When you begin your search for new or replacement windows, the options seem unlimited. Hassell Free is here to guide you in your purchasing decision. We have a strong relationship with three major window manufacturers, providing you with more product options and pricing points. In addition, Hassell Free has partnered with reputable window installers who will come to you to take specs and provide installation quotes. Leave the “Hassell” up to us.
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At Hassell Free, we understand the search for new windows can be a difficult task. With all the selections on the market today, buyers can get overwhelmed. This is why we will stick with you throughout the entire purchasing process. We work closely with three of the largest window manufacturers in the United States to give you more purchasing options. This will also allow you to stay within your budget and find the perfect window selection for your project. Whether you are replacing old outdated windows or you have a new construction project, we can help.
We Help Get the Process Started
Not only do we sell top quality window products but we also provide our customers with an installer referral service. This service will help you find a local installer that is certified to install windows. Many of these contractors have worked with us in the past, and are a trusted source. This will help speed up the installation process and allow your project to stay on schedule. A professional installer will come to your property and give you an installation quote that you can trust.
A Wide Selection of Windows
For many years, we have worked hand-in-hand with some of the largest window manufacturers around. This relationship has given us the opportunity to offer our customers one of the biggest selections of windows in the area. We have window types of all sizes and styles to meet your unique needs. Our collection of window types include double hung, single hung, horizontal, picture, and architectural window shapes just to name a few.
Come by the Hassell Free Showroom
No matter what your window needs are, we have you covered. If you are in the South Florida area, we would love for you to come by our showroom and check out our selections. But if you don’t live nearby, we would also be glad to work with you. We are a local company, but we work with homeowners and builders from around the country. So give us a call today and let us help you choose the perfect window for your construction project. We look forward to hearing from you!
Awning Windows are a single-panel window that are hinged along the top and can be opened by turning a handle. When opened, the panel tilts outward and allows air in from the left, right and bottom. Awning Windows are often installed above, below or alongside a fixed (non-operable) or operating window, but can also be used as a clerestory (a window near the top of a wall) to let hot air escape.
Casement Windows offer a sophisticated design with maximum ventilation and uninterrupted vertical views. This single-panel window is hinged on the right- or left-hand side and can be opened by turning a handle. When opened, the panel swings outward (similar to a door) to allow air in.
Combination Windows pair one or more traditional window types with an architectural window to offer an elegant visual aspect to any home. The base windows are typically single-hung or double-hung which can be opened to allow for airflow. The complementing architectural window is fixed (non-operable) and are installed to allow additional natural light to enter the home.
Single Hung Windows
A Single-Hung Window is a classic style that features a movable bottom sash (or panel) that slides open and closed vertically, while the top sash stays stationary. The moveable bottom sash also tilts inward for easy cleaning of the exterior pane. Single-Hung Windows allow a significant amount of natural light into the home and provide a wide opening which offers maximum ventilation. This traditional window is found in many homes today.
Double Hung Windows
Double-Hung Windows feature movable top and bottom sashes (or panels) that slide open and closed vertically. Both sashes may be opened simultaneously to create a natural convection, allowing cool air to flow in through the bottom and hot air to escape out the top. Additionally, both sashes tilt inward for easy cleaning of exterior panes. Similar to the single-hung style, Double-Hung Windows also admit a significant amount of natural light into the home and provide a wide opening for maximum ventilation.
A Horizontal Roller is a versatile window with sashes positioned side by side with a slight overlap. Tracks are built into the top and bottom of the frame to allow the window to be opened and closed horizontally. Horizontal Rollers offer 2- and 3-lite configurations (where one or two panels may open), and many feature removable operating panels for easy cleaning. The Horizontal Roller allows for an uninterrupted vertical view and significant airflow.
