Replacement Window Types

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

Andersen Windows

Danish immigrant Hans Andersen could not have known that his American legacy would last for more than a century after he streamlined the construction process in 1903. Producing some 5 million windows and doors annually with over 8,000 employees, Andersen Windows is the go-to choice for quality windows that are as innovative and durable as they are attractive. With retailers in every major American market including Home Depot and its own start-to-finish service from subsidiary Renewal by Anderson, Andersen Windows has its finger on the pulse of the industry with something for everyone.

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Founded in the Pacific Northwest and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, JELD-WEN is one of the nation’s largest window manufacturers and a recognized leader in sustainable practices. In addition to developing products that are Energy Star qualified, JELD-WEN commits to renewable forest management, habitat protection and land stewardship. Earlier this year, the company offset demand for new wood by introducing a line of reclaimed Douglas fir windows from old barns, fences and buildings across America- the first of its kind in the industry.

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Discussing How Much Double Hung Windows Cost

The cost for double hung windows ranges from $80 to $200 or more. The price varies based on the type of material, manufacturer, and size. Costs typically include the window, labor, and trim. In some cases, however, labor might not be included.

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Discussing How Much Vinyl Windows Cost

If you’re interested in saving money on new or replacement windows, vinyl windows are a good option. Along with cellular PVC, vinyl is the least expensive window material. Besides the type of material, manufacturer and size will affect the final price of your window.

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Energy Efficient Windows Cost?

Discussing How Much Energy Efficient Windows Cost

Energy efficient windows are leak-proof so they keep cold air out and warm air in. They come with multiple-glazing and/or low-E coatings, which reflect or absorb heat energy. They also typically come with high quality edge spacers and frames to prevent leaks.   

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Discussing the Differences Between Low and High Quality Vinyl Windows

Vinyl is the perfect all weather material. It can be used for windows in all climates, even ones with severe heat or cold. While vinyl is a tough material, it’s also easy to manipulate into any shape or size you want, so it’s a great material for custom homes with unique configurations.

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Looking at the Different Types of Double Glazed Windows

Double glazed windows are energy efficient windows made of two layers of glass with a layer of gas (or air) between them. This creates an airtight seal making these windows more energy efficient than single glazed windows. Double glazed windows also increase sound insulation and limit condensation.

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Energy Efficient Window's Labels and Ratings

Discussing What Labels and Ratings for Energy Efficient Windows Mean

As your living situation changes, the reasons to replace your windows will change. You may decide that your home needs more light as it ages or a room in the home may become too stuffy, requiring more ventilation. Light and ventilation are only two reasons homeowners replace windows. The main reason for window replacement is energy loss. In newer and older homes, worn or standard windows may have to be replaced to help reduce energy loss.

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Energy Efficient Windows

Looking at the Different Types of Energy Efficient Windows

Energy efficient windows keep cold air out during winter and air conditioning in during summer. These windows typically have more than one layer, low-E coatings, and high quality edge spacers and frames. Regardless of the type of energy efficient window, all offer energy cost savings thanks to less air leakage, less condensation, and increased light, which can reduce heating bills during winter.

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Looking at the Different Types of Double Hung Windows

Double hung windows are the most common type of window in America. They’re often taller than they are wide and there’s only one way to operate them. You raise them up to open, and lower them to close. These windows have a traditional appearance, so you’ll almost always find them in traditional homes. 

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