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Reviewing The Useful Tips

Reviewing The Useful Tips

9/20/2021

Just like your eyes are the windows to your soul, windows are an important aspect of your home’s aesthetic and feel. Choosing the perfect window with style and function can transform your home’s quality drastically. For you and your home’s well-being, our blog posts suggest several options for upgrading your windows every month. Today, we will recap some of the most useful, important information to keep in mind for your windows and doors.

Types of windows and doors


With a wide array of choices, many windows can add a beautiful, unique touch to your home. Palladian windows add a bold, classic touch with their elegant, vintage structure. Garden windows open widely to sides and bring a refreshing, relaxing atmosphere to your home. Bay and Bow windows add an extended space, bringing more space for family, friends, and even personal peace. Windows and doors hold much more than aesthetic purposes, they also can securely protect your home. Weatherized windows guard your cozy home from the cold and heat damage, elevating your lifestyle even through the extreme weather. Doggy doors can be installed for your furry friends in your household, giving the perfect freedom to their liveliness and much less hassle for the owners letting them in and out.

Tips for maintaining your windows


In addition to new windows, consider maintaining your existing windows & doors. Wiping your window’s glasses and panes regularly, especially on a cloudy day for spotting more imperfections, can get you more sunlight and prevent mold. For another option, adding technology to your window can bring more security, insight, and wellness to your lifestyle with many effective, customizable options in the market. Furthermore, window sealing can reinforce any gaps that let cold and heat leak in, defending your home from potential energy loss and structural harm.

What we can do:


At BT windows & doors, we can provide a full range of services required for your windows. We have rich experience in installing numerous, diverse types of windows and doors, We have supported many local clients, with deep knowledge in the perfect types of window for Maryland climate. Finding a perfect window contractor can be a difficult thing, especially depending on your concern. However, BT windows and doors can provide an all-in-one solution for you. Contact us today to upgrade your home: we are committed to enhancing beyond your home - your life.
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Window Seals

Window Seals

8/30/2021

Choosing a great window seal can transform your quality of life. Window seals are an extra protection for your home’s outer walls, and they are a great way to decrease your home’s energy usage through minimizing leaked gas or outside gases entering your home.

Today’s window technology usually involves argon gas, which is an energy-efficient and versatile gas in any climate. In addition, modern windows are often double or even triple panes with a seal around the perimeter.This technology locks the gas in and creates a barrier that blocks the outside temperatures.As a result, the homeowners can easily stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.However, the different elements used for windows could cause window seal failure.For example, wooden windows easily rot, and aluminum windows do not perform well in extreme weather conditions.On the other hand, simply failing to pay attention to window condensation can contribute to a window seal failure. If the homeowner doesn’t wipe away the condensation as it appears and lets it build up over time, mold can form and damage the seals. These are the signs telling you that time has come to replace the window.

To save your home’s energy expenses and protection, consider getting your window seals done. Your home will experience the coziness, homeliness, and protection all with a simple touch.
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Palladian Windows

Palladian Windows

7/1/2021

Classic and regal, Palladian windows work wonders to elevate any room. Palladian windows go all the way back to the Renaissance times, when Venetian architect Andrea Palladio used them often in his designs. Also sometimes called Venetian windows, they can be found in many ancient and historical structures, most famously the Basilica Palladiana. Due to this long and extensive history, Palladian windows complement homes with classical architectural builds really well. Their three part structure usually consists of a large window frame in the center with an arch at the top, and two smaller sidelights or window frames on either side. There are typically columns surrounding each side panel plus embellishments.

Palladian windows are meant to be large and bold, and make a statement in the space they occupy. They let in a ton of natural light from the outside, giving the room a lifted and sophisticated effect. Many confuse Palladian windows with picture windows because they are both large and commanding pieces of window frames in a room, but an important distinction exists between them. Picture windows are primarily intended to showcase the outdoor view, and to connect the interior with the exterior. Therefore, picture window designs are more discreet. On the other hand, Palladian windows are meant to be noticed and appreciated, so their design is more ostensible and elaborate.

Palladian windows are ideal for homes that wish to capture timeless beauty and old age grandeur of opulence, power, and formal sophistication. Their elegant styles and imposing dimensions look best in homes of a certain size and design. For instance, modern homes and Palladian windows don’t necessarily mesh well. Therefore, modern homes instead opt for picture windows, which are more minimalistic. Smaller homes should also avoid Palladian windows because they take up a lot of space that can’t accommodate compact areas.

Installing Palladian windows is no simple task. It requires structural work, sometimes on existing walls. Therefore, seeking professional consultation and installation is likely the best option to guarantee the best result. Once the right fit and function are figured out, Palladian windows offer a unique charm and a lasting impression.
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A Trusted Choice

A Trusted Choice

6/16/2021

We aim to become your trusted choice in window installation and replacement. We are proud to say that our team at BT Windows is some of the best in the industry with years of experience under our belt, having installed thousands of windows. We’ve dealt with many different kinds of windows and seen a wide variety of cases from old to new and big to small in all shapes, sizes, and styles, so you can be rest assured in knowing that you’re in safe hands.

Regardless of how much money you spend on purchasing expensive new windows, without proper professional installation, those high quality windows will not fully reach their potential. In fact, clumsy and amateaur service can sabotage their value and ultimately their performance. To avoid poor installation and wasting money, it’s important to employ expert craftsmanship that follows the window manufacturer’s guidelines on warranty as well as the specific building codes. This way, windows can achieve their intended optimal operational functionality, which includes improved energy efficiency, protection from inclement weather, sound proofing, light control, insect prevention, and air insulation. Our skilled technicians will ensure that your windows not just look and work beautifully, but also last longer.

In addition to top notch workmanship, our team strives to deliver great customer service. We recognize installing a new set of windows is not a common occurrence. It can be an exciting and special process, but also a stressful one, where people wish to minimize the hassle it creates. We are therefore mindful of the possibility of disturbance and exercise basic but necessary protocols to ease the trouble. Our service includes thorough prep and clean work, timely completion, and reliable after support. Before the actual installation, our professionals will walk you through step by step as well as answer any questions that you might have so that nothing catches you off guard.

