Replacement Window Types

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

Examining Casement Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

Instead of having a handle and lifting up, casement windows are hinged at the side and crank outward. They’re often installed over sinks, countertops, or appliances, but can be placed anywhere in the home.

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Discussing How Much Basement Windows Cost

The cost for basement windows ranges from $200 to $2,000 or more. The price varies based on type of material, manufacturer, and size. Costs typically include the window, labor, and trim.

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Examining Basement Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

Basement windows are different from other types of windows in the home. They sit lower than other windows and some are even located in underground wells. Because of positioning, there are a number of advantages and disadvantages to these distinctive openings. 

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Keeping Basement Windows Safe

Basement windows create two common safety concerns.  An unsecured basement window offers an easy way for intruders to enter a home undetected and a small basement window can trap victims inside or keep emergency responders from entering. Both safety concerns are something to consider when purchasing a home or replacement windows, but they easy to remedy.

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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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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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