Another winter has come and gone, along with the huge gusts of air that were coming in through the cracks in your old, ill-fitting windows. But with spring here and summer just around the corner, do you really want to spend another six months cooling off the outside? While you may have let things slide in years past, with the rising cost of energy now is the time to get your home heating and cooling costs in check. That means replacing your windows. That means paying a visit to Window Factory.
The Haddon Heights company, which has been offering quality products and outstanding service at reasonable prices for more than 42 years, is owned and operated by the Merryfield family. Jack and Joyce Merryfield handle the manufacturing side of the business with daughters Kathy and son David. Jack Jr. and his brother Danny handle sales and installation with long-time family friend, Buddy Flick. No matter who you deal with, everyone at Window Factory is committed to supplying homeowners with top quality replacement windows that offer durability, beauty, convenience and value.
Nothing gets installed in your home that wouldn’t be installed in any of the Merryfield homes. “We all care about what we do,” says Jack Merryfield Jr. “We take pride in what goes on here because it is a reflection of our family.”
The company’s exclusive line of vinyl windows is called VEKA, a top-grade German-designed product that is available in double-hung replacement windows, casements, bays, bows and sliders. Every window is custom-manufactured and features fully insulated, double-pane construction, a tilt-in feature for easy cleaning and double locks for added security. VEKA windows come in both white and almond, which complement just about any home’s exterior. The color is embedded within the vinyl, which guarantees it against peeling, scratching and flaking.
Unlike typical replacement window products that are only available in a limited number of standard sizes, Window Factory windows are tailored to fit the openings in your home, so there’s never any need to enlarge or reduce an opening. “No matter what the size or style, every window we sell and install comes with a lifetime material-and-labor guarantee,” says Jack Jr.
Window Factory manufactures all of its products on-premises, and because there is no middleman involved, orders are normally filled within three weeks, less than half the time it would take to go through a typical retailer. “If there is ever a problem, our experienced service technicians will come to your home and make the necessary adjustments,” says Jack Jr. “It’s that simple.”
The company also prides itself on carrying only the highest quality manufacturers, so clients feel like they have the extensive quality and variety they are looking for across many different projects. If you’re in the market for new patio doors, you can entirely change the look of a space with Andersen products, which are available in both French and sliding versions. Low-E glass in the doors not only saves you money on your utility bills but also protects your family against harmful UV rays.
If you’re ready to take on a larger project and give your house the extreme makeover you’ve always wanted, Window Factory technicians are experts in the installation of vinyl siding by CertainTeed. When you’re ready to begin your project, a Window Factory expert will come out to your home with samples and a large portfolio of projects they have completed for satisfied customers. They’ll discuss the scope of the project, and draw up a detailed estimate that establishes expectations, so that there are never any surprises.
CertainTeed is a prestigious brand in the home-improvement industry, and its products are available in traditional vinyl planks as well as in polymer shake styles in order to stay true to the period and architecture of certain homes. Also available on special order are CertainTeed products that are meant to mimic other materials like cedar and iron. “With so many different ways to use the product, clients can really get the sense they are doing something unique to their homes,” says Jack Jr.
As with all Window Factory products, homeowners can also have confidence they are doing something to their homes that is built to last. The Merryfield family chose to carry CertainTeed because its customer-service oriented warranties really offered something that other brands didn’t. “In most cases, our vinyl siding is warranted for the lifetime of the original owner against manufacturing defects,” says Jack Jr. “If you go to sell your home, the siding is warranted from the date of installation for 50 years. Those types of warranties are a good example of the level of service we insist upon for our customers.”
Whether you’re picking out a single window or giving your home an entire facelift, looking to take advantage of the federal rebate or to take action to truly insulate and “green up” your home, Window Factory can transform the look of your space. From the inside or out, you’ll enjoy the view.
Window Factory is located at 1500 Kings Highway in Haddon Heights, where you will be greeted by the backbone of the company, showroom receptionist Helen Wall. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. For more information or to schedule an appointment for an in-home consultation, call (856) 546-5050 or visit the company’s website at NewWindowFactory.com.
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1 (March, 2011).
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