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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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Northcrest Replacement Windows

Northcrest replacement windows can brighten your Columbus home while adding many practical benefits. If you have not updated your exterior recently, or if you experience drafts, high utility bills or other signs of window disrepair, you could probably benefit from Northcrest replacement windows. Thanks the advances in window technology, materials and design over the last two decades, you have many options for your Northcrest window replacement. Replacing your windows can even increase your home's market value. Researching local Columbus replacement window distributors, materials and style online is a great way to find just what you need for your Northcrest home.

Choosing the Right Materials

One of the first decisions you will face as you research Northcrest replacement windows is the materials you would like to use. Examining your current windows, determine what you like and dislike about the look. Maybe you love your frames, but don't have the time to maintain them and would like to avoid future splintering or warping. Maybe you like the look of your frames, but you can feel a breeze coming through when the cold Ohio winters approach. Having a clear idea in your mind of what you want from your Northcrest replacement windows will give you a better idea of what materials you should consider.

Frames are available in several materials, including metal or aluminum, hardwood, vinyl and fiberglass. If you have little time for maintenance but like the look of wood, you might consider vinyl frames, which are also good for insulation. Metal and aluminum frames are light, making them easy to install, and inexpensive, but they are also poor insulators and require a heat break to offer protection against the cold. Fiberglass is a great aesthetic material with low maintenance and high insulation power, but it is also expensive. Factoring the advantages and disadvantages of each material can help you determine which one is best for your Northcrest home.

Windowpanes are generally made of glass, but you still have some decisions to make as you start your Ohio window replacement project. Columbus weather often mandates at least double panes, although you might even consider triples, depending on where your home sits and which way it faces. You might also consider filling the space between your replacement panes with an inert gas, like krypton, argon or regular carbon dioxide. All of these transparent gases offer extra insulation to keep your Northcrest home warm. To keep your home cool in the summer, you might consider a low-emmittance coating that reflects the sun's ultraviolet and infrared rays.

Choosing the Right Design

Window designs have progressed significantly in the last decade, with double hung window styles becoming the most popular. Double hung windows let in an abundance of light and are much easier to clean that regular slide windows since they are double hinged. Choosing Northcrest replacement windows in this style allow you to enjoy easy maintenance with a modern look. Bay window styles are also popular, as are arches and even circular styles. If you receive a lot of snow, you might consider an awning style under a sloped roof. If you enjoy gardening, you might even choose a box-like glass garden window.

Whatever style you choose, consider how your Northcrest replacement windows will stand up to the changing weather of Ohio. You will also need to consider the time of year you choose to install your replacement windows if you plan on making an extensive change. For example, replacing a single-hung window window with a bay window style is not a project to begin in fall. A window expert at your Northcrest home improvement store or retailer can help you determine the best styles for your OH home.

Installing Your Replacement Windows

No matter what materials you choose for insulation and weather control, your Northcrest replacement windows will not be effective if they are not installed correctly. If you choose to install your frames yourself, see if your local retailer offers demonstrations or classes to learn the correct technique. You can also choose to ask a professional to do the installation. If you decide to hire a professional, make sure you research and compare your options to get the greatest value. Installation should include removal of your old frames and a professional cleaning of your new ones.

Northcrest replacement windows can transform your OH home, modernizing your exterior while making your interior more comfortable as well. Choosing the right materials, designs and other features for your window replacement can seem overwhelming, but researching your options online can help you find all your options in the Northcrest area to make comparing retailers easy. Whether you seek bay window styles, arches, circles or even a window where none exists at all, Northcrest replacement windows that can give your home a multi-layered makeover.

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