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Message from B. T. Window and Doors regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Unless there is a statewide closure of all non-essential businesses, B. T. Window and Doors, LLC will remain open during its normal hours of operation. Should you wish to meet with us, we will respect your space and your time and can meet with you for as brief as you choose or for as long as it is necessary. All services will continue as scheduled. However, installation crews have been instructed not to approach customers unless necessary. Instead, installation crews will be calling upon arrival to notify the customer that they are there and determine if there are any questions or concerns. If the customer wishes, the installers can call after the installation is complete. We also ask that customers do their part by letting us know if anyone in the home is not feeling well, and we will gladly reschedule for a later time.

In order to keep combating this virus, all employees and installation crews are required to properly wash their hands before and after any interaction with a customer to keep both parties as safe as possible. In addition, most of our communication throughout the project can be done via phone or email. Product samples and brochures can be delivered to you and proposals can also be sent to you electronically. If there is something that you are interested in, please feel free to ask and we can inform you the best way to learn more and move forward, all while being respectful and keeping safe distances. We understand that during this time, there will be more time spent at home and we want to do everything in our power to make that an enjoyable experience. We will continue to keep the public informed of any changes that are being made. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We hope and pray for everyone's safety and health during this time.

Window Grids

Window Grids

3/12/2020

An important step in installing new windows is selecting the right type of window grids that fits the window as well as the style of the home. Window grids are strips of material, usually made of some type of wood or composite matter, that appear to cut window panes into smaller segments of glass. They come either flat or contoured in configurations such as colonial, prairie, diamond, cathedral, and victorian. Custom designs are possible as well in order to produce diagonal divisions and other models that may be more aesthetically pleasing. The most common style of grids is colonial, which divides the window into equal sections of 4, 6, or 9 lites or parts, whereas prairie style grids have unequal panes to suit contemporary or farmhouse varieties. Some homeowners opt to forgo window grids because the modern architectural build of their home looks the best without any but the vast majority of homes require window grids. A good way to find the right grid style is through creating a mock version of the grid by placing masking tape in the shape of the desired grid and seeing if it complements the rest of the home’s interior. Apart from the layout of the pattern, the functionality of grids as well as its ease of maintenance can depend on whether or not they are Simulated Divided Lites (SDL), Grids Between Glass (GBG), or Exterior Grids, each of course with its own pros and cons. #windowgrids #grids #grid #windows #WindowInstallation#DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Casement Windows

Casement Windows

2/27/2020

Casement windows, a popular choice amongst crank windows that are pushed opened outward, differ from awning windows. While awning windows are hinged at the top, casement windows are hinged at the side. Thanks to its structure, casement windows provide a convenient solution for squares where there is a longer height to width ratio. Compared to awning windows, more types of configurations are available for casement windows, making them great for possible customization scenarios. All of the different kinds of options for casement windows are amazing for ventilation purposes and letting in an abundance of natural light to the interior. They also offer an easy way to access hard-to-reach areas, which is another reason for its popularity in uses for bathrooms and kitchens. These places especially need extra air and light but the small and tight nature of the space presents a challenge for installing full windows whereas casement windows perfectly fit. In other quarters of the home, casement windows afford a smart way to open up sitting rooms and living rooms with clear and unobstructed views of the outside. #casement #casementwindows #windows #WindowInstallation#DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Eco-Friendly Windows and Doors

Eco-Friendly Windows and Doors

2/14/2020

Eco-friendly windows and doors are no longer a fad but a necessity for many homeowners thanks to their benefits to the environment and millions of pocketbooks. Now there is mass availability in options of all different types of eco-friendly windows and doors to suit a wide arrange of aesthetic, functional, and economic needs. When it’s time to pick new windows and doors, usually the decision comes down to frame materials, low-e glass coatings, multi-pane windows, and installation methods. The most common kinds of frame materials on the market are wood, vinyl, aluminum, and composite, with each having its own pros and cons such as price, water resistance, and durability. Furthermore, as energy efficiency and eco-friendliness go hand in hand, it is wise to opt for double pane windows that minimizes air leaks, thereby reducing utilities expenditures. The choice to get new windows and doors can be good not only for the planet but also for cost savings. It’s no wonder that eco-friendly windows are in the top 10 things people value in home sales. #EcoFriendly #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Awning Windows

