One of the main aesthetic and functional factors in your home is your windows. Replacement windows not only add beauty and resale value but it's an energy-efficient investment that lasts for years. If you are not sure what kind of windows to get, here is a little about the different types of windows and window replacement cost.
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A replacement window lets you change the look and feel of your home, but only if you choose the type that best fits your needs. Each type of replacement window offers a unique look and feel, advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the right window may challenge you, but you can narrow your choices with some basic knowledge of the type of windows available to you.
Here are the more common types of replacement windows to get you started.
Windows let light into our home, gentle breezes in and their screens keep the bugs out. Windows come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. Used alone or in combination most of us have more than one window style in our home. Let’s explore four basic window styles.
Double or Single Hung Windows
The most popular style of window is the double hung window. This style is traditional with the window opening up and down or vertically. Each glass unit is set into a framework called a sash, on a double hung window both the upper and the bottom sash move. Being able to open either the top or the bottom for air circulation gives the homeowner more options in creating comfort within our homes. A single hung window has a stationary top sash with only the bottom sash able to move or open. Screens are place on the outside of the window.
If it is time to replace your old drafty windows, why not take the opportunity to change the look of your home with new replacement windows. Window replacement can change the complete look of your home. Maybe you are bored with the look of your home, then window replacement is a great opportunity to love your home again as it gives a new, innovative and aesthetic look to your home. Not only can it change the look of your home, but window replacement saves on your gas, oil and electric bills too.
Two of the main points of window safety are to provide an escape for fires and to help prevent falls. The Window Safety Task Force of the National Safety Council reminds parents that windows play an important role in both of these areas.
Replacement window costs vary across a wide range from $100 to $2,000 or more per window. There are many factors that effect the price including geography, window materials, window design, window options, style of window, type of existing window removal, installation opening material, contractor to perform the work and more. This article will give a homeowner a basic idea of what replacement windows cost.