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Select this option if you need multiple types or assistance in determining the best type for your project.

SKYLIGHTS
Allow natural light into top floor rooms such as attics that may not have walls for windows.

AWNING WINDOWS
Like casement windows, they crank out, but the sash opens upward instead of sideways.

STORM WINDOWS Protect older windows against energy inefficiency and are an economical option.

SLIDER/GLIDER
These windows feature a sliding track allowing the sashes to move left and right.

SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS Only the bottom sash opens. The top half of the window is stationary.

DOUBLE HUNG
Both sashes move up and down. Generally both sashes will pop in for easy cleaning.

BAY/BOW WINDOWS Generally protrude out from the exterior wall of a home, creating a wide view and wide window sill inside.

CASEMENT WINDOWS These windows crank out and allow maximum air flow in and out of a home.

BASEMENT EGRESS These maximize light in a basement and are also used for safety.

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Aluminum Replacement Windows

Aluminum replacement windows are, of course, different than wood, vinyl, and fiberglass and they have their own set of advantages and disadvantages.

But in order to understand why it is you need replacement windows in your home, you need to evaluate each window currently in place. This evaluation may reveal to you why you need to replace with aluminum instead of wood replacement windows. Once you identify your reasons, you can then make a decision on what you are going to do next.

For instance, one reason to replace is cracks in the window's frame. The cracks can allow air to flow through that shouldn't be coming through. This causes a draft and can increase your energy costs. When you do your evaluation, look for the smallest cracks. Since air is everywhere where there is open space, you know that it is coming through.

You also want to look at the paint and how it may be chipping. This is a sign that your window or all of them are aging and they don't look that great. Although you may be used to how they look, you may be amazed at how much difference opting for replacement may make. Some don't realize what they were dealing with until they see what brand new looks like.

Once you realize what brand new looks like, it will be a while before you have to find out what brand new looks like again. The idea behind this type of window is longevity and convenience.

Advantages

There are a number of advantages to take into consideration. The first advantage is that it has been noted that aluminum offers the best noise resistance. It has been said for years that vinyl offers the best degree of noise resistance, but the truth is that aluminum, although it is thinner, offers the best resistance. This is ideal for those who are tired of noise pollution and want peace within their own home.

Aluminum replacement windows also look great. When you replace your chipping, cracking windows with replacement windows made out of aluminum, you will notice that the overall look of your home will improve substantially.

Aluminum replacement windows also add value to your home. Having a window or two that is not in great condition can reduce your home's value, so that is why you want to opt for replacement. Then there is also the fact that the draft is gone and that aluminum replacement windows are easy to maintain.

Aluminum replacement windows are also easy to maintain. You have different styles that you can choose from. The type you choose will determine what kind of maintenance you must perform. However, the cleaning process remains the same. You will want to use a damp cloth and make sure you wipe dry because rusting is not impossible. As long as you take care, you can prevent a lot of unnecessary wear and tear. You may want to make sure you wipe down each window weekly so that you can keep them clean. You can opt for a model that is easy to clean so that you don't have to break your back.

Disadvantages

Although aluminum replacement windows make your home look better, they do have the metallic look and this is something that can't be helped. You also cannot paint this material. It must be left as it is, but if you like the metallic look or you have no preference, this may work for you really well, especially since they are affordable and will last a while.

And although the old draft may be gone, there is a certain degree of energy efficiency that does not happen, so vinyl does win out in this respect. The reason why replacement windows made out of aluminum may not be as energy efficient is because they are not insulated so much. The seal is a tight one to ensure there are no cracks, but aluminum replacement windows can get cold or hot and transfer that temperature to the interior of the home. In other words, the sunlight can heat up the metal.

Nevertheless, aluminum replacement windows are affordable. When you need to get rid of the old windows and opt for a replacement that will not break the bank, aluminum is a good choice. Despite the metallic look, they are more contemporary looking than the old windows you have in your home.

So if you want an affordable solution to your old window issue, aluminum replacement windows can be your solution. They can make your home look nicer and they add a degree of energy efficiency to your home that you did not have with the draft moving through your old units. When you need to replace, make sure you do so wisely so that you can start saving money and have a nicer looking home.

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