Awning Windows

1/29/2020

Awning windows are among the most common selections made in window replacements because homeowners prefer its superior utility and versatility. They are hinged at the top and opened at the bottom when pushed outward. They boast great flexibility in where they can be installed, which is why they are often found high on basement walls or low on attic walls. Also, they compliment other styles of windows really well such as non-operable picture windows, in both contemporary and traditional designs. In addition to their aesthetic benefits, wherever they are placed, awning windows allow for maximum ventilation and light whilst providing protection against harsh weather conditions. They are easy to use as you simply have to turn the lock handle to open. Various materials and paint finishes, including vinyl, wood, aluminum, and stainless steel, are available to accommodate a wide range of price points and functions such as scratch and fade resistance. #AwningWindows #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Casings

Casings

1/15/2020

Casings are window frame moldings that go around each window. They are usually installed outside the house to seal window frames into place. Depending on the architectural build of the home, casing details and styles differ. Whether it’s from modern to traditional, single-paneled to multi-layered, or simple to ornate, BT Windows and Doors works with a wide array of paint colors and designs so that the finished job not only cohesively blends in with the rest of the interior and exterior appeal of your home, but also enhances the overall look. The utilitarian functions of casings are its weatherproof performance and heat insulation, which is determined by the material of the casing and quality of installation. Wood, Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), and Polyurethane each have their pros and cons in price, durability, and efficacy to block out cold air from entering the house. Our team of technicians boasts top notch skills in carpentry that can achieve many different types of casing projects to accommodate your vision. #Casings #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Security

Security

12/30/2019

‘Tis the season and happy holidays! This time of year can be the best for many reasons, including cheerful decor, exchanging of gifts, Christmas music, and much more. But it may also turn out to be a nightmare for those who are not careful about home security. As families depart for the holidays, empty homes make for easy burglary targets. The holiday season is one of the peak periods for home break-ins, and there’s even a Hollywood movie made about it. According to the stats, Home Alone is surely not pure fiction. This is why it’s very important to have good quality locks and to choose the right kind of exterior doors. Some doors like sliding doors can be extremely simple to pick the lock. Security measures worth considering for your windows and doors include adding flood lights, motion sensors, cameras, and door bolts. Upgrading your current windows and installing reinforced glass can also be helpful. These features are proven effective deterrents against creating vulnerable home entry points. Other common sense solutions are to remove valuables from clear view and to put up window stops to prevent windows from being opened all the way down. This holiday season, make sure all your windows and doors are properly locked before you depart so that when you return, all your home belongings are safe and sound, and you can enjoy hassle-free festivities. #Security #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Warranty

Warranty

12/19/2019

Quality window and door warranty encompasses a reasonable period of coverage time, usually somewhere between 1-3 years, and a comprehensive coverage of material components. Depending on the installation company, brand, and product, these variables within warranty policies differ. So it’s important to generally review how long the warranty duration is and precisely which parts are covered. Professional advisement is to carefully look over specifically for possible exceptions and limitations to make smart selections on which window or door work best for your home and lifestyle. Special contraptions like automation options and window opening control devices need extra attention and expert handling. Having installation warranty of caliber for those instances can be especially critical. B.T. Windows and Doors offers superior warranty services that apply to all of our clients and their respective projects from beginning to end. In order to have a hassle-free experience all around, home-owners are advised to choose their warranty wisely before deciding on renovating their windows and doors. #Warranty #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Energy Saving Options

