Window Information

windows-informationWhat brands/sizes do you commonly stock?

Unlike the big box retail stores, we represent many brands and are equipped to quote anywhere from a single window to an entire custom home.  For this reason, we don’t keep a lot of stock on hand as each project we bid is unique.  

We recommend visiting our showroom so you can see the difference among our product lines. Whether you are replacing all your windows and patio doors in your home, or just a few we can order them and have them in as little as 2-4 weeks. This gives you time to prepare for installation, and if using our in-house installers, get your project scheduled on our books.

How much does it cost to install one window or patio door?

This is difficult to quantify over the phone or on our showroom floor.  There are many variables which contribute to pricing the install. We recommend you contact us and let one of our sales reps quote you a ball park price once you have described some of the conditions on your home. Or if you would prefer, we will send one of our installation experts to your home or business and assess your specific needs.

Do I have to replace all my windows and patio doors at the same time?

R&K understands that upgrading and retrofitting your entire home with new windows and patio doors is a big project. It can be expensive and disruptive. Whether you are looking for better energy efficiency, or simply aesthetics, our knowledgeable estimators can discuss your needs and help recommend the best plan of action. Financing options may allow you to defer the cost of your project over a period of time, allowing you to undertake the project all at once. If this is not feasible, we can suggest which windows and doors to replace first, as well as help you select brands you will be able to match when completing your project at a later date.  Call an make an appointment, and our reliable and knowledgeable sales staff will guide you through the process.

Does R&K repair broken glass in windows?

We do. We can replace or repair broken or failing window glass. However please keep in mind we are not a 24-hour emergency glass shop. If your broken window is compromising your safety or home security you should seek a professional who can come out immediately. For more information on our glass products and services, please click here.

Does R&K repair torn screens?

We do not rescreen or replace screen frames for windows and doors, unless it is a warranty item for a product we have sold.  We would be happy to recommend some reputable screen companies, depending on where you are located.  Just ask!

What’s an energy-efficient window?

Most energy efficient windows will have the minimum of: Double-pane insulated glass, Heat-resistant (Low-E) glass coating, Airtight frames, and be ENERGY STAR® rated. R&K supplies various windows from several window manufacturers that can meet or exceed your specific energy efficiency needs.

How big of an energy savings can I count on if I upgrade my windows from single pane to dual pane or triple pane?

Windows are now recognized as “thermal weak spots” in a house. Up to 15 times more heat is lost or gained through windows as is lost or gained through an equal area of wall space.

One important way to decrease energy loss through windows is to increase the number of panes, or glazings. A single-paned, untreated window unit is very energy inefficient. A measurement of its resistance to heat shows that this single paned window has an R-value of about R-1. A double-paned, untreated unit has a rating of R-2.1, and a triple paned unit has a value of R-3.2.

Please make sure you ask your sales associate about the many different types of glass and glazing’s our manufacturers have that can help reduce energy costs for your specific needs.

What does Low E mean and what are the benefits?

Low “E” stands for “emissivity”, a transparent coating applied to a glass surface to separate long wave (heat) energy and short wave (light) energy. The long wave is reflected back to the heat source. The short wave is allowed to pass through the coating.

Stop by our showroom and have one of our sales representatives show you our heat lamp glass display, where you can see and feel the difference for yourself.

Do you have noise control windows?

Yes, we carry sound control windows that are the perfect solution if you live near an airport, overlook a freeway or face frequent environmental noise of any kind.  One of our lines of windows reduces noise by as much as 30%compared to other windows. If sound is an issue for you, be sure to ask one of our sales associates to show you our noise control display on the showroom floor.

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