You can trust us to give careful consideration for each home’s unique design and needs when consulting to find the perfect choice of windows for your home. Our goal is to help your selections thrive and fulfill their desired purposes with satisfaction guaranteed.
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Best Window Cleaning Practices

Best Window Cleaning Practices

6/2/2021

Practicing regular window cleaning habits has many benefits. One major advantage is that cleaning your windows can help them last as long as possible. Installing brand new windows can be an expensive home remodeling project, so taking good care of them is a smart plan. Another benefit of cleaning your windows is of course the aesthetic element of maintaining beautiful views of the outdoors as well as getting maximum sunlight indoors. So here are some basic tips to remember for cleaning windows.

First and perhaps the easiest step is to wipe the glass clean with a cloth, squeegee, and a simple glass cleaner. For a more natural version, you can make your own cleaning solution by diluting vinegar with twice the water. Important tip here is to do this work on a cloudy day. Markings, prints, and water spots show up more prominently without the glare of the sun. Moreover, excessive sunshine can quickly dry out the cleaning solution before having the chance to wipe, and thus leaving ugly streak marks that are difficult to erase.

After cleaning the glass, frames and tracks are next on the list of things to tackle. Dust, dirt, and grime build up rather quickly in window frames and tracks. Toothbrushes with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar are great for scrubbing away this grit stuck in them. After removing this debris, make sure the frames and tracks are completely dry before shutting the windows, otherwise mold or dirt will again congregate. Lastly, if you can and if necessary, lubricate these tracks with a silicone spray so that they no longer gather as much dust.

Besides cleaning windows, controlling indoor humidity is also of great importance to expanding the lifespan of windows. Without proper humidity controls, mold and rot can grow not just on windows but also on the home’s walls that can be detrimental to the home’s function and value. Therefore, ventilate the home and turn on the dehumidifier when showering or cooking so that humid indoor air can be aerated outdoors.

If cleaning windows is too much for you to handle, employing professional service is also a possibility. They will provide consulting as to how often and how much cleaning work needs to be done to maintain your windows in tip top shape. The recommendation for geographic regions with four seasons, usually sits at once or twice a year, preferably cleaned during the spring and autumn. #Cleaning #WindowCleaningTips #window #door #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Picture Windows

Picture Windows

5/17/2021

Just as the name suggests, picture windows are fixed frames that do not open. They are like a piece of hung art or a portrait on a wall in that picture windows frame the outdoor scenery and bring the view inside. Because they cannot be opened, picture windows are typically placed in spaces that are hard to reach, such as areas with high ceilings like the attic or stairway, in order to maximize the amount of natural light that enters the house.

This feature of capturing the outdoor vistas minus the ventilation function makes picture windows ideal for homes in difficult weather climates. Whether it is the frigid cold, unpleasant humidity, or oppressive heat, picture windows can still allow for unobstructed views of the outside without inviting the trouble of air and weather leakage. For added performance, using insulated glass, which combines multiple glass panes to seal off air gaps, is a popular choice specifically for picture windows. Also, a possible option is to use inert gases such as argon or krypton in between glass panes to further prevent susceptible drafts, improve energy efficiency, increase savings on monthly bills, and foster greater comfort at home.

Another common configuration of picture windows is having them as the centerpiece in a living room or a family room with smaller windows on the sides. This placement is intended to frame the beauty of the outside view, whether it be your carefully tended yard or nature’s landscape, and bring it indoors to the heart of the home, along with plenty of sunshine. Because picture windows do not open, they are often installed with other types of windows that do allow for ventilation. This way, people can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Picture windows are available in many different designs, shapes, and sizes. Not only do they beautifully complement various types of spaces, but they also easily pair with other types of window styles. This kind of flexibility lends itself to the possibility of a truly unique and stunning window arrangement that enhances the overall aesthetics of your home. In terms of material, quality vinyl picture windows are the most standard on the market for their superior durability and endurance to not peel, warp, or crack over time as well as in face of inclement weather. #Picture #Picturewindows #window #door #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Garden Windows

Garden Windows

5/3/2021

Garden windows are a beautiful feature to add to your home. They extend beyond the wall of your home and jut out towards the outdoors. All three sides are covered with glass to maximize visibility and the top glass is sloped to provide ample sun exposure. Getting plenty of sunshine is important for garden windows because oftentimes, potted plants and flowers are placed on them. This extra shelf space in garden windows is the optimal place to put your herbs, plants, and flowers not only for growing purposes, but also for creating a picturesque sight. A popular place to install garden windows in the house is in the kitchen, usually over the sink, or in a sitting area, places where residents frequent so that they can easily water and nurture their plants. Garden windows are aesthetically charming all year around, but especially in the spring and summer months when you can bring more of the lush greenery of the outdoors inside. Besides displaying plants, garden windows can also be perfect for housing other seasonal or sentimental items, such as candles and photo frames. These decorations help to add unique character to each garden window.

As for functionality, garden windows do not disappoint. High quality vinyl garden windows last a long time, enduring temperature fluctuations and various weather conditions like wind and rain that can chip away at windows, and cause them to warp, peel, and crack. They are also highly energy efficient, which is crucial in warmer months, working to keep cool air in and warm air out. If you desire for your garden windows to open up for fresh air and ventilation, there are side windows that can be manually opened and closed.

The first and biggest appeal of installing garden windows is the space that it provides in your home for raising quaint little plants and flowers whilst bringing in tons of natural light and views of the outdoors. Another bonus is the fun and interesting architectural fixture that garden windows are, and how effectively they work to open up spaces as well as add shelving spaces. Spring is a great time to replace your old windows and to install new ones. You can avoid extreme weather conditions this way and enjoy your summer homes to the absolute fullest. #Garden #Gardenwindows #window #door #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

The Best Time to Get New Windows

The Best Time to Get New Windows

4/20/2021

Springtime is in full swing with all its floral glory and sunshine. As the weather warms up and summer nears, now is a great time to consider installing new windows. Months of winter has likely taken a sizable toll on your homes’ windows. The snow, ice, and not to mention the temperature difference between indoors and outdoors cause windows to deteriorate and get damaged every year, and therefore they require updating once their function is no longer optimal.

