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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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East Bethel Replacement Windows

East Bethel replacement windows improve the curb appeal and market value of the home, and they make it a more comfortable place to live. Among big cities in the United States, the Minneapolis metro area is the coldest. Frosty winters drive up heating bills and cause your heater to work overtime. Give your furnace and wallet a break by installing energy-efficient East Bethel replacement windows.

East Bethel is a city in eastern Minnesota, 30 miles north of Minneapolis. This middle class suburb is an attractive respite from busy city life for commuters and those who want to enjoy the amenities of the Twin Cities without the traffic, crime and other drawbacks. Suburban life attracts mostly homeowners. Owning a home means always having another improvement project ahead, and adding Minneapolis replacement windows can be one of the most rewarding projects there is.

Replacing the windows in a home can be a pricey endeavor. Fortunately, it is a project that can be done in stages. Unlike painting or re-roofing, window replacement allows homeowners to complete the work over the span of several months. Simply start on the side of the house losing the most heat, i.e., not protected by trees or receiving much sunlight, and work your way around. You can be saving money and feeling improved comfort during winter weather instantly.

Hiring a Contractor

East Bethel replacement windows are only as good as their installation, so choosing the right East Bethel contractor is crucial. An ill-fitting, poorly-sealed window facilitates air exchange, so maintaining a comfortable inside temperature is difficult. The heating and cooling systems must work harder to regulate the temperature, running up your bills and increasing the frequency with which you will need repairs. There are plenty of do-it-yourself tutorials online, but window installation is best left to the Minnesota window replacement professionals. The slightest gaps in replacement windows allows leaking, and the resulting water damage can cost much more than just hiring a contractor in the first place.

If you are buying your East Bethel replacement windows from an East Bethel dealer, many include installation in the price of the product. Work done by licensed dealers and contractors is often covered under warranty, so faulty installation or a defective product would be replaced according to the terms of the warranty. Hiring your own East Bethel contractor independent of the dealer could save you money, but faulty installation by an unapproved installer is not covered. That is something to consider if you buy wholesale or from a retailer who does not include installation. Check the terms of the warranty, and weigh whether that protection is worth the cost of buying from a dealer.

Any East Bethel contractor you hire must be bonded and insured. These certifications protect your safety and your assets, and they show a commitment to excellent service that a fly-by-night contractor might not demonstrate. Licenses can be verified with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Do some vetting of your East Bethel replacement windows contractor before hiring him on by getting referrals from past customers and asking to see examples of his work.

Because contractors are more likely than most to be hurt on the job, insurance is a must. Though you should have liability protection on your East Bethel homeowners insurance policy, you will save money by making a claim on his policy. A surety bond guarantees that you will be compensated for any loss, damage or failure to complete the job. A MN third party backs the bond, so if the contractor makes off with all of your valuables or just doesn't show up one day, you will be protected.

Preparing for Winter

If you are installing East Bethel replacement windows in stages, you may need to winterize the old windows for the cold months. Likewise, the highest quality replacement window systems can be very expensive. If you must compromise for slightly less efficient replacement models without all the bells and whistles, winterizing can help their performance even more to maximize your comfort and savings.

A winterizing kit is the easy way to prepare your original and replacement windows for the MN winter chill. It isn't terribly attractive, but it is very effective at keeping warm air inside. The plastic sheeting is adhered to the window frame with a blow dryer, essentially shrink-wrapping the openings in your house. This stops the air flow, reducing heat transfer and eliminating drafts.

Because snow and ice can cause additional problems for window frames leading to cracking and rot, installing storm windows over each of your East Bethel replacement windows can preserve them and keep cold air out. Your winterization ritual should also include re-caulking any gaps in your East Bethel replacement windows each year. Simple maintenance will keep your East Bethel replacement windows in top shape for decades to come.

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