Types and Benefits of Replacement Windows
Looking for new windows? There are plenty of potential options to choose between. Typically, the decision process comes down to home style, exterior design, color scheme, and geographical region. Some windows will be better for insulation and energy efficiency, while others are designed specifically to let light into a home, or provide the best possible view. Bottom line, choosing the right replacement windows can depend on a lot of different factors. And we have everything you need to help choose the perfect window for your home.
Choosing the Right Windows for your Home
Choosing the correct window can ultimately impact your home across the board. Windows have the ability to provide security, lower energy bills, increase ventilation, protect against storms and flying debris, and even trap heat. That’s why taking the time to find a window that will both match the aesthetic flow of your home, while actively working to improve home efficiency and security is the way to go.
The first step to choosing the right replacement windows for your home is to evaluate the design and style of your home. The type of window a homeowner would likely buy for a center-hall Colonial will look a lot different than one they might purchase for a townhouse. So look at your home, evaluate its architecture, examine the exterior design and flow, this will narrow down your list of choices. The next step is to choose your ideal frame material. The material you choose can be anything from wood, to vinyl, to steel, and will likely depend both on two things. The style of your home, and the types of problems you’re looking to address. For example, if you’re looking to replace your windows simply to upgrade the exterior design of your home, then selecting Bay windows with a nice, wooden frame could go a long way. However, if you’re looking to address issues such as high energy bills or poor ventilation, you may want to consider Casement Windows with an insulated frame, or Impact Windows with a steel u-chassis. The final step in selecting your windows is to choose the right distributor. Castle Windows vendors will come right to your home, take detailed measurements and notes about your project space, then provide you with a list of options that fit your exact specifications. Once your windows are ordered and ready to go, the installation will typically be done in a day.
Different Types of Windows
There are many different types of windows, and each one comes with their own unique styles, benefits, and sizes. Some are rugged and versatile, while others are designed to allow more light to enter a home. Some are stylish and have a major impact on curb value, while others are great for home security. Here’s our list of window options, and the benefits of each one.
Double Hung Windows
Double Hung Windows are some of the most commonly used windows in the nation, and can slide both up and down. Each sash has a built-in mechanism that tilts for easy cleaning. Our Double Hung Windows are durable, yet stylish, versatile yet aesthetic, and make the perfect addition to any home.
Hopper Windows open down and in, utilizing a tilting pane that also makes for easy cleaning. Hopper Windows are great for protection and security, and the tilting pane allows homeowners to open their windows for ventilation without the fear of debris entering the home. Our Hopper Windows come in an array of sizes, making them a great option for low-level and basement window replacement.
Bay Windows protrude from the home, partially extending out into the exterior space. They are often composed of three separate windows, and may even contain a small interior pocket of space to hold plants. Bay windows are known for their ability to improve exterior design and raise curb appeal, while simultaneously allowing more external light to enter a home.
Bow Windows, on the other hand, are typically composed of four or more windows, and designed to form a semi circle that extends from the home. Like Bay Windows, Bow Windows offer a space inside that can act as a sort of viewing area. Bow Windows can let in even more light than a Bay Window or Picture Window, and are also known for their ability to trap heat and serve as a focal point for the exterior design of the house.
Awning windows can be described as rugged, yet stylish. They are designed for privacy and security, and are proven to increase airflow, potentially lowering energy bills. Awning Windows will typically open outward, allowing for a greater range of use, and come in a wide variety of materials. They also perform well when matched against elements such as wind, rain and snow.
Casement windows are attached by a set of hinges toward the middle of the frame. Each of our Casement Windows comes complete with our multi-point locking system, ensuring that your home remains safe and secure.
Slider Windows make a great choice for any homeowner looking to improve the interior design of their home, while also implementing a more modern style. Slider Windows are composed of two windows designed to slide open. Slider Windows are great for any room where you might want to let the air in, and come with our multi-cavity construction for stability, as well as our energy efficient glass.
Garden Windows, much like our Bay and Bow Windows, extend outward from the house, allowing for maximum interior space. Our Garden Windows are built with casements designed to allow added ventilation, as well as a strong shelf to display all of your plants and flowers. These windows also allow increased amounts of sunlight to enter the home, ensuring your plants and flowers remain healthy, happy and thriving.
Invest in Replacement Windows:
With the national average Return on Investment for Window Replacement at over 70%, and the warm summer months starting to roll in, there couldn’t be a better time to replace your windows. The Castle Windows lifetime guarantee ensures that all of our windows are built to last, and the guarantee is even transferable to new homeowners in the event that you sell your home. Other window manufacturers may claim to have lifetime warranties, but the fine print usually states otherwise. Whether you have awning, double-hung, casement, or bow windows, Castle Windows has you covered for life. Call today to speak to one of our window experts!