The benefits to remodeling in warmer seasons attract many homeowners to tackle this long awaited home improvement project. Thanks to the longer days and nice comfortable weather, demand for new windows no doubt goes up in the summer months. Another reason for why people opt for new windows in the summer has to do with the desire to save on AC energy costs through installing double pane or argon gas-filled windows. Also, fresh greenery and warm outside weather calls on people to enjoy the lifestyle of indoor outdoor living that getting new windows affords you. Simply changing windows can dramatically expand the views of the outdoors from the inside and work to open up the interior space as well as bring in natural light.

If you are not sure whether or not your windows need repair work, perhaps start by cleaning them and by checking them for possible cracks, leaks, and chipped areas. Doing a visual inspection like this regularly on an annual basis will help to maximize the lifespan of your windows and to avoid expensive renovation projects down the road. In the process, you may see spots that need additional caulking or wooden window frames that need replacing due to rotting. For ease of maintenance purposes, switching to vinyl frames might be a smart choice for certain homes. Spring is also a prime time to look over deterioration on weather stripping around windows and doors and to clean them of dirt and debris.

Investing in your windows at this time can have wonderful benefits for you and your home to savor in this summer. You will not only beautify both the indoors and the outdoors of your home, but also experience the added functionalities of energy efficiency, sound proofing effects, and enhanced security with new windows. #NewWindows #springwindows #window #door #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Doggie Door

Doggie Door

3/16/2021

If you happen to have a furry friend in your household, you might have once or twice considered installing a doggie door for them so that they can venture outside at their own will. With proper fencing around the property, a doggie door is a great addition that offers the very obvious benefit of convenience. Dogs can freely traverse between indoors and outdoors with less hassle for owners whilst maximizing their freedom of movement. However, there are valid and critical concerns for installing a doggie door such as energy waste, damage to doors, and compromise on security. Therefore, carefully weighing the pros and cons is important to determining if it is right for your home.

Nowadays, thankfully, there is a lot of variety in options for materials and price points, each with their own advantages and disadvantages that suit different needs. Due to the wide ranging array of potential selections, installing doggie doors is becoming more and more popular. Regarding the concern of heat insulation in doggie doors, using thicker and more durable materials for flaps can achieve better energy efficiency that keep out hot and cold temperatures. An innovative product on the market that also addresses this issue is a doggie door that only opens by being activated with a microchip in a dog. Doors open and close depending on the proximity of the dog. This way unnecessary gaps in doggie doors are prevented, energy can be saved, and homes will be protected from harsh weather and from the intrusion of unwelcomed outside creatures. This feature is more costly though. A cheaper and less technologically advanced yet nonetheless still effective weather proofing solution is having two flap doors instead of one being held in place by strong magnets. Magnets and double flap screens are easy, accessible for many dog owners and their homes.

As for concerns of causing permanent damage to doors by carving out a giant hole right in the middle of it, perhaps consider installing doggie doors that come as a part of a larger sliding door. These doggie doors are relatively simple installations that do not require major alterations which might be regretful later on. They blend in very well with most interiors, and therefore, are one of the most in-demand styles at the moment.

Dog owners know the practical value of having a doggie door. Especially in cases where their pets can’t hold it in for long periods of time due to illnesses or old age, installing a doggie door is a justified investment made to salvage their home’s floors and carpets from stains and odors. #doggie #doggiedoor #doggydoor #window #door #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Weatherized Doors and Windows

Weatherized Doors and Windows

3/1/2021

The bitter winter cold seems to be breaking with signs of a coming spring. This winter has particularly seen quite a bit of snow with icy cold temperatures outside. If your home was not optimally insulated and you wish to be best prepared for next year’s potential cold or even for the remainder of this winter, here are some tips for how to best weatherize your home’s doors and windows.

First and perhaps the easiest and most common thing you can do is to lock your windows. This will tighten the air seals around windows and stop any excess air leaks. Another option is to simply apply some weather stripping around doors and windows. If the current ones you have are old and deteriorating, make sure to replace them with new ones that can effectively plug air leaks.

A second method of weatherizing windows is to layer window coverings such as blinds, drapes and curtains. For added protection, you can even consider plastic film coverings. These layers can vary in efficacy separately but works wonders when used with one another, so don’t be afraid to layer up.

A third and one of the most effective ways to fill in air draft holes is by caulking around window casings. The clay-like substance makes it convenient to manipulate to fit into tiny gaps. It doesn’t shrink or gather dust and dirt, so rest assured when applying them. Caulking seamlessly without leaving unsightly residue on windows can be quite tricky for DIY beginners, but nonetheless, it’s a popular and inexpensive way to weatherize windows. Another benefit of caulking is that it’s easy to remove. If you mess up or just want to get rid of them to reopen windows, peel them right off. Unlike spray foam, which is also used often to seal cracks and insulate the indoors, you can paint over caulking if you wish to make them blend in with the rest of the window frame.

It’s important to examine all windows and doors in the home, especially those in the attic and basement where people usually forget, when searching for possible air gaps. These simple and basic steps to weatherize doors and windows in your home will go a long way in keeping you warm in the winter, and ensuring that the home’s heating system is not wasting energy. #weatherize #weatherizedoorsandwindows #window #door #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Glass Entry Door

Glass Entry Door

2/8/2021

Having a glass entry door is a beautiful way to make a statement that boosts both home value and the aesthetic appeal of the property. It’s a clever way to bring some natural lighting to the home’s entryway and open up living spaces. With the variety of options of glass exterior doors available now on the market, no compromises need to be made on design, durability, or even with privacy concerns. Most doors are made up of either wood, fiberglass, or iron, each with its own unique features that satisfy specific needs of homeowners. All three materials offer a large selection of stylistic flexibility from modern to rustic to traditional designs.

The most common material in glass entry doors is wood. They are very popular for their timeless and classic beauty that easily complements a wide range of home architectures. Also, they can be painted and stained for added versatility. There are some cons with wooden doors though. They don’t boast the greatest energy efficiency and require some maintenance overtime.

