The First Steps
The success Simonton enjoys today can be traced back to the simple philosophy, core beliefs and old-fashioned values that first took root in 1946 in a small town called Pennsboro, West Virginia. Back then, the Simonton family recognized a growing need for aluminum products and manufactured quality aluminum awnings and marquees. The family soon realized that a high-quality window would be in high demand, so they branched out into the aluminum window and door market. One of the first additions to their product line was an innovative triple-track storm window. It was met with such success that they soon added two more windows, the Thermo Boss and the Energy Capp.
A New Direction
By the early 1980s, the Simonton family recognized that vinyl was superior to aluminum for window and doors, so, once again, the company headed in a new direction. Top quality vinyl windows and doors, along with unbeatable delivery times and great customer service was apparently something America was ready for. Sales skyrocketed, and several huge expansion projects thrust the company into a leadership position.
A New Age of Old-Fashioned Values
Simonton Windows® entered the new millennium with its dedication to quality products and unbeatable customer service intact. Legendary Simonton quality continues to be recognized throughout the industry and is evident in the numerous industry awards Simonton has received. In 2006, Simonton proudly joined the ranks of other leading home and hardware products that are synonymous with quality when it was acquired by Fortune Brands, Inc. Simonton now offers many distinct lines of vinyl replacement and new construction windows and doors, including ENERGY STAR® compliant products, and even a full line of impact-resistant windows and doors. And every Simonton product is engineered for superior performance, thermal efficiency, and long-lasting beauty.
Simonton Energy Efficient Windows
At Simonton, we understand that energy efficiency is more important than ever. That’s why we are continuously looking for ways to make our windows and doors as thermally efficient as possible. From the materials we use and the glass packages we offer to our dedication as an ENERGY STAR® partner, we’ve got you covered when it comes to energy efficiency. Premium Vinyl The premium vinyl used in our windows and doors is an excellent insulator. Its thermal properties are far superior to aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. Spacer Systems Most Simonton windows and doors feature unique spacer systems. Made of highly thermally prohibitive materials, these are placed between the glass panes and further reduce temperature transfer.
Intercept® Spacer System
- Unique U-channel design minimizes conduction for increased efficiency and comfort.
- Durable long-lasting design.
- U-shaped design flexes and contracts, reducing seal failure in the insulating glass unit.
Super Spacer® System
- Solid silicone foam provides superior energy efficiency.
- Does not conduct energy as quickly as metal spacers.
- Silicone foam is flexible and helps reduce stress cracks.
Many Simonton windows and doors are available with Low E glass. A transparent metallic oxide coating applied to the glass surface allows short-wave energy to pass through but reflects long-wave infrared energy for greater thermal efficiency.
The space inside an insulating glass unit—between the glass panes—may be filled with Argon gas, an odorless, non-toxic gas that is six times denser than air. This acts as an added barrier for a higher level of efficiency.
Some glass packages contain laminated glass. A transparent interlayer is adhered to a pane of glass, acting as a barrier against energy loss, noise transmission, and forced entry.