Select this option if you need multiple types or assistance in determining the best type for your project.

Allow natural light into top floor rooms such as attics that may not have walls for 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.

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.

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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Springfield Replacement Windows

Springfield replacement windows energy ratings serve as guidelines for Ohio consumers who are searching for the most cost effective, well insulated brands. To evaluate the Ohio window energy performance of replacement windows, check the label issued by the National Fenestration Rating Council, or NFRC. This non-profit organization rates Springfield replacement windows produced by manufacturers that participate in its evaluation program.

The Energy Star label is another indicator of high performance in replacement windows. The US Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency created this label so that consumers could recognize products in a wide variety of categories that provide exceptional energy savings. Originally designed as a label for computer monitors, this designation now applies to replacement windows, doors and a number of other home insulation products.

Replacement Versus New Construction Products

Springfield has been a recipient of the All-America City award, an award granted to 10 US cities each year that display a high level of cooperation and collaboration in solving challenges faced by the community. Over the course of its history, economic interests in Springfield have included auto manufacturing and farm equipment manufacturing. Today homeowners in Springfield continue to pursue the American dream with homes that remain comfortable even in the heart of a cold Ohio winter.

Replacement windows, also known as retrofit windows, originated as an alternative to installing entirely new window assemblies and rear replacing units. Unlike new construction models, which are installed directly into the opening in a home, replacement windows fit onto the existing frame. The cost and installation of Springfield replacement windows are typically lower than the cost of installing new construction models on your OH home.

When new construction units are installed, the trim, siding, flashing and other materials are removed, exposing the opening and nail studs. In older Ohio homes, where dry rot, termite infestation or water leakage have damaged the structural components below the assembly, removing the entire unit may be necessary to repair any damage. If damage is not repaired before installing new Springfield replacement windows, the new products will not perform efficiently, and the deterioration of the frame may continue.

If the openings and frames are in good condition, installing Springfield replacement windows is usually a faster process. Replacing your old, underperforming assemblies with new units rather than installing completely new units may save you money as well as time. When you're shopping for Springfield replacement windows, look for brands that have received high ratings from the NFRC. The NFRC rates Springfield units on their resistance to heat loss, condensation and solar heat gain, along with other factors.

The joints of a high performance window are heat welded, forming a continuous unit rather than a series of components fastened with screws or caulk. Look for models that have a consistent color throughout the frame. An experienced provider can help you identify brands that will hold up to the elevated precipitation levels and cold weather that are characteristic of Springfield and surrounding communities. Replacing your old units may lower your utility bills considerably, especially in the winter months.

Composite Framing Materials

Wood, vinyl and fiberglass are among the most popular framing materials among Springfield homeowners. In the humid climate of OH, where summers are warm and winters can be long and cold, choosing materials with high resistance to heat transfer is essential. Wood, fiberglass and high grade vinyl all have exceptional insulation capabilities and provide different advantages to homeowners. While vinyl is affordable and versatile, some OH homeowners prefer the appearance of a wood frame.

Composite products offer the benefits of multiple materials in a single unit. Some manufacturers consider fiberglass to be a composite material because it is manufactured using a combination of epoxy resin and glass fibers. The latest sustainable composite materials may be manufactured with a combination of recycled plastic and wood chips. Fiberglass has established a reputation for being easy to customize to fit any window design. This composite material also earns high performance ratings for its resistance to heat loss.

Because the alternative, sustainable composites are relative newcomers to the Springfield replacement windows market, some of these products have not undergone extensive testing. However, many homeowners are drawn to the affordable price and environmentally friendly status of composite Springfield replacement windows. Fiberglass is often more expensive than vinyl, but while vinyl cannot be painted, fiberglass or wood can be painted to complement any exterior.

The more you learn about your options before you make your purchase, the more satisfied you're likely to be with your final investment. Explore the different frame materials and glass types thoroughly to find the options that are best suited to the style and energy requirements of your home. With the help of a qualified Springfield replacement windows provider, you can locate affordable, efficient brands that will provide comfort and financial savings for years.

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