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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Yakima Replacement Windows

Yakima replacement windows keep homes comfortable in this scenic city situated near Mt Rainier. Yakima has a unique climate, experiencing less rainfall and colder winters than many other communities in the Pacific Northwest. Fitting your WA home with well insulated, energy efficient windows is a priority in Yakima. As an added benefit, new Yakima replacement windows can increase the curb appeal of your home by giving the exterior a fresh, clean look.

Investing in Yakima replacement windows is a big decision for any WA homeowner. If you've hesitated to take this step because of the cost involved, compare quotes from several reliable Yakima replacement windows distributors before you postpone this Washington window home improvement project. You could be saving a considerable amount of money each year and enjoying more comfortable interior temperatures if you replace your old, underperforming windows with vinyl or wood Yakima replacement products.

Condensation and Windows

Condensation on windows is a concern for many Washington homeowners. Under certain circumstances, a layer of fog on the interior of a window is normal. When you're boiling water in the kitchen, for instance, or you've just finished taking a shower, it's not unusual to find vapor gathering on the inside of your windows. Once the source of steam has disappeared and the room has been ventilated, the fog evaporates.

In the fall and winter, it's not uncommon to find condensation building up on the outside of a Yakima window because of the contrast between the temperature of the outside air and the glass. However, the interior of your windows should remain clear if the product has the right level of heat resistance. Fog on the interior glass may indicate that your current models are allowing too much heat to escape from the home.

In order to minimize condensation, you can increase the ventilation in your Yakima house by installing an exhaust fan in areas where moisture gathers. In your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room, keep doors open to prevent moisture from accumulating in the room. A dehumidifier can dry out the air in parts of the home that are excessively humid. Vapor in the air can encourage the growth of mold and mildew and detract from the air quality inside your Washington house.

If you've eliminated potential sources of condensation by ventilating your home but you're still noticing fog on your interior glass, consider installing Yakima replacement windows. Look for a brand with a low U-factor when you shop for new vinyl wood replacement brands. The U-factor reflects the amount of heat that is allowed to escape from a window unit. The lower the U-factor, the less heat passes through the product. Energy efficient replacement brands reduce heat loss and keep your glass free from condensation.

Rough Openings and Window Replacement

Installing Yakima replacement windows can be a challenging project, especially if you own an older WA home. Window replacement isn't just a matter of removing old sets and inserting new ones. The opening that holds the frame in place, known as the rough opening, must be sized correctly to hold the new models and ensure adequate insulation. In older Yakima homes, dry rot may have damaged the rough opening. These damaged areas must be removed, or the new replacement products will not fit securely.

Professional installers know how to size a rough opening and inspect it for damage before putting the new products in place. If you've noticed air leakage in your home, there may be rotted areas in the rough opening that are allowing drafts to enter the home. If moisture has penetrated the frames, you may find moldy insulation or rotted drywall, as well. These problems will need to be corrected before installation takes place.

The status of a rough opening is one of the unknown factors that homeowners face when they're considering the cost of Yakima replacement windows. Although you may be aware that your current models aren't performing well or that your rooms feel drafty and chilly in the winter, you may not be aware of the extent of the damage to your frames. Repairs to the rough opening and drywall will add to the cost of the project. However, these extra steps will ensure that you get years of exceptional insulation from your Yakima replacement windows.

Although many homeowners have successfully installed their own models, you may find that you get the most satisfactory results by hiring a professional team to complete this task. Licensed contractors know how to size and repair a rough opening before installing Yakima replacement windows. The costs of removing the old models, repairing the opening and installing and cleaning the new products should be included in your estimates, along with the cost of disposing of the old products. A reliable team can complete these tasks quickly and efficiently.

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