Energy Saving Options

12/2/2019

The holiday season has officially begun which means that autumn/ winter's chills have also come with it. As we bundle up in layers and crank up our heaters in attempts to stay warm, it's an opportune time to think about how energy efficient our homes are. Is it possible that interior heat is escaping through cracks and gaps in our windows and doors that leaves us unnecessarily turning up the temperature? With professionally-installed insulated glass, we could instead be enjoying year-round energy savings. BT Windows offer insulated glass packages, which feature Low-E glass, that work to not only optimize energy efficiency, but also to reduce ultraviolet rays that enter the home and consequently prevent harmful ultraviolet radiation from fading your furniture, drapes, carpet and woodwork. Low-E glass is one of the most effective ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home's windows as it is a very thin coat of material on the glass that helps to reflect heat away from the surface of the glass. To find out more about our window installation process, check out our new FAQ page on the BT Windows website. #EnergySavingOptions #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Hardware

Hardware

11/8/2019

Each installation of windows and doors nowadays come with their own set of hardware options for handles, locks, casements, and so on. Homeowners choose their preferred hardware for windows and doors depending on the type of functionality, the level of security, and the kind of aesthetic taste that they wish for. Our technical professionals at B.T. Windows and Doors provide consultation to come up with the best possible custom solutions that provide optimal performance, safety, and convenience. Our quality products and workmanship ensures that the following hardwares like latches, levers, lifts, and door handles have impeccable finishes, which are easy to control and weather tight. The various styles in hardware that we offer, including a wide array in types of metals and ornamental details, allow for flexibility in selection that ultimately complements and enhances the overall decor of your home’s exterior and interior. #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Choice of Wood

Choice of Wood

10/21/2019

Homeowners, who want a more classic touch to their windows and doors, choose to use wood as the primary material to adorn their newly installed frames. However, finding quality wood species that not only look beautiful but are long lasting can be a challenge. With B.T. Windows and Doors, you can save those worries because we only work with a collection of wood species that are expertly selected and crafted to deliver optimal function and aesthetics. From pine, oak, maple, walnut, mahogany, to cedar, we offer a variety of wood types that will match as well as enhance your home’s exterior and interior decor. The right choice of wood will add ambience and lift the general mood of your space. For those who desire custom styles with distinct wood textures and colors, we embrace your unique vision and look forward to actualizing them. When it comes to responsibly sourcing our materials, we try our very best to work with vendors and forests that are committed to ecologically sustainable management of woods. #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #ChoiceofWood #Maryland #MD

Exterior Colors

Exterior Colors

10/7/2019

High performance windows and doors must look beautiful from the outside as well as from the inside. Aesthetics is a huge part of increasing your home value after all! B.T. Windows and Doors offers a wide selection of rich and deep exterior colors each with a variety of finishes available to suit your vision. We are also capable of creating custom hues to match your ultimate design goals. Our technicians follow the industry’s highest levels of protocol and qualifications to ensure that your home improvement project comes to fruition in a hassle free manner with a clean job site. Even for specialty jobs that require specific coating or finish, we work with top rated products that preserve wooden frames or other materials from depreciating over time and make it durable through different weather conditions. The aim is to provide our customers flexibility in quality choice with complementary results that we deliver so that they can enjoy a vibrant and dynamic residence. #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #ExteriorColors #Maryland #MD

Interior Finishes

Interior Finishes

9/23/2019

Windows and doors that look beautiful on the outside should look just as appealing from the inside. B.T. Windows and Doors executes an interior finish that impeccably and seamlessly blends your newly installed windows and doors to your home interior through a diverse offering of paints and stains. Our goal is to offer you maximum flexibility in choice through a variety of quality options that are environmentally friendly, long lasting, and aesthetically attractive. Whether it’s a classic style you wish or a modern look, your selections can range from shades of bright whites to deep rich neutral tones of oak and walnut. We apply double coats of each paint and stain, sand after each coat, and complete it all with a sealer for a flawless and smooth finish that ultimately enhances and freshens up your home decor. In order to accommodate your preferences, we also work with custom colors of paints and stains to match those who desire a more personalized and unique design. #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #InteriorFinishes #Maryland #MD