Fiberglass is another great choice for glass entry doors. A notable advantage of installing fiberglass doors is their durability. They are very sturdy and can withstand harsh weather elements very well to provide longevity and ease of preservation. They don’t rust or warp or get damaged quickly, so rest assured, they can last for a good period of time. Another benefit to choosing fiberglass is that they have top notch energy efficiency. Due to all these positive factors, many homeowners decide on using fiberglass for their superior functionality. If the look of wooden doors wish to be achieved, fiberglass can replicate the same pattern, texture, and color of wooden doors without the downside of their relatively shorter lifespan.

The third type of material used often for glass entry doors is iron. Iron doors have many similar benefits that fiberglass doors have in terms of their incredible durability, resistance to damage, and outstanding temperature insulation and energy efficiency. They offer a sleek and modern design but don’t have the stylistic versatility that other materials have.

High quality entry doors are worth the investment in the right hands as they serve an important role in making the home’s first and last impression. Professional technicians will help to pick the perfect size, shape and type of doors, and later ensure that they are properly installed and fitted. #glassentrydoor #entrydoor #entry #glass #door #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Full Service Installation

Full Service Installation

1/26/2021

As far as home improvement projects go, replacing windows and doors with new ones seem fairly simple. However homeowners can see tremendous benefit in using a full service installation team that guides them through the whole process from beginning to end. Professional work will ease every step of the way, bringing cost-effective solutions that meet the need.

First step is evaluation. There can be many problems with a window. Maybe you simply don't like the way it looks. You may also feel that your current windows are not aesthetically blending in with the rest of the house. Or maybe the windows are not letting in as much light as you would like. Or perhaps it's obstructing possible views of the outdoors. And last but not least, it has poor air insulation. All of which are valid reasons to contemplate installing new windows. Technicians will offer sound advice on possible problems of condensation, energy efficiency, water stains, wood rot, and cosmetic damage, and recommend smart courses of action. Some of which will not require a full replacement, and others that ask for immediate attention.

The next step is consultation and selection. Professional installers will answer any questions you might have concerning window designs and materials that are available. The basic stylistic choices are over which hardware finish, colors, and wood stains go on windows, and materials generally range between fiberglass, aluminum, and wood. Technicians will discuss with you to decide on the best possible design with the right price target. Then, they will take measurements of your current window sill to place an order for the new replacement set of windows. At the end of this process, you should receive a quote for how much the entire process will cost.

The final and most vital step is of course installation. Full service installation means that professional technicians will ensure that any remaining treatments or possible alarm systems are cleaned off of old windows for a smooth insert of the new replacements. The project will also be finished on time as convenience is a priority for all parties. After new windows are installed and the home is spruced up, enjoy all the benefits of having replaced your windows, including saving money on energy bills, better views, and a refreshed indoor space. #fullservices #fullservicesinstallation #installation #fullinstallation #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Smart Technology

Smart Technology

1/12/2021

Adding smart technology to residential fixtures has become a hot trend lately.Whether it’s to upgrade a thermostat, home media, or security, a wider array of more sophisticated and streamlined technology has been coming to the market to cater to various home functions.Smart technology for windows and doors have been no exception.

There is technology you can now utilize to optimize your home’s windows and doors. For greater convenience, there are motorized blinds and shades that open and close automatically at scheduled times or with a touch of a button either on a remote control or on an app that can be accessed anywhere at any time. These features afford greater flexibility and leisure as no human has to physically touch any blinds, curtains, or shades. They can also allow for better security and privacy. With this smart system, you can check from a distant location if all windows and doors are as sound as you left them. Also, you can be notified immediately if there is a potential break in or an unwelcome intrusion into your home or office. This added functionality in security is one of the most popular reasons more and more people are choosing to install smart technology on their windows and doors.

Virtual monitors on windows and doors have proven especially useful for families with young children because parents can tell through the technology exactly when their kids departed and arrived from school. Another useful application of these sensors is when a house has to remain unoccupied for a prolonged period of time. People can leave their homes being rest assured that if anything were to happen, they’ll be made aware of it as soon as it occurs through their phones or other devices. This kind of remote control of windows and blinds can also come in very handy for windows positioned in hard-to-reach places. Rather than trying to get to it on a ladder or such, smart technology is perfectly suited to accomplish the same thing.

There are many sleek and inconspicuous design options of smart technology to choose from that blend right in with the windows. Because of the immediate and apparent benefits of safety and convenience, smart technology on windows and doors are now regularly requested in home renovations, and the demand for it is only likely to increase in the future. #smart #smarttechnology #technology #tech #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Kitchen Windows

Kitchen Windows

12/28/2020

When asked to describe what their dream kitchen looks like, most people say a bright open kitchen with tons of light and space. There is a saying that goes: a kitchen is the heart of the home. And ain’t that true given kitchens are where all members of the household congregate and thus where all the communal action takes place. Well a key component to building this dream kitchen is having beautiful wide windows that allow tons of natural sunlight to enter the room transforming the space to a bright, clear, and enjoyable kitchen. Therefore when time comes to replace residential windows, kitchen windows are usually prioritized over other rooms' windows.

There is a wide variety of windows you can install in the kitchen, each with its own specific advantage. For example, if having the maximum amount of light and space is the goal, box and bay windows will probably be the best choice. Placed above the kitchen sink, the extra storage space provided can be a delightful spot to perhaps place your herb garden. Varying angles of bow window glass panels will ensure those plants see plenty of sunlight. If proper air ventilation is important, windows with easy open and close mechanisms like casement windows, pass-through windows, and double-hung windows will probably be smart options to consider. If the preferred design aesthetic is more minimal, clean, and simple, awning windows might work great. They are also quite functional in bringing in natural light through locations in kitchens that might be harder to reach due to height, cabinets, or other reasons.

Whether you have a small kitchen or a big one, adding windows or switching to a different set of new windows can really work wonders to elevate the space. It’ll open the kitchen up to connect with the outdoors, better aerate the pervasive smell of food in the house with fresh air, and permit more light indoors. With the right kitchen windows, you can have the ideal dream kitchen for entertaining, gathering, and of course cooking.

