Window Materials and Styles

We sell and service a complete line of wood, aluminum clad, and vinyl window units. Whether you’re replacing your old wood, aluminum or vinyl windows, let us help you select the correct windows for your project. We also carry a full line of new construction window units. Our window design team will ensure windows meet code for egress sizing and tempered (safety) glass where needed.

Wood Windows

  • Wood windows are highly regarded as some of the most aesthetically pleasing
  • Can be painted or stained to match the exterior of the home
  • Wood windows act as a great insulator
  • Requires more maintenance than other window materials
  • Lasts 40-50 years without replacing

 

 

Aluminum Clad

  • Durable and customizable in color
  • Low exterior maintenance
  • Look and feel of real wood

 

 

 

Vinyl Windows

  • The most affordable option
  • Energy efficient 
  • Can be fabricated to fit any opening size
  • Less maintenance, no paint needed!
  • Fast lead time
  • Lasts 15-25 years

 

Window Styles

Double-Hung

Single-Hung

Casement

Awning

Sliding

Fixed

Bay

Bow

Garden

Special Shapes

 

How to Choose the Right Windows

Picking out windows for your home or commercial property can be intimidating; but it doesn’t have to be! Visit a BuilderUp store in Southern Maryland, schedule an appointment to stop by our Annapolis showroom, or contact a customer service team member so we can walk you through the window purchasing process.

Before you get started with choosing the perfect window for your project, there are a few preliminary questions you should be prepared to answer:

  • Who will be installing your new window?
  • Will the window be used in a new build or will it replace an existing window?
  • Are there any window features you absolutely must have?
  • What is your budget?

Once you have these questions answered, BuilderUp can help you with the rest of the process. If you’re on the hunt for an affordable window replacement, vinyl windows are the way to go. However, if you’re looking for an intricate design with an exact color match, you may want to consider investing in wood or aluminum clad windows.

 

What if I’m Replacing an Existing Window?

Whether you’re replacing a broken window or just looking to upgrade your current windows, many of the questions above still apply.

However, there are a few additional things you may want to consider when purchasing a replacement window from BuilderUp:

  • What material do you have on the exterior of your home? (siding, brick, stone, etc)
  • Do you have the necessary supplies to complete the window replacement project? Homeowners who are installing their own windows will need adhesives, flashing tape, insulation and shims.
  • Are you replacing the exterior cladding as part of your project?
  • Do you currently have wood windows? If yes, are you removing the whole window or only the sashes?
     

Measuring for a Replacement Window

In order to properly measure for a replacement window, you may want to consider hiring a professional window installer. A professional installer will safely remove the trim, drywall and insulation surrounding the area where the new window will be installed. This will ensure an accurate measurement for the window opening sizes. For recommendations on professional window installers, contact a BuilderUp customer service representative at 410-618-3100.

Homeowners who want to replace their own windows should follow certain guidelines when taking measurements. BuilderUp recommends temporarily adding 2 inches to the height and 2 inches to the width of the visible portion of the window. As an example, if you measure a window that is 36” wide x 60” tall, we suggest having it quoted as a 38”x62” window. This method will help account for the portion of the window that lies beneath the siding and insulation. Doing this initial estimate will allow you to get estimated pricing on various types of windows without removing any of the siding on your home before the bid process. Once you have decided on the exact window you would like, you can go back and remove the trim to obtain accurate ordering specs.
 

BuilderUp Capabilities

BuilderUp is a distributor that carries numerous styles of windows for your next project in Maryland, D.C., or Virginia. Our service department can do field measurements, replace broken glass, complete general repairs, and is an authorized Jeld-Wen service provider. All window sales from BuilderUp are final and cannot be returned due to their custom nature.

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Precise Windows – Basement Solutions

BuilderUp is pleased to offer Simply Egress Solutions (SES) windows for foundations. The windows not only provide sunlight in typically dark spaces, but also provide extra safety and security to basements. We carry complete egress systems including ladders with hooks, safety covers and area wells.

Cast In Place Windows

Allows the entire frame and basement window to be poured in place. OSB board and polystyrene protect the basement window frame and glass during the construction process. It remains in place until the contractor or homeowner are ready to remove it by following the simple instructions.

 

Cavity Windows

Cavity Double Glazed Slider 

Cavity Double Glazed Slider Egress 

Cavity Double Glazed Hopper 

Cavity Single Glazed Slider 

Egress Grates 

Egress Ladders 

Safety Covers 

Area Wells/Window Wells