Ply Gem’s Contractors Series 550 Casement and Awning windows come with standard stainless steel hardware, a multi-chamber PVC construction, and dual weather stripping. The Series 550 Casement and Awning windows are an excellent choice for both homeowners and builders looking for vinyl windows with high-end features and ease of installation.
The block frame makes for ease of installation, with a frame depth of 2-5/8” made of heavy duty vinyl for added strength and durability. The PVC frame construction comes in two interior and exterior color options (white or beige), is maintenance-free, and has fusion-welded corners. For enhanced energy performance, Warm-Edge insulating glass comes standard, with optional Warm Edge+ spacer system available for superior performance. Dual row weather stripping helps to seal in your comfort while it seals out the weather. Standard hardware and fasteners are stainless steel for durability. Crank handles and lock handles come standard, and optional push out hardware is available.
There are a variety of glass options available to fit your needs:
*Low-E glass features a very thin, secondary thin metallic dual layer coating, which allows light and the sun’s heat to pass through the insulated glass, while it reflects radiant heat waves. This will help keep your home cooler during the summer months by blocking radiant heat, while trapping radiant heat in cooler climates during the winter.
**Argon gas fill is a safe, colorless and odorless gas that is denser than air. When combined with Low-E, insulation is improved, as heat and cold do not pass through the argon gas as easily as through air.
Choose from 5/8” flat grids or 5/8” sculptured grids in a variety of patterns to fit your aesthetic preferences.