Windows and Doors in Rochester, NY

New and replacement windows are a great investment for many reasons: low maintenance, lighting, ventilation, and style. However, one of the most important reasons to update your windows is to improve energy efficiency. Well designed windows provide warmth in the winter and keep your home cooler in the summer, thereby reducing energy costs and making your home more comfortable.

New and replacement doors are the same great investment as windows. Luckily Graves Bros. can install both for you from highly reputable brands that are leading choices in the industry.

Therefore, when you choose Graves Bros. for your window or door project, you’re getting more than 40 years of expert experience, integrity, and dependability. We also offer you:

  • Top Window and Door Brands
  • A variety of styles with options to fit every budget
  • Windows that are custom built for your home
  • Precision engineered frames and sashes
  • Multiple color options
  • Available security and noise reduction features
  • Available extra features not found with other brands
  • Decorator touches for a designer flair
  • Some of the industry’s strongest warranties
  • Highly trained and skilled installers

All About Replacement Windows

An investment in new replacement windows will transform your home. When you choose one of our preferred and award winning window and door manufacturers, you will instantly see why many homeowners have faith and trust in Graves Bros. Home Improvement.

If you are in need of replacement windows and doors, Simonton, a Ply Gem brand, is an industry leader. Consumer Reports calls Simonton “top-rated” when measuring the performance of vinyl double-hung windows. Simonton’s vinyl windows and doors are energy-efficient, built to last and can be customized to any home and style.

To enhance the look of your home, Vinyl Window Designs, Ltd, offers a wide selection of fantastic architectural options. The Window Designs Group is listed in the top 100 companies in the North American industry. Its strength is in remodeling and new construction for Vinyl Window sales as well as commercial aluminum sales.

The Window Designs Group’s “VINYL WINDOW DESIGNS” window products qualify for some of the most prestigious product certifications offered in North America. Their company is one of the few that has chosen to work closely with the Canadian Standards Association Certification Program in Canada and with both the National Fenestration Ratings Council and with ENERGYSTAR in the United States.

Types of Windows

If you are a homeowner and have asked what’s a single-hung window vs double-hung, you’re not alone.


In new buildings, single-hung windows are usually the standard. Single-hung windows have a bottom sash, or panel that moves vertically, while the upper sash is fixed. When the window is open, the bottom sash partially obstructs the upper sash. Single-hung windows have limitations. They can’t be tilted to offer better ventilation and ease of cleaning. You also can’t increase airflow by opening the upper sash. Rooms in the home that require good ventilation will encounter problems this can increase moisture levels, potentially contributing to mildew growth and odor.


The most popular replacement window in the United States is the double-hung windows. With a double-hung widow, both sashes in the window frame move up and down. The sashes on a double-hung window also tilt in for easy cleaning and increased air circulation. Double-hung windows are more secure because the frames are stronger to allow for both sashes to operate and even come with two locks instead of one. Single-hung windows are cheaper than double-hung windows; costing 10-20% less than their double-hung competitor, however think long-term and what you will get out of it.


Easy to open, slider windows glide horizontally from side to side. The 2-lite slider has two sliding sash while the 3-lite slider offers two sliding sash on each side of a fixed picture window. The streamlined, contemporary profile allows more natural light into your home.


A great window for the hard to reach areas of your home, casement windows open easily with a crank operating system, while providing maximum energy efficiency and airflow.


Hinged at the top and designed to open outward, awning windows provide additional airflow to a room. They open and shut easily with the turn of a crank handle.


One of the most energy efficient of all windows, picture windows provide a wide open view and come in a variety of sizes, so they can fit any space in your home.


Enjoy flowers and plants year round with garden windows. These windows project outward and provide space for foliage, photos or décor.

Bay & Bow

Add dimension to your home with a bay or bow window. These windows project outward, creating more space inside and major curb appeal outside.


With geometric windows, you can design a unique look to add character to your home. Use these windows to create a focal point in your house or add more light to an area.

Purchasing replacement windows is a large investment that you’ll only have to do once, maybe even twice in your lifetime. If you’re considering or in the market for replacement windows, you may find yourself overwhelmed with a lot of options. To help make the process run smoother, contact us today and someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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