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Welcome to Window Info, your one-stop destination for comprehensive information about windows. Whether you're a homeowner, contractor, or window enthusiast, this website page is designed to provide you with a wealth of knowledge and details about different types of windows, their features, and their benefits. Explore the world of windows with us and make informed decisions for your next window-related project.

Mezzo® Energy-Efficient Vinyl Windows

Features and Benefits

  • Mezzo Full-Frame Replacement System delivers superior performance with consistent, aesthetically pleasing exterior trim.

  • The EdgeForce low-profile frame and sash creates an expanded glass area while internal chambers increase structural integrity, rigidity and energy efficiency.

  • The Ocular screen bulb seal eliminates light penetration between the screen and frame and aids in easy screen installation and removal.

  • CoreFX composite reinforcement helps reduce the transfer of energy while strengthening meeting rails and allowing for secure mounting of hardware.

  • Defense-Tek end-of-throw cam shift locking action delivers increased strength and protection.

  • Forecaster quickly directs water runoff, keeping the exterior of the window clean and attractive.

  • The HP3 telescoping sill dam delivers protection from air and water infiltration, increases structural stability and enhances beauty.

  • Gatekeeper interlocking sash-to-sill technology delivers a unified wall of strength.

Insulating Glass Packages

Reducing energy loss is often the number one reason for purchasing replacement windows. Windows are roughly 80% glass, so it’s important to choose the ideal glass system for your home and climate. Upgrading to a high-performance Low-E (low-emissivity) insulated glass package will help further increase year-round energy savings.

Mezzo offers free families of high-performance insulated glass packages:

  • ClimaTech – combines insulating Low-E glass, argon gas and the Intercept Warm-Edge Spacer System.

  • ClimaTech ThermD – features insulating Low-E glass, argon gas and a Stainless Steel Intercept Warm-Edge Spacer System.

  • ClimaTech Plus – combines our Foam Spacer System with a glass unit of UV-filtering Low-E (low-emissivity) glass and argon gas.

  • Consult your window professional for the optimal glass package required for your home and climate zone.

Learn More About Our Insulated Glass Packages

Cavity Foam Insulation

Mezzo Windows with enhanced cavity foam insulation are different than other windows. The silver-gray foam insulation provides greater thermal protection to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer with less energy spending.

  • The foam incorporates high-purity graphite granules into the expanded polystyrene (EPS) raw material.

  • Each polystyrene granule contains graphite, giving it a silver-gray color and increasing its insulating performance above conventional EPS foam insulation.

  • The carbonized foam material reflects radiant heat, lowers the thermal conductivity and improves the insulation capacity.

  • Select chambers of the window are thermally enhanced with the precision-contoured foam liners to increase energy efficiency and achieve a lower U-factor.

  • U-Factor represents the window’s resistance to heat flow and energy loss–the lower the U-Factor, the greater the energy savings.

  • Available in single-hung, double-hung, sliding and picture windows.

High Performance Sliding Window

Precision-engineered to meet the challenging demands of intense wind and rain, Mezzo 3002 HP Sliding Windows are an excellent choice for coastal regions or areas with severe weather. The high-performance construction combines Mezzo’s clean-lined aesthetics with heavy-duty structural upgrades to provide superior strength and durability – as well as peace of mind that your home is protected with a powerful shield.

  • Mezzo 3002 HP Sliding Windows meet or exceed Performance Grade (PG) 50 requirements for resistance to air pressure, water penetration and structural load – creating a highly effective barrier in areas that experience severe rainstorms and harsh coastal climate conditions. The higher the PG rating, the better the window will perform.

  • An extruded aluminum roller track, instead of a standard vinyl track insert, delivers higher water resistance

  • Two new steel reinforcements in the lock and keeper stiles and reinforced rails increase structural integrity to limit the deflection under load.

  • A metal block has been added to the head, and metal slide brackets have been added to the top and bottom of the sashes. The metal brackets on the sashes engage the metal block in the head and the aluminum roller track in the sill – resulting in a higher windload rating. Sashes do not lift out for easy cleaning.

  • A recessed lock will be standard.

  • Two panes of heavy-duty 5 mm (13/64″) glass in the insulated glass unit increases durability and energy efficiency, with an overall IGU thickness of 3/4″.

  • Available in the Box/Replacement frame only; nail fin frame options and vent latches are not available on the 3002 HP.

Mezzo® Energy-Efficient Vinyl Windows (West Coast)

Features and Benefits

  • Mezzo Full-Frame Replacement System delivers superior performance with consistent, aesthetically pleasing exterior trim.

  • The EdgeForce low-profile frame and sash creates an expanded glass area while internal chambers increase structural integrity, rigidity and energy efficiency.

