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We've compiled a comprehensive library of information to help you with your replacement windows project.  It is important that you understand your options before moving forward with any home improvement project.  Adding new windows to your home is a great way to add value and beauty to your living space.  Use our resources below to choose the best options for you and your home.  If you need further assistance, we also offer Free Window Price Quotes from local reliable contractors.

Knowledge Articles

Understanding Energy Efficiency

Understanding Energy Efficiency
Replacing the windows in your home can dramatically reduce your monthly heating and cooling bills.  Additionally, replacing your windows with energy efficient windows can even help you qualify for a tax credit.  There are several aspects of an energy efficient window to consider.  Terms like U-factor, Low-E, Energy Star, SHGC and others should all be properly understood to better evaluate your window choices.read more

Hiring a Replacement Window Pro

Hiring a Replacement Window Pro
Finding and hiring a replacement windows professional can be a tough process. There are thousands to choose from who are all looking for your business.  To avoid replacement windows project nightmares, it is important to find someone who has good references, who is licensed and insured, and who carries the replacement window brands that you are interested in. ..read more

Impact Resistant and Hurricane Windows

Impact Resistant and Hurricane Windows
If you live in a coastal community that is subject to high winds and severe weather, you should become familiar with hurricane resistant windows if you aren’t already. Installing impact resistant windows can mean the difference between light damage and total destruction to your home in the event of a hurricane or a strong storm. Think of it this way, you wouldn’t want to drive your car with a windshield that wasn’t impact resistant would you?...read more

Window Materials

Aluminum Windows

Aluminum Windows
Aluminum Windows have many benefits that make them an excellent choice for residential and commercial projects alike. Since aluminum windows were the first type of replacement window available, there have been recent innovations with other material types that can outperform aluminum in certain areas. Still, there are several features with aluminum windows...read more

Clad Windows

Clad Windows
Clad Windows are a good option if you are looking for durability and low maintenance.  Clad windows are typically wood on the inside with fiberglass, vinyl or aluminum material secured to the outside for added protection and elegance.  The fiberglass, vinyl or aluminum material is manufactured to cover the sash and frame of the window.  As with most vinyl window products...read more

Fiberglass Windows

Fiberglass Windows
Fiberglass windows have become more and more popular as modern advances in technology have made it stronger and more durable in extreme temperatures.  Like aluminum windows, fiberglass is a good option if you are dealing with larger openings since fiberglass is a very sturdy material...read more

Vinyl Windows

Vinyl Windows
In the past, windows were primarily made of steel, aluminum or wood.  Vinyl windows were introduced in Germany following the second world war as an alternative.  It wasn't until 1959 that vinyl windows were introduced as an option in the United States by the BF Goodrich Company.  Since then, they have become the most popular choice...read more

Wood Windows

Wood Windows
Wood windows have long been a top choice in the world of residential windows.  They are made from a variety of wood types including pine, fir, redwood, cedar, mahogany, and cypress to name a few.  Since wood windows have better insulation properties than metal, they are touted as a highly energy efficient...read more

Window Styles

Awning Windows

Awning Windows
Awning windows are similar to casement windows except that they have a hinge at the top of the window.  They are often controlled by a crank handle to open and close the window.  Commonly you’ll find awning windows at the base of another window or above a door to increase ventilation...read more

Bay Windows

Bay Windows
Unlike any other window type, bay windows generate extra space in your home since they essentially extend the wall of the room. For this reason, bay windows are a great idea if you are looking to make a room in your home look larger.  You may use the extra space from the bay window for...read more

Bow Windows

Bow Windows
Bow windows are similar to bay windows in that they have the ability to make a room appear larger. The difference between a bay and a bow, however, is that a bay window usually consists of a large window between two double hung or casement windows. A bow window, on the other hand...read more

Casement Windows

Casement Windows
Casement Windows are still one of the most popular replacement window choices. Casement Windows have a hinge on the side allowing the window to swing all the way open for maximum ventilation. This is unlike double hung or sliding windows that typically can only open halfway...read more

Double Hung Windows

Double Hung Windows
Double Hung Windows are one of the most common window types available.  These windows have an upper and lower sash that slide up and down.  This is unlike the single hung window where only one of the sashes moves up and down.  Double hung windows appear in multiple configurations...read more

Egress Windows

Egress Windows
Egress Windows (also known as escape windows) are located in the basement of a home.  Egress windows are important for safety reasons and are even mandated in certain areas of the county to allow for an escape route from the basement in the event of a fire...read more

Fixed Frame Windows

Fixed Frame Windows
Fixed Frame Windows are typically the most affordable window type available.  They require less hardware since they or inoperable and non-venting.  Just like their name says, they are fixed and therefore do not open or close.  As a result, fixed frame windows are a good choice if you are looking for added security...read more

Picture Windows

Picture Windows
Picture Windows are popular if you'd like a larger, unobstructed, 'picture perfect' view.  Picture windows are usually fixed or inoperable, however, some manufactures do make venting picture windows.  If it is not a venting window, it is common to combine a picture window...read more

Single Hung Windows

Single Hung Windows
Single Hung Windows are very similar to double hung windows except for the fact that only one of the sashes slides up and down.  With a single hung window, the top sash is fixed or unmovable.  Half of the total opening of the window can be used for ventilation...read more

Sliding Windows

Sliding Windows
Sliding Windows (also referred to as 'sliders' or 'gliders') are typically made with one sash that slides horizontally and one sash that remains fixed.  Typically the sashes can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance.  Like picture windows, sliding windows can also...read more

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