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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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Ukrainian Village Replacement Windows

Ukrainian Village replacement windows are a wise investment to keep the gusty winter weather at bay in "The Windy City," IL. Located in the northern Midwest, the city is known for its bitterly cold winters and blustery days year-round. Within the city is the historic neighborhood Ukrainian Village. Situated on the west side of downtown Chicago, IL, middle class Ukrainian Village is still largely populated by older Eastern European families looking for practical remodeling and home repair options.

Preventing Energy Loss With Replacement Windows

When considering Ukrainian Village replacement windows, there are several factors to keep in mind. Aesthetic appearance is important, but efficiency and performance are paramount. An old, cheap, inefficient window is essentially a hole in the wall of the home that lets heat out and cold air in. Energy is lost through a window in several ways: conduction, convection, radiant transfer and air leakage.

Conduction is the transfer of heat through windows. Much like heat is conducted through a skillet on the stove, heat is also transferred through the glass of windows. Convection is what causes a draft through an old window: as warm air meets a cold window, it cools and drops to the floor, pushing warm air up. Radiant transfer moves warm air to a colder body; window glass absorbs warm air and passes it to the colder atmosphere outside. Air leakage is simply the movement of air through small cracks between the window frames and walls and between the Chicago home window panes, and all of these forms of energy loss add up to enormous heating bills.

Ukrainian Village replacement windows have many advantages. They lower heating costs, saving homeowners and renters a substantial amount of money over the course of months and years. Window replacements also preserve Ukrainian Village homes' heating and cooling systems because they don't have to work as hard or as often to keep the homes warm in the cold Illinois winter and cool in summer. Ultimately, energy-efficient replacement windows keep you more comfortable in your home during any season. The advantages of window replacements are well worth the cost.

Efficient Replacement Windows

There are several options for energy efficient Ukrainian Village replacement windows. The key to a good replacement window is a balance of letting the sun's heat in and preventing the radiator's heat from leaking out. Advanced technology in window manufacturing lets you have both. There are several characteristics of an energy efficient window at varying price points to consider.

The most efficient window on the market today is double-glazed with a low-emittance (low-E) coating. These characteristics reduce conduction and prevent the fading of fabrics in the home. They also cut down on condensation that makes glass difficult to see through during cold and wet weather. The cost of this energy efficient replacement is only a few dollars per square foot more than a standard single-glaze window, and they practically pay for themselves in lower energy bills.

When condensation forms on a window, it is not just an annoyance; repeated formation of condensation can damage the window and cause more frequent replacement. Warm indoor air is cooled and forms liquid condensation when it meets a cold window or, more often, the Illinois aluminum window spacers between the window panes. This moisture causes rot and mold growth, which can damage the window structure and be harmful to your health. Replacing the aluminum spacers is the best way to prevent condensation during the cold winter.

Aluminum is highly conductive. Use replacements with lower conductivity like stainless steel, plastic, foam or rubber. These are called warm-edge spacers, and they come standard with most Ukrainian Village replacement windows. These will extend the life of the window and enhance your view of the historic churches that Ukrainian Village is known for.

Another major element of Ukrainian Village replacement windows to consider is the frame. Most new construction in Ukrainian Village uses wood frames, but replacements are largely vinyl. These perform equally well. Avoid aluminum frames as they are highly conductive and face the same problems as aluminum spacers. Use good quality weatherstripping for sealing the frames' seams to prevent air leakage.

Weatherproofing Replacements

When selecting Ukrainian Village replacement windows, style and cost are important factors, but do not neglect durability and conductivity. Ukrainian Village has a relatively cold climate, so weatherproofing your Ukrainian Village replacement windows will increase their efficiency and protect your investment. Eliminate drafts by sealing the window sills, installing weatherstripping and caulking any gaps.

Most importantly, be sure your Ukrainian Village replacement windows are installed securely to reduce air leakage, heat transfer, convection and conduction. Consult your contractor to be sure you purchase the best windows for your home. Keep in mind that the cost of good quality replacements will actually save you money over the course of several energy bills.

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