HomeStar windows by HGI provide a cost-effective alternative to higher priced windows, yet, have many of the same features. The HomeStar is NFRC certified, meets or exceeds building codes and offers the same high-quality energy efficient Cardinal Insulated Glass found in the most expensive new construction windows. HomeStar windows carry the same all inclusive, transferable, lifetime warranty as the more expensive big brother. And remember, all HGI windows carry the exclusive glass breakage warranty and the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.
Double Hung Windows
The HomeStar double-hung style window tilts in for extremely easy cleaning, but won’t drop out of the frame like other units due to our unique, patented tilt-lock® safety system. All HomeStar windows can be connected to each other to create dramatic windowscape views - your only limit is your imagination. HomeStar windows offer a full array of Conservision glass options, a myriad of decorative glass designs and premium features only found in high-end windows.
The HomeStar Slider Window offers stylish comfort as well as easy gliding and energy saving HGI craftsmanship. Beveled exterior lines, trouble-free brass rollers and lift-out, easy clean sashes provide a bright, modern upgrade to any home. Two or three panel styles are available to produce the panoramic view of a picture window with the functionality of a ventilating window.
Casement & Awning Windows
Maximize Your View
Add a touch of elegance to your home with the Innovations Casement Window. Also available in a matching Awning window, these two styles of windows offer the ultimate in performance against high winds and cold temperatures. Utilizing the Vista-View Sash design, Innovations casements offer unobstructed views by maximizing the glass area by reducing the size of sash and frame. To further compliment your home, our casements and awnings are available with the same wide range of color and glass options found with our other window styles.
- Fusion welded Contoured sash profile compliments double hung and slider styles.
- Vista-View™ Sash utilizes narrower sash proportions to offer maximum glass viewing area.
- Continuous Frame design for multi-lite casement units delivers a more traditional appearance.
- Nesting Hardware neatly folds out of the way as to not interfere with blinds or drapes.
- Triple weather-stripped frame and sash design delivers air tight performance.
- Multi-point Hardware system ensures a secure and weather tight seal on every window.
- Heavy-Duty Screen Frame with Recessed Screen Clips deliver an uncluttered interior appearance.
- Adjustable Sash system ensures the sash sits squarely in the frame for optimal performance.
- Dual Cam Locks are securely anchored into the sash reinforcement.
Ease of Use
- Dual Arm Operator provides smooth and efficient operation during opening and closing.
- Casement sashes can be opened to 90o for ease of cleaning from inside the home.
- Single Lever locking system allows easy access to hardware for most every user.
Bay, Bow & Garden Windows
Hand Finished Bay and Bow Window Interiors
Expand Your Horizon
No matter what your view, enjoy it more with an Innovations Bay or Bow window. This terrific option not only brings the outside in, but dramatically enhances the curb appeal of your home. Structurally sound, and highly efficient, Innovations Bay and Bow windows deliver panoramic views while maintaining the comfort level inside your home year round. Drawing upon the same great features found in our standard Double-Hung and Casement windows, Innovations Bay and Bow windows offer a completely maintenance free exterior utilizing high impact uPVC vinyl.
On the interior, traditional wood window styling is combined with several available color options that will enhance your rooms décor. The Innovations Bay and Bow window system also features your choice of Oak or Birch seat boards which can be painted or stained to match virtually any room. Bay windows are available with double-hung or casement windows, while Bow windows feature four or five lite casement window configurations. Garden windows project out from the house with an interior shelf for plants and herbs, and feature side vents provide ventilation.
COLOR & WOODGRAIN OPTIONS
The following combinations of wood grain interiors and solid vinyl interiors/exteriors are available on all HGI Window Styles.
Interior & Exterior Color Finish Options
The following combinations of wood grain interiors and solid vinyl interiors/exteriors are available on all Home Guard patio styles.
Whether you lean toward Colonial, Mission or Modern styles, muntin bars are available in a myriad of colors, styles and sizes to acheive the look you desire. Or choose our V-Groove glass, available in Prarie, Double Prarie, Diamond or Colonial styles. For woodgrain interiors, ask for two-tone muntins to match (white exterior, woodgrain interior). All muntins are between the glass for easy cleaning. Please see your HGI representative for details and actual samples of the many options available.
Standard Grid White
Standard Grid Tan
Contour Grid White
Pencil Grid Brass
Standard Grid Light Oak
Standard Grid Dark Oak
Standard Grid Cherry
Note: Color samples above will vary from the actual finishes - please contact your sales representative for an actual sample of painted finishes.
5 Core Elements
- Lifetime Warranty on all moving parts.
- Transferable to Next Home Owner
- Glass Breakage Covered
- Warranty is not Pro-rated. Any part. Any time. The window is covered.