Picture Windows can be used as a stand alone or companion window to add visual interest or capture a view. These windows are fixed (non-operable) and typically let in the maximum amount of light, as they tend to be the largest window installed. Picture Windows are often complemented by an architectural-style window above or casement, single-hung or double-hung windows on each side. Picture Windows may also come in a variety of shapes such as square, rectangle, half round, quarter round, circle, oval, elliptical, octagon, hexagon, trapezoid, eyebrow, triangle and peak pentagon.
Architectural Windows are also known as accent windows and can be used as a stand alone or companion window. This style of window is fixed (non-operable) and is often installed as a means to let in additional light, complement larger windows, add visual interest or capture a view. A variety of standard shapes are available including picture, quarter circle, half circle, full circle, fan, squares, oval, elliptical, gothic, eyebrow, pentagon, peak pentagon, arch, trapezoid, triangle, octagon and hexagon.
|Vinyl Window||Aluminum Window|
|Design||A generally more attractive, less utilitarian overall appearance. Lots of different finishes are offered in vinyl window frames, and if scratched or chipped for any reason, the exposed parts will look the same, since the material is the same throughout. Vinyl frames are thicker than their aluminum counterparts, which may not be as appealing, depending on the building style.||If a painted aluminum frame is chipped or scratched, the metal will show through. An aluminum window frame is thinner, providing a more modern aesthetic that is good for larger, commercial buildings. Larger-sized windows are available as well.|
|Durability||Highly resistant to scratching, cracking and marring. Not as easily dented.||Resistant to scratching, cracking and marring, except for the surface, if painted or powder-coated. More prone to dents.|
|Colors||Vinyl cannot be painted, so an exact color match may be difficult to achieve.||Aluminum window frames can be painted or sometimes powder-coated. This can provide an exact match to the color desired. However, if the paint or outer coating chips off for any reason, the metal underneath will be visible.|
|Strength||Not quite as strong.||A little stronger.|
|Appearance||The wood-grain appearance on vinyl windows is a popular alternative to actual wood, which is more problematic than either vinyl or aluminum. It is also superior to the painted surface of aluminum windows.||To get the look of wood on an aluminum window requires the use of a coating treatment. This is inferior to the vinyl wood grain effect, which is the same material throughout, as opposed to an external coating.|
|Corrosion||Not a problem with vinyl windows.||Over time, the steel or zinc fasteners used for aluminum windows may react with the aluminum and corrode.|
|Fading & Pitting||Not a problem with vinyl.||Aluminum windows can pit, and the painted surface can fade.|
|Weight||Vinyl windows weigh more than aluminum windows.||Lighter weight, which makes aluminum a good choice for large facilities.|
|Energy Efficiency & Thermal Performance||Vinyl windows perform better when it comes to this important contemporary issue. They are designed to provide the industrys best energy efficiency.||Aluminum windows are notorious for acting like radiators, bringing unwanted heat from the outside into the room. They also conduct cold in the same way as heat, so must be specially protected with "thermal breaks," to compete with vinyl windows for energy efficiency. This adds to their cost.|
|Condensation||Vinyl windows create less condensation than wood or aluminum windows.||The heat transfer action that is characteristic of aluminum (for which reason it is used in cookware) creates condensation and related problems. This is especially true in the north part of the nation. When condensation seeps between the window and the wall, it causes rot, mildew and mold.|
|Thermal Breaks||Vinyl is itself the best thermal break. It minimizes heat transfer from the outside of the room to the inside.||Thermal breaks are employed in many modern aluminum windows to combat the problem of condensation and increase the windows energy efficiency. These are made of vinyl.|
|Noise Reduction||A little less effective.||More effective.|
|Recyclability||Less efficient to recycle.||Very efficient to recycle.|
|Maintenance||Lower maintenance requirements than both wood and aluminum. No need to repaint or restain ever, since they are the same color throughout.||Aluminum windows must be lubricated regularly, since their moving parts consist of metal against metal. If painted, they will require regular maintenance.|
|Cost||Typically less expensive with better value.||Typically more expensive if you get anything but a bottom-line product, which is highly energy-inefficient.|