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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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Germantown Replacement Windows

Germantown replacement windows come in a number of options to suit all decorating tastes. When you are looking into Germantown replacement windows it is important to select a style and color that will match your home and your specific tastes. Whether you are looking for something bright, bold, sleek, and stylish or anything else, compare different styles of Northwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania replacement windows before rushing into any final decision.

Replacement Window Designs

You have a number of Philadelphia frame choices to consider when looking to replace the windows in your Germantown, PA home. The first thing you should think about is the style of frame. There are several different designs to choose from when it comes to Germantown replacement windows and frames. For larger rooms, for example, picture and garden windows are quite popular as they offer a panoramic view of the outdoors and can highlight your front or backyard view without bringing in the cold air and winds from outside.

Double hung and single hung windows are also both popular as they are easy to maintain and open and close. Double hung frames also provide extra protection to your Germantown home. For smaller areas sliders are quite popular as they easily slide open but allow for privacy where you need it, such as in the shower or bathroom. You still get the cool air and breezes to eliminate the stuffiness but without the gaping space for added security and protection.

Frame Material Selection

These are only a few of the designs to look into when comparing Germantown replacement windows. There are several other styles such as casements and awnings to name a few. Furthermore, in addition to looking into the various frame styles, you should also compare the materials that Germantown replacement windows come in.

Timber has always been a popular choice for Germantown replacement windows frames; however they tend to be on the expensive side and may not last as long as some of your other options. Timber is prone to rotting as well as sun damage which means they may need a painting touch up in a few years time.

If you want the sleek look of a timber frame but without the maintenance then Pennsylvania vinyl replacement windows may be a good option. They come in a number of finishes, including several wood finishes but they are also more durable and resistant than timber frames. You will get the fresh look of a sleek timber frame but you can expect a cheaper price and a much longer lasting product.

Aluminum replacement frames are also a good option, especially for homeowners in Germantown looking for an eco friendly and sustainable frame option. Aluminum is completely recyclable which means you are not harming the environment by beautifying your home. Aluminum is also resistant to damage including storm damage, rusting, rotting and scratches and dents. These are only a few of the many benefits to investing in aluminum for your Germantown replacement windows.

Steel is your most durable and long lasting choice for frames as most Germantown contractors offer a 50 year warranty on frames made with steel. Steel is a lightweight and flexible material but also the strongest option you have. Your windows will offer sustainable protection from outside forces including earthquakes, termites, fire and much more.

Finally, you also need to think about the various colors you want for your replacement frames. Think about the inside and outside of your home and what colors you have chosen. What colors are the walls in each room and what themes have you chosen? You may wish to stick to something traditional like a white frame which can match a number of room colors, including your daughter's pink bedroom, your earth tone office and your black and white living room. Or, you may wish to go with a chestnut brown timber frame to match your timber furniture. Look for frames that will match with the colors and furniture in your home.

Window Glass Selection

Once you have selected the frame design and material it's time to move on to the glass. Germantown replacement windows come in various glass sizes and thickness. Glass is measured in u-value where a low u-value means more protection and less penetration from outside forces. While a low u-value glass may be more expensive you can expect much lower energy bills and a more comfortable living space for your Germantown PA home.

When you are looking for Germantown replacement windows you can be picky. There are so many different companies across Northwest Philadelphia and so many different replacement frame manufacturers that you can find exactly what you are looking for. Make sure you find a frame that you are happy with, price wise and style wise by comparing various Germantown contractors all at once. You can compare contractors across Pennsylvania with our free and easy online search.

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