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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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Talmadge Replacement Windows

Talmadge replacement windows complement the eclectic variety of architecture in this CA, neighborhood. Talmadge was established in 1925 and named for silent film stars of the period, Norma, Constance and Natalie Talmadge. This neighborhood has a mix of single-family homes and apartment complexes. The primary architectural styles are Spanish Revival, California bungalows, Cape Cod cottages and Normandy-style homes.

Talmadge replacement windows are an integral part of any architectural style. The exterior of the home is viewed as a whole picture, and the windows should be harmonious with that image. Just as important as San Diego window style is how the window functions. Talmadge replacement windows can make the home a comfortable environment and help save on utilities.

Window Styles

Each of the common architectural styles of San Diego, CA, homes has character and a unique window scheme. Every Talmadge resident wants their home to be distinctive, but each part of the exterior should be congruous with the overall look. The shapes and styles of Talmadge replacement windows are plentiful, so homeowners can find the perfect fit for their tastes and lifestyle.

Spanish Colonial Revival style originated right around the time Talmadge was established. Many of the homes in the historic district were built in this style characteristic of the Sunshine State. This style is characterized by arched entryways, doors and windows. An arched window can be operable or fixed, depending on the homeowner's preference. Operable windows allow ventilation, but they are more costly to install than a fixed window.

Talmadge replacement windows on the upper floors of a Spanish Colonial home are often rectangular casements with many muntins in a two-over-two or three-over-three design. Casements swing open on a hinge, which gives them a romantic element while making them very functional. Against a white stucco house, these smaller replacement windows are sometimes painted vibrant colors, like aquamarine or terracotta red. Wood frames are best suited for painting, so consider this when selecting Talmadge replacement windows.

Bungalows are visually interesting homes with many stylized features on the frontage. Sloping roofs and eaves with exposed rafters set off large porches with big, boxy columns. Many California large windows adorn the fronts of these houses, so choosing an appropriately stylized replacement can greatly enhance the home's curb appeal. A common style is a three-over-one, one large pane with three small panes or "lights" across the top. These are often fixed, but can be designed as sliders.

Cape Cod houses have very little ornamentation, so attractive replacement windows are the focal points. Most of these homes utilize a six-over-six slider flanked with shutters. The weather here is pleasant year-round, so take advantage of abundant sunshine and cool sea breezes with operable Talmadge replacement windows like sliders and casements.

Finally, Talmadge features Normandy style homes in the very affluent subdivisions. These large, brick structures are accented with gables and small towers topped with cone-shaped roofs. The window scheme includes all sorts of shapes, from circular and hexagonal to bow and bay window structures. The most common shape is tall, narrow and arched with many small lights. These are adorned with intricate cornices that add to the homes' flamboyance.

Going Green

Most Talmadge replacement windows will perform with high energy efficiency, simply because the weather is so mild. Talmadge residents need not worry about extreme heat or cold penetrating the glass for most months of the year. Still, there are advantages to installing an energy efficient replacement.

Ultraviolet light that comes through window glass can fade furniture and art over time, and can even damage your skin with constant exposure. Look for window glass with a low-emittance (Low-E) coating. This microscopic metal layer reduces UV rays by up to 75 percent, thus protecting interior furnishings. Low-E coatings have the added benefit of reducing radiant heat transfer, keeping the home cooler in warm weather.

Low-E glass reduces solar heat gain, but it is not tinted like older coatings were. Sunlight is unobstructed, so the window can fill the home with natural light. This reduces the need for artificial light during the day, which can significantly reduce utility bills and a family's carbon footprint.

Another energy efficient measure is double glazing. Two panes of glass are separated by an air or gas fill. This serves to buffer extreme temperatures from penetrating the window glass, but it can also muffle street noise. Families who live on busy thoroughfares can see a modest reduction in the annoyances of car alarms and loud music.

Talmadge replacement windows comes in a variety of styles to suit any family's needs. Good window design can improve a home's curb appeal, thus increasing its market value and the values of surrounding homes. Any replacement should be energy efficient, not only for the home's comfort, but to minimally impact the environment. Contact a dealer today about your home window replacement.

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