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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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Window Replacement Hardware

Window replacement hardware consists of the frame and the glass. You can choose to buy these things together or separately. Most contractors will offer the entire window unit as one as well as assistance with the design as well as the installation. However, you may be happier to only buy one of the window replacement hardware items and install it yourself. Make sure you compare what is out there when it comes to window replacement hardware to determine the most appropriate fit and design for your home.

Window Glass Hardware

The glass is the most important part of the windows as it offers the protection, the insulation and the nice views across the city. Most contractors and manufacturers will now provide double glazed units which offer a number of benefits when compared to single pane units which are more common on older homes. When you are looking into the type of glass, it is a good idea to choose double glazed units, even if you live in an area where the temperature is quite mild as double glazed systems offer more than just protection from the harsh weather.

You can expect double glazed systems to also provide you with better insulation and noise reduction as well as more protection against storm damage and other intruders. Furthermore, double glazed replacement windows will keep the air circulating inside your house without escaping out the windows which will cut down on your heating and cooling costs. But what are double glazed glass hardware exactly?

Double glazed glass means that there are two panels of glass on each replacement window instead of just one. Furthermore, most manufacturers will also include a very small opening in between the two hardware pieces. You can then choose to fill this space with air, with Argonne gas or with krypton gas for extra insulation. This is one of the many things you will need to decide when comparing window replacement hardware.

Replacement Frame Hardware

The other window replacement hardware that makes up the window is the frame. This is the part that frames the glass and adds character to your replacement window. You can choose a number of different designs and materials when looking into the replacement frame hardware such as timber, steel, vinyl and aluminum, all of which come with different pros and cons.

Choosing your window frame is often the hardest part of replacing your windows as it can be hard to know what colors and what materials will complement your house. Contractors can help you decide on the right fit for your property but it is also a good idea to think about this yourself. Sit down and compare the different window replacement hardware options out there when it comes to selecting your frames.

One thing to think about is the colors you have used inside and outside of your home. What color is the siding and the fascia? You want to match the frames to these colors. For example, perhaps you have a house with white siding and blue trimming. You could choose a matching blue frame to your replacement windows to give your outside a colorful yet symmetrical look.

You should also think about the colors inside your home as well. You want to be sure that the replacement frame matches the décor as well as the colors in each room. You can choose to have different frames in each room or opt for the same color and same material and even the same design for every opening in your house. This all depends on what you want when comparing window replacement hardware.

When it comes to your framing material this is also a tricky thing to choose as all four options look great on homes. Timber is a rich and rustic choice that is quite popular in wooden houses. However, it is also quite expensive and tends to need painting after a few years. If you have a brick or concrete home then you might want to stick to a hard hardware frame to match this look such as steel or aluminum. Vinyl is one of the more affordable options and is also quite durable and resistant to damage.

Comparing House Windows

There is no right or wrong way to choose your new windows. Take your time and think about what styles will best suit the overall look and structure of your property. You may be happy to keep the frames the same and just replace the glass; you may be looking at replacing just the frames and leaving the glass; or you may be looking to replace both of the window replacement hardware in your home. Whatever the case, start your search for window replacement hardware and contractors in your are right here online.

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