Working to Optimize Your Living

Working to Optimize Your Living

9/11/2019

B.T. Windows & Doors offers a wide variety of options that meet the customer’s needs whether it’s a specific design, functionality, energy efficiency, or security. Our capabilities include custom-fitted entry doors as well as other style selections such as french doors, storm doors, and patio doors each with different finishes, colors, transoms, and glass inserts. Meet with us for a consultation and we’ll come up with a solution that is perfectly curated to suit your home living desires. The quality of our work is proven in that all our doors are tested and certified to meet the Energy Star standards of the EPA, provide protection against harsh weather conditions as well as potential intruders, and operate with ease over a long period of time. For a relatively small amount of investment in money and time compared to other home improvement projects, you can instantly upgrade your home on many aspects. Our expert installation will help you to achieve the optimal living experience that is available of your home. #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Maryland #MD

Insect Screens

Insect Screens

8/26/2019

Summer months in the D.M.V. area are tainted by a swarm of flies, fleas, stink bugs, and many other insects that infiltrate your home. An effective way to avoid such infestation is through installing insect screens on your windows and doors. B.T. Windows and Doors provides and works with a variety of insect screen types that fit your home and lifestyle needs. We deliver a flawless installation that is durable as well as a wide assortment of mesh and frame options. Our style and design capabilities include flexible material availability for frames such as wood-wrapped or aluminum-wrapped frames that match your interior, and high functioning retractable frames optimal for folding doors, windows, and multi-slide doors that can also be easily removed for cleaning. For mesh selections, we offer numerous choices consisting of stainless steel mesh and fiberglass coated mesh that boast improved airflow, maximum visibility, and resistances to scratches, insect bites, and tough weather. #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Maryland #MD #InsectScreens

Current Trends in Interior Design for Window and Door Makeovers

Current Trends in Interior Design for Window and Door Makeovers

8/9/2019

Investing in fixing your home’s windows and doors can do wonders in not only beautifying your home, but making it stand out as a desirable and unique property. With that said, there are certain design trends that are dominating current interior makeovers. First are large glass paneled doors in replacement of windows in order to maximize incoming natural lights, to open up enclosed spaces, and to merge indoor and outdoor areas. These expansive windows come with various opening mechanisms that suit your home’s needs. Another apparent trend is incorporating clean modern designs to urban, industrial, and rustic elements such as exposed brick and different rugged wood textures that add warmth and depth. B.T. Windows and Doors can expertly integrate these popular concepts into your home improvement projects so your only concern is how beautiful your new windows and doors will be. #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Maryland #MD

Door Solutions

Door Solutions

7/22/2019

Find your one stop shop for all things doors with B.T. Windows and Doors. We specialize in professional master certified installation of every type of door that suits your home. Whether it’s entry doors, patio doors, double doors or french doors, we will consult with you to find the perfect material, fit, and cost. With brand new doors, you can instantly upgrade the look of your home, start saving on utility bills, and have better home security. We work with various styles that best suits your home’s needs, from custom hardwood to fiberglass, steel replacements, and vinyl. Depending on what you desire, our installations can serve both decorative and utilitarian purposes that is low in maintenance, lasts a long time, and ages well with your home. Our technicians are some of the best in the industry, being able to alter the size and frame of your door, build in flanks on the sides, do double glazing, caulking, and whatever else you might need. #Door #DoorInstallation #PatioDoor #Maryland #MD #MontgomeryCounty #Rockville #Bethesda #Germantown #Gaithersburg #Damascus #Clarksburg

