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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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Southwest Replacement Windows

Southwest replacement windows enhance the style and functionality of your Michigan residence. Window replacement is a multi-faceted project, involving a consideration of your home's energy requirements, your insulation needs and your interior and exterior decor. Many Southwest Detroit homes look and feel very different after window replacement. New Southwest replacement windows can brighten your home inside and out, while improving the energy efficiency of your residence and minimizing your carbon footprint.

The grade of replacement windows that you choose makes a significant difference in your home's energy usage. High grade residential replacement windows offer more effective insulation to Southwest homes than standard construction grade windows. Although you may spend more money up front to install the best Southwest replacement windows throughout your MI home, you'll appreciate the cost savings and increased comfort that high grade windows provide.

Replacement Windows Styles

Many Detroit neighborhoods have benefited from recent efforts to restore segments of this historic city, which has played such a vital role in the Michigan economy. The Southwest area of the city has shown great economic growth in recent years, partly because of these restoration efforts in Detroit. New homeowners have been attracted to the Southwest communities because of their attractive historic dwellings as well as their recently renovated commercial areas. The Southwest has proved to be a vital area for new businesses.

Southwest replacement windows can be customized to suit any residential architectural style, from 1920s bungalows to newer ranch homes. The style that you choose should enhance the style of your dwelling and blend naturally with your decor. For newer residences, single paned casement windows or sliding panels may be the most fitting choice. For older dwellings, multi paned double hung Southwest replacement windows can evoke a sense of tradition.

Picture Southwest replacement windows contain no operable components. The purpose of a picture window is to provide an unobstructed perspective on a striking view, such as a park, a city skyline or a garden. Picture units may be small, accenting your decor without overwhelming the room, or they may be large enough to serve as focal points for a living room, dining room or master bedroom.

Double hung and casement replacement products may be the most suitable styles if you're concerned about maintaining air flow. These Southwest replacement windows contain sashes that can easily be adjusted to maximize or minimize air flow. Double hung models consist of two sashes that operate independently on a vertical plane, while casements have hinges on the outer vertical edges that allow them to open outward, like doors.

In addition to the basic design of your new products, consider the framing materials and glass type. If customization is a priority, choose a material that's easy to paint, stain or otherwise modify, like wood or fiberglass. The type of glass that you choose should improve the energy efficiency of your Southwest home and help you manage your utility costs. Double paned glass offers the most insulating potential for this heating dominated climate. Talk with an experienced provider in your neighborhood about which brands best suit your home.

Ventilation in MI Homes

Ventilation, or the flow of air through a home, is essential for every dwelling. Interior air quality suffers when dust, mold and mildew spores, airborne germs and odors are allowed to accumulate inside a building. Ventilation is necessary to discourage the growth of mold and mildew, which thrive in moist, damp environments. In your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room or other areas where moisture gathers, it's especially important to have operable casement, double hung or sliding window assemblies to keep your household naturally ventilated.

With the state of the art energy efficiency of Southwest replacement windows, natural ventilation may not be as reliable. In the past, homeowners experienced a certain amount of passive ventilation through the tiny cracks and gaps in their frames. These days, high quality assemblies are so air tight and secure that natural ventilation only occurs if the sash is deliberately opened. Spot ventilation using an exhaust fan or dehumidifier in certain areas of the home, or whole house ventilation using a large attic or ceiling fan, can maximize air flow.

In most households, a combination of ventilating strategies is required to keep the interior air fresh. In any urban area, airborne pollutants are a concern. By opening sashes and using fans strategically, you can reduce the number of airborne particles inside your home and keep your rooms smelling and feeling fresh.

Southwest replacement windows have exceptional insulating properties, keeping rooms at a moderate, livable temperature regardless of the weather outside. Compare estimates from several knowledgeable suppliers on the costs and benefits of the high performance products on the market. Your household will feel more comfortable and secure with solid, energy efficient brands in place.

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