- Lifetime Seal Failure Warranty
Three Corporate Partners
For over 100 years, customer satisfaction, superior quality, and a dependable warranty are all characteristics that Good Housekeeping has required in order to award its seal to a product. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute sets the benchmark for product integrity and quality, as well as consumer trust and brand loyalty. Its demanding standards are in place to give customers the peace of mind that if a product has won the seal, it is high quality and can be trusted. If your windows fail to perform, Good Housekeeping offers a 2-year money back guarantee.
The HomeStar is manufactured by an Earthwise LLC Member. The Earthwise Group consists of 17 individual manufacturers who band together for mutual support. All Earthwise companies guarantee to honor every other Earthwise member in the event of a natural disaster or other situation.
Certified: Made in America
Earthwise windows have the only designation for being Made in the USA. This insures that all assembly is done, and over 95% of components are manufactured, here in America.
Buy With Confidence.
Home Guard Doors & Windows is a proud member of EarthWise LLC. EarthWise is a national organization comprised of 17 manufacturers who share technology, buying power, and provide security to the homeowner through shared responsibility of warranty claims in the event that a member company ceases to exist. As an EarthWise customer, you have assurance that your windows are supported by 17 manufacturing facilities and that they are further insured by the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval is the most highly respected and well known symbol for the assurance of product quality. Good Housekeeping underwrites all Earthwise windows and guarantees to refund your purchase if found to be defective for the first two full years after your purchase. Three great names working in concert: Home Guard, Earthwise and Good Housekeeping.
High Efficiency Windows Deserve High Efficiency Glass
High Efficiency Insulated Glass System/Double Pane Clarity &Triple Pane Performance
- Lifetime Seal Failure Warranty
- Lowest Seal Failure Rate in the world
- Lifetime Glass Breakage Warranty
- 24 U-Factor (center of glass only)
- Dual Seal (P.T.B. & Silicone)
- Edge/Guard Stainless Steel Spacer System
Thicker Glass = Less Noise
Where most window manufacturers use single strength glass to save money, Conservision uses only double strength. Double strength glass provides better sound deadening quality, is more resistant to accidental breakage and is smoother, less wavy than single strength glass, yielding a clearer view.
The Biggest and Best in the Business. Period.
Conservision glass is designed and manufactured by the world’s largest and most experienced glass insulator. Our glass is assembled using two separate seals, one on the spacer and one on the back side of the spacer. Because of the research and design of the Conservision glass we can prove that the chance of ever having a seal failure is one quarter of one percent after 20 years. As a matter of fact, in a laboratory comparison of seal failures, Conservision glass will outperform the next largest selling insulated glass by over 400%.
High Efficiency Insulated Glass System/Double Pane Clarity &Triple Pane Performance
- Triple Coated Silver Low-e Plus + Pane of Low Iron, Low-e (Clearer than clear glass)
- Center of Glass only U-Factor: 0.20 (Triple pane clear is 0.39)
- Dual Sealed Units/Polyisobutylene (P.T.B.) & Silicone
- Double Strength Glass (Most windows use singe strength to save money.)
- Lifetime Seal Failure Warranty
- SGGC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient): 0.27 (The lower the number, the better for preventing the sun’s heat from entering during summer season).
- Stainless Steel Warm Edge/Guard Spacer to provide warm edge of glass.
- Lowest Seal Failure Rate in Industry. (Beats closest competitor by 1600%.)
2 is greater than 3
The Wonder of Technology
HGI’s Conservision 800 is a technological wonder. Multiple layers of silver, metal oxide, protective layers and argon gas combine to insure that heat stays inside in the winter and outside in the summer. Dual-pane Conservision 800 outperforms most triple-pane units and provides greater clarity and longevity.
Conservision 800 is the most advanced dual pane glass technology available anywhere today. Conservision 800 combines the high efficiency heat saving and heat reflecting properties of the best triple silver low E glass with a second low E glass pane on the inside of the home. The inside Low E aids in reflecting the heat from your home’s furnace back into the house. Because it is on a touchable surface, it is encased in a thin layer of low iron glass which actually makes it clearer than clear glass.
Does HGI Glass Really Matter?
Glass is glass, right? Well actually, not at all. Window glass is all about efficiency - keep the outside out and the inside in. The best way to achieve this is by combining multiple technologies. Glass coatings, a thin layer of UV reflective material, are the first defense. The second is the spacer which separates the layers of glass. HGI utilizes non-conductive, state-of-the-art spacer technology with the lowest failure rate in the industry, backed by our lifetime warranty. Multiple layers of glass are the third. But more layers have proven to be less efficient than just two with coatings on each side of each pane(2 is greater than 3). HGI’s Conservision choices have been specially formulated to reject the sun’s heat, letting in more light in and keeping more heat out in the summer, while retaining heat during winter. Your home stays cool and comfortable through every season. Condensation is virtually eliminated, providing a healthier atmosphere inside. What’s more, Conservision provides exceptional fading protection, blocking the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays (a leading cause of fading), keeping your furniture, carpets, curtains and wall coverings beautiful for years to come.
