In O’Fallon, window replacement is one of the most important things you can do for your home. New windows can cut down on energy consumption, which saves money. In fact, new windows can even cut your bill in half!
As much as 40% of the air in your home goes in and out of the windows. Imagine how much warmer your home would be in the winter, with your new, air-tight windows keeping the heat in, or how cool it could be in the summer, when you open those windows wide and let the breeze in. You owe it to yourself to consider replacing those old windows.
Windows this day and age can be double and even triple-glazed, which means even more energy savings.
A lot of people are afraid that if they replace their windows, they lose the history of the home. That is a common misconception, as window designers can replicate classic window styles down to detail.
In fact, it is safe to say that homeowners are in more control of how their windows look than ever before. There has never been a better time to replace those old windows and start saving energy – and money!
Awning windows are the perfect addition if you are looking to improve ventilation, add style, enhance the view, increase security, increase protection from weather, and cut costs from running the heat and air-conditioning.
There is nothing obstructing the view with awning windows. They give you a great picture of the outdoors, with no bars, rails, or curtains, and come in a wide range of designs, from pine to fiberglass.
Keep in mind, though, that if you choose awning windows for your home you might want to install them in places with less foot traffic, as they tend to get dirtier in those areas, and awning windows have to be cleaned from the outside.
Double hung windows feature two sashes, one at the top and one at the bottom, so they are terrific ventilators. They are also incredibly stylish because they come in many different colors, materials, and shapes.
The most important aspect of double hung windows, though, is their versatility. They are easy to open and close and they fit in any room. Not to mention that they are easy to clean, energy efficient, and they improve the safety of your home.
How do they improve the safety of your home? Double hung windows can be locked, and they come with double-glazed options, which makes the windows almost impossible to break.
Bay windows feature a bigger center window with two smaller windows on each side. They add dimension and can make smaller spaces seem bigger, which is especially useful if you have a smaller, more cluttered room.
Bay windows are convenient, add a view to your home, and let in lots of sunshine and air.
Bay windows are very convenient, as they provide a great place to unwind and read a good book, meditate, or work. Some people even use the windows as a place to show off decorative items or plants.
Just as the name suggests, special shape windows come in an almost unlimited set of shapes, sizes, and colors, so they are terrific for creating a unique looking home. They are also incredibly durable if you choose a stationary model, so they can last a long time.
With double and triple glaze available, these windows can also be a great energy saver.
The greatest appeal of special shape windows, however, is their ability to add value to your home. If you are trying to sell your home, the uniqueness of your windows can be a selling point.
Often overlooked, hopper windows open at the top and hinge on the bottom. They are also small, so they are great space savers. Hopper windows open fully, so they provide terrific ventilation. They also prevent air leakage because they seal up tight.
Choose hopper windows when you want to give your home a modern edge.
If you want a spectacular view of the outdoors from the comfort of your home, this one is a no-brainer. Picture windows are classic, and become the focal point of any room.
Not only are picture windows beautiful, they are practical, too. Because picture windows stay closed, they keep air from going in and out, which saves energy, especially with the added benefit of double glazing.
Gone are the days when you had to worry about a picture window getting broken. They come with the option of a multiple-frame design, which means that if one pane is shattered, it can be replaced without having to overhaul the whole window.
Picture windows can also be lightened or tinted to let more or less light into your home.
With a semicircular structure supported by four to six panels, bow windows can bring elegance to any home. They are also plenty insulated, so they add lots of warmth.
Bow windows are very similar to bay windows, except they have curved angles. Speaking of angles, bow windows are brilliant when it comes to letting light into your home, which they provide abundantly and from all angles.
Bow windows also open up the room, allow potted plants some room to grow, and using the outdoors to create an illusion of a grander space within your home.
Bow windows also come with low emissivity, which means they force heat back into your home. They also expand and contract, which makes them versatile in all kinds of weather.
Unlike some of the other window options, round top windows are almost purely used for style. They complement almost any other window type. Usually, round top windows are placed above other windows to add pizzazz, which is why they are so eye-catching.
Round top windows are so versatile, they can even be fitted with stained glass for a medieval look. In addition to glass types, there are infinite shapes to choose from.
Because round top windows are usually placed above other windows, they are great space savers and expanders.
They are also wonderful power savers, since they are almost always shut.
Slider windows are easy to use and make a great addition to any home. They usually contain two sashes where one is fixed and the other slides from side to side, but many manufacturers are making both sashes mobile now.
One of the best features of sliding windows is their ability to ventilate. Sliding windows provide maximum airflow to your home with minimal effort, especially when using the windows with double sliding mechanisms.
Slider windows can provide excellent weather protection with the use of weather stripping and Low-E glass designs, which also cut down on energy costs.
Slider windows are also super easy to clean from the inside of the home.
If you have somewhat of a tight budget, but don’t want to compromise on quality or style, then casement windows are for you. They are easy to operate and low maintenance, too, so you get even more bang for your buck.
The best part about casement windows is that they are unobstructed, which means you don’t have to worry about window parts getting in the way of your view of the beautiful outdoors. They also help to clean up cluttered spaces.
Because casement windows are stronger than many other types of windows, they are still a favorite among many homeowners. They can open and close regularly for many years without any major wear and tear.
Casement windows are excellent security measure, because breaking into them is near impossible. Why? Casement windows are only able to be entered by breaking the glass, which makes it very hard to get into the house undetected. Also, they can be fitted with double-glazed glass, which makes them harder to break.
Casement windows provide good airflow into and out of your home and, when closed, are air tight.
Going green couldn’t be any easier than getting garden windows to replace your old ones. They are great for growing small plants and providing lots of sunshine, and they give a fantastic view of outdoor delights that, when coupled with the plants, make it feel like you’re living in nature.
Garden windows provide the maximum amount of light possible and function much like a greenhouse would, giving your plants all the sunlight they need to grow.
One of the biggest perks of garden windows is that they allow plants to grow, and in turn the plants create fresh air for your home. Think about that: fresh air and natural light. Perfect harmony with nature!
Today’s sliding doors come with premium gliding action, sleeker designs, bigger views, sophisticated locking mechanisms, thermal performance, sound control, and light manipulation.
What does all that mean? Well, it means the doors glide much smoother and last longer, are much less bulky than the older designs, give you a much bigger view of the outdoors than before, feature 2 and even 4-point locks for extra security, contain measures that do everything possible to contain heat, can be made soundproof with the right glass, and can manipulate light with blinds that have decorative grids.
There has never been a better time than now to get your sliding doors replaced.
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