Interior Design Makeover

Interior Design Makeover

7/8/2019

Do you have a fixer upper in your hands? Or do you need ideas for a home makeover? One of the most economically sound places to start your home renovation project is with your windows. Not only do they deliver immediate aesthetic impact, but they also have amazing economic payoffs in home maintenance and energy billings. Living spaces with lots of bright natural lighting continue to be in high demand from homeowners, and therefore more and more homeowners are switching to expansive windows that maximize natural light, open up spaces, and have a functional addition of connecting indoor and outdoor areas. A change in windows brings about a change in lighting that completely alters the vibe of a room, and furthermore a home. You can trust us to execute a proper installation that assures performance with no air or water leakages. Renovate, remodel, and revamp with us for a beautiful modern home. #InteriorDesign #InteriorDesignMakeover #OurHistory #PatioDoor #DoorInstallation #Maryland #MD #MontgomeryCounty #Rockville #Bethesda #Germantown #Gaithersburg #Damascus #Clarksburg

B.T. Windows History

B.T. Windows History

6/24/2019

Being able to trust your contractor is critical in starting home improvement projects. To briefly introduce ourselves to you about who we are, what we do, and our brief history, the founder and owner of B.T. Windows, Tomasz Bilich, began working at a local window manufacturing factory 25 years ago, where he learned how windows are made from top to bottom. Then he went onto master post installation services and built a reputation as a dependable and trustworthy contractor. Him and his team now have over 10 years of experience fixing and building residential and commercial windows and doors. We pride ourselves on the quality of workmanship and customer service we deliver. Not being a large corporation, we are able to offer one-on-one personalized care and design solutions for our clients. We value your business and will always strive to save you time and money in realizing your ideal home. #BTWindowsHistory #OurHistory #PatioDoor #DoorInstallation #Maryland #MD #MontgomeryCounty #Rockville #Bethesda #Germantown #Gaithersburg #Damascus #Clarksburg

Changing Entry Door & Patio Door

Changing Entry Door & Patio Door

6/3/2019

Is your door weathertight? Would you like a chance to replace your worn out doors with new, energy- efficient doors that instantly spruce up the look of your home? Of course! Changing entry and patio doors are quick and easy fixes to your home that have some major benefits like saving you money in the long run, adding security, and improving your home’s curb appeal. Home improvement projects like these can seem daunting for their price and scope but the right technicians will minimize damages and leave you satisfied. Our professionals deliver on top quality installations through expert practices such as fit-to-size accurate measurements of door size and jamb width to perfectly matching the stylistic details of the new door to your home. For patio doors, we work to seamlessly connect your indoor and outdoor spaces through a simple upgrade with leak-proof door options so that you can enhance and optimize the functions of your living spaces. #QualityDoor #EntryDoor #PatioDoor #DoorInstallation #Maryland #MD #MontgomeryCounty #Rockville #Bethesda #Germantown #Gaithersburg #Damascus #Clarksburg

Quality Glass Variety

Quality Glass Variety

5/22/2019

B.T. Windows & Doors works with a variety of quality glass so that you can find just the right one that suits your home’s needs. From the types of frames to the types of glass and shapes of windows, each variation serves a different purpose, whether in durability or aesthetics. For frames, we handle a wide range from metal frames to wooden frames, and composite frames. Each have different levels of functionality including insulation, maintenance, and of course the way it looks. The same distinction can be seen with types of glass. Whether it’s obscured glass, laminated glass, mirrored glass, tinted glass, or glass with gas fills, reflective coatings, spectrally selective coatings, or low-emissivity coatings, they all have an effect in the amount of solar light and heat they transfer into the home. Just as important are shapes of windows. We apply many different kinds such as casements, fixed, double-hung, awnings, hopper, and a single or double sliding windows. They differ not only in view but also in how they open and close. It’s up to the homeowners to consider the amount light and heat they wish to be transmitted, then leave it to us to get the job done! #QualityGlassVariety #Glass #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Maryland #MD #MontgomeryCounty #Rockville #Bethesda #Germantown #Gaithersburg #Damascus #Clarksburg

