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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Victorian Village Replacement Windows

Victorian Village replacement windows modernize homes in the historic neighborhood without sacrificing their charm and integrity. Homeowners who are not aware of historic preservation and period architecture or who simply want to go the cheapest route often select replacement windows that degrade the curb appeal of the whole house and ruin its historic integrity. Preservation commissions fight changes like these, but not every homeowner is so conscious about preserving the look of the home. Historic houses can be updated to be more efficient, and there are plenty of Columbus window replacement selections for Victorian Village replacement windows that blend right in.

Victorian Village is located near downtown Columbus and The Ohio State University District. Many of the homes on these tree-lined streets are stunning examples of Victorian architecture. Rounded towers and intricate gingerbread work are a few defining feature of the decadent homes from the Victorian era. Because there is so much ornamentation on many Victorian Village homes, the windows are generally kept simple. One-over-one sash windows and perhaps a front window with decorative lights--many small panes of glass--around the perimeter are common.

Preserving a Victorian Village home's character does not mean you must freeze in the OH winter because of drafts and poor insulation. Old, ill-fitting windows allow heat transfer, making it harder to keep the home warm in cold outside temperatures. Thanks to the simple styles, Victorian Village replacement windows that will improve your energy efficiency are easy to come by. Consult a Columbus replacement window dealer for an in-home estimate to get started on your Victorian Village window replacement project today.

Identifying Heat Loss Through Windows

A window can lose heat in several ways. One way is convection, whereby the warm air in your home touches the cold window and becomes cold itself. Through conduction, a solid like an aluminum window frame carries heat outside, making your heater work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. Another method of heat loss is simply air leakage, by which air seeps through tiny gaps between the frame and the glass or the frame and the opening.

Heat transfer has several implications. When warm interior air hits the cold window, it sinks rapidly to the ground replacing the warm air below. This causes a draft that can make being anywhere near a window in cold weather unbearable. The rapid loss of heat in the air can also form condensation on the window, which can lead to rotting of the frame and mildew. Heat loss ultimately raises your utility bills as it requires your heater to work overtime, and that can cause faster wear and tear.

If you can identify heat loss, it is time to invest in Victorian Village replacement windows. Condensation is easy to see, and it is a problem that should not be left untreated. A way to test for drafts is to hold a lighted candle near the window to see if it flickers. Doing this on a windy day can also indicate air leakage. If you feel as though your heater is simply running too often, and you cannot keep your Victorian Village house warm, take that as a sign that it is time for Victorian Village replacement windows.

When selecting Victorian Village replacement windows, you have several options to remedy the problem of heat loss. Old window models tended to have a single pane of glass held by a wood or aluminum frame. One pane of glass offers little protection against outside cold, and aluminum is a high conductor of heat. Today, most Ohio window replacement models are double-glazed, meaning they have two panes of glass separated by a gas or air fill and warm-edge spacers. Two panes of glass buffers cold more effectively, while the air or--better yet--noble gas also blocks cold from entering, and the warm-edge spacer prevents condensation.

Hiring a Replacement Window Contractor

The Internet is chock full of do-it-yourself tips and videos for installing replacement windows. It can be done, but the complications that might arise can be serious. An improper fit can exacerbate heat loss even more and allow leaking that leads to rot and severe structural damage. In an historic Victorian Village home, the window openings can sag or may not be constructed evenly. Ordering the wrong size Victorian Village replacement windows can be a giant waste of money.

You do not want to face the consequences of improper installation, so leave your Victorian Village replacement windows to the professionals. Many manufacturers' OH dealers include warranty-guaranteed installation in the sale. If you choose to use your own contractor, be sure he or she is licensed, bonded and insured. Using an unapproved contractor could negate your warranty, so consider the implications before making your selection. Fill out our easy-to-use form for more information about central Ohio contractors, and start enjoying your Victorian Village replacement windows.

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