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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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Lakewood Replacement Windows

Lakewood replacement windows represent a substantial commitment to minimizing your WA home's energy consumption. Although high performance Lakewood replacement windows can be more expensive than low grade products, you'll enjoy a more comfortable interior environment and lower utility costs with replacement products that have earned excellent energy ratings. Look for windows with the Energy Star label, a symbol that lets Washington consumers identify the most efficient, cost effective Lakewood replacement windows.

Whether you decide to buy wood, vinyl, fiberglass or Washington aluminum replacement windows, you can make a decision with confidence if you have help from a Lakewood replacement windows specialist. Compare the different replacement products on the market, including their features, costs, advantages and disadvantages, to find the styles and materials that best suit your Washington energy performance requirements. In the variable WA climate, you'll appreciate having versatile windows that can adapt to the weather changes.

Water Infiltration and Replacement Windows

A suburb of Tacoma, the community of Lakewood is a relatively new city, incorporated in 1996. Two military bases support the economy in Lakewood, creating most of the jobs in this WA city. Homeowners in Lakewood like to take advantage of the latest trends in home improvement products, including Lakewood replacement windows. With the city's proximity to Tacoma and other large communities, Lakewood residents have a number of replacement windows suppliers to choose from.

The city of Washington tends to have a high level of precipitation and humidity, and Lakewood homes can be damaged if their structural components are not properly weather sealed. Wooden window frames are especially susceptible to damage in the damp local climate. Wood is a natural material that responds to water by swelling, rotting or cracking if it is not treated to protect it from the elements. Wooden replacement frames must be painted or stained and weather sealed to help them maintain their structural integrity and appearance.

Water infiltration is a sign that your existing window sets may need to be replaced. Condensation, or fogging, between the panes of double glazed products can indicate that the seal between the layers of glass has been broken. If you see fog on your glass panes that can't be wiped away, water infiltration from rain, fog or other sources of moisture may have taken place. The assembles in the basement level of your home are especially prone to infiltration. Leaking water from broken gutters, poor drainage or broken plumbing may lead to infiltration.

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, or AAMA, tests Lakewood replacement windows for water resistance. The sashes, joints, weather stripping, frame and other components of an assembly are tested for their ability to resist water leakage. Air infiltration, wind pressure resistance and impact resistance are also tested by the AAMA. Weatherizing your Lakewood replacement windows with adequate weather stripping or caulking can help prevent the water leakage that may damage the window openings.

Awning Versus Casement Windows

Selecting the most appropriate style of Lakewood replacement windows is an important step in this home improvement project. You won't necessarily want to use the same style in every room, or in every area of your home. The layout of a room's interior, safety and security considerations and aesthetic concerns will determine which style is best for each part of your house. Consider how the operation of a sash will affect air flow, temperature control, interior space and your house cleaning routines.

Casement and awning sashes are two popular designs that are widely used in residential buildings. A casement opens out on hinges applied to the outer vertical edge, while an awning opens out on hinged applied to the upper horizontal edge. As one of the oldest window styles, the casement is still a popular model, especially on older, traditional homes. The awning is especially appropriate for higher openings that are difficult to access and out of the reach of toddlers.

Both awnings and casements offer excellent ventilation, but because awnings are harder to reach, adjusting the opening is more challenging. Awnings are more difficult to clean than casements, because the upper part of an awning sash is often out of reach. However, an awning can be an appropriate choice for kitchens or bathrooms, where interior space is at a premium and adequate ventilation is a must. Awnings lend a unique look to a room, because of their distinctive style and appearance.

Finding products that suit your Lakewood home doesn't have to be a difficult process. Online technology has made it easier than ever to shop for Lakewood replacement windows and find reliable contractors who can provide long lasting, weather proof installation. Use the free features on our site to get in touch with professionals in your community who can direct you to the most energy efficient, visually appealing options.

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