Professional consultation with a technician should be heeded. Their advice can go a long way in figuring out crucial things like if windows can be structurally supported by the house, which windows will optimize views, and how to strike a practical balance between storage and scenery as more and more homeowners are choosing to put windows in place of cabinets. Their guidance offers a much-needed ease of process and even better customized solutions. #KitchenWindows #Kitchen #classic #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Bay and Bow Windows

Bay and Bow Windows

12/6/2020

Bow and bay windows are multi-paneled glass windows that protrude outward. They are not only aesthetically beautiful to look at, but also serve many important functions. Just to name a few, bow windows are a great way to enlarge the interior space, to maximize the amount of natural light that floods the indoors, and to optimize views of the outdoors. All these benefits are only buoyed by the fact that bow windows are classic and magnificent architectural designs that often give a home its signature look.

Bow windows are popularly installed in kitchens, family rooms, hallways, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Spaces where people generally congregate and gather casually to have a comfortable and laid back time. Although they can be found in formal sitting and living rooms, nowadays, they most commonly exist as breakfast corners, where families sit to grab a quick bite rather than a full meal, or as cozy reading nooks. If a room needs some utilitarian zhuzhing up, bow and bay windows are entirely appropriate and valuable ways to insert a bench or a quaint seating area to a home that offers great views as well.

In terms of variety and versatility, there are many viable options to choose from in style and material for bow windows to suit specific needs. Bow windows come in three-lite, four-lite, five-lite, and even up to six-lite bay styles in vinyl as well as in wooden casings. The most in-demand choices of wood casings are oak, maple, and birch. Customized features are also widely available for bow and bay windows. First, privacy fogged glasses that obstruct clear view yet still allow a decent amount of light to pass through can be installed on bow windows of private quarters. Second, unique glass etching patterns can be applied on and around glass panels for those desiring more elaborate designs on their glass windows. Lastly, grids in a diverse array of possible configurations such as diamonds, squares, and rectangles, can be added on to bow windows.

Professional consultation and installation are strongly recommended in the case of bow and bay windows, if not required. These projects definitely do not skew towards the DIY home improvement range of possible tasks to take on. Experienced technicians should take a careful look at whether or not a house can support a structure like a bow window. If not completed properly, there can be major problems of air leakage and damage done down the line to a home.

As far as performance goes for bow and bay windows, utilizing energy efficient glasses that are double or triple pane with low e coating and with insulated argon gas can significantly help towards alleviating any concerns that may arise surrounding energy waste and loss. #BayWindow #Bay #BowWindow #Bow #WindowInstallation #DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Transom Windows

Transom Windows

11/30/2020

Transoms are ornate wooden and glass fixtures that hang above doors, windows, and entryways. Much like sidelight windows, transoms are an adornment feature to doors and windows that serve both aesthetic and functional purposes. Sidelights line a door along its left and right, but transoms are placed horizontally on top of doors and windows. They are often seen in classical architectural structures, especially on buildings of important and official institutions such as government properties, offices, museums, and churches, because transom design adds grandeur to any edifice. Depending on the type of built establishment, the level of decorative embellishments on transoms vary. Commonly seen transoms on homes and schools boast pretty standard and conservative designs whereas transoms on older estates are more elaborate. Today, they come available in a wide variety of styles and materials in order to accommodate many different types of demand. Customizations of transoms are possible as well with professional window installations that do made-to-order windows.

Functionally, transoms allow for more natural light to enter indoors, especially for important spaces like the entry foyer of a home. Some transoms can open up to permit air ventilation as well, all the while preserving maximum security. Transoms are usually small to moderately sized shapes, so maintaining privacy is not of concern.

For homes, specifically, transoms can be installed room to room for numerous uses. Whether it’s in bedrooms, porches, sunrooms, laundry rooms, or kitchens, transoms can beautify any space with its design and the additional light exposure it provides. This centuries-old design has come back recently as a popular trend for home renovating thanks to its unique capacity to evoke a sense of nostalgia as well as to modernize a space by letting in tons of natural light. Transom frames come in vinyl, wood, and aluminum, with each material offering a different price point, life span, and weather proofing benefits. Because transom installations often involve drywall removal and exterior cladding, professional workmanship is strongly recommended.

With the holiday season in full swing, transoms can be a beautiful place to put Christmas decorations in the house.Whether it’s stringing up outdoors Christmas lights or hanging up garlands and wreaths, transoms are especially great and useful this time of year.
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Sidelights

Sidelights

11/18/2020

Sidelights are thin columns of glass that are placed along the sides of the entrance door. These pieces of glass are great statement additions to the entryway of a home. Functionally, they also welcome tons of more natural light into the home. Since the entryway or the foyer is where guests are greeted and visitors are spotted, installing sidelights to the main door can present many optical benefits. First, you can easily view who is walking up to your front porch without opening the door, which has an added security advantage. If you often have packages delivered, you can quickly check to see if it’s there or not through the sidelights. Sidelights that are installed beside back patio doors are also popular because they work to connect the indoors and outdoors spaces, as well as give a year-round sight of the backyard gardens.

Due to their individualistic charm, there is a wide variety of design options to choose from. Usually, the choices narrow down to a full light, ¾ light, ½ light, and ¼ light. The glass itself can be clear, obscure, or have other unique ornaments on them. There is a trade off between how much natural light you want to let enter through the sidelights and privacy concerns that people might have. A full clear light glass window would open the entryway up to admit the most amount of natural light, but provide the least in terms of privacy protection. So perhaps consider an obscure full light glass window instead. The other end of the spectrum would be a ¼ light, which lets in the least amount of light, but offers the most in privacy protection. A way to achieve both maximum light and privacy would be to install enclosed blinds that you can easily control or to insert decorative glass sheets that not only add aesthetic flairs but also serve the functionality of privacy as well.

