To some extent, every home, regardless of age or location, needs to “breathe.” You may feel some air coming into your home around windows, doors, skylights, electrical outlets, walls, floors or the roof

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It should be pointed out that a little fogging or frosting that comes and goes on the lower corners of our windows is nothing to be concerned about. Condensation that blocks the whole window with fog or frost, though, presents more of a problem.

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In the aftermath of tropical storms and hurricanes, questions have been raised by some residents who experienced wind-driven rain leaking through or around their windows and doors that otherwise remained unbroken and structurally intact during these extraordinary events. AAMA has chosen to publish this document in order to provide information to homeowners, distributors, and builders as well as code officials regarding water penetration during severe wind-driven rain storms.

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Vinyl and aluminum windows and doors come closer to being maintenance free than any other exterior building product on the market today. They may become dirty just as does a freshly painted house or a new automobile, or any other product, which is exposed to atmospheric conditions.

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It’s important to read and understand your manufacturer’s warranty and have your windows and doors installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions for best performance.

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It takes many different types of windows to make up a house. ˽av Windows and Doors manufactures a variety of window operating styles, including single-hung, double-hung, casement, awning, picture, specialty shapes, garden, tilt/turn, bay and bow. Learn more about each window style in this video.

This video will help you get familiar with the name for each of the parts that makes up your ˽av window and where they are located. From the head to the sill, these are the terms ˽av Windows and Doors engineers use that you’ll find helpful if you ever need to perform maintenance or a repair.

In this video, we’ll show you how to make sure your window jambs have true vertical alignment (i.e., are plumb, level, and square). It’s a simple process. All you need is a level and a tape measure.

If you need to contact ˽av Windows’ customer service team, make sure you have the necessary information handy. In order to locate the series and order numbers, you’ll need to know where to find the white labels on your window. We’ll show you where they can be found in this video.

How the Duralite™ spacer is designed to trap air inside of small chambers that reduce energy loss. Video by Duralite

How non-conductive Duralite™ spacers insulate up to 45% better than other spacers on the market to create some of the most energy efficient windows. Video by Duralite

At ˽av Windows and Doors, we take your remodeling project personally, bringing integrity and precision to everything we do.

At ˽av Windows and Doors, once your window is ready for shipping, we mechanically wrap it in protective packaging to prevent cracking and damage during the shipping and delivery process.

At ˽av Windows and Doors, we equip each window with components to increase convenience and simplify operation. We also care about your security, so our windows are equipped with multiple safety features.

Elegantly & effortlessly blend interior and exterior spaces with ˽av's EnergyCore Multi-Slide patio door. Whether you are looking for a sliding glass door for a new construction or for a renovation or replacement projects, the EnergyCore Multi-Slide Door provides you with the aesthetic you want and the energy efficiency you need.

The ˽av 3500 single-hung vinyl window is designed for new construction projects. With a removable sash, top glass, and meeting for easy drywall pass through, the 3500 is ˽av’s top-selling vinyl window. The stylish beveled profile, full-length lift rail, and metal reinforcements at the meeting rail provide aesthetic and performance benefits while the welded, multi-chambered frame and sash offer superior strength and energy-efficiency.

The 1650 double-hung vinyl window is our top-selling replacement window. Boasting a multi-chambered mainframe for durability and energy performance, integrated lift rails for easy operation, and a sloping sill for optimal water drainage, the 1650 double-hung has all the desired features of a superior replacement window. And its options for colors, grids, and glass ensure an aesthetically pleasing choice for your next window replacement or home renovation project.

The ˽av 1615/1617/1618 vinyl sliding glass doors are designed for both new construction and replacement projects. Available in two-, three-, four-, and six-panel configurations, these doors effortlessly blend interior and exterior spaces at virtually any size. Topping out at 18 feet wide by 8 feet tall (1618), these doors offer immense viewing space while still ensuring energy efficiency. With options such as Low-E glass and argon gas, the 1615/1617/1618 doors offer top-notch energy performance.

The ˽av 1556 double-hung vinyl window with two moveable and tilting sashes is one of our most popular window styles and ideal for new construction applications. Featuring a stylish beveled exterior profile and true-sloped sill for optimal water drainage, the 1556 is an aesthetically pleasing window that can enhance the curb appeal for any newly built home. This window is easy to install and available in multiple color and grid options.

The rollers on a sliding glass door may need to be adjusted for a variety of reasons – if the door is not operating smoothly, if you’re not getting proper weatherstrip contact at the top or bottom, or if the gap between the door and the frame is too large or too tight. This video shows you how to adjust the rollers on a French rail patio door from our Western region.