RSW currently offers vinyl, aluminum, and wood for our custom windows.

The term “Low E” means low emissivity. Emissivity is a property that’s unique to materials, such as glass, which light can freely pass through. Low E is a coating of non-visible, microscopic layers of silver sandwiched between layers of anti-reflective metal oxide coatings. Added to the surface of window and door glass, Low E provides greater energy efficiency, increased comfort and protection from damaging UV rays. By filtering out the part of the light spectrum that transmits heat, Low E reduces a window’s U-Value and increases its R-Value.

As for the glass, a mild glass cleaner and a paper towel will remove any fingerprints or smudges. When cleaning the vinyl, wooden, or aluminum frame, a mix of mild detergent and water applied with a soft rag will take off any dust or dirt.

Homeowners with windows over 25 years old should consider replacing them, both to gain the best energy efficiencies and to protect the “envelope” of the house. A home is an ideal candidate for a window replacement if its windows are sealed or painted shut, experiences ice buildup or a frosty glaze during the winter, gets fogged with condensation or has drafts that come through the windows.

With RSW, the sky is the limit! We work hard to provide you with the exact products you need, down to the last centimeter.  

As you compare brands and materials, you'll want to evaluate the frame material, glass and functionality. Our RSW Chattanooga window experts will help you design the perfect windows and patio doors for your home.

During your no-pressure consultation, we’ll carefully evaluate your project to determine if full-frame or insert replacement is the right choice for your home. After measuring, we’ll send your project details to our manufacturing facility to custom-build your new windows and doors. On installation day, your old windows and doors will be replaced with your new custom windows and doors. We’ll take care of every detail.

Some windows have wood frames that are covered on the exterior and/or interior with a layer called “cladding” consisting of vinyl, fiberglass or aluminum. This cladding provides additional protection for the window frame by strengthening its resistance to outside weather or heavy inside usage. All Weather Shield aluminum-clad windows and doors feature thicker extruded aluminum offering greater strength and resistance to dents and chalking from sun exposure, over the roll form aluminum used in other brands.

While prices vary from market to market, this is how HardiePlank siding compares in installed price with its competitors:
· More expensive than vinyl
· Less expensive than brick
· Equal or less than hardboard or composite siding
· Less expensive than synthetic stucco

The following are suitable trim products for use with HardiePlank lap siding:
· HardieTrim
· Fiber Cement
· Real Wood
· Engineered Wood
· Vinyl
· Coated or Corrosion-Resistant Aluminum