensation. It isn’t ever going away. It’s only going to get worse. Seals don’t “blow” easily. They [...]

Check Your Window Screens Regularly

2019-02-27T13:49:56-05:00Categories: Window Screens|Tags: , , |

If you are living in a region where the sun shines a little too bright or an area that suffers from severe humidity, then you surely have a lot to worry about. Hot and bright sunrays penetrating your windows will not only increase the temperature but also affect your furnishings (How you wonder?). Well exposing your fabric sofa or plastic decorative to direct sunlight will fade its color in the long run. How would your sofa look with one side faded and the other intact? Funny right? And you surely don’t want that to happen, which is why you need a window screen at your home immediately. Window screens can protect your house in one too many ways. Firstly, they add a tinting effect to your windows, which means that sunlight penetration would be lower. The net mesh, mostly made out of fiberglass or wired mess, creates an obstacle for sunlight to bypass properly and reduces penetration. Secondly, it will reduce the visibility at night, meaning, you can keep your curtains apart without worrying about a peeking eye. Well that just happens to cover a few advantages associated with window screens. There are other underlying benefits of equipping your windows [...]

Should I repair or replace Wood Windows?

2018-08-01T19:22:54-04:00Categories: Wood Windows Repair|Tags: , , |

  Wooden windows have always been the most popular choice for homeowners adding value to their property with personalized features and custom specification. Moreover, these have been considered throughout history as a great architectural detail in any home or building. Unsurprisingly, whether it is a wooden window or glass door, everything bears wear and tear of daily use. However, in cases of metallic and glass-made windows, most of the times they require replacement. On the contrary, in 90% of all wood windows, they can be repaired keeping its artistic features and majestic attributes as they were in its new condition.  That’s why most of the interior designers, home decorators, and carpenters suggest choosing wood windows. Should I repair or replace? Wood windows, when diligently painted and properly maintained, can last more than a century. However, even when they appear severely damaged, most of them they can be repaired. Therefore, if you’re struggling with a broken window, from damaged sills to foggy insulated glass, repair and fix wooden window instead of replacing it. Especially if you contact a wood windows repair expert, you will get professional rotten window repair service for a very competitive price along with many reasons for repair instead [...]

It’s almost Spring- Time to check your Windows and Doors for Repair

2018-08-01T19:22:55-04:00Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , |

As we bid goodbye to the cold wintery winds and embrace the fresh spring breeze, it’s time to check the safety features of your house for possible windows repair. Your home needs periodical inspections for eradicating the maintenance issues and spring is the ideal time to do so. It is of extreme importance that you perform a thorough check to ensure that your windows and doors are in working order after the possible impairments caused by the winter season. Your doors and windows can act as possible entry points for undesirable moisture and air leaks. Moreover, windows and doors can serve as an emergency exit point in case of fire. In order to rapidly escape the harmful circumstances, or prevent small children from falling through open windows, proper maintenance is important. Here are few ways you can properly check the windows and doors: Inspect Closely It is important to properly inspect the exteriors and interior areas around your doors and windows. If there are signs of peeling or flaking of paints, it’s time you must get it repainted or refurnished. You must look closely at signs of the discoloration, deterioration, or cracking of the woods that can be due to moisture [...]