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OTHER/NOT SURE
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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Replacement Basement Windows

Replacement basement windows are necessary when the old window units begin underperforming, cause security concerns, or otherwise present issues that need addressing. Basement windows that are rotting or broken need to be replaced immediately. They are a safety and security hazard, and they also do not keep the weather out. These windows will allow drafts and potentially also rain water in, leading to heat transfer and water damage in the basement. Choosing high quality vinyl replacement windows to take care of these issues and increase the energy performance and the safety of the home is critical. This material is affordable and durable, able to withstand the rigors of the elements over an extended period of time as well as general neglect from which our basements so often suffer.

Choosing a Replacement Window

With so many different replacement basement windows on the market there are multiple directions buyers could go with their purchase choices and many different products they might end up with in their homes after basement window replacement. Some of today's replacement window products are more energy efficient than others. In fact, there is a program called Energy Star that recognizes the highest performing fenestration products with respect to energy efficiency. Rigorous and uniform testing across different brands allows independent testers to assign these labels. This gives the program and the title credibility.

Energy performance just refers to a window's ability to help the house save energy. Heating and cooling systems typically run on a thermostat. With replacement basement windows that are not drafty and thus do not promote heat exchange up through the staircase and undue convection that can affect thermostat readings, the home is able to stay warmer longer without having to work as hard. Basement replacement windows, of course, also do a lot just to keep basements comfortable. They resist heat loss and help the natural warmth produced down there stay there instead of escaping outdoors. This promotes a much more livable temperature in the lower level of houses.

Finding replacement basement windows that can deliver this kind of performance is important because if we're going to spend the money on new window units, they better be high performing, or the money is ill spent. Basement replacement windows that promote great weather protection and high security as well as energy efficiency are a wonderful investment and one that will serve homeowners well for many years to come. The cost of the job is justified when these kinds of results are apparent at the close of the project.

Compare Basement Window Installation

Installing replacement basement windows might seem like a simple matter. In all honesty, these are not physically the hardest units to install because in most cases they are very small. Of course there are exceptions when a walkout is involved. And there are certainly some specialty replacement basement windows that can be tougher than others to deal with, such as glass block units. But generally speaking, these materials are not hard to work with in the physical sense.

However, there is still a challenge involved when we get set to do an install. It does not matter that the typical size barely allow enough room for a skinny adult to climb in or out through the open sash. Working with concrete and block walls is not easy. These installs vary in some ways with the ones done in ordinary wood framed walls of houses. Different replacement basement windows install differently, and certainly there is no magic formula that works for all of them. But these frames are very small and can be quit hard to work with because of their diminutive nature. Doing a job like this requires precision, especially when concrete is involved. The removal of the old frames is also important in order not to damage the wall.

Select a Quality Window Contractor

Sometimes with these replacement jobs it is just better to leave the project in the hands of the pros. They can get in and out in no time with these areas of the house, so there is hardly any inconvenience to our schedules having to accommodate them. And there are ways to score some great savings on professional high grade installation of replacement basement windows. Just use our free form to request quotes and get some low prices together from local contractors near you. Compare the rates of different basement window companies and pick one based on price and product quality. Conserve some of your precious financial resources and make your money work harder for you. Find the best rates in the local area for materials and installation and make it worthwhile to invest in a professional install. Get the best deal on replacement basement windows of the highest quality and schedule installation to protect the lower level of your home.

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