WINDOW-ARCHITECT

When it comes to replacement windows, Hassell Free has you covered.  We offer tons of different windows for our customers to choose from.  Whether you need replacement windows for a remodel or you are working on a new building project, we can help.  We work with some of the largest window manufacturers in the world.  This relationship that we have helps bring down cost which we then pass on to our customers.  So if you are looking for affordable windows that are made from quality materials, look no further than Hassell Free.

We Can Handle All Your Window Needs

Offering a wide selection of windows that include casement windows, single and double hung window, horizontal windows, picture windows and much more!  Here at Hassell Free, we are proud to offer some of the best quality windows in all the Caribbean. But no matter where you live, we can deliver beautiful windows to your job site. Our exporting services will help cut down on delivery costs which will save you money on your overall building budget.

Get Your Custom Windows Here

Does your project require custom windows?  If so, we can help.  The manufacturers that we work with can plan and build your custom windows based on your specs.  This will make your next project much easier and you will never have to worry about hunting down windows that will match.  No matter how large your custom window order is, our team can get the job done.

Review the Chart Below

In the chart on the bottom of this page, Hassell Free has gathered together some informative data to help you compare the various characteristics of vinyl and aluminum windows.

Awning Windows

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Awning Windows are single-panel windows that are hinged along the top and can be opened by turning a handle. When opened, the panel tilts outward and allows air in from the left, right and bottom. Awning Windows are often installed above, below or alongside a fixed (non-operable) or operating window, but can also be used as a clerestory (a window near the top of a wall) to let hot air escape.

Casement Windows

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Casement Windows offer a sophisticated design with maximum ventilation and uninterrupted vertical views. This single-panel window is hinged on the right- or left-hand side and can be opened by turning a handle. When opened, the panel swings outward (similar to a door) to allow air in.

Combination Windows

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Combination Windows pair one or more traditional windows with an architectural window to offer an elegant visual aspect to any home. The base windows are typically single-hung or double-hung which can be opened to allow for airflow. The complementing architectural windows are fixed (non-operable) and are installed to allow additional natural light to enter the home.

Single Hung Windows

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A Single-Hung Window is a classic style that features a movable bottom sash (or panel) that slides open and closed vertically, while the top sash stays stationary. The moveable bottom sash also tilts inward for easy cleaning of the exterior pane. Single-Hung Windows allow a significant amount of natural light into the home and provide a wide opening which offers maximum ventilation. This traditional window is found in many homes today.

Double Hung Windows

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Double-Hung Windows feature movable top and bottom sashes (or panels) that slide open and closed vertically. Both sashes may be opened simultaneously to create a natural convection, allowing cool air to flow in through the bottom and hot air to escape out the top. Additionally, both sashes tilt inward for easy cleaning of exterior panes. Similar to the single-hung style, Double-Hung Windows also admit a significant amount of natural light into the home and provide a wide opening for maximum ventilation.

Horizontal Windows

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A Horizontal Roller is a versatile window with sashes positioned side by side with a slight overlap. Tracks are built into the top and bottom of the frame to allow the window to be opened and closed horizontally. Horizontal Rollers offer 2- and 3-lite configurations (where one or two panels may open), and many feature removable operating panels for easy cleaning. The Horizontal Roller allows for an uninterrupted vertical view and significant airflow.

Picture Windows

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Picture Windows can be used as a stand alone or companion window to add visual interest or capture a view. These windows are fixed (non-operable) and typically let in the maximum amount of light, as they tend to be the largest window installed. Picture Windows are often complemented by an architectural-style window above or casement, single-hung or double-hung windows on each side. Picture Windows may also come in a variety of shapes such as square, rectangle, half round, quarter round, circle, oval, elliptical, octagon, hexagon, trapezoid, eyebrow, triangle and peak pentagon.

Architectural Windows

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Architectural Windows are also known as accent windows and can be used as a stand alone or companion window. This style of window is fixed (non-operable) and is often installed as a means to let in additional light, complement larger windows, add visual interest or capture a view. A variety of standard shapes are available including picture, quarter circle, half circle, full circle, fan, squares, oval, elliptical, gothic, eyebrow, pentagon, peak pentagon, arch, trapezoid, triangle, octagon and hexagon.

Window Partners

Vinyl WindowAluminum Window
DesignA generally more attractive, less utilitarian overall appearance. Lots of different finishes are offered in vinyl window frames, and if scratched or chipped for any reason, the exposed parts will look the same, since the material is the same throughout. Vinyl frames are thicker than their aluminum counterparts, which may not be as appealing, depending on the building style.If a painted aluminum frame is chipped or scratched, the metal will show through. An aluminum window frame is thinner, providing a more modern aesthetic that is good for larger, commercial buildings. Larger-sized windows are available as well.
DurabilityHighly resistant to scratching, cracking and marring. Not as easily dented.Resistant to scratching, cracking and marring, except for the surface, if painted or powder-coated. More prone to dents.
ColorsVinyl cannot be painted, so an exact color match may be difficult to achieve.Aluminum window frames can be painted or sometimes powder-coated. This can provide an exact match to the color desired. However, if the paint or outer coating chips off for any reason, the metal underneath will be visible.
StrengthNot quite as strong.A little stronger.
AppearanceThe wood-grain appearance on vinyl windows is a popular alternative to actual wood, which is more problematic than either vinyl or aluminum. It is also superior to the painted surface of aluminum windows.To get the look of wood on an aluminum window requires the use of a coating treatment. This is inferior to the vinyl wood grain effect, which is the same material throughout, as opposed to an external coating.
CorrosionNot a problem with vinyl windows.Over time, the steel or zinc fasteners used for aluminum windows may react with the aluminum and corrode.
Fading & PittingNot a problem with vinyl.Aluminum windows can pit, and the painted surface can fade.
WeightVinyl windows weigh more than aluminum windows.Lighter weight, which makes aluminum a good choice for large facilities.
Energy Efficiency & Thermal PerformanceVinyl windows perform better when it comes to this important contemporary issue. They are designed to provide the industrys best energy efficiency.Aluminum windows are notorious for acting like radiators, bringing unwanted heat from the outside into the room. They also conduct cold in the same way as heat, so must be specially protected with "thermal breaks," to compete with vinyl windows for energy efficiency. This adds to their cost.
CondensationVinyl windows create less condensation than wood or aluminum windows.The heat transfer action that is characteristic of aluminum (for which reason it is used in cookware) creates condensation and related problems. This is especially true in the north part of the nation. When condensation seeps between the window and the wall, it causes rot, mildew and mold.
Thermal BreaksVinyl is itself the best thermal break. It minimizes heat transfer from the outside of the room to the inside.Thermal breaks are employed in many modern aluminum windows to combat the problem of condensation and increase the windows energy efficiency. These are made of vinyl.
Noise ReductionA little less effective.More effective.
RecyclabilityLess efficient to recycle.Very efficient to recycle.
MaintenanceLower maintenance requirements than both wood and aluminum. No need to repaint or restain ever, since they are the same color throughout.Aluminum windows must be lubricated regularly, since their moving parts consist of metal against metal. If painted, they will require regular maintenance.
CostTypically less expensive with better value.Typically more expensive if you get anything but a bottom-line product, which is highly energy-inefficient.