The main entrance door doesn’t have to be made of glass. Regardless of the type of material of the door, sidelights can beautifully compliment most styles of entryway doors. If you feel that your current doors are out of balance with the rest of the house, adding sidelights can help to create even proportions. Sidelights manufactured nowadays can operate to be open or closed, unlike older versions that remain closed, so for those desiring more chances for air ventilation, sidelights might be the perfect high impact solution.
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Winter Window

Winter Window

11/3/2020

Due to the onslaught of a global pandemic, many homeowners might have missed their chance to replace their windows this spring, when people typically choose to carry out their home improvement projects. Well, no worries, because the time is still ripe. There’s a common misconception that windows should not be replaced during winter. However, this notion is outdated and ignores the surprising benefits that can come from installing new windows in colder seasons. If you notice air leaks, weather infiltration, noise issues, paint chips or cracks, difficulty opening and closing windows, there's no need to wait and to hold off until the weather warms up. Consider window replacements in winter months to avoid wasting huge sums of money on bloated energy bills and the discomfort of drafty windows.

First and foremost, the biggest upside for many homeowners in getting new winter windows are the savings offered during slower, off seasons. Because installers are not as busy during winter seasons as they are during summer seasons, they can work closely on a project with more concentrated time and effort, with some contractors even being able to offer discount deals on supplies as well as services. Taking advantage of these seasonal promotions can be a great way to save money.

Secondly, a common misunderstanding is that homes are left to freeze whilst the installation project continues. But, the truth is that skilled and experienced technicians should be able to employ the latest material and expertise to finish the task swiftly in any weather and to keep the home relatively comfortable in the meantime. BT Windows are proud to be installers who have extensive training and therefore, know how to perform quick replacements as well as to take into account outside conditions and extreme weather including rain and snow. For example, our professionals use season appropriate sealants like silicone-based caulk, which is waterproof and fares better in the cold thanks to their capacity to expand and contract. These modern techniques will ensure a smooth window replacement process.

Last, but not least, the benefits of energy savings will be immediate in winter. Resident dwellers can turn up the heat indoors without concern for an exorbitant heating bill, so don’t hesitate to fix your winter windows.
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Window Sealing

Window Sealing

10/20/2020

Window sealing is an easy way to save money on heating bills during colder seasons. The most common type of window sealing is caulking because it’s cheap and effective. Through a home energy audit, technicians can locate where air leaks are occurring in the home and focus on fixing them. Caulking can be done on both the exterior frame of a window as well as the interior trim in order to insure weather tight insulation. Because the process of window caulking is rather simple, residents often try and pursue it before considering more heavy handed renovation projects.

Another type of window sealing is done in gaps between wall frames and window frames. Insulating these spaces by filling them with spray-foam is a popular method nowadays. In older homes, they are usually filled with fiberglass batt insulation, but renovations can be done to replace them with improved and better material.

For minor air leaks, window sealing is a sufficient solution, but for homeowners dealing with aged and worn out drafty windows, a more substantial and long term solution is needed. Depending on the working budget, these long term solutions can vary from adding storm windows to replacing old windows with brand new ones. The investment in installing storm windows can be quickly recovered with the benefits they provide such as energy cost savings. Another less costly option includes putting up window coverings on the inside of the home for insulation. These insulating curtains and blinds such as window quilts that are fitted and placed on windows can prevent air drafting and heat loss. They block sunlight along with heat transfer, so they typically go on at night just like blinders and curtains.

If there are visible gaps around windows, audible outdoor noises coming indoors, bothersome insect intrusions, dust gathering or paint stripping on windows, it might be due time to start sealing windows in the house.
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Avoid Plastic Covering

Avoid Plastic Covering

10/5/2020

Autumn is officially here. As leaves change color from green to orange, colder weather inches closer inside as well. In the face of the oncoming cold, homeowners begin to crank up the heat in order to keep a warm oasis indoors. But this can cost a pretty penny on energy bills, especially if your home’s overall insulation is poor.

Some homeowners resort to plastic window coverings as short-term fixes. However, installing plastic vinyl over windows isn’t really practical as they usually don’t stay in place for long and it isn’t the most energy efficient. Also, these plastic window coverings are not the prettiest sight to behold and can be an eyesore for the neighborhood. Furthermore, you could potentially void any warranty from your window manufacturer by adding an unauthorized film on your windows.

As for window insulation kits, they can be difficult to install because of the nooks and crannies of window latches and so on and so forth. Not to mention it prohibits the ability to open a window during the winter months should a need arise to ventilate for any reason, such as kitchen smoke.

The most effective way to reduce your energy bills and the only long-term solution is to install new windows. Enjoy a warm home this winter without worrying about how much your energy bill will be. BT Windows not only provides professional installation that results in a flawless operation of the new windows, but they also ensure increased energy efficiency and improved performance. How could you resist, right?
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Egress windows

Egress windows

9/18/2020

Egress windows are a great way to add air ventilation and light exposure to any home’s basement. There’s a wide variety of egress windows, in terms of design, material, and functionality, and they are all tailored to make the basement space bring in more natural light so that it becomes an inviting and enjoyable space, instead of the usual dungy vibe of a basement. Whether the homeowner wishes to turn the basement into an office, a workshop, or an extra living room, installing egress windows is a smart choice. In fact, egress windows are required for bedrooms in the basement just in case a house fire occurs, in which case an egress window serves as an emergency exit. Not all homes are suited for egress windows though. Commonly, homes that were built before WWII utilized basements purely for laundry, utilities, and storage. Therefore, these small spaces are not appropriate for egress window installation. The general rule of thumb is that a fully sized adult with all their necessary first responder equipment should be able to fit through the window and enter the house. More specific dimension requirements for egress windows are outlined in local neighborhood building codes, and they can differ region to region. In some instances where basement windows are underground, homeowners can even decide to have a well dug around the window frame so that a proper installation can take place. Other situations may also involve basement windows that are beneath porches or decks. These below ground level environments are fine as long as there is enough clearance for human entrance and exit. Depending on the wall space and window frame structures, different egress window styles will perform the best. Sliding windows work great for larger window sets that let in tons of light whereas casement windows are perfectly applicable for smaller sizes. Both styles operate differently but are designed optimally for each circumstance. For example, casement windows open inwards and outwards like a door with a handle in order to efficiently use the given space and maximize passage. All in all consulting with professional window and door technicians will guarantee choosing the right model of egress windows. #egress #egresswindow #windows #WindowInstallation#DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Storm Doors

