First Team offers professional replacement window services in Charleston, Summerville, Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding areas.

Windows 101

Window shopping is easy when you know what to look for. You’ll find many styles, shapes, features and glass packages when looking for windows and doors. But deciding on the perfect choice for your home and family is simple. Just take your time and assess your needs. Consider which style will best suit your home and your family, what thermal performance features will be ideal for your climate, and which glass options will be most appropriate. After you’ve figured out the basics, have fun with glass and grid options and unique hardware choices.[columns]

  • Styles and Shapes
  • Double Hung
  • Both sash on Double Hung windows open fully.
  • Single Hung
  • Top sash remains fixed, while bottom sash opens.
  • Double Slider
  • Both sash open and close by gliding from side to side.
  • Single Slider one sash opens and closes by gliding from side to side, while the other remains fixed.
  • Casement
  • Sash are hinged on the side and crank open a full 90 degrees* for maximum ventilation.
  • Awning
  • Sash are hinged on top and crank out and upward.
  • Picture
  • Picture windows are fixed and do not open or close.
  • Geometrics
  • Geometrics are fixed windows available in stylish shapes.
  • Bay
  • Bay windows are created by mulling three windows at either 30- or 45-degree angles.
  • Bow
  • More rounded in appearance than a Bay, Bow windows feature windows mulled at 10-degree angles
  • Garden Window
  • Garden windows feature functional Casement sidelites and create a sunlit area to showcase plants or collectibles.
  • Patio Door
  • Patio Doors feature broad expanses of glass and slide open easily.
  • Garden Door
  • Garden Doors swing open and can be ordered to swing in or out.

Choosing Vinyl

When it comes to windows and doors, vinyl is an all-around excellent choice. Unlike wood, vinyl windows and doors will never rot or require endless repainting. And unlike aluminum, vinyl windows and doors will never pit or flake. Simonton vinyl windows and doors are made from the highest quality vinyl and require almost no maintenance. In fact, an occasional washing will keep them looking like new for years. Plus, they offer increased comfort and lower utility bills, provide headache-free operation and add value to your home. You can’t get much better than that.

  • Increased Comfort Simonton’s vinyl windows and doors offer excellent thermal performance for year-round comfort and to help lower utility bills.
  • Easy Operation Our windows and doors open and close easily for maximum performance with minimum effort.
  • Weatherability – The premium vinyl used in Simonton windows and doors can stand up to extreme weather conditions year after year.
  • Energy Efficiency Vinyl is an effective insulator. Our vinyl profiles are specially designed to work with advanced glass packages for optimum energy efficiency.
  • Low Maintenance The color of the vinyl is integrated throughout, so frames and sash will never require painting, and they resist pollution, salt spray and dirt.
  • Value Not only do vinyl windows and doors help to lower home utility bills, they also add value to your home.

Types of windows we can offer to our clients

  • 2-lite Slider
  • 3-lite Slider
  • Awning
  • Bay
  • Bow
  • Casement
  • Colonial Casement
  • Double Hung
  • Fixed Unit
  • Frame Patio Door
  • Garden Door
  • Garden Window
  • Geometric
  • Hopper
  • Narrow
  • Patio Door
  • Picture
  • Sidelite
  • Single Hung
  • Single Slider
  • Transform

Brands of windows we can offer our Clients

Colors and Grids

We’ve combined a variety of color choices and grids in an assortment of styles and patterns so you can find what you need to coordinate with the architecture and decor of your home. Available on select lines, Decorum™ by Simonton is a portfolio of unique interior options that allows you to create a look that is distinctively yours.

Interior laminates provide the rich warmth of wood grain in Antique Cherry, Maple or Contemporary Oak, or the crisp, clean simplicity of Pure White.

Not all colors and patterns are available on all lines, please check for availability. Due to the limitations of the Internet and computer monitors, actual colors may vary. Please consult our sales representative to see a sample of the product before making your final selection.

Colors and Interior Laminates

  • White Tan Driftwood
  • Maple (interior only,white exterior)
  • Antique Cherry (interior only,white exterior)
  • Contemporary Oak (interior only,white exterior)
  • Amber Oak* (interior only,white exterior)
  • Honey Oak* (interior only,white exterior)

*Available on select products only

Grid Options

  • Flat White
  • Flat Tan
  • Flat Driftwood
  • Sculptured White
  • Sculptured Tan
  • Sculptured Driftwood
  • Sculptured Maple
  • Sculptured Antique Cherry
  • Sculptured Contemporary Oak
  • Sculptured Polished Brass
  • Sculptured Honey Oak*
  • Sculptured Amber Oak*

*Available on select products only

Grid Patterns

  • Colonial Cross Diamond
  • Perimeter Prairie Victorian

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  • Designing with light.
  • Whether you’re remodeling a kitchen or a bathroom or adding living space to your home, you’ll want to maximize your natural light, ventilation and safety. The right windows and doors can help you do all that.
  • Expand your horizons.
  • Bay and bow windows are affordable ways to add livable space to any room. The area in front of the windows can be used as extra floor space for furniture.
  • Add a window seat to create a cozy seating area or a place to display books and decorative objects. Hint: Put a hinge on the top of your window seat and use the space below for storage.
  • Replace old “picture” windows with a bay or bow window. You’ll not only add square footage to your home — you’ll enjoy more light and view.
  • Use taller windows or add transom windows for additional light. This will also help make your room feel larger.

Add a generous helping of charm

Bow windows are ideal in the kitchen or dining room. Add a banquette — or built-in bench — in the shape of the bow to create a cozy eating area and more storage.

Maximize your view

Wherever you add new windows, consider designing them with grilles only on the top half. This way, you can still get the divided-light look you want, without blocking your view.

Follow the sun

  • For maximum daylight all day, add windows — or a pair of French doors — on the north side of the room.
  • Don’t be afraid of windows on the south side of a home. Today’s Low-E (low-emissivity) glass coatings reflect the sun’s heating rays away from your house.

Create a focal point

Special Shape windows are an easy way to add architectural interest to your room and highlight other features of your home.

  • Flank a fireplace with quarter-circle windows.
  • Add a circlehead transom window over a patio or entry door.
  • Use one perfect circle window as a simple design accent.

Finish your basement

If you’re considering a basement renovation, you’ll need to add an egress window to create an easily accessible exit in case of fire. Egress windows are not only important for safety, they add extra light to your normally dark basement space — making it more pleasant and comfortable.An egress window is larger than a common basement window.

Andersen® Woodwright®

Preserve the look of your home with insert windows.
The Andersen® Woodwright® double-hung insert replacement window features classic sash profiles, beautiful aesthetics and an architecturally inspired design, all in an affordable and easy-to-install frame that minimizes disruption to your home.

Andersen insert replacement windows install directly into the existing opening of the window being replaced, allowing you to get the latest window performance features while preserving your original frame, exterior trim and interior casing.

Woodwright® Double-Hung Windows

With classic sash profiles, Woodwright insert windows replicate the look of older homes. Available with custom sizing to meet your unique needs. 400 Series Woodwright Double-Hung Insert Windows.