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

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

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.

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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Binz Replacement Windows

Binz replacement windows can be works of art themselves in this neighborhood of Houston, TX better known as the Museum District. Binz is home to 18 museums that host millions of visitors each year. The neighborhood is filled with galleries, museums and cultural centers, designating Binz the cultural heart of the city.

Binz is inundated with foot traffic and tourists. It is surrounded on four sides by colleges: University of St. Thomas to the northwest, the city Community College to the north, Texas Southern University to the east and Rice University to the south. This cultural and intellectual center is home largely to middle class couples. Binz replacement windows are an excellent investment in their futures.

Many Binz residents live in chic townhouses and apartments. There are also many single structure homes. The architectural styles in Binz are varied. Some are quite modern and others are classic. There are Binz replacement windows to complement any style of home.

Stylized Replacement Windows

For the rich architectural variety of this artistic haven, ordinary double-hung windows just won't do. Instead, enhance the home's curb appeal with expansive Houston picture windows, arched sashes or muntins in intricate patterns. All of these add visual interest to the home and increase its value.

A picture window lets in copious natural light and provides a panoramic view of Binz. Couples who enjoy entertaining will find their guests gathered around the window, admiring the view. These large, Texas single-pane replacement windows are a major selling point for couples who plan to one day put their homes on the market.

Look for top-rated energy efficiency when selecting Binz replacement windows. A picture window has plenty of surface area that can exacerbate heat transfer if not properly treated. This can lead to staggering utility bills, with heat entering the home in summer and leaving the home in winter. Fortunately, window efficiency is easy to identify.

Select a replacement window that is double-glazed with gas or air fill. Gas fill is a better buffer against extreme temperatures, but the mild climate of coastal area makes the more affordable air fill acceptable.A low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) will ensure that minimal heat from sunlight penetrates the window. Finally, look for a low air leakage rating to ensure a tight seal for reduced heat and cooling loss.

Sash windows are operable Binz replacement windows, which means they slide vertically or horizontally to open. These are stylized by the arrangement of the muntins, thin strips of wood or metal that separate the panes or "lights." A stylistic sash window can have any arrangement of muntins, like a six-over one, two rows of three small lights over one large pane. Another style is a diamond grid of muntins forming small lights all over the window.

A replacement sash window can also be constructed with an arch. Installing these requires changes to the rough openings, but the results are impressive. Tall, arched windows let in plenty of sunlight and can visually extend a room to give the appearance of higher ceilings. The sashes are operable, so they can be opened to let in the fresh air of TX.

Environmentally-Friendly Options

For residents concerned with the green movement, it is important to select Binz replacement windows that are minimally taxing on the environment. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has launched a green initiative to supply consumers with the most energy-efficient Binz replacement windows available on the market. The AAMA recommends installing vinyl replacement window frames.

Vinyl seals well, protecting against air leakage and water damage. Vinyl is also an excellent insulator, buffering extreme temperatures. Unlike wood or aluminum replacement frames, vinyl does not rot or rust. It also does not need to be painted or maintained as often as wood. On the other hand, vinyl cannot be painted if the owner decides to re-paint the house.

Vinyl is highly recyclable. Old vinyl frames do not end up in a landfill, and manufacturers often use up to 25 percent recycled vinyl to construct new Binz replacement windows. They are extremely durable, lasting 25 years or longer when well-maintained. Vinyl is made from salt, a renewable resource, and natural gas and petroleum.

Homeowners who choose vinyl frames should consider light colors. Dark-colored frames are thermally unstable and may be more prone to cracking in high heat. Light-colored vinyl reflects light and heat better, making them more durable and efficient. Also look for heat-welded corners that last longer and perform better to prevent air leakage.

Curb appeal, performance and environmental impact are three important factors when considering the investment in Binz replacement windows. Top-rated energy efficiency carries a higher initial cost, but the difference pays for itself over the course of a few years in lower utility bills. The investment in style is also an investment in a home's market value.

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