SiW Windows Replacement Review

Founded in 2002 by Abe and Yida Lopez, SIW Windows was recently acquired by the Marvin Companies to form SIW Solutions. Headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, SIW remains recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of premier impact-resistant hurricane windows in the U.S. For homeowners who want a reliable hurricane protection system against violent hurricanes and tornadoes regularly visiting the coastal regions of Florida, look no further.

SIW has a fantastic reputation with great customer service and while providing quality products to both residential and commercial installations. All their products meet the most stringent standards set by the industry too, so you are guaranteed to receive a quality product that will serve the purpose it was designed for.

Benefits of Impact Windows

Living in Florida means sunshine and beaches, but it also means tropical storms and hurricanes. Once high-winds arrive, impact windows can be the only factors standing between you and total disaster. But apart from the most obvious benefit of protecting your home from blowing apart during a storm, impact windows also carry several other benefits:

1. Energy efficiency

Impact windows are much more energy efficient than normal windows. They serve to maintain the temperature inside your home, so you will pay less on both heating and cooling bills. In the long run, they impact windows can also extend the life of your AC unit.

2. Increased protection

replaced-windowsAlthough they might look like regular windows at a glance, hurricane impact windows are constructed with reinforced materials and several layers of glass – making them hard to breach in normal situations. If they are able to keep a hurricane out, burglars stand absolutely no chance.

3. Noise reduction

Another welcome benefit for many homeowners is the noise reduction qualities offered by impact windows. If you live near a busy intersection, a school, or any other noisy place, the noise reduction offered by impact windows will leave you undisturbed by your neighbor mowing the lawn while his dog is barking.

4. Insurance discounts

Most insurance providers offer premium discounts if you install impact-resistant windows in your home, so it’s always worth it to find out from your insurance provider what type of discounts they offer. The savings on insurance could offset the cost to install impact windows over time.

5. Increase the value of your home

Although more expensive normal windows, hurricane windows add to your home’s value and will often help to make the sale quicker if you’re ever in the market as they not only look good, but the added benefits are very attractive to home buyers.

SiW Window Products

SIW manufactures the highest quality aluminum impact-resistant windows with a line that includes single hung, casement and project out, rolling windows, fixed & architectural and so much more.

Single Hung

  • 3″ frame depth
  • 0.078″ nominal wall thickness
  • Heavy-duty extruded aluminum with electrostatic paint
  • Pre-punched installation holes
  • Aluminum glazing bead offering stronger resistance
  • Wet glazed for extra strength and seal

Casement & Project Out Windows

  • Casement windows: 37″ x 80″ (+80 -80)
  • Project out: 37″ x 80″ and 80 x 37 (+80 – 80)
  • 3″ frame depth
  • 0.090″ – 0.125″ nominal wall thickness
  • Heavy duty extruded aluminum painted with 10 years 50% Kynard paint
  • Pre-punched installation holes

Rolling Windows

  • 3″ frame depth
  • Max size: 144 X 76 & 173″ x 60″ up to +/ 80.0
  • Heavy-duty extruded aluminum with electrostatic paint
  • 0.078″ nominal wall thickness
  • Brass tandem rollers
  • Optional XO, OX and XOX configurations
  • Die-cast sash lock
  • Egress connector
  • Multiple glazing options

Fixed & Architectural

  • 3″ and 4-5/8 frame depth 
  • Maximum size: 72″ X 144″ (+90 – 130)
  • Heavy-duty extruded aluminum with standard paint powder coated 2604
  • 0.090″ – 0.125″ nominal wall thickness
  • Pre-punched installation holes
  • Flange and box frames available

Commercial Storefront

  • Up to 72sqft
  • Unlimited panels with an H-Mull
  • Up to 132″ WindowWall system
  • 7/16″, 9/16″, 1″, 1-1/4″ and decorative leaded glass types approved for Zone 1 and Zone 2

Greener Living with Green Windows by SIW

SIW has made a statement in the window industry and called for the window manufacturing industry to be more environmentally responsible. Vinyl windows are still being produced regardless of the fact that they are unsafe for the environment or homeowners. Perhaps the largest dangers of manufacturing vinyl products is the release of carcinogen dioxin into the air when vinyl is burnt on landfills. Vinyl is impossible to recycle… And that’s exactly why SIW has taken on the responsibility of manufacturing “greener” products with less impact on the environment.