Storm Doors

9/1/2020

Are you looking into getting new storm doors? A storm door is a secondary door that sits outside the main house door. They are a great addition to any home as they add functionality to the home entryway. They serve several useful purposes some of which include better ventilation and increased outdoor visibility without exposure to bugs and unwanted weather elements such as rain and snow. Another benefit is that storm doors add an extra layer of insulation and helps to prevent air leaks so that ACs and heaters don’t have to work as hard. Thanks to their high popularity, there is a lot of varieties available in styles, sizes, colors, and materials of storm doors to choose from for homeowners. Most storm doors come with a retractable glass or screen panels. Some designs let in more light than others, depending on the amount of glass that’s in the design. A fully glass panel door will offer more views and light as opposed to storm doors with three-quarters or half glass panels. In terms of materials, storm doors can be made of vinyl, aluminum, wood, or fiberglass, each of which offer different pros and cons of course. The glass can also be either completely clear, include decorative designs, or low e. These features can assist homeowners to determine which storm door best suits their needs in aesthetic, function, and price point. With quality craftsmanship in installation, cutting or disrupting existing doorway structures will not be necessary. Skilled technicians will take precise measurements for the storm door multiple times so as to ensure that it fits perfectly. Door frames do bend and warp over time, thus double checking and triple checking dimension measurements is important to make sure that a new storm door can be properly mounted and supported. Other possible obstructions such as door bells, railings, house numbers, mailboxes, lights, and knobs can be manipulated to accommodate a new storm door. Customized solutions are also a viable option for unique sizing fixtures and matching exterior finishes in paint as well as in hardware selections like handle sets and locks, which can be built in. Metallic coats on locks, hinges and handles can be in antique brass, bronze, black, gold, silver, and etc. With all these amenities nevertheless, installing storm doors can be a simple and hassle free home improvement project that guarantees smooth operation and customer satisfaction. #storm #stormdoor #newstorm #windows #WindowInstallation#DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Fiberglass Window

Fiberglass Window

8/18/2020

Windows can be made out of many types of material such as wood, fiberglass, and vinyl. Each type of material boasts a different set of pros and cons. Out of the most in demand materials at the moment, fiberglass windows are having a moment all to itself for its versatile benefits. First and foremost, fiberglass has many applications outside of being used for window framing. They can be easily found on boats and planes. Their outstanding strength and durability make fiberglass a very attractive material for industrial use. Fiberglass windows have this distinct advantage over wood and vinyl. Even in extreme climates, whether it’s extreme heat or cold, this material does not expand or contract. The manufacturing process of weaving and knitting together glass fibers in a certain pattern ensures and allows the product to have maximum strength. Being made of glass fibers, fiberglass window frames are not only able to withstand harsh weathers, but are also stable and rigid enough to hold much larger window panes, which have gained much popularity recently because they let in tons of natural light and seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor spaces. Besides from its sturdiness, another attribute of fiberglass windows is their low cost and labor maintenance. Compared to other materials, fiberglass windows don’t get as easily damaged or worn out, and have better resistance to denting, cracking, rusting, scratching, and general corroding. Therefore, they seldom require repaint jobs and enjoy a longer life span as windows, which can be a significant savings bonus for homeowners. Speaking of savings, fiberglass windows also offer amazing energy efficiency savings. With double or triple pane fiberglass windows, they act as insulators similar to how glass or wood absorb and hold heat, meaning they keep your home warm during winter and cool in the summer months. In addition to its proven quality, fiberglass windows are relatively affordable. Their aesthetic can mimic the appearance of wood, yet are not as nearly as pricey as wood, given choosing to work with wood gives decorators many more options in color variety. One drawback with fiberglass windows is that you can’t paint over them so if finding the exact interior design match is imperative, wood frames are probably a better bet. In comparison to vinyl, fiberglass windows are not as cheap in price point, but provide more choices and greater flexibility in craftsmanship than vinyl. The current trend is installing simple and sleek black fiberglass windows to achieve a modern yet classic look that is complementary to many different styles of homes. See for yourself and experience the benefits of newly fixed fiberglass windows. #fiber #fiberglass #glass #fiberwindow #saving #windows #WindowInstallation#DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Best Window Maintenance Tips

Best Window Maintenance Tips

8/4/2020

Summer months can wreak havoc on your home’s windows. High levels of humidity, heat, heavy rain and thunderstorms mean an easy build up of mold and deterioration for windows. This is why making sure to take proper care of windows is so important. Brand new installation of windows is a hefty sum of investment. Therefore, homeowners should have an upkeep routine in place to ensure their long lasting peak performance. The basic ritual of cleaning glass windows is often good enough for most people. However, here are some other key tips and tricks to keep in mind that will deliver a bang for your buck on windows and help to avoid much bigger costs down the road. First is an annual home check up. This inspection process is meant to examine any possible leaks, cracks, chipped paint, or peels in and around windows. Prolonged weather and water exposure for caulking work and sealants can result in fast corrosion. If any crack or leak in windows is discovered, immediate attention and action need to be paid to these issues for they can quickly turn into permanent damage. Usually as windows age, cracks first occur in between windows and on its bottom corners. Homeowners are advised to place sprinklers, vents, and drains away from windows to extend the life of windows as much as possible and to preserve them in their tip top shape. For wood finish windows unlike vinyl or fiberglass windows, there is higher damage caused by extensive sunlight and its UV rays, so an extra refinishing job might be required. Besides from the regular essential reviews to have windows functioning and looking beautiful, another maintenance tip is to clean out window tracks and not just the glass. A smudge free window is great but if only one chore had to be done, cleaning window tracks would be the one, since dirt, debris, grime, and all sorts of filth can collect over time and get windows stuck. So, make sure to brush the muck away, then lubricate the tracks to achieve smoothly operating windows that are water tight, and open and close easily. Professional help may be useful to determine the best course of action in some cases where making repairs is necessary. #tip #windowtip #besttip #maintenance #maintenancetip #contractor #contract #saving #windows #WindowInstallation#DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Find the Right Contractor for You