Windows that almost clean themselves
Super smooth Clean/Guard coating will provide you with cleaner, low-maintenance glass. Clean/Guard harnesses the sun’s UV rays to loosen dirt so water can rinse it away, leaving windows virtually spotless. Your windows will stay cleaner longer and will clean easier. Enjoy the effects that a little sun, rain and Clean/Guard glass brings to your windows, including a home that stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Clean/Guard must be ordered in conjunction with ConserVision glass with energy saving Low-e coating. Clearly, Clean/Guard glass is the choice for your windows.
How we preserve perfect glass from factory to installation:
Cover/Guard is the clear solution to window protection. This patented film defends your glass. Factory-applied to both the outer and inner surfaces in overlapping layers, it ensures that the entire glass surface is protected. When the construction is complete, the film is removed and only perfectly clear and beautiful windows remain. Cover/Guard is an option on all Home Guard windows and will be applied automatically on all Clean/Guard units.
Introducing a revolutionary, super transparent new screen material with high-tech fiber that allows excellent protection against unwanted pests, but appears very clear (nearly invisible). Now available as an option on all operational Innovations windows.
Ask to not see it today!
Internal blinds add style to your window while providing the opportunity to control lighting and privacy. So easy to use, yet completely maintenance-free – you will never clean or dust your blinds again. Each blind is sealed between two panes of glass making this the perfect choice for homes with children or pets. Internal mini-blinds are available in white and almond, in manual tilt/raise & lower configurations for most window types. Casement and awning windows can be ordered with blinds, however the screen must be removed to operate the blind. See your Home Guard representative for more information on this great option.
Because of our advanced design and fabrication, HGI provides a lifetime guarantee on our Edge/Guard spacer units for home owner residential installations. Edge/Guard is cutting edge technology, incorporating a stainless steel spacer with airtight bent corners and a dual-seal construction of compressed polyisobutylene (PIB) and silicone. Since Edge/Guard is a warm-edge IG, the possibility of indoor condensation is greatly reduced. Edge/Guard boasts the lowest failure rate in the industry - 10 times better than the industry average. Edge/Guard also edges out the competition with outstanding thermal performance and solar control.
- Primary Seal: Polyisobutylene (PIB) minimizes moisture permeation, is UV resistant and provides an outstanding argon barrier.
- Secondary Seal: Specially formulated silicone for IG units provides long-term adhesion, is unaffected by UV exposure and provides excellent durability when exposed to moisture. Silicone also provides structural integrity.
- Spacer: Stainless steel spacer features a roll form design to provide maximum area for primary and secondary sealant coverage. It provides increased resistance to condensation and less stress on IG seal system. No polymer content eliminates the risk of chemical fogging.
- Desiccants: Beaded molecular sieve provides initial frost points below -65°F. Desiccant assures optimum moisture adsorption while minimizing the effects of temperature-related pressure changes.
50 Year Seal Failure Comparison
A lot of manufacturers talk about performance, but what about durability? Performance over the long haul? That’s where Edge/Guard excels, delivering the industry’s lowest failure rate, plus outstanding thermal performance and solar control.
Tests conducted in an independent test lab where heat and cold conditions replicate a 50 year, the Conservision + Edge combination has logged a failure rate of 0.5%, or onehalf of a single window failures out of each 100 windows installed. Conventional singleseal butyl configurations have a failure rate of 55%, that is 55 glass unit failures out of every100 installed - more than one out of every two windows!
Through the hottest summers and coldest winters, Edge/Guard is engineered for maximum seal durability. With its proven durability Edge/Guard will save heating and cooling energy for years to come. Exceptional longevity and performance … this is what the future of insulating glass looks like.
Does HGI Vinyl Really Matter?
In the window world, it’s not just about vinyl. Our vinyl is virgin, which mean it wasn’t recycled from old products (which can cause yellowing, warping and other things you certainly do not want in your windows). HomeStar windows are made from Sunshield vinyl, the finest, most durable vinyl available. Since our frames and sashes are made from thick wall vinyl, we are able to weld the corners to completely eliminate air or water infiltration. Our vinyl is heavy enough for us to shadow groove the sash corners to avoid the unsightly welds seen on other windows. Multiple chambers create a window that is very strong and extremely efficient. Remember how your mother told you to dress in layers? That’s the same concept with windows open spaces married with filled spaces in many layers. In addition, HGI’S Homestar windows are durable and boast superior wind load ratings compared to wood and metal (and most other manufacturer’s vinyl) windows.