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OTHER/NOT SURE
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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Normal Heights Replacement Windows

Normal Heights replacement windows give homes in this artsy neighborhood of CA, an updated look and improved function. Normal Heights is a neighborhood in mid-city San Diego, CA, with a blossoming arts and culture scene. Young families, professionals and artists make their homes in this middle class neighborhood surrounded by kitschy coffee houses, book stores and pubs.

Normal Heights real estate is an attractive mix of single family dwellings, condos and apartments. Many of the homes are bungalows, and much of the architecture is inspired by Spanish Mission style and adobes characteristic of the Southwest. Simple San Diego window architectural styles allow homeowners to customize their Normal Heights replacement windows to perfectly complement their homes.

Southern California is known for its enviably mild weather. Temperatures hover around the 60s year-round and humidity is minimal, which gives residents many options for Normal Heights replacement windows. Without having to worry much about performance in extreme weather, homeowners can focus more on design and choosing materials that have the least negative impact on the environment.

Eco-Friendly Replacement Windows

Most replacement windows will perform to a high standard in local climates, but not all materials have the same environmental impact. The green movement is sweeping the country, and homeowners are looking to do their part by making their homes as eco-friendly as possible. Installing replacement windows can make a difference when it comes to reducing our carbon footprints.

One factor to consider is whether Normal Heights replacement windows are constructed of renewable resources. The most common building materials for California window frames are wood, aluminum and vinyl. Wood is a popular choice because it is attractive, performs well and can be painted to match the home's exterior. Look for Normal Heights replacement windows made from reclaimed wood, which is recycled so it does not contribute to the problem of deforestation.

Aluminum is a nonrenewable resource, but it is highly abundant and considered relatively eco-friendly. Most replacement windows are made from recycled aluminum, and this durable metal can be used again and again. Aluminum is also an inexpensive choice because it is generally thought to perform poorly. Aluminum will not reduce Normal Heights street noise in the home and it may allow energy to escape.

Vinyl is often made from recycled materials, but one of the components is petroleum, a scarce resource. Look for a product made from ethylene, a natural gas, instead of petroleum. Vinyl is an eco-friendly choice because it is durable, recyclable and it seals well to prevent energy waste.

Also consider the Energy Star rating of Normal Heights replacement windows. The Environmental Protection Agency devises the guidelines that energy efficient products must meet to be Energy Star-certified. This certification guarantees that the Normal Heights product has limited environmental impact compared to non-certified products.

The positive effect of Energy Star-rated products is that they minimize energy waste in a variety of ways. They prevent heat transfer and air leakage, which keeps the home temperate inside. This means the air conditioning and heating systems do not have to work as hard, giving off fewer emissions. Replacement windows can also reduce the need for artificial light during the day, which has the same effect.

Design for Performance

Design and performance go hand-in-hand. Attractive replacement windows should also fit the homeowner's lifestyle. Many people find operable Normal Heights replacement windows to be the best option for their homes. An operable window opens and closes to ventilate the home with fresh air. This further reduces the need for artificial heating and cooling.

The most standard design for an operable window is a sash or slider. These slide horizontally or vertically so one pane overlaps the other. Also known as double-hung, they are easy to operate and inexpensive to install. Sliders do require some maintenance to keep the tracks in working order.

Triple-hung sliders are the best ventilators. Two panes slide into the center pane so cool air flows in through the bottom, pushing warm, stale air out through the top. These can be stylized with attractive shutters, awnings and other design elements that contribute both utility and visual interest.

Another operable option is a casement window. This type swings open on a hinge. They can be found in pairs opening up to give one large opening, or they can stand alone. Variations on casements are hoppers and awnings, which open out from hinges on bottom and top, respectively.

Both types of operable window can accent a stylized, fixed window in the bay, bow, or picture styles. Flank a large, decorative window with operable Normal Heights replacement windows to ventilate the home, let in natural light and enhance the curb appeal of a Normal Heights home. Fill out our easy-to-use form today for more information about Normal Heights replacement windows and to schedule a consultation and get estimates from Normal Heights dealers and contractors.

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