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Problems with Weak Window Frames - Gilkey Windows in Lexington, KY

  • By Michel Bayard
  • 17 Aug, 2015
Avoid common problems with weak window frames. Gilkey Replacement windows won’t let you down. Most replacement windows are not designed to handle house stress, settling and the changing seasons. At Gilkey, we believe your replacement windows should be of expert quality and able to endure the regular stressors your home faces. Here is what you can expect to see if your window frames are weak or worn:
  • Bowing, Bending, Leaking
  • Loss of efficiency and performance
  • Fogging
  • Vulnerability to air and weather infiltration

What Causes Problems with Weak Window Frames?

Window frames often aren’t built strong enough to withstand the normal wear and tear required in the average home. Your home will shift and settle over time causing stress to your windows and window frames. Forces within the walls themselves are often too much for the average replacement window to withstand. They will often bow and bend or the seal around the window will crack or break ruining the efficiency and function of the window. Every change of season brings temperature changes that also affect your windows and often cause problems with weak window frames. 

The Gilkey Windows Difference

Gilkey Windows are designed with innovative honeycomb technology that adds strength and durability to each window. Because of their durable construction, you don’t have to worry about having problems with weak window frames. You also don’t have to worry about the seal leaking or separating. Gilkey Windows also come with welded corners designed to give your window frames better stability. Most replacement windows use screws in the corners. This process just doesn’t hold up to the stress your windows face year after year. Gilkey Windows are made with insulated glass and have the lowest failure rating in the industry. We also offer a comprehensive warranty in the unlikely event you have a problem.  

Replacing Your Windows

When it comes time to replace your windows, choose Gilkey Windows of Central Kentucky. Your windows will look fantastic and stand up to the test of time. Don’t worry about your windows bending or bowing. Gilkey Windows are designed to last because we believe your windows should be able to handle the normal conditions of your home. For window replacement avoid the problems with weak window frames, choose Gilkey Windows. Gilkey Windows and Exterior Solutions is your local, family owned window dealer. We also specialize in doors, siding and gutters. Call today for professional window replacement with the best windows on the market: Gilkey Windows. 

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By Elizabeth Burton 13 Jun, 2017
Is it time to freshen up the outside of your home? If so, there’s no better place to start than where your visitors do – at the front door . Make your entryway welcoming, energy-efficient, and safe while maintaining your sense of style. Gilkey Windows and Exterior Solutions of Central Kentucky carries an extensive variety of entryway doors.

A Front Door That Meets Your Needs

Much like windows , doors to the outside can be a major drain on energy efficiency. When selecting a new front door, make sure it is the right size and have it professionally installed to ensure a proper fit to avoid air leaks.

If you have an east- or west-facing front door, take into account the large amount of sunlight it will have to tolerate each day. Steel doors easily withstand the heat and rarely require maintenance. If you don’t have a roof over your front door, consider adding a small roof or awning to cut down on the sun exposure. An added bonus: it will add curb appeal and protect visitors from the elements.

For a front door to be the right fit, it needs to fit within your budget. With the numerous materials used for doors, finding one that’s affordable for you is not hard to do. While solid wood doors tend to be the most expensive, you don’t have to forgo the wood look altogether. Fiberglass doors mimic the look of real wood but aren’t as costly. But be sure you don’t go so cheap that you are sacrificing usefulness, energy-efficiency, or safety.

A Front Door That Fits Your Style

Your front entryway is the first thing people see, even before they come into your home. Make it inviting with a door that fits the style of your home and you.

Front doors can stand alone, be doubled up for a grand entrance, or be flanked by one or two sidelights. Sidelights increase the natural light inside a home, which can be good if you want more light, or bad if you don’t want the extra heat and sunlight in the summer. Adding a new door in a different color or material can give your entryway a new look for less of an investment than changing shutters or siding. It’s also the perfect place to add a wreath or other decoration that can be changed according to the seasons.

For a cohesive look, coordinate your new door and the other items surrounding it. Match the metal finishes of your new door’s hardware with your porch lighting or house numbers if mounted nearby. If you have the space, continue the welcoming look on your front porch with plants and inviting furniture.

Gilkey Windows and Exterior Solutions in Lexington, Kentucky carries top-quality doors and sidelights from Gilkey, Marvin, and ProVia. They are available with or without glass inserts and come in so many styles there is sure to be more than one to fit your needs. If you’re not sure what you want, our expert project planners are here to help. Stop by our showroom or contact us to schedule an in-home consultation.


By Brian Dean 03 May, 2017

Your front door is often the first thing visitors notice about your home, and is quite literally how they are going to enter your home. Because of this, putting effort into the design and style of your front door is equivalent to making a good first impression on potential visitors. This can manifest in a number of ways, from the size, shape, material, color, and windows of your door, but there is one small detail you may have forgotten: how people are going to signal that they’re at your door. Most contemporary homes have doorbells, and so you may not have thought about alternatives, but the home exterior experts at Gilkey Windows of Central Kentucky are here to help you figure out the best way to deck out your front door.

By James Robert Cook 10 Apr, 2017
Your home’s windows are some of the most important features of its architecture. After all, windows are how natural light gets into your home, and so they can have a tangible impact on how your home feels to both you and your family as well as visitors. But, because windows allow natural light into your home, they can also cause some problems as well. Because of this, you will want to make sure that you are controlling the light in your home with window treatments, rather than just leaving them totally bare. If you aren’t sure what the best way is to dress the windows in your home, here are some tips from the window experts at Gilkey Windows of Central Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.
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