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Buyer’s guide to types of replacement windows

August 14, 2017

Buyer’s guide to types of replacement windows

New windows make homes quiet, attractive, and add decor to living rooms. From less maintenance, energy efficiency, better ventilation, and effective cooling, replacing your windows can be a huge decision.

Here are the different types of replacement windows listed below for your convenience:

Double-hung windows
Double-hung windows are vertically oriented and come with upper and lower sashes to allow for proper ventilation. These sashes can be slid up and down to let the air flow in and out. Cool air flows in through the lower sash while hot air exits through the outer sash. These replacement windows have architectonical significance and historical context, which makes them great for homes, mansions, and spacious bungalows.

Sliding windows
Sliding windows come in a two or three-panel configuration. These configurations feature one fixed panel followed by one or two movable panes. These are horizontally oriented replacement windows and ideal for panoramic views of outdoors. The movable panes make them easy to clean and maintain too.

Awning windows
Awning windows are ideal replacement windows for kitchen sinks and bathrooms. They feature a simple ‘crank’ design, which you can rotate to adjust the angle of opening. Locks on the sides help hold the window in place, and this gives you control over how much air you want to let in or even block out the entry of water during rainy days.

Accent windows
Accent windows are ideal for home decor. Unlike other replacement windows, these do not provide ventilation. However, they come in a variety of shapes and designs. From touching up the attic to creating a focal centerpiece in your home, accent windows add style to your interiors.

Glass block windows
Glass block windows are designed for use in bathrooms and private spaces. They are also used in laundry rooms as replacement windows. These are sealed with a mortar and are made of thick, resistant glass that is not see-through, thus ensuring privacy.

When choosing to replace existing windows in your home, consider the purpose and placement. This will help you decide on the amount of ventilation your home needs and offer options for well-rounded functioning designs with a beautiful touch.

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