Window Styles

Thanks to our solid partnership with Soft Lite, HomeTech is able to provide our clients the widest range of replacement window styles offered by a roofing company in Maryland. Among the many window styles our partnership allows us to offer are:
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Double Hung

  • Sashes slide vertically
  • In a single hung window, only the bottom sash moves
  • Screens can be exterior or interior

Casement

  • Hinges are located on one side
  • Low air leakage rates due to tighter seal

Bay Window

    • Combination of three or more lights
    • Center made of one or more windows parallel with wall
    • Outer windows are angled back toward wall

 

Bow Window

  • Similar to bay window but with additional lights
  • Panels radiate out to form semi-circle

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Slider

  • Similar to single/double hung windows, but turned on their side
  • Either one or both sashes move by sliding horizontally

Awning

  • Similar to casement windows but hinged at top
  • Open outward

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  • Large, single center panel, flat
  • Optional side lights

Garden Window

  • “Box” style window that extends outside exterior walls
  • Most common in kitchen area


Geometric Windows

  • Soft Lite’s geometric windows can be curved or angled to fit almost any shape. From circles to triangles and almost anything in between, a geometric window can be made to fit your space.
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Window Brands We Carry

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HomeTech has a longstanding partnership with Soft Lite that allows us to offer our clients both their energy efficient replacement windows as well as their extensive warranties. For more information on Soft Lite windows, visit their website. Or better yet, give the MD roofing and replacement windows experts at HomeTech a call and set up a FREE in-home consultation.

Click on the link below to visit the Soft Lite website:

HomeTech also has a longstanding partnership with Crystal “Commercial Grade” Windows for all different type of applications and requirements.

Click on the link below to visit the Crystal Windows website:

Benefits of new windows

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1. Replacement Windows Save You Money Now and Later

Purchasing new windows might seem costly at first glance, but after evaluating your monthly energy savings year after year, it’s one of the best home improvements you can make. Older, single-pane windows are often the source of up to 30 percent of your home’s heat loss. In contrast, energy-efficient replacement windows are designed specifically to keep heat in or out, depending on the season.

Additional Features of New Replacement Windows

  • New windows keep extreme weather outside. Energy-efficient windows can reduce the demand on your heating and cooling systems by up to 25 percent allowing you to make your home more comfortable at a lower cost.
  • Premium window insulation. Double- or triple-pane replacement windows are now filled with gas, typically argon or krypton, to help keep air from escaping your home.
  • “Low-e” (low thermal emissivity) windows have a very thin coating applied to the glass. This coating reflects various solar waves, such as long-wave infrared energy (or heat) from the sun, keeping your home more comfortable. Combined with double- or triple-pane glass and argon or krypton gas, low-e coatings can significantly improve the thermal efficiency of your windows.

Not only will you see immediate savings in your monthly costs, but you might be able to receive instant savings offered through rebates for new windows from your utility company. You may also be able to claim a deduction on your income taxes for your energy-efficient replacement windows.

2. New Windows Will Increase Your Home’s Worth

If you replace your windows tomorrow and sell your home the following day, you will be able to recoup the majority of your cost. That alone makes it a worthy investment.

There are other monetary benefits of new windows. Your property value may increase, which also increases your resale value. An often overlooked benefit of replacement windows is curb appeal. The ever-increasing selection of window types, sizes, colors, hardware finishes and styles allows you to match your windows to your home’s design or update its look. The continuity of your home’s appearance can greatly influence the appraisal of your home. Curb appeal can make or break the sale of a home.

Additionally, replacement windows with multiple locks can also lower your insurance costs. This added value also increases appeal to a potential homebuyer. Emotional security certainly adds to the appeal and perceived worth of your home.

3. The Comfort of Replacement Windows

Your home is your castle. It’s the place you live, learn and grow. It’s the place you go for comfort. The benefits of replacement windows are far greater than the cost. They improve your home’s overall environment with benefits like natural light, noise reduction, improved views and custom style. New windows can offer UV protection for walls, fabrics, flooring and furniture, which lengthens the life and quality of your home’s interior. They also require very little maintenance, allowing you more time for activities you enjoy. Consider the benefits of new windows for your home and how they can improve your quality of life.

EnergyTech Windows from Soft Lite and HomeTech

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Home Tech‬ partners with Soft Lite to install their EnergyTech replacement ‪‎windows‬. Designed with an increased R-Value, these windows are one of the newest innovations in energy efficient living. When manufactured by Soft Lite and installed by the Germantown roofing professionals at Home Tech, replacement windows will immediately make a positive difference in your energy bills. Learn more.

What to Winterize Now, Soon or Later in Your Home

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Now, You Should…

Insulate windows: Keep cold air out by lining each windowpane with an insulating film. Don’t worry about it looking tacky; the plastic can have a barely there finish when applied correctly.

Change the furnace filter: Buildup can make your furnace work overtime, which may reduce its life and inflate your heating bill. Change the filter every few months or whenever you can no longer see light through it.

Block drafts: You can save 5 to 30 percent on home energy costs by reducing drafts, according to data from the U.S. Department of Energy. Invest in door draft blockers—they’re inexpensive and easy to install.

Soon, You Should…

Change out your wardrobe: As you make room for winter clothes, assess your summer outfits before you pack them away. Toss what’s ripped and hopelessly stained, donate what no longer fits your body or style, and place what’s left in space-saving bags. Continue reading

The Window Brand HomeTech Counts On

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HomeTech has a longstanding partnership with Soft Lite that allows us to offer our clients both their energy efficient replacement windows as well as their extensive warranties. For more information on Soft Lite windows, visit their website. Or better yet, give the MD roofing and replacement windows experts at HomeTech a call and set up a FREE in-home consultation. Click on the link below to visit the Soft Lite website:

HomeTech also has a longstanding partnership with Crystal “Commercial Grade” Windows for all different type of applications and requirements. Click on the link below to visit the Crystal Windows website:

What To Know Before Replacing Your Window

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Which is more important in saving energy, the frame or the glass?

Seventy percent of an average window is glass; therefore, your biggest opportunity to save on energy comes from the glass. Remember, however, that the frame still makes up 30% of the window. Quite often, a replacement window will feel drafty around the edges. A frame that lacks insulating value generally causes this problem. That’s why every vinyl window we install includes a frame that is foam filled, giving it superior insulating ability.

Should I use a professional MD exterior home improvement company to install my windows?

The quality of any product is only as good as its installation. An improper installation could reduce the energy efficiency of the window, do structural damage to your home, and even void the manufacturers warranty. Our installation experts are trained to do the job right the first time. This ensures maximum performance from your windows and eliminates future problems. From start to finish, HomeTech guarantees that our expectations will not be met until yours are exceeded!

101 Window Replacement

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What should I look for in a replacement window warranty?

We believe that a manufacturers faith in it’s own product should be reflected in their product warranty. Simply put, if the manufacturer believes in its own product, that product should have a great warranty. Our windows are covered by a Lifetime Transferable Warranty, as well as the warranties we gained when we became certified by Soft Lite to install their EnergyTech windows.

What are various windows made of and what will work best for me?

There are three basic materials used in making windows: aluminum, wood, and vinyl.

Aluminum windows are primarily used in commercial applications. They are very strong. However, aluminum is an excellent conductor of heat and cold so residential use is not recommended. Continue reading