The Difference You Can See

New windows are a low-cost way to increase the value of your home. Bring savings and improve the comfort level of your home while offsetting the harsh Texas heat. American Vision Windows is dedicated to providing our customers the best. Let us help you beautify your home and reduce your energy costs. 

Window Operating Styles

Windows Have Evolved. Learn About Your Choices.

Bring a beautiful garden inside with a picture window or add the functionality of a pass-through window to your outdoor living area. Explore the wide variety of window operating styles at American Vision. No matter what you’re looking for, our team of specialists will help you make the best decision for your home.

Casement Window Example

CASEMENT

Casement windows are contemporary and convenient. Casement windows hinge at the side and swing out.

Garden Window Example

GARDEN WINDOWS

Garden windows protrude outward and offer an interior shelf for plants and herbs.

Double Hung Window Example

DOUBLE HUNG

Double hung windows have two sashes that slide vertically providing very efficient ventilation.

Single Hung Window Diagram

SINGLE HUNG

Single-hung windows are similar to double hung windows but only the bottom sash slides vertically.

Sliding Window Diagram

SLIDING

Sliding windows have one sash that glides open horizontally.

Bow Window Example

BAY WINDOW

Bays and bows are combinations of windows that extend outward maximizing your living space and view.

Awning Window Diagram

AWNING

Awning windows hinge at the top and open out like an awning.

Picture Window Diagram

PICTURE WINDOW

Picture windows bring the outdoors in and maximize your view.

Window Frame Materials

Window Material Makes All The Difference. Become an Informed Consumer.

Windows come in many styles, shapes, and sizes. Equally important are the materials your windows are made of. There is an array of pros and cons to consider when choosing the right investment for your home. We will help you define your wants and needs to make the decision much easier.

Vinyl frames are made primarily from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This material has many advantages, including being virtually maintenance-free. There will be differences in the quality of one manufacturer’s vinyl compared to another. This is because a vinyl frame is made from a compound—a recipe of sorts—that dictates its performance over time. Each additive to a company’s vinyl recipe helps determine the long-term characteristics of the final product, like its weather and impact resistance. For example, titanium dioxide makes the vinyl more heat resistant. At first glance, competing windows may look the same, but there can be key differences in the vinyl recipe used and how vinyl parts are formed to make a window structurally strong and optimize insulation performance.

Generally, vinyl windows and doors are available in white and various neutral colors. A recently developed two-coat formulation of seven premium exterior vinyl finishes is available in light and dark variety, in addition to standard white and tan. New coating technology allows UV rays to pass through the color formulation and reflect off the vinyl frame. This preserves the exterior finish. Consequently, a vinyl window or patio door can look nearly new for years.

Light yet strong, aluminum windows and doors can be configured into a wide variety of combinations. The narrowness of the frame places the focus on the glass and subsequently, the view it offers. Multi-panel door systems are often made with aluminum frames to facilitate indoor/outdoor living. Aluminum frames are available in anodized or baked-on finishes for long lasting color. Sealed, mechanically joined corners stay square and true over years of use.

Aluminum is not recommended in beach homes for while the material is water resistant, it can suffer corrosion from salt water and salt air. The corrosion affects hardware operation and frame performance.

Compared with vinyl, fiberglass and wood frames, aluminum conducts heat and cold the least well. Thermally Improved Aluminum windows and doors are equipped with thermal breaks to separate the interior and exterior surfaces and improve energy efficiency.

Fiberglass frames are essentially composed of glass fibers and resin, materials that expand and contract very little with temperature changes in the weather. Until recently, the complex profiles required for window designs have been impossible to attain with fiberglass. Innovation has made it possible to design a fiberglass frame and fiberglass windows and patio doors are becoming more popular among homeowners for its beauty and long-lasting durability.

Fiberglass windows and doors can replicate the look and feel of wood with a veneer while helping to resist swelling, rotting and warping. The frame expands and contracts at approximately the same rate as the insulated glass it holds for improved energy efficiency and strength. While fiberglass frames do not require repainting for upkeep, the material is able to be repainted if you prefer to change colors.

Fiberglass frames are also popular because a wood veneer can be added to the interior. This gives you the best of both worlds: the durability of a fiberglass frame exterior and the warmth and beauty of a wood-look interior.

Fiberglass is produced using a process called pultrusion. Glass rovings and mats are pulled at tremendous forces through a resin bath and a series of dies. These materials combine and catalyze to provide tensile and torsion strength. All final products undergo extensive testing for quality and consistency.

Energy Star Products A Smart Choice

Replacing single-paned windows with ENERGY STAR certified windows or choosing ENERGY STAR replacement windows over the typical clear-glass double-paned alternative can save a significant amount of money on your energy bill. Your actual savings will vary depending on many factors including your local climate.

Choosing The Right Material

Balancing Efficiency, Aesthetics, and Maintenance Needs Within Your Budget.

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American Vision Continues To Partner With The Industry's Leading Manufacturers
Bringing The Very Best Products and Packages To Our Valued Customers

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We honor the manufacture warranty of every product we sell, as well as warranty the installation of those products for as long you own the home. Our experience tells us that a window installed correctly the first time won’t have problems in the future. You can rest well at night knowing you’ve partnered with a company that approaches every aspect from the perspective of the homeowner, taking every consideration possible to satisfy our customer.