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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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Replacing Windows

Replacing windows seems like a dreaded task to some. This is because the task involves removing existing windows and then having to replace them with new ones in the exact same slot. This can seem rather difficult and not worth the time.

The other dilemma is the cost that is involved. The cost is an incredible deterrent, but there are some factors to take into consideration when deciding whether or not to invest in replacing windows. These factors include your budget, the style you want, and what kind of windows you want to do the replacing with.

When you take these factors into consideration, you are able to make a decision that you can be very happy with. This means to take your time because being too hasty could mean not being satisfied with your purchase, no matter how extravagant it is. You have to go with what looks and feels good to know you have made the right decision and, sometimes, that right decision starts with the cost.

Energy Costs

You most likely have heating and air conditioning in your home, so you are very aware of the costs that are involved. As time progresses, it seems that the costs are getting higher and higher and this is leaving many homeowners disgruntled.

One of the reasons why your heating and air costs may be going up is because your windows are drafty. They let the air conditioning out and the heat in during the summer, while the let out the warm air and let the cold in during the winter. This can make your heater and air conditioner work harder. They kick on more, which means they are using more electricity.

When you decide that replacing windows is right for your home, you are making a decision that can save you money. Even though the replacing is going to cost, that cost is going to be offset by the savings you will experience throughout the years. And if you were to calculate the savings, you would find that the savings would far exceed the cost.

Another way in which the cost is offset when replacing windows is the fact that you are not going to have to replace your windows any time soon. After replacing what you have, you can then rest assured that you are not going to have to prematurely do the replacement again. Imagine just having one set of fiberglass replacement windows in the time you would normally buy two. That's a lot of money saved. And with the right maintenance, you can make them last a lifetime.

Maintenance

Maintenance is rather simple. After replacing windows in your home, simply keep each window clean and tighten knobs and screws once in a while.

When replacing windows, you will notice that there are certain controls on them that you can use when cleaning them and opening and closing them. You want to ensure that moving parts remain smooth moving by using a greaser that is recommended by the manufacturer when it seems they are not moving as smoothly. That way there is no rubbing or grinding that could occur. When replacing each window in your home, you want to make sure they last a long time.

From here, you simply want to make sure you use a glass cleaner on the glass. As for each window, you want to clean with soap and water. This ensures the longevity of the material so that you won't be replacing windows again any time soon.

Options

You also have many options when replacing windows. You have the vinyl replacement window and you have fiberglass. Fiberglass will work great for both a small and a large window. However, you may choose fiberglass for a large window because it is stronger and can handle the weight of the glass inside.

What you do depends upon your budget, but if you do decide that replacing windows with fiberglass is what you want to do, you will find that you can paint this type to match your home better and a variety of other features that you may enjoy.

There are also other types such as wood that you can choose to add to the appearance of your home. What you choose is entirely up to you and what you are trying to achieve in and around your home. You would be surprised at how window type can make such a difference.

So know that replacing windows does not have to be very difficult. You have options that will allow you to make sure each and every window is what you want and that the aesthetic appeal of your home improves. And with proper maintenance, you can make sure that replacing is not an investment you will be making again any time soon, if ever again.

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