Select this option if you need multiple types or assistance in determining the best type for your project.

Allow natural light into top floor rooms such as attics that may not have walls for 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.

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.

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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Palo Alto Replacement Windows

When selecting which of the many different shapes and styles are best for your Palo Alto replacement windows, there are more options regarding frames to consider than you may think. Certainly you want to pick a look that fits the design of your Palo Alto home. Also, you want to choose CA replacement windows that are as useful to your needs as they are beneficial to your budget. Selecting the best type of California replacement window frame will go a long way in assisting you in realizing this.

Vinyl Window Frames are Affordable

Of all the frame options available on the market today for Palo Alto replacement windows, vinyl is the most extensively sold. While there are many factors that contribute to this being the case, the main reason is the cost. Vinyl frames are inexpensive and durable. When adding any upgrades to your Palo Alto home with a replacement window contractor, these two adjectives are very desirable. Any way you can make an improvement to your California home with something that is affordable and will last definitely puts you ahead in the game.

They are Also Low Maintenance

Another benefit of vinyl framed Palo Alto replacement windows is the ease in which you can maintain them. Wood frames are beautiful, and they certainly add a lot to the look of a Palo Alto home. However, they must be sealed and stained on a fairly regular basis. This is however not the case with vinyl frames.

In order to keep the vinyl frames on your Palo Alto replacement windows in good working order, there is really very little you have to do. Then main thing is to keep them clean. This is easily accomplished by wiping them down (inside and out) with a wet rag about once a month. Also, you will want to protect them further by opening the CA replacement windows and vacuuming the inside of the frames once every month or two (more often during times of the year when the weather is nice and you have your California replacement windows open more often)

Another way in which vinyl frames require less maintenance than other frame types is that they can better stand up to the damages that weather and time cause. Typical frames on Palo Alto replacement windows can warp when exposed to moisture in the air. This is because they are usually made of an organic substance such as wood. Vinyl is a synthetic substance, and therefore does not have this issue. Vinyl frames are not porous like wood, so they do not warp so easily from moisture. This is very beneficial in the damp California climate.

In addition to withstanding excess moisture better than other frame mediums on replacement windows, vinyl can hold up against lots of things. For example, vinyl is much better than wood at withstanding damage caused by wind. Wind blowing past your house in Palo Alto can bring with it particles of dust and things that work their way into your wood CA replacement windows which cause the wood to break down. This can be very difficult to combat here in Palo Alto since we have a lot of wind from the sea. Sea air is especially good at bringing in substances that are potentially harmful to wood.

Vinyl Palo Alto replacement windows do not break down from the salty sea air. Again, as with water, vinyl is not porous and can resist the particles better than wood can. This is not to say that vinyl is immune however. It is still important that you clean your vinyl Palo Alto replacement windows regularly to keep the dust and grime from building up. Nothing is permanent, and even vinyl will eventually succumb to damage caused by harmful elements in the air.

In addition to wind, vinyl is also very good at holding up against cold. When wood gets cold, it expands. When it thaws, it contracts. During the cold months, with wood Palo Alto replacement windows the part of the frame that is inside your home is contracting while the outer part is expanding. This is not only damaging for the outside wood, but also bad for the window itself.

This constant disparity between the outer part of your Palo Alto frame and the inner one can cause the seal that is around your replacement windows (between the house and the frame) to break down. Over time, this break down will gradually get worse until it finally breaks all together, your window leaks, and air is allowed to flow freely between your home and the outside. Vinyl is not a substance that expands or contracts, so this will not be an issue if you choose it for the frames on your Palo Alto replacement windows.

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