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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 Phoenix Replacement Windows

Northwest Phoenix replacement windows can add style and function to the homes of this AZ neighborhood. Northwest Phoenix encompasses the urban villages of Paradise Valley, North Mountain, Deer Valley, Desert View and Happy Valley. Northwest Phoenix boasts attractive homes, excellent public education and low crime. It is among the best places to live in Phoenix, AZ.

Installing replacement windows is a popular Phoenix home remodel that can improve the appearance and energy efficiency of a home with minimal to no demolition necessary. The time investment for replacing windows is far less than other remodeling projects, and the financial investment is worthwhile. High-functioning Northwest Phoenix replacement windows can have a real impact on a home's market value.

Window Design

When choosing Northwest Phoenix replacement windows, consider whether you want to go the retrofit route or spring for new construction. Retrofit replacement is a less time-consuming and less expensive project that fits replacements into the existing openings. With new construction, homeowners have the option of experimenting with the size and shape of their Northwest Phoenix replacement windows.

Retrofitting replacements is an easy, cost-effective way to update the home's energy efficiency. Old, outdated windows can rob the home of air conditioning in the summer, a precious commodity in Arizona. Replacements with double-glazed panes and non-metal frames will help reduce heat exchange. Also look for the energy ratings included on every replacement window. A low U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient indicate highly efficient Northwest Phoenix replacement windows.

New Arizona frame construction of replacement windows is an involved remodel, but Northwest Phoenix homeowners have the freedom to alter the home's appearance and enhance curb appeal. Residents with a view of the Sonoran Desert that borders the city should consider a picture window, a large pane with an unobstructed view of the landscape. A picture window increases the surface area for solar heat to penetrate the home, so install the most energy-efficient model available.

Narrow, arched floor-to-ceiling replacement windows add character that complements the Spanish mission style popular in Southwest home construction. This architectural style emphasizes long, sleek lines finished with arched entryways and fenestrations. The clay roof tiles carry on the arch theme in this distinctive architecture.

Large, statement Northwest Phoenix replacement windows let in ample sunlight, which can reduce electric bills by eliminating the need for artificial light during the day. These stylized windows are often fixed and immovable to maintain their sleek appearance, so homeowners may want to supplement with an operable window in each part of the home. Operable Northwest Phoenix replacement windows provide natural ventilation that prevents homes from becoming stuffy with the stifling dry heat. This is a natural way to cool the home in the evenings and cooler seasons.

Window Materials

The design is only as good as its construction. Stylized Northwest Phoenix replacement windows made with inferior materials will detract from the home's curb appeal, rather than add to it. Choose a building material that complements the home and maximizes a window's performance.

Wood is the most desired material for window frames. It is durable and has the longest lifespan of any building material. It is attractive and can be painted any color to match the home's exterior. Wood is a good insulator because it does not conduct heat. It can be sealed tightly since Northwest Phoenix does not experience extreme cold.

Wood also requires a bit of maintenance to keep its paint looking fresh. The dry heat of Northwest Phoenix can wear on a wood window's paint job and cause cracking. A natural wood frame requires less upkeep and could nicely complement many styles of Southwestern ranch architecture.

Vinyl is a popular choice because it does not require the maintenance of wood. It is colored throughout, so scratches do not show. Vinyl is one of the best insulators because it resists swelling and contracting with temperature fluctuations, and it does not conduct heat. Vinyl does not perform optimally in arid temperatures, though, because the dry heat causes it to become brittle and wear quickly. Vinyl can be a viable option if it is light-colored to reflect sunlight and has heat-welded corners that will not separate over time.

Aluminum is the least expensive material because it is generally thought to be unattractive and poorly performing. Aluminum is highly conductive, so it can transfer large amounts of heat into the home. It tends not to seal tightly, which can exacerbate cooling loss through the window frame. Aluminum cannot be painted with the home, and it has an industrial aesthetic that does not appeal to many homeowners.

Performance and design are equally important in choosing Northwest Phoenix replacement windows. They are an investment in the home's value and the family's comfort. Consult a Northwest Phoenix dealer to choose the best replacement options for your home.

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