Types of replacement windows
When it comes to replacement windows you have more choices than you would think. Custom Windows Plus can help you make the right choices when it comes to replacement windows for your home in Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Stevens Point or Wausau.
To start, there are many types of windows. Some of the main types include casement windows, double hung windows, bay windows, by windows, awning windows, slider windows, picture windows and custom or speciality windows.
Casement windows have hinged sashes an open and close in a swing fashion. Double hung windows have two sashes that vertically, up or down. Sliders open and close horizontally and glide on a track. Picture or fixed windows don’t open and are often used in combination with other windows. Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outward from the bottom. They are often installed over fixed windows and doors. A bay windows cosmists of large fixed center window flanked on either side by casement or double hung windows. Since a bay windows protrudes outward, the side windows are set at an angle.
Apart from the type there are many other considerations when it comes to replacement windows. There is the frame construction. These could include wood, vinyl, aluminium, fiberglass and composites. There are also the handles and locking systems to think about. Then you need to consider weather proofing, glass options. Exterior colors, maintenance, costs and more.
Glass of course is very important when it comes to replacement windows. You get clear glass, low E glass, heat absorbing glass, reflective glass as well as double and triple pane options. Special glazing such as low E coating enhances energy efficiency.
Before deciding on which replacement windows are right for your home, you should consider ventilation, light, security, appearance, functionality, views, energy efficiency, costs and more.