About Alside Windows
Alside was founded in 1947 by Jerome and Mickey Kaufman and began as a sheet aluminum siding company. Inventing the original residential baked aluminum siding, Alside quickly grew into a large and competitive manufacturer in their industry. It wasn’t until the 1970s that Alside introduced windows and storm doors as part of their stock, beginning with aluminum windows and then developing vinyl replacement windows in the 1980s.
Today, Alside specializes in the manufacturing of siding, windows, doors, insulation, gutters, and downspouts. They have over 3000 employees working in their headquarters and seven manufacturing facilities around the United States. Additionally, they have over 100 company-owner supply centers distributing their products all over the country.
About Alside Window Types
Alside specializes in vinyl replacement and new construction windows meant to be used primarily in residential settings. Each window has been expertly designed to bring style, energy efficiency, and durability to any project. Since Alside replacement windows are custom made to fit each home, they are easy to install, requiring no construction or remodeling to your walls. Continue reading to learn more about each style of window manufactured and distributed by Alside.
Double Hung Windows
This window is a the most popular choice for homes in the United States. The double hung window has two operational sashes, one sliding from the bottom, upwards, and the other sliding from top, downwards to open the window and allow air into the room. Each sash tilts into the home, which allows the homeowner to easily clean the window. The Alside Double Hung windows are available in the Sheffield, Sheffield II, Fusion, UltraMaxx, and Mezzo Series.
Single Hung Windows
This window, typically purchased for it’s usability and affordability, has two vertically hung sashes. The bottom sash opens upwards and tilts into the home for easy cleaning while the top sash remains stationary. The Alside Single Hung windows are available in the Model 0700 Series.
This window has a single sash with a hinge located on either side of the frame. Casement windows open from one side, out into the environment, providing maximum ventilation to a room. A low-profile lever handle enables the windows to be opened or closed and locked in one, easy motion. The Alside Casement Windows are available in the Mezzo, UltraMaxx, and Sheffield Series.
Awning Windows are designed very similarly to a casement window. These windows have a single sash, with a hinge at the top of the frame. Opening from the bottom, outwards, awning windows allow homeowners to ventilate their home while preventing rain from entering. Alside uses a low profile, lever handle on these windows and they can be opened or closed and locked with one easy motion. The Alside Awning Windows are available in the Mezzo, UltraMaxx, and Sheffield Series.
The sliding windows by Alside have two, large sashes hung side-by-side. These windows provide optimal light for the home and can be opened from either side to bring fresh air inside. All of the sliding windows by Alside slide on dual brass rollers, which ensure an easy open. The Alside Sliding windows are available in the Sheffield, Sheffield II, Fusion, Mezzo, and UltraMaxx Series.
Bay and Bow Windows
Bay and boy windows provide an interesting architectural focal point to your home and allow plenty of natural light into a room. Bay windows are created from three windows, typically a picture window with casement windows on either side, which are placed at sharp angles to extend into the environment. Bow windows are created from three or more equally sized windows which are placed to create a gentle curve out into the environment. In many cases, some or all of the windows are functional, allowing extra ventilation for a room. The Alside Bay and Bow Windows are available in the Sheffield, Mezzo, and UltraMaxx Series.
Picture Windows and Specialty Shapes
These windows by Alside are designed with narrow frames and full-glass exposure, providing an unobstructed view and maximum natural sunlight for the room. Typically, both picture and specialty shape windows are stationary. Picture windows are generally square or rectangle, while special shape windows come in a variety of sizes and shapes, either with gentle curves or sharp angles. The Alside Picture Windows and Specialty Shapes are available in the Mezzo Series.
Garden windows are designed as boxes, fully extending into the outdoor environment. Given their name because of the exceptional natural light they provide and the sturdy inner shelf which allows homeowners to place plants and flowers in the window. The Alside Garden Windows are available in the Sheffield, Mezzo, and UltraMaxx Series.
Swing & Clean Windows
This uniquely designed sliding window by Alside has two side-by-side sashes which are fully operational. This window can be opened by sliding the sashes side to side and both sashes pivot for easy cleaning and lock into position with a DuraBrake® pivot/glide shoe. Homeowners can choose from four interior and five exterior colors.
About the Alside Windows Series
The trademark of this Alside series is their signature Definity vinyl which is durable, requiring little to no maintenance over the life of the window. Fusion welding in the corners of the window and SteelForce® reinforcement used in the sashes where the rails meet only further strengthen the frame.
The windows in the Sheffield Series are known for their energy efficiency largely due to their multi-chambered sash and mainframe and insulated, double strength glass. With quad four weather stripping, compression bulb seal at the sill, and a sloped sill, these windows are exceptionally weather resistant. Equipped with a constant force balance system, fully extruded lift rails, and durable hardware, these windows are easy to operate and will outlast years of use.
