Natural Beauty, Through Exceptional Design and Installation
Wherever you live, Metropolitan Home Improvements Vinyl Replacement Windows allow you to add a new level of beauty and style to your home – both inside and out. Metropolitan windows offer you a wide range of styles to choose from to let you put your own distinctive stamp on your home.
Our premium vinyl windows are characterized by clean, elegant lines and pleasing proportions that reflect your excellent taste. Our beveled profile creates a picture frame effect, every time.
Easy to Clean and Maintain
Metropolitan vinyl replacement windows are designed to make cleaning simple with very little maintenance. After you replace the old windows, you’ll notice the difference right away. You’ll find Metropolitan vinyl windows so easy to clean. On most models, the sashes swing or tilt in for easy cleaning from the inside, so there’s no risky balancing act on high ladders when you’re cleaning the exteriors. Plus they’ll look good for years to come with nothing more than washing with soap and water.
Your Choice of Styles and Colors
Choose white or almond in popular styles including casement, awning, double hung, and horizontal slider windows. You can add both distinction and extra light to a room by adding a roundtop or by combining standard units to create your own customized bay or bow window.
Premium Vinyl Windows Year-Round Savings
Although windows provide beautiful views and wonderful natural light, they can also account for up to 30 percent of the annual energy consumed in a home. High Performance LoE²² glass is designed to provide you with year-round savings and comfort by optimizing both the sun’s heat and your home’s heating and cooling systems. In the summer, High Performance LoE² glass keeps your home cool and comfortable by rejecting the sun’s heat and damaging rays. In the winter, High Performance LoE² glass helps your home stay warm and cozy by reflecting heat back into the room.
Using current state-of-the-art sputter coating process, the glass is first coated with microscopically thin, optically transparent layers of silver sandwiched between layers of anti-reflective metal oxide coatings. A protective coating layer is then applied to ensure durability and scratch-resistance for long life. These invisible coatings provide the best clarity and performance of all low-and mid-emissivity glass products.
Visible Benefits; Invisible Coatings
The patented coating blocks 84 percent of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and delivers a 63 percent performance improvement in winter nighttime insulation (R-value) compared to non-coated air-filled insulated glass. However, it is virtually invisible to the eye – just like looking through clear glass. In fact, High Performance LoE² is the clearest, highest performing glass you can buy – no haze or bluish cast to mar your view like some lower-performing products. High Performance LoE² glass even outperforms the tinted glass often used in warm, sunny climates.You see out and the sun shines in, with no heavy bronze or smoke-colored tints to darken the personality of your home.
The Clearest Glass Under the Sun
High Performance LoE² is the clearest glass under the sun, providing you unhindered views, money savings and year-round comfort. In addition, many utility companies are now offering rebates for energy efficient window products. So ask Metropolitan about our High Performance LoE² glass – clearly, the best choice.
Warm Edge Technology (“Swiggle Seal”)
A critical function of the spacer is to control airspace dimensions following seasonal changes in temperature and pressure. (See diagrams below.) Spacers such as silicone foam have metal foil moisture barriers but cannot provide the rigid support necessary for excellent window performance. Other warm edge systems may fall short of Swiggle Seal in thermal performance or compromise the moisture barrier, which shortens the path for moisture, causing units to fail prematurely.
Nothing is more effective at keeping moisture out of an insulating glass unit than a solid metal barrier. Swiggle® Seal has a continuous metal shim that bends at corners eliminating conventional corner key problems.
- SWIGGLE SEALContinuous metal shim bends at corners
- U-CHANNEL METAL SPACERContinuous metal shim bends at corners
- SILICONE FOAM SPACERContinuous metal shim bends at corners
- DUAL SEAL ALUMINUM SPACERContinuous metal shim bends at corners
Only proven products which have the following can claim to be the warmest:
- Documented superior performance in the retention of Argon Gas
- The highest “R” value/lowest “U” value in the in the industry
- Compatibility with High Performance LoE² glass.
Argon Gas Retention
The most recognized test method in the world today which measures argon gas retention is the DIN 1286 part 2 and Swiggle® Seal is the only single seal Warm Edge insulating glass sealant system to pass this standard. Other Warm Edge spacers may claim to retain argon gas but have not passed this critical standard. Only the warmest windows can claim proven argon gas retention backed up by the DIN standard and only Swiggle Seal can deliver this feature in a single seal Warm Edge insulating glass sealant system.
Swiggle Seal’s continuous metal barrier and thick cross section of sealant reduce the rate of argon gas loss. Potential gaps in corners and permeable sealants increase the rate of argon gas loss in other systems.
Natural Durability, Inside and Out, All-Weather Vinyl for Longer Life, Superior Performance
The windows in the Metropolitan Home Improvements collection are manufactured from the highest quality materials, selected to provide the performance and long life that you expect from a window carrying the Metropolitan name.
Our double wall design complements the natural insulation properties of vinyl. Special “warm edge” technology minimizes the transfer of heat and cold. Optional features are available, including High Performance LoE² glass and argon gas filled double glazing, to enhance energy efficiency even further. Heavy duty latches, locks and hinges stand up to constant use for long life and durability.
All the windows meet or exceed NFRC and AAMA standards for air and water leakage, wind load, forced entry, energy ratings and sound transmission.
Fusion Welded for Extra Strength
Fusion welded .080 gauge vinyl extrusions give Metropolitan vinyl windows superior inherent strength in the critical corner areas, compared to significantly thinner extrusions used by other manufacturers. The permanent bond provides effective resistance to stress plus a tight seal against air and weather that no other window can beat.
The Quiet Revolution
You’ll hear the difference in quality as our vinyl windows dramatically reduce the volume of noise entering your home. The vinyl construction helps to deaden noise vibrations while the large dead air spaces and tight insulation seals quietly combine to keep the sounds of the outside world, outside.
The Standard for Security
A simple pry bar can quickly open the flat silled windows found in many homes. Metropolitan double hung vinyl windows help resist forced entry with a deep pocketed sill. All window designs have been tested to meet the F588-85 standard against forced entry as set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
Precision Custom Manufactured for Easy Installation
Metropolitan Home Improvements windows are custom made and precision built for easy installation and long term satisfaction. Our Technicians take precise measurements of all the windows to be replaced to ensure fast, efficient installation of both the new windows and the surrounding trim. That all adds up to reduced time and money spent for installation and clean up.
When you decide it’s time for replacement windows, call Metropolitan for help in selecting the right windows for your home.
The Metropolitan Home Improvements Warranty
A warranty is only as good as the company that stands behind it. Metropolitan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home renovation products, stands behind every window in the Metropolitan Home Improvements Collection.
And it’s one of the best warranties in the industry with coverage of the vinyl frame, the sealed glass units and all the moving hardware parts. Our warranty even includes accidental glass breakage coverage. Metropolitan vinyl windows meet or exceed the requirements of leading American industry standards.
Metropolitan Home Improvements Options
Metropolitan windows come to you with a broad range of options. A choice of colors allows you to blend or contrast your new windows with your home’s interior and exterior color schemes. There are many grid options which allow you to add a distinctive decorator flavor to your new windows. Many glazing options permit you to choose glass combinations that meet both your aesthetic and energy efficiency requirements.
For full details, color, style and glass options, contact Metropolitan Home Improvements at 800-995-8878
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