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Replacement Window Styles Your Family Might Like

By Nancy Ferdinand Subscribe to RSS | June 7th 2012 | Views:

If you live in a home that is at least ten years old, then a major renovation may be in order. Re-covering the interior and walls, the ceiling, and perhaps the flooring are some good options. However, if you live cold areas like Wisconsin, you may also want to consider replacing your windows.

More than style or aesthetics, consider practicality when it comes to window replacement. Casement windows are good options because of their classic appeal. These have window panels that open and close on hinges on the side of the frame. Panels may be opaque or come with lites that let light seep through even if the window is closed.

Awning windows are windows with hinges on the top of the window frame. Many awning windows have limited openings, while some open inward instead of outward to provide views of the outside world. Since they open inward, they are much easier to clean, thereby minimizing the risk of injury and environmental hazards due to having to clean it from outside.

Slider windows are becoming more popular than casement windows because these are easier to use and are less likely to break. Most slider windows have single frames and glass panes, although there are other styles to choose from. For instance, certain models slide from side to side and have fixed frames that are perfect for wider windows.

However, if your wall has limited space, you may opt for a double hung window. A double hung window is a sliding window that moves up and down instead of side to side. Its frames move independently from one another and can even be partially dismantled, so you can clean the frames from inside the house. These Madison replacement windows are safe for children because you have the option to open only the upper frame.

Casement, slider, and double hung windows may all be incorporated into a bay window. A bay window protrudes from the wall of a building and is sometimes built on a turret. Bay windows used to be only fixed windows, but modern designs for Madison replacement windows have become flexible. For example, at least two frames may be a movable window while the others stay fixed.

In any case, you should opt for solid and strong materials used for the type of window replacement Madison WI residents find most reliable. Expanded polymer composite frames reduce noise while protecting the house from heat, cold, or trauma. The windowpanes are made with low-emissivity glass that can keep as much heat from outside during cold days. For more information, see

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