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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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Washington Replacement Windows

Washington replacement windows improve the look of your home and its energy efficiency, raising the home's market value and making it a more comfortable place to live. With so many benefits, replacing the windows in your house with new St Louis window replacement units is one of the most rewarding home improvement projects. As with any home improvement, getting the best quality product can be quite costly. Luckily for homeowners on a budget, Washington replacement windows can be installed in stages. You can start with one side of your home and work your way around until the project is complete.

Washington is located 50 miles west of St Louis in eastern Missouri. Washington is home to hundreds of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, making it a burgeoning heritage tourism destination. St Louis experiences a full range of seasons, from hot, humid summers to frigid, snowy winters. Homes need systems for both heating and air conditioning, and their replacement windows should work with those systems to maintain the most comfortable internal temperature year-round. Washington replacement windows can complement historic homes' curb appeal while imparting the efficiency of modern window technology.

Consumers in eastern MO should start with a reputable Washington window dealer. Looking at samples can give you an idea of the replacement windows that would best complement your home, and dealers will often do free in-home estimates. If your home is an historic structure protected by historic preservation ordinances, be sure you have approval to make exterior changes. Ask the dealer about reproductions to get an authentic period replacement.

Window Shapes and Styles

For most people, the aesthetics of their new Washington replacement windows is just as important as energy-efficiency. Windows give a house character, and stylistic harmony is important. Unattractive, out-of-place old looking windows detract from the look and style of a house, making it appear gaudy or just inharmonious. Some styles are modern while others are classic, and some span all styles of architecture for a timeless look. Generally, the original style is the most authentic to the home's character, but makeovers and face-lifts are always possible.

To choose Washington replacement windows that jibe with your home's architectural style, look at magazines or decorating books for inspiration. There are volumes upon volumes written about each particular style of architecture. Find a home similar to your with a window scheme that speaks to you. Take your inspirational photos to the Washington replacement window dealer to make that style works for your budget and efficiency needs.

You can almost never go wrong with timeless window replacement sashes and casements. Sashes, or sliders, open horizontally or vertically on a track. These appear on almost all architectural styles from every period. They are operable, so you can enjoy fresh air and natural ventilation when then weather is nice, and they are easy to install and replace if the moving parts are kept in good working order.

Casements open by swinging on a hinge. As a single window or in pairs, they are easy to operate and have a clean, classic look. Variations of the casement are awnings, which open out and up from a hinge on top, and hoppers, which open in or out and down from a hinge on the bottom. Missouri window replacement casements and sliders can have panes of glass arranged in various patters to give them more character.

More stylistic choices include bay and bow windows, which form a jutted-out rounded or geometric shape, and a picture window, a large, unobstructed pane of glass, lovely for Washington homeowners with views of the Missouri River. Jalousies have multiple panes lined up horizontally or vertically that open almost like blinds. An oculus or rose window lend ornamentation, and a garden window lets in ample light in a kitchen or bathroom.

Controlling Solar Heat

One of the measures of efficiency of Washington replacement windows is the solar heat gain coefficient. This is a measure of the amount of the sun's heat a window admits. People in very cold climates can use solar heat gain to their advantage to naturally warm the house, giving their heating system a bit of relief. People in hot climates want to minimize solar heat gain to keep their homes cooler and maximize their air conditioners' efficiency.

Residents of MO experience a wide range of temperatures as the year progresses. Washington residents use their heating and cooling systems almost equally. Washington replacement windows with a moderate solar heat gain coefficient facilitates both heating and cooling. In rooms that tend to get very warm, like the kitchen and rooms directly facing the rising sun, a lower solar heat gain coefficient might be preferable. Talk to your Washington replacement windows dealer about maximizing your energy efficiency strategically with Washington replacement windows.

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