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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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Northwest Columbus Replacement Windows

Northwest Columbus replacement windows require a substantial investment, but they can be money savers over the long term. Replacing your windows enhances the home's curb appeal and market value while reducing utility bills by lowering wasteful energy consumption. Of course, not all Columbus replacement windows sets are of equal quality. When comparison shopping with Ohio window dealers, take a look at your energy efficient options. They may require a somewhat greater investment, but they pay for themselves over a number of years in energy savings.

Residents of Northwest Columbus experience cold winters with some snowfall. Cold conditions make houses with old windows unbearable in winter. Drafts chill the whole room, and running the heater constantly as the warm air seeps right through gaps in the frame is costly and can lead to a need for more frequent repairs. Summers in Columbus are also fairly wet with frequent rainstorms and high humidity. When moisture is allowed to enter the window it can cause rot, which requires replacement.

Columbus, the capital of Ohio, is an historic city with many examples of period architecture. Northwest Columbus replacement windows can help maintain and old home's character. Wood frames are the most authentic choice for reproductions, but replacement window technology has also rendered modern materials that resemble wood without the expense and need for high maintenance. Every home in the Northwest Columbus neighborhood can benefit from replacement windows that complement their homes and lower their monthly costs.

Choosing a Frame Material

Wood is the most classic material, and it lasts for decades when well-maintained. But it is not your only option when it comes to Northwest Columbus replacement windows. Frames are available in a variety of materials that are both cheaper and easier to care for than wood. When exploring your options with Northwest Columbus dealers, consider price, durability, appearance and energy efficiency.

Vinyl has become the preferred low cost alternative to wood. Early uses of vinyl were unattractive and cheap-looking, but models today come in various colors and finishes that make it much more palatable. Northwest Columbus replacement windows made of vinyl are durable and easy to care for. Since they are colored throughout, dings and scratches do not show, and they never need painting. Vinyl is also one of the most energy efficient materials since it does not conduct heat and it seals tightly to prevent heat transfer.

Similar to vinyl is fiberglass, a lightweight and durable material that seals well and requires little maintenance. Wood clad is another modern take on Northwest Columbus replacement windows. The wood frame has a vinyl or aluminum exterior to give you the energy efficiency of wood with the durability, easy care of the outer material.

Aluminum is a low cost Ohio replacement window option, but it is the least energy efficient of all the options. Metals are conductors of heat, so they facilitate heat loss during the winter. They also do not seal as well as the other materials, allowing air flow that further reduced energy efficiency. Most Northwest Columbus homeowners are wise to steer clear of this energy-sucking material.

Manipulating Solar Heat and Light

The heat from the sun can have a drastic effect on your Northwest Columbus home's comfort levels at all times during the year. Even in the OH winter, enough sun exposure in a room can warm it enough to give the heater a break. But since central OH experiences all the seasons, summers can be unbearably warm with the sun's heat beating down. Northwest Columbus replacement windows have features that allow you to manipulate the sun's heat to your energy efficiency advantage.

The solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) is a measure of how much solar heat is admitted through a window. Low-E window glazing and solar films are spectrally sensitive, which means they can filter certain wavelengths of energy. For instance, in cooling-dominated climates, homeowners can purchase replacement windows with low SHGC ratings that let in plenty of light while blocking most of the solar heat. Northwest Columbus residents have the option of high-, moderate- or low-SHGC ratings.

Windows that receive plenty of sunshine and warm very quickly like a kitchen or laundry room can use low SHGC since additional heat is usually not necessary. Bedrooms and other places that do not warm in the sun might require higher SHGC to facilitate natural warming, which lowers heating bills. Ultimately, your internal thermostat can determine what type of Northwest Columbus replacement windows you outfit your house with.

Northwest Columbus replacement windows give homeowners instant gratification with their quality appearance and heat-retaining properties. That satisfaction continues over the lifespan of the replacement window as it continues to save you money. Contact a dealer of Northwest Columbus replacement windows today for an in-home quote, and get started on your home improvement project today.

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