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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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Orem Replacement Windows

Orem replacement windows let you enjoy lower utility bills and clearer views of nearby Mount Timpanogos from your Utah home. New aluminum, wood or vinyl replacement windows can give you a fresh perspective on Orem and the surrounding mountains. These energy efficient products can also reduce the cost of heating and cooling your house and give your home's exterior a brighter, cleaner appearance.

Orem, UT has been voted one of the best cities in the country to raise a family. Whether you own a traditional family ranch home or a contemporary townhouse in Orem, your family can benefit from the increased comfort level, sound control and security of Orem replacement windows. Purchasing and installing new replacement windows is a substantial investment, especially if you use top grade products. Before you select a Utah replacement windows brand, compare estimates from several UT contractors to find the window that's ideally suited to your home.

Glass for Orem Replacement Windows

When it comes to choosing glass for your Orem replacement windows, you have more than the basic clear panels to choose from. As an Orem homeowner, you may be surprised to find that there are a number of types of glass available. As you're considering your choices, think about the layout of your home and how your current windows affect interior temperature and light. Do your rooms feel extremely hot at certain times of year? Does your interior feel cold and drafty in the winter? Is the sunlight affecting your furniture, curtains and carpets?

The glass you choose for your replacement windows is one of the most important factors in regulating the temperature and light inside your home. Double glazed clear glass panels enclose a layer of air or argon or krypton gas that acts as a buffer to reduce heat loss and increase energy efficiency. The type of buffering layer that you choose may contribute to the insulating capacity of your Orem replacement windows. While argon is a less expensive gas than krypton, krypton provides exceptional insulation. Many brands include a blend of air and gases.

The glass you buy can also affect solar heat gain inside your house. In Utah, sunlight can be very strong, especially in the spring and summer. Certain brands of glass reduce solar heat gain by absorbing the sun's heat. Heat absorbing glass may be tinted to maximize the absorption of the sun's rays. Special UV resistant coatings can minimize the fading effects of ultraviolet light, protecting your furniture and curtains.

When you're shopping for Utah replacement windows, consider the U-factor of the product and the Solar Heat Gain Coefficients. The U-factor indicates how effectively a replacement window can insulate your Orem home. The Solar Heat Gain Coefficients demonstrate a product's ability to diminish the heat of the sun inside your rooms. Talk with an Orem replacement windows contractor about using these values to choose the ideal glass for the local climate while also keeping window replacement prices low.

UPVC Orem Replacement Windows

Vinyl Orem replacement windows earned a dubious reputation in the past, before changes were made in the chemical composition or this synthetic material. Although vinyl, or polyvinyl chloride, has been used successfully in many residential products for generations, older window products had a tendency to swell, warp and crack. Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, or UPVC, is an updated version of this material that is more durable, long lasting and resilient.

Unlike wood, which requires careful maintenance to prevent damage from the elements or from termites, UPVC models require very little maintenance. Sashes may be cleaned using a soft, damp cloth and the commercial cleanser recommended by the manufacturer. New models are easy to customize to fit any frame size and complement the exterior of any Orem residence. Most importantly, UPVC products minimize heat loss and condensation and provide excellent sound control.

Vinyl is one of the most affordable materials you can buy when you're completing this project on a budget. However, to get long lasting value from your purchase, invest in high grade brands. Low grade models may save you money in the short term, but you may find that the cost savings is temporary. For a sustained improvement in the temperature, ventilation, moisture level and air quality inside your UT residence, shop for high grade products that will last well into the future.

Your choices in Orem replacement windows have expanded greatly in recent years. Homeowners once had a limited range of styles, colors and sizes to choose from, but the growing demand for these versatile home improvement features has resulted in a wider array of options. As you explore the models that the providers in your area have to offer, consider their visual attributes as well as their energy efficiency. Along with saving you money and supporting the health of the environment, energy efficient brands should enhance the beauty of your home.

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