There are many options available when it comes to replacement windows. First it is important to look at types of windows when choosing a replacement. After you choose the type of replacement windows the type of glass can be an important factor to consider. Here we will look at some of the options available.
Double-hung windows have two vertically sliding sash in a single frame. They lift open while remaining flush with the wall, making them ideal around patios, decks and walkways.
Next is Casement windows which are hinged windows that open outward, at the turn of a crank, to the right or to the left. Casements are common above kitchen sinks for areas where full venting windows are desired, and give you flexibility to group them however you like.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outward and are often paired with stationary windows because they can catch pleasant breezes on hot days.
Gliding windows feature two sash, with at least one of the sash sliding horizontally past the other. They give you the advantages of double-hung windows with a more contemporary look.
Stationary windows, as the name states, don’t open. Often referred to as picture windows, they are usually used to provide maximum light and an unobstructed view.
Bay and bow windows are window combinations that project outward from a home. These dramatic combinations can add space, volume, and light to a room.
One of the biggest factors in energy efficiency when it comes to windows is the glass used. Some types of glass are better at insulating and some offer better clarity. Low-E glass blocks unwanted solar heat while allowing light to stream through. The result is lower energy costs because it can block out up to 95% of the damaging ultraviolet rays. Call 208-376-0000 and let our glass experts answer your questions and set up a free, in-home estimate.