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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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Santa Cruz Replacement Windows

Santa Cruz replacement windows are designed for California living. If you are ready to bring in the sunshine and bright lights and open up your home to a more comfortable and laid back lifestyle that CA is famous for, then you need to make the switch to new replacement windows. Find out more about the different styles and designs on  the California replacement windows that can make all the difference to your property and improve your outlook on life.

Santa Cruz is filled with a rich history and a number of different styles of homes. There are classic Spanish villas and units inspired by the bright lights of the Mediterranean and there is more traditional timber homes designed for nights in. Regardless of how you have designed and decorated your California home, it is important to select a window style that complements this. It can be a little tricky knowing what designs will suit your home the best. Fortunately, most contractors in CA will not only install Santa Cruz replacement windows but also help you select the most suitable styles and replacement frames to go with your home.

Double Glazed Replacement Windows

One of the things you need to think about when looking into your Santa Cruz replacement windows is the type of replacement window glass you want. Most contractors in Santa Cruz will now work with double paned glass which offers two layers of glass as well as a thin layer of air sandwiched in between. What this does is offer double the amount of protection as well as better insulation.

One of the things you need to decide on is whether you would prefer more insulation with krypton gas. This is an additional cost in which the contractor will add gas to the space between each glass panel. This adds even more insulation and protection and can be a good addition to your Santa Cruz replacement windows in some instances. Of course, it is also going to cost a little extra.

Vinyl Replacement Window Frames

Choosing your framing material is also a big decision when looking into Santa Cruz replacement windows. This will all come down to the look and feel of your home. Timber is a popular choice for homeowners in Santa Cruz but it can be tad expensive. It is also not the best material in terms of protection from wild fire and storms. However, timber is a rich and vibrant choice that suits all styles of homes in Santa Cruz.

Other options for your frames include vinyl and aluminum, two more modern choices that are growing in popularity. Vinyl and aluminum are both more affordable than timber and come in a wide range of colors and features. Both are resistant to scratches and dents and offer an air like quality to your home. Choose from traditional colors such as white and brown or go with something a little funky such as blue or gold to add a splash of color and drama to your home.

You can also choose steel replacement frames which are also a more popular choice for newer homes. Steel is fast becoming builder's choice for building materials and it is easy to see why. This flexible and eco friendly substance is designed to bend, mould and fold in all different shapes. However, as lightweight as steel is, it is also durable and strong. Most Santa Cruz replacement windows made out of steel will come with a heavy warranty, as long as 50 years.

Styles of Replacement Windows CA

Selecting the glass and the frame of your Santa Cruz replacement windows is only part of the puzzle. You also need to choose your style and opening options. Again, there are several different choices to consider and it can be overwhelming knowing which is right for your Santa Cruz home.

Take your time, take notes and keep pictures of the ones you like. When you meet with a contractor in California to discuss your needs he will be able to help you take these ideas and transform them into a system that you really love. Doing a little research about the different options out there is the best way for you to feel confident that you have made the right decision.

One of the most popular styles of Santa Cruz replacement windows are double hung systems which open from both the top and the bottom of the window. However, sliders are also quite popular as they easily slide open. You can also choose from tilt turns and even fixed windows that do not open at all. These are best for decorative openings in your home as well as windows that are located quite high up. Casements, awnings, picture and garden windows are all quite popular for homeowners in Santa Cruz and are some of the other styles to consider when comparing Santa Cruz replacement windows.

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