Replacement Window Types

Articles on the Different Types and Quality of Replacement Windows, Advantages and Disadvantages, Costs, Energy Efficiency, Maintenance Tips, and More.

Examining Storm Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

A storm window is a secondary window that protects the primary window and interior of the home against cold and severe weather. Storm windows are often installed on the interior of the primary window, but exterior models are also available.

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Examining Stained Glass Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

Stained glass windows are handcrafted works of art that are used mostly as accent pieces for hallways, foyers, bathrooms, or kitchens. Also called decorative glass and art glass, stained glass windows are also commonly used in churches, museums, and funeral homes.

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Examining Picture Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

Picture windows are fixed windows, which means they can’t be opened or closed. These large expanses of glass have one use — to frame a beautiful view. Picture windows are often found in homes with high or vaulted ceilings and they’re often installed as an arched window over vaulted areas, doors, and other windows.

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Examining Lattice Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

A lattice window is a type of window casement, either fixed or hinged, with glazed bars running diagonally. Early designs used individual pieces of glass for each panel, but modern designs are made of one piece of glass crisscrossed with detachable grids than can be popped in or out of the window frame. You can also use lattice windows indoors. Depending on whether your window is old or new, there are several advantages and disadvantages to lattice windows.

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Types of Casement Windows

March 21, 2011

Looking at the Different Types of Casement Windows

Casement windows are the most contemporary and convenient of all window types. The window is mounted on hinges and a manual (or automatic) mechanism cranks the window outward and away from the home. Some homeowners may choose to have the window crank in for easier cleaning, but this isn’t common.

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Examining Double-Hung Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

Double-hung windows are the most common type of window in the U.S. They have a traditional appearance and operate by sliding up and down. Dividers, called muntins, either divide individual panes of glass or they snap on for decorative purposes. Spring-mounted operating mechanisms are the newest style of double-hung windows. Easy operation and a traditional style are just two of the advantages of double-hung windows.

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Discussing How Much Casement Windows Cost

The cost for casement windows ranges from $300 to $1,000 or more. The price varies based on the type of material, manufacturer, and size. Costs typically include the window, labor, and trim.

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Examining Garden Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

A garden window is a special type of window that juts out into a yard or other exterior area. It contains several shelves and is typically installed in kitchens over the sink or really, any room in the home. Besides versatility, garden windows have a number of advantages along with a disadvantage or two.

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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 frames are also commom with energy efficient windows. The advantages of energy efficient windows outweigh the disadvantages, but the downside to energy efficient windows is still worth mentioning.

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Examining Double Glazed Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

Double glazed windows consist of two layers of glass with a layer of inert gas sealed between them. This creates nearly twice the insulation as single glazed units. Once sealed, the unit becomes airtight.

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