Chester & Montgomery counties Window Replacement & Installation
Certitude Home Improvements specializes in residential window replacement and installation in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Main Line. We regularly service customers in West Chester, Wayne and Malvern Pennsylvania. New replacement windows increase energy efficiency and provide a unique design element for any home. Certitude offers windows that combine innovative technology and cater to countless home styles to create a seamless look.
Why Certitude for Window Installation
Window installation requires highly trained technicians to achieve the best result. Windows must be properly fitted for energy efficiency and the best look. With over a decade of experience, Certitude only uses premier materials and expert technicians. Our in-house project managers are on site from start to finish to ensure the best result.
Certitude offers windows from the ProVia and Andersen brands. Both manufacturers offer high-quality, tested windows and several design options. Certitude offers a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty for window replacement and financing options.
Benefits of Window Replacement
Windows have come a long way from simply serving as insulation. New windows update the exterior and interior spaces of your home. Aside from aesthetics, evolving technology makes windows more efficient than ever. Window replacement means less money out of your pocket in the long run.
What are the benefits of window replacement?
Increased home value
Higher home security and safety
Less dust and allergens
More natural light
Better temperature regulation
Easier functions and lock systems
Features of ProVia and Andersen Windows
When choosing a window style, consider the architectural style of your home. Certitude offers windows that suit craftsman, classic, colonial, victorian and modern home styles. Windows bring the outdoors inside, serve as a focal point and fill your home with natural light. ProVia and Andersen windows are made from wood, composite (Fibrex®), vinyl, aluminum or fiberglass.
We have several window styles to choose from:
Certitude windows are manufactured by an ENERGY STAR partner, NFRC certified, and meet strict energy-efficient guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Our high-efficiency windows are thermal reinforced, insulated and use high-quality glass.
Not sure which windows are best for you? Certitude will help you select which material and window style is best for your home.
Severe Weather Reports in 2022
Pennsylvania saw 546 severe weather reports between January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022.
43 Hail Reports & 496 Wind Reports During 2022
Severe storms have sustained 58+ mph windspeeds. Strong winds loosen shingles on your roof and cause them to crack or blister. Hail damages your roof by wearing down the granules on asphalt shingles. When shingles are worn down, loosened or fractured, the areas under the shingles are vulnerable. Leaks are common with both phenomena. Over the past 12 months, Philadelphia has seen the most severe thunderstorms with 77 storms reported. Pittsburg saw the most hail with 38 reports.
|Severe Thunderstorm Reports||Hail Reports|
Rain and Snow Affect Your Roof
Heavy and consistent rainfall gravitates to and infiltrates any weakened areas on the roof. It’s important to inspect your roof to make sure water is flowing off properly to prevent leaks and moisture damage. After a snowstorm, inspect and remove any snow or ice buildup along the edges of your roof. The weight of the snow damages your roof and gutters. In the last 12 months, Philadelphia received the most rain with 38.5 inches reported. Scranton reported 26.9 inches of snow, the most in PA.
|Average Rainfall||Average Snowfall|
|Philadelphia||38.5 inches||18 inches|
|Pittsburgh||30.4 inches||11.1 inches|
|Allentown||37.9 inches||23.6 inches|
|Erie||26.3 inches||14.1 inches|
|Reading||37.4 inches||23.7 inches|
|Scranton||34 inches||26.9 inches|
|Malvern||37.8 inches||24.8 inches|
|West Chester||38 inches||23.4 inches|
13 Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Since 2000
Tropical storms and hurricanes bring wind, rain, flooding and tornado threats at a higher, more sustained level. Pennsylvania has seen impacts from 8 tropical storms and 5 hurricanes since 2000.
|2000 - 2022|
Most Destructive Hurricanes & Tropical Storms in PA
Wind and rain are the main threats to your PA roof during a tropical storm or hurricane. A tropical storm has sustained winds of 39 mph - 73 mph. A hurricane has sustained winds of 74 - 95 mph as a category 1.
|Tropical Storm Allison||2001||241 homes destroyed; 1,300 homes had major damage|
|Tropical Storm Henri||2003||$3.5 million in damage; 380 homes damaged|
|Tropical Storm Hanna||2008||E1 tornado in Allentown, PA|
|Hurricane Ike||2008||Winds 70+mph; 180k without power, State of Emergency in PA|
|Hurricane Irene||2011||706k without power, floodwaters not seen in over 140 years; 70+ winds|
|Tropical Storm Lee||2011||6 - 10 inches of rain, 14+ inches of rain in some areas|
|Hurricane Sandy||2012||“Superstorm Sandy”; 20+ inches of rain; 1.2 million without power; State of Emergency in PA|
|Tropical Storm Cindy||2017||Flash flooding; EF1 tornado in Long Pine; wind damage|
|Tropical Storm Fay||2020||Microburst/wind damage; flooding|
|Hurricane Ida||2021||Record flooding; extensive tornado damage|
Frequently Asked Questions
Will new windows increase home value?
Yes. Replacing old windows can add thousands of dollars to your home’s market value. The ROI for window replacement is estimated to be 85%.
Will new windows save energy?
Yes. Energy-efficient windows save an average of 12% on energy bills. This means you’ll save between $100 - $600 per year on your utility bill.
What are the benefits of replacing old windows?
The benefits of window replacement include: energy savings, fewer drafts, increased home value, higher security, noise reduction, easier cleaning, better curb appeal, UV protection and easier use.
Do windows qualify for an energy tax credit?
Yes. Energy-efficient windows may be entitled to a tax credit of up to $600.
Do energy-efficient windows cost more?
Energy-efficient windows typically cost more than regular windows. However, the investment will save money in the long run.
$0 Down financing available!
At Certitude Home Improvements, we offer a variety of easy-to-use financing options for homeowners in Pennsylvania. During our in-house visit, our specialists will create a financing plan that works for you! We offer financing options for any of our services.
Certitude Home Improvement offers lifetime workmanship and manufacturer warranties.