Certified Professionals

Certified Professionals

5/13/2019

Be careful not to overlook the importance of the installation process. High performance and high quality windows are only as good as its installation. Poor installation can ruin expensive windows and manufacturers’ warranties usually don’t cover the installation process. Mistakes are often made during installation which lead to unforeseen costs over time for repeated service calls, water and air leakage, mold growth, and violation of building codes. These expenses can be best avoided by hiring the right certified professionals from the get go. Trained on the best practices put forth by industry standards, our technicians can handle complicated installations, and save you a lot of money and time going forward. Our team has over 10 years of experience, accredited, installation master certified, U.S. EPA lead-safe certified, and OSHA certified. You can have confidence that our professionals will only employ tested and accepted installation techniques and select proper materials to protect your property. #Certified #Professionals #HomeValue #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Maryland #MD #MontgomeryCounty #Rockville #Bethesda #Germantown #Gaithersburg #Damascus #Clarksburg

Protection against UV Rays

Protection against UV Rays

4/29/2019

Dangers of UV rays emitted from the sun are well known. Too much exposure can put you at greater risk for skin cancer. But did you know that UV rays don’t just exist outdoors, but that UV radiation penetrates to indoors as well? This is where the importance of having UV protected windows become crucial. The key benefit here is that you can keep yourself and your family safe from harmful effects of UV rays. Our window filtering will effectively reduce the amount of UV rays entering your home to near zero. Other benefits include minimizing heat gain during the summer months and heat loss during the winter months. That extra layer of insulation in the windows will help to cut down your electricity bills. Lastly, UV protected windows will extend the life of your home furnishings including carpets, upholstery, and artworks that are comprised of materials such as leather, wood, and various fabrics, preventing fading, discoloration, and further damages. #UV #UVrays #HomeValue #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Maryland #MD #MontgomeryCounty #Rockville #Bethesda #Germantown #Gaithersburg #Damascus #Clarksburg

Boost home value by replacing Window and Door

Boost home value by replacing Window and Door

4/22/2019

Save as much as 50% on your air conditioning bills by replacing poor-performing windows with efficient ones! Energy costs are rising and the summer months are approaching. B.T. Windows and Doors use only the highest quality glass and framing materials to meet your needs. We service a wide variety of window and door solutions including custom shapes such as bow windows and awnings. We provide seamless installation from start to finish so you don’t have to worry if your new windows will fit in existing molds. You can count on us to deliver on our promises. With our service, you can expect to start seeing your utility bills go down. #SaveMoney #HomeValue #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Maryland #MD #MontgomeryCounty #Rockville #Bethesda #Germantown #Gaithersburg #Damascus #Clarksburg

Boost home value by replacing Window and Door

Boost home value by replacing Window and Door

4/15/2019

Looking for a way to instantly boost your home value? Spring is definitely the season of home improvements and sales. Whether you are buying or selling a home, windows and door installation can help you get the best possible deals. If you buy a fixer upper or wish to sell your home, replacing windows and doors at an affordable price can definitely have a return on investment by increasing the price of the home. For many homeowners, it could be the difference between getting the highest asking price and not. #SaveMoney #HomeValue #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Maryland #MD #MontgomeryCounty #Rockville #Bethesda #Germantown #Gaithersburg #Damascus #Clarksburg

Warm weather - good timing to replace Window and Door

Warm weather - good timing to replace Window and Door

4/9/2019

With warmer months approaching, it’s the perfect time to start fixing up failing windows. But we understand that it can be a huge and daunting undertaking. So, B.T. Windows & Doors is here to ease your window replacement process. As accredited and installation master certified technicians, we are no ordinary contractors. We will hear your ideas and desires, and craft custom solutions to meet them. Buy 3 or more? SAVE 15% Code: FACEBOOK. Call us at (410) 336-1945 to get a quote! #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Maryland #MD #MontgomeryCounty #Rockville #Bethesda #Germantown #Gaithersburg #Damascus #Clarksburg

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