  • CoreFX composite reinforcement helps reduce the transfer of energy while strengthening meeting rails and allowing for secure mounting of hardware.

  • Defense-Tek end-of-throw cam shift locking action delivers increased strength and protection.

  • Forecaster quickly directs water runoff, keeping the exterior of the window clean and attractive.

  • The HP3 telescoping sill dam delivers protection from air and water infiltration, increases structural stability and enhances beauty.

  • Gatekeeper interlocking sash-to-sill technology delivers a unified wall of strength.

  • The Ocular screen bulb seal eliminates light penetration between the screen and frame and aids in easy screen installation and removal.

  • 1” Nail Fin Set Back.

  • 1-3/8” Nail Fin Set Back1-3/8” Nail Fin Set Back with J-channel adaptor.

  • Stucco Fin.

Insulated Glass Packages
  • Optional ClimaTech Insulated Glass packages available.

  • Consult your window professional for the optimal glass package required for your home and climate zone.

  • Mezzo Triple-Pane insulated glass packages options: ClimaTech® ThermD TG2 and ClimaTech ThermD TG2 Elite.

 
Cavity Foam Insulation
  • Optional enhanced cavity foam insulation incorporates carbonized foam liners in select channels of the head, jamb and sill for year-round protection against energy loss.

Fusion® Quality Vinyl Windows

Fusion
Features and Benefits
  • Vinyl mainframe and sashes won’t chip, peel, crack or warp.

  • Premium vinyl color is formulated throughout for lasting beauty.

  • Multi-chambered sash and mainframe create insulating air spaces for increased thermal efficiency.

  • Composite-reinforced interlock at sash meeting rails provide increased strength and comfort.

  • Protective bulb seal helps prevent air penetration at the meeting rails.

  • Drop-in glazing for extra protection from the elements.

  • Fully extruded lift rails provide stability for trouble-free operation.

  • Sloped sill forces water to drain to the exterior of the window.

  • Hidden screen track for clean lines and added beauty.

  • Bulb seal at the sill creates extra protection from dust, dirt and air infiltration.

Insulated Glass Packages
  • Optional ClimaTech Insulated Glass Packages available.

  • Consult your window professional for the optimal glass package required for your home and climate zone.

 
Window Styles
  • Double Hung 

    • Fusion welded mainframe and sashes for added strength.

    • Interlock at sash meeting rails creates a tight seal against air infiltration.

    • Sloped sill forces water to drain to the exterior of the window.

    • Constant force balance systems ensure smooth sash operation

  • Sliding Windows

    • Fusion welded mainframe and sashes for added strength.

    • Multi-wall extrusions enhance structural integrity, strength and thermal efficiency.

    • Interlock at sash meeting rails creates a tight seal against air infiltration.

    • Nylon-encased dual brass rollers ensure smooth sash operations.

Casement Windows

Features and Benefits
  • Beveled exterior sash design enhances installation aesthetics.

  • Step-down frame with inner compression bulb seal provides a tight seal even during inclement weather conditions.

  • Stainless steel hardware provides years of trouble-free operation.

  • Low-profile, single-lever locking handle adds to the ease of operation.

  • Functional and stylish, the sleek fold away crank handle won’t get caught up in blinds or curtains.

  • Available in a continuous mainframe with multiple-lite configurations.

 
Insulated Glass Packages

Optional ClimaTech Insulated Glass packages available.

  • Consult your window professional for the optimal glass package required for your home and climate zone.

Awning Windows

Features and Benefits
  • A beveled exterior sash design that creates the appearance of a larger glass area with an attractive slimline look.

  • Stainless steel hardware that provides years of trouble-free hinge operation.

  • Fully extruded overlapping screen frame for maximum ventilation.

  •  A dual-point locking system for a safe secure fit.

  •  Multiple lite configurations available in a continuous mainframe.

  •  An optional larger window design by combining awning windows with fixed lites for striking beauty.

  •  A lifetime limited warranty* for added peace of mind.

Insulated Glass Packages
  • Optional ClimaTech Insulated Glass packages available.

  • Consult your window professional for the optimal glass package required for your home and climate zone.

Bay & Bow Windows

Refined Style, Impressive Strength
  • High-performance vinyl color delivers enduring style – won’t chip, peel, crack or warp and never needs to be painted.

  • Energy-efficient insulated glass unit†† promotes year-round comfort and energy savings.

  • Multiple chambers create additional insulation channels in the structure and increase overall durability.

  • Head, seatboard and jamb are constructed in premium 1-1/4″ furniture-grade hardwood veneer for enhanced quality.

  • Head and seatboard are finished in oak or birch hardwood veneers and may be finished with your own paint or stain.*

  • Optional high-density foam insulated seatboard in 3″ Standard or 5″ Deluxe significantly improves comfort and energy efficiency.