Find the Right Contractor for You

7/17/2020

As the heat and humidity of the summer months come roaring, families are cranking up their AC’s to create an oasis inside their homes. However, old and decrepit windows can cause huge wastes in energy bills as cold air escapes through gaps and cracks whilst the hot outside air seeps in. Therefore, installing new windows that properly seal in air is expected to offer considerable energy saving benefits. BT Windows not only provides professional installation that results in a flawless operation of those new windows, but they also ensure increased energy efficiency and improved performance. Technicians can consult with homeowners to determine which type of glass is best suited to fulfill the desired purposes given the amount of sun exposure, weather, and climate in the region. Multiple panes of glass like double or triple-pane glass and low-emissivity glass tend to be the most optimal in blocking off heat and giving proper insulation. In terms of frames, vinyl, wood, and fiberglass materials all boast excellent durability, ease of maintenance, and energy saving features. Both glass and frames of windows should have a NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) label and an ENERGY STAR certified label. These labels help to confirm that said products will keep energy costs low all the while continuing to make the home a comfortable living space. It’s one effective way to compare different products and to make certain of their functioning. #contractor #contract #saving #windows #WindowInstallation#DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Energy Saving

Energy Saving

7/2/2020

As the heat and humidity of the summer months come roaring, families are cranking up their AC’s to create an oasis inside their homes. However, old and decrepit windows can cause huge wastes in energy bills as cold air escapes through gaps and cracks whilst the hot outside air seeps in. Therefore, installing new windows that properly seal in air is expected to offer considerable energy saving benefits. BT Windows not only provides professional installation that results in a flawless operation of those new windows, but they also ensure increased energy efficiency and improved performance. Technicians can consult with homeowners to determine which type of glass is best suited to fulfill the desired purposes given the amount of sun exposure, weather, and climate in the region. Multiple panes of glass like double or triple-pane glass and low-emissivity glass tend to be the most optimal in blocking off heat and giving proper insulation. In terms of frames, vinyl, wood, and fiberglass materials all boast excellent durability, ease of maintenance, and energy saving features. Both glass and frames of windows should have a NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) label and an ENERGY STAR certified label. These labels help to confirm that said products will keep energy costs low all the while continuing to make the home a comfortable living space. It’s one effective way to compare different products and to make certain of their functioning. #energy #energysaving #saving #windows #WindowInstallation#DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Sliding Door

Sliding Door

6/16/2020

Home improvement trends toward maximizing access to the outdoors are convincing more and more homeowners to install sliding doors. Multi-panel glass sliding doors allow for unobstructed views of the outside as well as tons of natural light to flood the interior. It is a cost effective way to get more light and more view for your dollar. Sliding doors are great for those who prefer a casual design for their decks that also take up the least amount of space. Thanks to popular demand, there is a multitude of products available on the market to suit every style and budget. Depending on the home’s architecture, the desired material might be standard white vinyl for the frame, which is cheaper than wood grain interiors with decorative hardware options. For a more classic look and at a higher price point, a broad array of finishes in wood, including oak, pine, and maple, will best keep the aesthetic consistent throughout the home. Modern accents can be achieved with handles made of either, chrome, nickel, or bronze. In terms of function, aluminum features are best for strength and durability, and enhanced laminated glass is great for reduction in sound transmission. If low maintenance is the primary concern, low e glass is amazing because it’s easy to clean and energy efficient. Opening mechanisms may vary between different types of sliding doors but the basic design benefits of providing expansive views are universally beloved. #door #sliding #slidingdoors #windows #WindowInstallation#DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

French Door

French Door

6/3/2020

Installing french doors is the perfect way to spruce up your home for the summer time. French doors are a pair of doors, primarily all glass, that open out onto a patio or a room. They come in a variety of styles, from classic to modern, and make a dramatic design addition to any home style. Many decorators love french doors not only for their aesthetics, but also for their functionality. French doors are essentially all glass doors so they bring in tons of natural light and beautifully connect living spaces whether it’s two interior rooms or from the indoors to outdoors. This seamless transition between spaces is one of its biggest appeals for home renovators. Because french doors give easy access to the backyard, they are very popular during warmer seasons when people want to spend more time enjoying the outside. Other positive features of french doors are that they provide great ventilation by bringing in lots of fresh air and energy saving efficiency. These benefits make french doors a great investment choice for homeowners as they add to the value of the property over time. In order to cater to the wide ranging architectural builds of residences, a diverse span of stunning wood stains and paints are available as well as multiple panel configurations. You can improve your lifestyle by maximizing the potential that lies within your home. Consult with us to find the best statement french doors that complement your desired vision. #door #french #frenchdoor #windows #WindowInstallation#DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Soundproof Windows

Soundproof Windows

5/22/2020

Most of us in these trying times are confined to a limited space of our homes and the nearby neighborhood. Kids are staying put at home, studying and playing, whilst the adults, who in addition to caring for their children also are carrying on with work through whatever communications technology that is available to them whether it’s Zoom or Webex. With everyone being on top of one another, being able to live and work in peace and quiet seems especially precious nowadays. In those savored and necessary moments, noise originating from outside the home can be particularly irritating. Soundproof windows can help in effectively reducing these external sources of sound entering the home in order to optimize your daily lifestyle. Noise reduction windows can block up to 90% to 95% of external sounds with uniquely thick laminated glass panes that are filled with large air gaps to absorb sound. These windows have varying STC (sound transmission class) scores with higher numbers meaning better performance than lower scored window types. Noise is a kind of pollution according to the EPA’s official classification, therefore in urban areas with high population density, soundproof windows are already a popular mandatory choice of windows. If you live in an older home or your current windows simply don’t function the way you wish, upgrade to soundproof windows that provide a stronger barrier. #window #soundproof #soundproofwindow #windows #WindowInstallation#DoorInstallation #Hardware #Maryland #MD

Take this opportunity to refresh your house!

5/12/2020

Excited for when life goes back to normal? Take this opportunity to refresh your house. Reduce your energy bills. To ensure everyone’s safety, our crews wear required face coverings / masks and avoid direct contact with customers as much as possible.

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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