Optimum Windows is a 1985-founded company owned by Candido Perez, an entrepreneur possessing five decades of knowledge and experience in many aspects of the window industry. The company started in Bronx, New York City with its 20,000-square-foot factory, but later on, after growing consumer demands, it moved to a bigger, 137,000-square-foot factory in Ellenville. Optimum Windows specializes in manufacturing metal windows, and it is famous for creating fire-rated windows perfect for high-end business establishments.
Optimum Windows has its unique array of top-of-the-line windows:
- Optimum Fire-rated Series
- Optimum Reliant Series
- Optimum Flex Series
- Optimum Metro Series
Optimum Windows has an unparalleled expertise in the manufacture of steel windows that are certified for reliability, strength, and protection. Its hot- and cold-rolled steel windows under the Fire-rated Series are approved by UL, an independent safety science company that checks product safety, among others. These windows have welded steel construction, and received a rating of 45 minutes in the fire resistance test. This means that the windows can withstand fire up to, or more than, 45 minutes before getting destroyed or broken. More to this, if the windows are glazed with one-fourth-inch wire glass, the duration is increased up to three-fourths of an hour. Further, if the windows are glazed with three-sixteenth-inch ceramic over one-eight-inch annealed and glazing tape, this number goes up to one and a half hour.
Homeowners looking for a combination of classic and modern should prefer Reliant Series windows. These windows have sections of hot rolled steel for the construction, are fully welded and mitered. The sightlines are slim, and the frame members are sandblasted and degreased. They use EPDM seals for weatherstripping and are glazed with snap-in aluminum glazing beads. These windows are powder coated, so the colors do not fade, and standard colors are brown and white. Customers are offered with customization options for color, hardware, screens, operation stops, and steel brake metal and trim.
Optimum Windows also provides sturdier and slimmer windows under the Flex Series. These cold rolled steel windows use thermal break for superb insulation, including the fittings, sections, seals and gaskets. The window construction can be made from different types of steel: galvanized, stainless, Cor-Ten steel, and bronze. Aside from being energy efficient, these windows provide effective sound proofing and require low maintenance. Like Reliant Series windows, colors are powder coated and customized.
Customers wanting light and colorful windows should choose those belonging to the Metro Series. These are aluminum-made windows made from powder-coated substrate. These have an inch of insulated glass, have thermally broken profiles, and give sound insulation. These windows are very beautiful because of their sleek appearance enhanced by vibrant colors.
These windows are highly durable, but they are not invulnerable to dust and dirt. For maintenance, clean them with water and a mild alkaline detergent. Scrub the frames lightly with non-scratching cloth, and ensure that the parts are not hotter than eighty degrees Fahrenheit. Use isopropyl alcohol to remove oily and greasy substances, and for a better effect, the cleaning solution must be allowed to react for more than an hour. Warranties are provided by Optimum Windows depending on window type and series, but it is generally one year for the product and three years for the paint.