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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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Oak Grove Replacement Windows

Oak Grove replacement windows can spruce up your home, not only in terms of curb appeal, but also with comfort and efficiency. Doing a total Kansas City window replacement is a costly undertaking, especially when done with high-quality windows. To spread costs out over time, talk to a contractor or dealer about replacing your home windows in stages, starting with the least efficient units and working your way around the home. A bit of initial investment will pay for itself over time in energy savings and the increased market value of your Oak Grove house.

Oak Grove is a suburb of Kansas City in western Missouri. Oak Grove is a short drive from Kansas City, and residents enjoy lower housing prices along with all the amenities of the city. Residents looking into home renovations should consider Oak Grove replacement windows their top priority. Attractive, properly-installed Oak Grove replacement windows blend seamlessly into a house, but ugly, ill-fitting windows detract from the home's appearance. Likewise, quality window replacements have numerous benefits, including enhanced comfort, reduced drafts, reduced fading of furniture and art and even noise reduction.

Choosing Window Frame Materials

One of the most important decisions to make when buying Oak Grove replacement windows is selecting a building material for the frames. The frame material not only determines how the window looks. It also has an effect on efficiency. Summers in Missouri are warm and dry, but Oak Grove winters can get quite cold with average temperatures in the twenties from December to February. Cost is another important consideration, so weigh all these options to make the best decision for your Oak Grove home.

Wood is the most popular window frame material because it is attractive, durable and energy-efficient. The classic look and sturdy craftsmanship can last 50 years or more with proper maintenance. Wood replacement window frames require regular painting to prevent cracks and rot. Though it may contract a bit in the MO winter, wood is not a conductor of heat, so it preserves the home's internal temperature better than some other materials. Wood is also the most expensive option for Oak Grove replacement windows, but it has a great reputation as a solid investment.

Vinyl is a newer alternative to wood. Though it was once considered comparatively unattractive, vinyl now comes in a wide range of finishes that make it just as attractive as its classic counterpart. Vinyl is one of the best insulators because it seals well and does not conduct heat. It is easy to maintain as it does not require painting and doesn't show dings and scratches, though it can become faded and brittle if exposed to excessive sunlight over many years. Vinyl is much less expensive and shares many of the benefits of wood.

Aluminum replacement windows are an economical alternative, though the drop in price comes with a drop in efficiency. Aluminum is easy to maintain, but it is much less attractive than wood or vinyl. It is also the worst insulator since metal is a powerful conductor of heat. Aluminum easily transfers your home's heat outside in the winter, and it brings the sun's heat inside in the summer. Even with energy-efficient glazing, you could find your energy bills increasing with aluminum Oak Grove replacement windows.

Fiberglass is becoming a popular Missouri window replacement option. It is durable, energy-efficient and priced between wood and vinyl. Fiberglass comes in a variety of finishes, including wood-clad, which is made to look just like wood frames. The location of MO right in Tornado Alley makes fiberglass a wise choice since it will not crack or warp under strong winds.

Hiring a Contractor

There are plenty of DIY videos and articles online that show you how to install your own replacement windows. Though it may seem easy enough, many things can go wrong if you tackle this job yourself. Improper sealing can lead to leaks, which can rot out the whole opening. The work to fix that kind of damage will cost you exponentially more than just hiring an Oak Grove contractor in the first place, so leave installing replacement windows to the pros.

Some dealers of Oak Grove replacement windows include installation in their prices. This is a convenient option, especially if the dealer guarantees installation under the warranty. Still, you may want to price independent contractors as well to be sure you are getting the best deal. Keep in mind that improper installation is often not covered by warranties for Oak Grove replacement windows.

Whomever you hire should be licensed, bonded and insured. These ensure that you have a trained professional entering your home. Surety bonds guarantee that your Oak Grove replacement windows will be installed or your money back, and they prevent loss from theft or damage caused by the contractor. Insurance protects you if your contractor is hurt on the job.

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