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Welded Frames

What Is a Welded Frame?

To answer that question we first have to address how a window is normally put together. The process is a simple one, and usually features four sides of a frame that are mechanically fastened together to create the appearance of a window that you’re used to. But in the case of a fusion welded window frame, the process is a little bit different.

With a welded frame the four sides are once again assembled, but a heating plate is applied to the mitres (the 90-degree angles where the corners meet) and the corners are literally welded together to create a tight, permanent bond.

Pinch Fusion Welding

Your windows will be entirely fusion welded—sashes and mainframes—to create a solid, one-piece unit that maintains its strength over the years. We offer a state-of-the-art fusion process that ensures frame and sash corners won’t have the excess variance found with other welding techniques.

Interforce II

InterForce II is a fiberglass reinforcement adding superior strength and stability to the meeting rails.

R-Core Insulation

R-Core® insulation is pre-expanded high-density solid-polyurethane which is the same material type used in many refrigerator/freezer doors. It prevents voids and settling and results in even distribution of the maximum insulating barrier.

The Benefits of a Welded Frame

So what’s the big advantage offered by welding over choosing a mechanical process? Well it’s not just an advantage, actually. It’s many. Welded frames carry a lot of big benefits, including:

  • Superior frame durability. Welded frames avoid a lot of the general wear and tear caused by expansion during season changes. This means that the frame will maintain shape and seal for years longer than a mechanically-fastened window.
  • A tighter seal against weather. No gaps means no intrusion, and that goes for air and water both. This also extends the longevity of the window that has been welded, and also offers your home advantages against moisture intrusion.
  • Better energy-efficiency. A welded frame provides a nearly impervious guard against heat and cold moving in or out of the frame. Tons of ENERGY STAR® rated frames are welded rather than mechanically-fastened because they offer another great way to keep controlled air in, and outdoor air out!

Welded Frame Vinyl Windows with APCO

At APCO we’re glad to offer our clients windows that provide protection and reliability, while also looking great doing it! We offer a wide array of window styles and designs that feature welded frames, and these are supplied by some of the biggest and brightest manufacturers in the window industry. We can help you choose the ideal window features to fit your Columbus home, guaranteed.

When picking out the features and options for your new window installation do you tend to consider the frames? Maybe the color, sure, or perhaps the material type. But if you’re interested in vinyl windows you should also be considering the advantages offered by welded window frames! At APCO we make it our business to ensure homeowners get the most advantages and benefits possible. We don’t want you to have any old window—we want you to have the right window.

As leaders in window installation and home services in the Columbus, Ohio area we’ve been the team you can trust for superior services and leading quality for years. We always place your needs first and back up our services with leading manufacturers, results you can trust, and service professionals you can feel glad to have on your side.

Want to find out more about fastened and fusion-welded window frames, or looking for experts for a new window replacement or installation for your home? Contact APCO online now or call 614-254-5489 to get started!

Choose APCO for the Best Window Installation & Replacement in Columbus, Ohio

“My new windows and patio door are beautiful. The service from showroom to installed product was excellent. I also feel, through shopping comparisons that I received good value for my investment.” – Susan from Columbus

APCO is driven to bring you the best window products and the best window installation service possible. We offer the best window products and high quality window installation services throughout the following cities and their surrounding areas: Bexley, Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Lewis Center, Pickerington, Powell, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, and Westerville.

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