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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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Sash Replacement Windows

Sash replacement windows are much cheaper than full window replacements when they can be done. If your window sash is damaged or broken, it may not be necessary to replace the entire unit. Sometimes we can simply contact the manufacturer and order a new sash only. For those of us who are do it yourselfers, this is most easily accomplished when the part in question is removable. But when sashes are fixed in their position, it takes a little more skill to get them replaced. Window technicians probably need to be called in for jobs like these. But again, this is a much cheaper and much less complex bit of work than complete replacement (or anything that involves both replacement windows and siding). The trim does not have to be removed because the frame can stay put.

Repairing Broken Sashes

Sometimes these repairs are very simple. For example, in most double hung sash replacement windows, both sashes can be easily removed. This means that all you have to do is take the damaged one out and put the new one in its place. The only question in many cases will be whether the colors of the new and old parts will exactly match. But this is something that can be easily rectified if it presents itself as a problem initially. There are many tricks of the trade to soften brighten white and bring it down towards an eggshell or off white shade, for example. Here is another situation where the help of a professional could come in handy, in spite of the overall simplicity of the job.

If something like this or an analogous circumstance occurs, go to where you bought the replacement sash or call a customer service line. With these parts these things do happen more often than we think, and the solution to most problems is usually quite simple. Sash replacement windows come with the assumption that they are going to have to work with the existing unit. Since this is the case, it is obvious that from time to time questions might arise or difficulties of some sort. This is no reason to panic or even get worried. As a customer, you'll be able to find plenty of help to get the repair done. And at the very worst, getting a professional installer in to take care of the problem wouldn't cost that much anyway.

When both Sashes are Failing

Sometimes in double hung and other existing windows, both sashes need replacement. In these cases it is good to check the frame to make sure it is in good shape. If it is, installers can just install sash replacement windows right inside the existing frame. This makes it unnecessary to tear out the old trim in most cases, and generally makes the whole process a lot less work. Basically, what you end up with is replacement windows fitted just inside the originals. The new frames are just slightly narrower than the old, and as a result, so are the panes. This type of sash replacement is a good idea because it is more affordable than complete tear out, and because much less work is involved overall.

But it is only a good idea if the old frames are in good shape. If there is any rot or other structural trouble, they must be torn out and the new windows fitted to the original rough opening. This is because sash replacement windows rely on the old frames for support. So if they are rotted or if an old leak has them weakened, they must be removed, or you'll never get the life you hope for from your sash replacement windows.

Another reason to replace complete windows and not just the sashes is the presence of any lead paint in the old window frame. Basically common sense has to prevail when it comes to the repair of sashes or the installation of sash windows inside a frame.

Get Quotes on Sash Windows

Sash replacement windows are handy in a specific set of circumstances. They are great when the old frame is structurally sound and can be used to provide support for their weight. Interested homeowners who wish to get quotes on sash replacement windows can do so by simply filling out the form at the top of this page. Take a few moments to do so and you'll get free quotes from local window companies for the work you need done at your home.

Replacement window jobs of any type have to be approached with caution because of the interaction of the unit with the inside and outside of the exterior wall. This is especially true of sash replacement windows. These models are only to be used in specified circumstances; in all other cases new frames and sashes are needed to complete the job.

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