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Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Home Improvement |

The Language of Windows

If you are looking for new windows for your house, or if you are building a completely new house, the style of the windows you choose matters quite a bit.  Before you begin to shop for the right windows, you will need to understand some of the language that will be used in the stores.

Double hung windows are windows that can be opened either from the top or the bottom.  And the casements are the part of the windows that open with a crank.  They are usually easy to open and they are handy even in places that are hard to reach, like over a kitchen sink or behind a bathroom fixture.

The double pane windows have two pieces of glass that help them insulate the home better than other windows.  Between the glass is argon or another type of gas that aids the insulation process.

Mullions are vertical or even horizontal dividers that give the windows a simple, yet traditional look.  They often snap out and are one of the easiest styles to clean.

And tilt out windows allow you to clean the outside of the window even from inside your house.

All of these types of windows come in standard sizes and if your home is built to fit these sizes, you will save quite a bit of money.  You can also order custom sizes and a number of other upgrades, depending on the style you are looking for within your home.

Some of the upgrades include between the glass blinds, specialized class, impact resistance windows and plenty of others.  Depending on where you live and what you want, some of the upgrades are well worth the cost.

Once you know some of the language and what you should expect from the windows in your area, it is a good idea to know a little bit about some of the best brands on the market.  The brand name is not everything, of course, but those brands that have been around for a long time often offer quality windows at prices you can afford with performances you can trust.  If there is a particular brand you want, it will make finding a dealer who sells that type easier.

Once you start looking for a dealer, make sure the dealer has a good track record with the Better Business Bureau.  Do not be afraid to get quotes from more than one dealer in order to make sure that you are getting the best windows for your money.  You might even want to ask friends and neighbors who they have used in the past if they have replaced their windows in recent years.

In the end, having new windows will do a lot for your house in terms of appearance, energy efficiency, and resale value.

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