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Replacement Windows that Create Year-Round Comfort

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Creating a comfortable living area in your home often is affected by temperature and air feel. While fixing clutter, simplifying the room, removing distracting items all will help make a space that leaves a welcoming vibe for your family and guests, out of all of these tactics, having a comfortable temperature and air feel is essential in creating comfort. Some ways to effect this are:

  • Increasing the thermostat
  • Adding humidity during the winter and in dry climates
  • Removing humidity in high-humid climates
  • Adding air flow and ventilation in stale rooms
  • Reducing drafts from old windows

A permanent way to increase the comfort of your air year-round is with the right kind of replacement windows. This not only improves the energy efficiency of your home, but also stops drafts from old windows, as well as reducing the wide climate swings from winter and summer, utilizing the latest technology in insulation, materials and films. Lastly, window replacement can add to your home’s value and add a modern look to a dated style.

Certain glass packages for new windows have window films that block harmful UV rays, as well as the glaring summer heat in the summer and bitter cold in the winter. They can reduce the energy transfer between the outside and inside. This is one way of making your living area more comfortable, no matter what the time of the year it is.

Here are several types of windows that will help your home the greatest:

Windows in older home have wood frames, the wood is rotting, new vinyl e-glass windows will be installed

 

Casement Windows – These first three windows all have opening capabilities for ventilation and air flow. Casement windows are the most typical opening window with a hinge system somewhat in the middle of the window near the side, and open up using a hand crank. Traditionally, they are more vertical in size, with vertical ventilation, and fit well either together in tandem, or in areas like stairwells and hallways and corners. They can come in any frame material, including vinyl, wood and aluminum. Casement windows bring a value for the money, and will provide long lasting functionality to your window space. If you currently have an outdated inoperable window, consider replacing it with a casement window that can open and close.

Awning Windows – Awning windows are similar to operable casement windows, with a hand crank and ventilation function. However, they are hinged at the top of the window frame, and open out near the bottom. This provides both lower, and horizontal ventilation. This functions well in high-humidity spaces like near a kitchen or bathroom sink, which allow steam and spray to flow out. Awning windows can be an inexpensive replacement window for these areas in your house, to help manage a more comfortable air temperature and feel.

Tilt-and-Turn Windows – Tilt-and-turn windows give the benefits of both awning and casement windows, with an added feature of being able to open either horizontally or vertically. This provides a benefit of easy cleaning, as well as options for air flow. This European design is becoming a popular, yet more expensive option. It is one of the latest trend in new windows

Picture Windows – Picture windows are fixed, and inoperable, and typically are one large glass piece. This provides the benefit of unobstructed views. With their simplicity, they are affordable and an easy replacement for most rectangular windows. Just imagine a picture hanging on the wall, a window about the same size.

 

When thinking about all of the ways of making the climate in your home feel inviting, warm, cozy, and relaxing, think about ways to permanently change the environment. Replacement windows are an investment that could potentially last the lifetime of your home. They can give you the ability to have a major upgrade without major cost, and the ability to ventilate and control air flow. To top it all off, replacement windows will save you energy in the long run, as they are more insulated, using advanced materials and components, than the older windows you may currently have.

Consider replacement windows as an important part of your home comfort plan.

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About the Author

Mike Cutler is a commentator on modern home design and DIY home improvement projects for energy efficiency. He is especially passionate about ways to turn a house into a home. LinkedIn  Facebook

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