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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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Grays Ferry Replacement Windows

Grays Ferry replacement windows are a great way to immediately improve the value and efficiency of your Grays Ferry home. When considering Grays Ferry replacement windows for your home, you will need to decide on a frame type first. The materials used to make the frames of Grays Ferry replacement windows are most often wood, vinyl, and aluminum. Each Philadelphia window type has benefits and drawbacks for your South Philadelphia home. It is important to understand these benefits and drawbacks before making your final decision.

All About Vinyl

A lot of South Philadelphia homeowners go with vinyl replacement windows because they are very cost friendly, energy efficient, available in a variety of types and styles, and are pretty much maintenance free. Because vinyl does an excellent job preventing heat flow, unlike other frame materials like aluminum, it works as a great insulation for any Pennsylvania house. And, when your PA home is better insulated then it uses less energy to regulate a comfortable interior temperature. Of course this results in more savings for you the Grays Ferry consumer.

There are so many vinyl replacement frames options available to fit and design and budget. And, the installation is so simple that the cost of having them installed is very reasonable. Because of the simplicity of the Pennsylvania window installation, if you decide that you would like Grays Ferry replacement windows installed in your PA home, there is no hassle at having the job completed right away.

You can buy vinyl Grays Ferry replacement windows in many different colors, shapes, sizes and designs. Because they are so customizable they can be used in any type of Grays Ferry home, with any type of architecture or decor. You can choose something very basic and functional like double hung replacement windows, or you can go for something more custom like octagon decorative stationary replacement windows to enhance your Grays Ferry home.

Unlike wood, vinyl replacement frames do not need continual up-keep on them to keep them in good working condition. They are very durable and last for many, many years. They do not need to be repainted in the future as the material does not chip away or fade easily. Of course, the higher quality vinyl you purchase, the longer it will last without yellowing or fading. That is why it is important to know the difference between poorly made vinyl, and high quality vinyl.

Although all vinyl may appear equal to the average person, there is a set of criteria in which vinyl can be evaluated by. The first is the quality of the material itself. The vinyl used in Grays Ferry replacement windows is PVC, which is the same material used in PVC pipes. In order for that PVC to be quality and durable it needs to contain and organic version of tin as well as titanium dioxide. These chemicals help the vinyl in quality Grays Ferry replacement windows to keep the white color without yellowing over time. You can check the label on the frame of the windows for these chemicals.

The second in the set of criteria to evaluate a quality windows is the number of chambers that are in the Grays Ferry replacement windows frame. Simply put, the more chambers that replacement windows have, the higher quality they are. These chambers bring a great deal of strength, and essentially durability to the structure of the vinyl frame.

And, lastly the quality of the Grays Ferry product can be evaluated by how it is built. The best vinyl frames are built by heat welding the pieces together. Not only is this option more durable, but it tends to look more appealing as well. But you want to be sure that it is done properly so that it is adequately sealed to prevent air from traveling through the weld points. You can actually ask how much surface area of the vinyl is welded together to prevent air transfer.

Other Materials Available

As mentioned above, there are options available other than vinyl. Wood is also a great insulation as it does not promote the transfer of heat either. And, it is a very visually appealing options as well. However, over time you will need to paint or re-stain it in order to keep it in good condition.

Aluminum frames are also available for your Grays Ferry replacement windows. Aluminum frames can be very lightweight, sound proof, and affordable which make them a great option. However, aluminum is not the best material for insulation as it is very much affected by outside temperature and may transfer hot or cold temperatures through the frame material and into the Grays Ferry home. For this reason the best quality material for the most affordable price tends to be vinyl.

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