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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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Bellingham Replacement Windows

Bellingham replacement windows can be required for many diverse circumstances. No matter what situation you are in, your windows are never immune to getting damaged or growing weak with age. Since there are so many different Bellingham replacement windows companies and types that you have to choose from, understanding what type of glass you want for your replacement windows might be difficult. To understand what kinds of glass there are available will help you better pick the right type for you. There are four types of glass that you can get for your Bellingham replacement windows. Though there are other types of glass available, these are the safest and the most cost-effective Washington window types purchased commonly in the Bellingham area.

Knowing About the Types

These four types include replacement tempered glass, replacement laminated glass, replacement obscured glass and replacement reflective glass. Each one of these different types of glass will vary in price as well in safety, energy effectiveness and privacy. In understanding what each kind of glass does specifically, you will better be able to determine what kind of replacement glass will be best suited for you in WA.

Tempered glass is the type of glass that is formed in a very specific way for Bellingham replacement windows. The glass panes are heated slowly and then cooled off rapidly. In doing this, there is a center layer in the glass that is softer than the rest of the brittle glass. This allows for the glass to be much more flexible, reducing the chances of it breaking. However, because of how long this glass takes to temper, it is usually a little more pricy. In fact, it might be one of the more expensive types listed here. However, if you want to make sure that your basement home windows are not easy to break, this might be the type for your Bellingham replacement windows. You just need to determine if the extra price is worth the safety that the windows will provide in Washington.

Laminated glass is also a type of Bellingham replacement windows and safety glass that is specifically tempered to focus on keeping breaking safe. This kind, however, is not as strong as tempered glass. Instead, with laminated glass, two panes are melded together with a thin layer of hard plastic between them. Since the plastic is there, if anything were to break the glass, the glass would break off in larger chunks in accordance with the plastic layer rather than scatter in small bits that can get everywhere. This kind of glass, though possible to break easier, is much safer in the event of something breaking it. It is a little less expensive than tempered glass usually, but it is still on the more expensive end of these four different WA types.

Obscure glass does not have any special amenities that help protect it from breaking or make it stronger. In fact, it consists of a single pane of regular glass. The only difference is that the glass is frosted to provide you with a greater degree of Bellingham privacy. This kind of glass is a good choice for those who are looking to save some money on their Bellingham replacement windows. However, because it is not tempered like the other kinds, it is more prone to breaking under pressure in Washington.

Reflective glass is the kind of glass that you should get if you are in the mood to save money over a long period of time. This is the kind of glass that has a reflective layer on the outside of the glass, allowing for less sunlight to get into the house. With less sunlight, there is less heat. And with less heat, there is less need for air conditioning. This will help you save a lot on your summer cooling bills, simply because it keeps the house much cooler than the other kinds of Bellingham glass. This type of glass is cheaper than tempered or laminated, but a little more expensive than obscure glass. It is a good option for those who do not want to spend too much on their Bellingham replacement windows, but also want to be able to save a little money throughout the year on their Bellingham energy bills in WA.

Finding the Right Bellingham Glass

There are many other kinds of glass that are available for your Bellingham replacement windows. However, if you want to make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck, you will consider some of the windows that have more amenities than regular glass. There is an option to just get the cheapest type of glass out there. But, if you do this, you will have to replace your windows far sooner than if you were to get a specialized type of Bellingham glass.

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