  • Internal sill pan component provides an extra layer of protection against water infiltration.

  • Heavy-duty adjustable turnbuckle chain hanging system helps prevent possible sagging or bowing; no external braces are needed.

  • Exterior roof systems are available with an optional copper or painted aluminum roof clad kit in a wide variety of colors to customize your exterior design.

  • Bay windows are available in a 3-window configuration; box and bump-out styles also are offered.

  • Bow windows are available in 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-window configurations.

Additional Features
  • Slimline structural LVL laminated lumber components for greater strength and support.

  • Insulated glass unit with double-strength glass increases thermal protection against energy loss.

  • Intercept® Warm-Edge Spacer System enhances energy efficiency and the longevity of the insulated glass unit.

Solid Wood Mullion Construction

Solid wood mullions are paramount in the structural integrity of a quality-built bay or bow window, providing the strength and support of the window as it projects outward. Alside Bay and Bow Window mullions are constructed with a solid wood design that is lag bolted to the head and seat for superior stability and structural strength.

  • Heavy-duty mullions incorporate laminated strand lumber, which is significantly stronger than standard wood; will not warp or twist like typical ponderosa pine.

  • Other windows often use hollow vinyl mullions that provide minimal structural support and allow the window to sag, which can lead to water leakage.

Heavy-Duty Turnbuckle Hanging System

Alside Bay and Bow Windows feature an adjustable turnbuckle chain hanging system to provide superior support without the need for external knee braces.

  • Turnbuckle attaches to a 3/16″ steel coil chain; connects to window header or rafters with 3″ lag eye bolts for increased strength.

  • Designed for easy compatibility with roof system.

  • Insulated Seat Option for Added Comfort and Durability

Insulated Seat Option for Insulated Seat Option for Added Comfort and Durability

The multi-layered seat design integrates a bottom surface of 3/4″ exterior-grade plywood, a core layer of high-density polyisocyanurate insulator board and a 1-1/4″ hardwood veneer seat for comfort, energy efficiency and durability.

  • Standard 3″ thick seat with 1″ high-density foam board for an R-Value of up to 9.

  • Deluxe 5″ thick seat with 3″ high-density foam board for an R-Value of up to 21.

Window Sizes and Configurations

With a full selection of styles and configurations available, simply combine three or more double-hung, casement, or picture windows to create your bay or bow window system.

Energy-Efficient Insulated Glass Packages

Windows are about 80% glass, so it’s important to choose a glass system that meets the specific challenges of your climate. Choose a ClimaTech insulated glass package to further increase your energy savings.

Peace of Mind

Alside Bay and Bow Windows are expertly crafted for premium performance and long-lasting value. We proudly back each window installed in the bay/bow assembly with a lifetime limited warranty; the bay/bow window unit itself has a 10-year limited warranty.

Garden Windows

Features and Benefits
  •  Deep 17″ seatboard provides ample shelf space.

  •  Heavy-duty fusion-welded sash and mainframe for superior durability and strength.

  •  Premium vinyl color delivers long-lasting beauty –won’t chip, peel, crack or warp and never needs to be painted.

  •  Clear 1″ thick (nominal) insulated glass unit provides added energy efficiency.

  •  Multi-point locking system creates a tight seal for improved insulation and comfort.

  •  Sloped top insulating unit is tempered for enhanced durability and structural integrity.

  •  End casements are fully screened for increased weather protection.

  •  Equal sightlines between operating casements and picture units.

  •  Adjustable 1/2″ thick glass shelf with polished edges is standard in all garden windows.

  •  Head and seatboard are available in Birch and Oak veneers or White laminate.

  •  Available in White and Beige, or choose a White exterior with a Light Oak Woodgrain interior.

  • All garden windows will have white screens and white hardware.

Insulated Glass Packages
  • Optional ClimaTech Insulated Glass packages available.

  • Insulated glass (IG) units that require capillary tubes may experience some argon gas depletion.

  • See your Alside Sales Representative for additional information regarding any questions you might have, or any assertions herein, concerning energy efficiency or savings. Energy savings will vary. Energy savings assume proper installation and use. Not all products are ENERGY STAR-certified.

Casement / Awning Windows

Features and Benefits
  • Beveled exterior sash design creates the appearance of a larger glass area with an attractive slimline look.

  • Heavy-duty, state-of-the-art hinge system provides easy operation from inside the home.

  • Multiple lite configurations are available in a single mainframe.

  • Awning windows feature a dual-point locking system for a safe, secure fit.

  • Combine casement and fixed-lite windows or awning and fixed-lite windows to add striking beauty and increased visibility.

Insulated Glass Packages
  • Optional ClimaTech Insulated Glass packages available.

  • Consult your window professional for the optimal glass package required for your home and climate zone to meet ENERGY STAR requirements.

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