Windows in the Sheffield Series can be customized with the choice from nine interior colors, including natural-looking wood finishes. There are nine available exterior colors to choose from, all made strong and long-lasting with an advanced polyurethane coating technology. Decorative options for the Sheffield Series includes choosing an optional grid pattern in one of twelve grid profiles or the choice of V-grooved cut glass or beveled-leaded glass.
The Sheffield Series is available in double hung, sliding, casement, awning, bay, bow, and garden windows.
Sheffield II Series
The Sheffield II Series is characterized by taking the smart design of the Sheffield Series and creating a distinctly elegant design, bringing architectural interest to the home. These windows are durable, with Definity vinyl frames which are fusion welded at each corner. Additionally, SteelForce reinforcement is used in the sashes where the rails meet, increasing their strength and longevity. The windows in these series save homeowners money with the use of quad four weather stripping at the header, triple-barrier weather stripping at the jamb and sash, and an insulated glass unit which take the energy efficiency of these windows above and beyond ENERGY STAR® requirements.
Sheffield II windows are available with the choice from eleven interior grids, three exterior colors, and the choice of light oak or dark oak woodgrain interior. Double hung and sliding windows are available as part of the Sheffield II Series.
Model 0700 Series
The affordable, single hung windows in this series were designed as an affordable and energy efficient option for new construction or replacement windows for residential, multifamily, and commercial settings. Sleekly designed, these windows provide a minimalist appearance.
The single hung windows in the Model 0700 series have high energy efficiency thanks to a multi-chambered sash, insulated glass unit, and double barrier weatherstripping. Additional efficiency can be achieved with an upgrade to the ClimaTech® glass package which has Low-E glass, argon gas along with a warm-edge spacer system for increased insulating performance. Model 0700 windows are designed and engineered for a long life, virtually maintenance free due to the use of durable vinyl and fusion welding of the mainframe.
The windows of the UltraMaxx series have the same durability and energy efficiency of the basic Sheffield series. Additionally, these windows have a full-capture sill, designed to further protect your home from the elements and triple lift rails which make these windows stronger and easier to operate. Increase the energy efficiency of the windows in this series with an upgrade to ClimaTech® high performance, insulated glass.
This fully customizable line of windows is available with the choice from nine interior finishes and nine exterior finishes. Additionally, homeowners can choose from five grid patterns available in eleven different grid profiles, V-grooved cut glass, or authentic beveled-leaded glass.
The UltraMaxx series is available in Alside’s double hung, sliding, casement, awning, bay, bow, and garden windows.
The windows in this series are characterized by their sleek and elegant design. These windows have unique architectural design with the durability and energy efficiency expected from bulkier, heavy duty windows. The narrow frame of these windows is thermally optimized and goes above and beyond ENERGY STAR® requirements.
The energy efficiency of the windows in the Mezzo series can be increased with an optional ClimaTech® high perform, insulated glass package. Purchasers of this series can make the choice from nine interior finishes and nine exterior finishes. Additionally, these windows can be further customized with the choice from five grid patterns available in eleven different grid profiles, V-grooved cut glass, or authentic beveled-leaded glass.
Alside’s double hung, sliding, casement, awning, bay, bow, garden, picture, and special shapes windows can be purchased as part of the Mezzo series.
The sliding and double-hung windows of the Fusion series are known for their durable and maintenance free vinyl frames. Equipped with composite reinforced interlocking and fusion-welding at each corner, the windows in this series are strong enough to withstand the test of time. Multi-chambered extrusions and an insulating glass unit protects the home from air leaks, saving homeowners money on utility bills while keeping their home comfortable year-round.
As with any Alside windows, the Fusion series windows can be upgraded to include ClimaTech® insulated glass. Homeowners can choose from white or beige for these classically designed windows. Three interior grids with the choice from a white or beige profile are available with Fusion windows.
Alside’s double hung and sliding windows are available as part of the Fusion Series.
About Alside Window Warranty
Every series of windows manufactured by Alside includes a limited lifetime warranty. If damage occurs to the glass, vinyl, fiberglass, or hardware as the result of a manufacturer defect or a mistake made during installation, Alside will provide a replacement or repair at no cost to the owner. Labor costs for a replacement or repair will be covered by the warranty for a year after the windows are purchased. This is a transferrable warranty. This means, if the original purchaser of the window sells their home, the warranty will transfer to the new owner, covering the cost of replacement or repair 100 percent for up to ten years after the windows are purchased.
The warranty provided by Alside may vary from product to product, and some exclusions do apply to certain circumstances. We advise anyone considering purchasing an Alside window to carefully examine the warranty of the product before making their purchase.