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March 18, 2011

Examining Energy Efficient Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages Energy efficient windows are designed to keep cold air out and warm air in. These types of windows are multiple-glazed and they have low-E coatings. High quality edge spacers and...

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Looking at the Different Types of Basement Windows

The different types of basement window styles are casement, double-hung, and sliding. Each style can be used to satisfy building codes for egress, as long as the dimensions for width and height meet the minimum requirements.

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Basement Windows and Water: Things to Consider

The average home has many small leaks. When grouped together, leaks can add up to the equivalent of a 2-foot hole in the wall. Most leaks can be found around doors and windows. They allow air to enter and escape, and water and snowmelt to seep inside. This can cause energy loss, moisture and mold, and damage to living spaces or stored items. A high energy bill, fogged or frosted windows, and temperature changes in different areas of the room are good indications that you have leaky windows, but determining the exact location of the leaks requires closer examination.

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Discussing How Much Bay Windows Cost

For an average size home (2,330 square feet.), the cost for a bay window ranges from $150 to $2,000 or more. The price varies greatly based on size, style (casement or double-hung), material, and manufacturer. Costs typically include the window, labor, and trim.

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Examining Bay Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

Bay windows project outward from the side of the house. They are made up of a central window and two side windows. The central window is usually fixed, and parallel to the existing wall. The side windows are set at a 30°, 45°, 60°, or 90° angle. They’re often casements or double-hung styles and are either stationary or operating. Bay windows have a deep sill area that’s commonly used as a display for plants. Whether you choose to install a bay window in your master bedroom, kitchen, or living room, there are several advantages and disadvantages to consider.

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Types of Bay Windows

March 3, 2011

Looking at the Different Types of Bay Windows

Bay windows offer benefits to both the interior and exterior of the home. Inside, the windows offer panoramic views, more natural light (which can enter from multiple directions), good ventilation from cross breezes, and additional square footage for an enlarged room. Outside, the windows jut out from the exterior of the home, adding dimension. The style offers a traditional feel with a modern touch.

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Basement Windows and Cold Weather: Things to Consider

All homes allow air to escape or enter to some degree. Even the most well-insulated home may have small leaks around plumbing fixtures, chimneys, recessed lights, and in attics and basements. The most common sources of leaks in homes, however, are windows and doors. The windows and doors on the main floors of the home are often cared for, while windows in basements and attics are often neglected. To protect your home and windows from the effects of cold, weatherizing all the windows in the home is the most cost-effective option.

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Examining Seals and Reinforcements for Awning Windows

A window seal is a substance or material that is applied between the window sash (the frame that holds the glass panes of the window), and glass to protect the window and the home from the elements. A window seal, such as a glazing compound, is also often used to attach the glass to the sash.

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A property owner might decide to replace windows for a number of reasons. The windows might be physically damaged, they may perform poorly, they may no longer be energy-efficient, they might be unattractive, or maybe they’re unsafe. No matter what the reason for replacing your windows, keep the following common considerations in mind during your search.

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Discussing How Much Awning Windows Cost

The cost for awning windows varies greatly depending on a number of factors, but in general, costs average between $350 to $1,050. Because so many factors are involved, some awning windows cost more than $1,050.

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