Replacement windows are available in several materials including vinyl, wood, aluminum-clad wood windows, vinyl-clad wood windows, and glass blocks. New replacement windows are also available in different colors, and some may come laminated to mimic a real wood look.
Double-hung windows, are the most common windows used today. The upper and lower sash, slide up and down in the window opening, and a tilt in feature aids in cleaning both sides of the window.
Single-hung windows, the upper sash is fixed in place, and only the lower sash slides up and down. A tilt in feature aids in cleaning both sides of the window
Casement windows, are hinged on the left or right side of the window, and opened with a crank attachment.
Sliding windows, are similar to double hung except that the sash can be slid open left or right side.
Picture windows, cannot be opened and are generally called fixed windows. Commonly used in larger openings where other windows cannot be used, or there is no need for it to be opened .
New-construction windows have a nail fin on the outer perimeter that provides a surface to nail to the new structure wall. Sealing from the elements and providing a channel for siding and brick. Generally this window eliminates the need for window capping, and is used in new construction.
Replacement windows are manufactured without a outer fin. Replacement windows are made to size to fit in place of the old window opening. Insulation is added, and generally caped from the exterior, and trimmed on the interior.
In installation, trim around the old window is removed. The old window frame and capping is removed. The new replacement window is installed and new capping and trim is installed.
Low-E glass is more efficient than clear glass, however house plants will suffer as a result, because the filament added to the glass, blocks ultra violet light. Windows also have other optional gases between the panes such as argon, used as an added insulator.
Replacing your windows may increase the resale value of your property and save you money on energy costs in the long run. Also some new windows can help mitigate noise pollution from automobiles, trains, and aircraft in the area.
Windows can enhance your homes appearance. From helping to mitigate sound, to keeping your privacy. The right window can also help keep damaging UV rays out, and protect your floors, drapery, or furniture. Many options are available, and choosing the one that fits your needs best is our job. Double hung, single hung, picture window, bay window, casement, and slider windows, are all available. From aluminum clad to wood, double pain to tinted windows. Let our team recommend a product for you. Give us a call to find out what option may suit your needs best.
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