Replacement Windows for your Home to increase its Energy Efficiency
Old windows waste lots of energy and often require lots of maintenance as well. This is why replacement windows can be the most Energy Efficient and cost effective Investments you could make for your Home.
Replacing your windows with windows manufactured from alternative materials can reduce
your heating and cooling costs drastically. It will also increase the visual appeal of your home.
Replacement windows are practically maintenance free, takes about 45 minutes to install yourself (proper tools are necessary) and will last for many years.
What are the types of replacement widows available in the market?
- Double Hung
Materials available for replacement windows
- Metals i.e. aluminum and steel
- Fiberglass and Wood clad
Replacement windows have changed and improved over the last decade,
although wood is the conventional material used.
Vinyl and fiberglass replacement windows are becoming increasingly common with modern home construction.
Depending on the choice of material for your replacement windows,
you will gain certain advantages and notice specific attributes.
- Vinyl – these are an excellent choice if you require as little maintenance as possible, as they are easy to maintain and never need painting.
- Wood – these are the type of replacement windows you should choose if you love everything conventional and traditionally stylish. However, it will be more costly than other types.
- Aluminum – these are a good choice for commercial structures, although they can also be used for basement windows.
The common styles of Replacement Windows
Replacement windows are available in a variety of styles, and depending on the end purpose and visual appeal required a consumer has his/her own discretion of choice.
- Awning windows – Commonly used for ventilation, these are replacement windows used above a door or below windows for additional functionality.
- Casement window – these are quite popular, because they allow more light to enter and provide expansive window openings.
- Double Hung windows – these are not very common in the European continent, although they are popular in the United States.
- The most common uses are in older homes and since they are made of wood, they are more traditional.
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