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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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Northwood Park Replacement Windows

Northwood Park replacement windows can improve the function and value of the homes in this Columbus neighborhood without sacrificing their historic integrity. Homeowners in historic districts often face resistance from preservation commissions when making exterior changes. Replacing the windows in an old home is a Columbus window replacement project that is easily botched, ruining the character of the house. Modern materials and poor construction can make a window seem out of place on an otherwise authentic period home. Window technology has come a long way, and homeowners today have a wide variety of true-to-period options that offer energy efficiency and fine aesthetics.

Northwood Park is a neighborhood in the northern University District near The Ohio State University. The large houses on the tree-lined streets of Northwood Park are classic American styles including Colonial, Foursquare, Prairie and Craftsman. Columbus is the largest city in Ohio, but this part of town just two miles north of downtown retains an old college town charm. The fixtures in old houses may be sturdy and expertly-crafted, but they are not always the most efficient. One of the most effective ways to modernize a house and make it more "green" is with Northwood Park replacement windows.

Energy Efficient Window Technology

An old window that is loose in its frame can be an enormous energy waste. Gaps and cracks in the frame allow heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer to flow right out. Antique windows were made with a single pane of glass that offers little protection against a frigid winter in Northwood Park. If the window frames are made of aluminum, they are facilitating heat loss through conduction. OH winters are cold and blustery with temperatures often in the 20s.

Energy-efficient replacement windows can lower your energy bills, keep your Northwood Park home more comfortable and lessen your impact on the environment. Going green is especially popular in college towns, and the movement has undeniable benefits. Energy-efficient technology is still more expensive than standard Ohio replacement windows, but those labeled with the Energy Star seal are guaranteed to pay for themselves in a reasonable time with measurably lower utilities.

Most Northwood Park replacement windows are double-glazed with an air or gas fill and warm-edge spacers. These have two panes of glass separated by a non-conductive spacer on the bottom edge. In between the panes is either air, krypton or argon, which buffer the cold air outside from cooling the interior pane of the window. These technologies together create an overall warmer replacement window unit that transfers less cold air into the house. Triple-glazed options are also available for super insulation, and single-glazed models can be found but should be reserved for people in warmer climates.

Another feature of Northwood Park replacement windows is low-E or low-emissivity glass. This glass has a microscopically-thin metallic inner layer that reflects and absorbs certain wavelengths of solar light. In OH, Northwood Park residents can choose replacement windows with a high solar heat gain coefficient. These let in maximal solar heat to warm the room naturally, giving the heater a break. A window that is in direct sunlight in a fast-warming room like the kitchen might need only moderate solar heat gain, which filters out some of the heat while letting in plenty of light.

Making Changes to Historic Buildings

Northwood Park residents who live in historic homes need to obtain a certificate of appropriateness from the city Department of Development before starting the replacement project. The board will review your application, and if the Northwood Park replacement windows you select are up to par, it will be approved. Beware of cavalierly making changes without approval. The city can impose a major fine and even make you revert back to the original fixtures on your own dime.

Generally, cities do not allow vinyl replacement frames on historic homes. Though vinyl is an inexpensive, energy-efficient option, Northwood Park replacement windows are available in a variety of materials. Wood is the most classic choice, as it is attractive, durable and efficient, but it is also the most expensive option. A viable alternative might be composite, a strengthened wood materials that stands up to weather and needs little exterior maintenance unlike standard wood.

Always hire a trusted contractor to install Northwood Park replacement windows. In an old home, there is no telling what is lurking underneath decades of paint and caulk. If you remove the current windows to find a rotted out opening, you will be in over your head in no time. The opening must be in good condition to prevent structural decay and leakage that can lead to devastating rot. Old homes also begin to sag, so fitting Northwood Park replacement windows into irregular openings can be an undertaking, and a proper fit is integral to energy-efficiency when it comes to your Northwood Park replacement windows.

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