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Window Replacement Different Types

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There are Different Ways to Replace Windows

Replacement windows come in many different styles and shapes. Choosing the one best suited for you and your home depends on the architectural style of your home, how and where the window is going to be used, and the type of performance you need from your windows. Learn more about each window style below as well as the ideal location and use for each one. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to select the style of windows you already have, especially if it doesn’t work for you!

Try New Double-hung windows

They are also the most popular. Best suited for window openings where the height is greater than the width, they are ideal choices for walls next to decks, patios & walkways. Cleaning is a breeze with double-hung windows, as both sashes easily open fully and tilt inward.

New Sliding Windows are great

They boast slim vertical lines for a clean, elegant look – a welcome addition for any architectural style. Ideal for window openings where the width is greater than the height, sliding replacement windows are a great choice for walls near a deck or walkway.

Casement Windows or Picture Windows

They have clean, simple lines that complement the architecture of modern homes well and can update the look of traditional homes. Awning windows work best in openings where the width is greater than the height, and casement windows are best suited for openings where the height is larger than the width. Both types of windows crank outward for ease of opening and cleaning, making them a perfect solution for the space above your kitchen sink.

Bow & Bay Windows for Majestic Appeal

A bay window is a collection of three windows at 25- to 45-degree angles, while bow windows contain 3, 4 or 5 windows at 10- or 15-degree angles. Both window styles are a beautiful focal point for any home and the perfect way to create a cozy reading nook or update an existing one. Choose double-hung or casement window styles as end vents to complete the perfect bow or bay window for your space.

Arched Windows
Arched windows are fixed windows, often part of a picture window. They are the perfect solution for openings with an abundance of natural light and hard-to-reach spaces where the windows do not need to open. Envision the look of your updated space.

Window Extras

It’s time to customize them once you have chosen the types of windows you want for your home! Want truly unique windows? Choose from an array of interior and exterior colors, hardware, and more. The only limit to your new vinyl replacement windows is your imagination. You can choose frame colors and types, to have interior grids or mullions which make your window look like a french window.

Interior & Exterior Color Options
Casement Replacement Windows

Choose from a variety of colors to match your home perfectly. Stanek ® windows are available in six standard interior colors, including four vinyl wood grain options and eight standard exterior colors. Our high-performance colors and finishes are specifically engineered to last and keep your windows looking new for years to come.

Wooden Interior & Custom Wood Trim Options
Vinyl wood grained interiors offer the look of real wood windows without all of the maintenance. While real wood windows are beautiful, they’re susceptible to the elements and need regular upkeep. Vinyl wood grain interiors are maintenance-free and won’t rot, splinter or crack like real wood. Complement the look of your vinyl wood grain windows with custom interior wood trim in cherry, oak, pine or poplar.

Designer Glass & Custom Grid Options
Double-Hung Replacement Windows

Create the perfect window for your home by adding a sophisticated window with designer details. Custom etched glass, privacy glass and custom grids allow you to customize with elegant details. Check out our interactive designer glass selector.

Energy-Efficient Glass Options
Glass is the most important choice for your windows, because the type of glass in a window affects the flow of heat in and out of your home, the amount of light that comes through the window and the amount of noise in your home. Pella Windows offer some of the most energy-efficient glass on the market to maximize your comfort and lower your heating and cooling costs.

Hardware Options
Select hardware finishes that complement your interior décor and personal preference. Leave a distinct impression on your guests with a sophisticated window and elegant hardware.  Replacement Windows offers several hardware finishes to complement your interior design. From handles to locks and levers, we have you covered. Check out our interactive color selector.

Benefits of New Window Replacement

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Why Get New Replacement Windows

Why Use Energy Efficient Replacement Windows

Replacement windows may not be at the top of your list of home improvement projects, but perhaps they should be. When you notice that your windows are foggy, drafty, difficult to close and open, or have rotten frames or sills, it’s time to examine the tremendous benefits of replacement windows. New windows save energy, provide consistent temperatures in your home, improve your home’s curb appeal and increase security. In addition, if you ever choose to sell your home, replacement windows can yield up to a 73 percent return on investment.

How to Save Money With New Windows

Saving Money Purchasing new windows might seem costly at first glance, but after evaluating your monthly energy savings year after year, it’s one of the best home improvements you can make. Older, single-pane windows are often the source of up to 30 percent of your home’s heat loss. In contrast, energy-efficient replacement windows are designed specifically to keep heat in or out, depending on the season.

New windows keep extreme weather outside. Energy-efficient windows can reduce the demand on your heating and cooling systems by up to 25 percent allowing you to make your home more comfortable at a lower cost.
Premium window insulation. Double- or triple-pane replacement windows are now filled with argon gas to help keep energy from escaping your home.

” Low-e” (low thermal emissivity) windows have a very thin coating applied to the glass. This coating reflects various solar waves, such as long-wave infrared energy (or heat) from the sun, keeping your home more comfortable. Combined with double- or triple-pane glass and argon or krypton gas, low-e coatings can significantly improve the thermal efficiency of your windows.

Not only will you see immediate reductions in your monthly costs, but you might be able to receive instant savings offered through rebates for new windows from your utility company. You may also be able to claim a deduction on your income taxes for your energy-efficient replacement windows.

It can make Your Home More Valuable

Let’s say you replace your windows tomorrow and sell your home the following day, you will be able to recoup the majority of your cost. That alone makes it a worthy investment. So look into getting replacement windows you can enjoy for many years to come, knowing they are an excellent investment as well as a beautiful addition to your home.

There are other monetary benefits of new windows. An often overlooked benefit of replacement windows is not just better energy efficiency, it’s also curb appeal. The ever-increasing selection of window types, sizes, colors, hardware finishes and styles allows you to match your windows to your home’s design or update its look.

Additionally, replacement windows with multiple locks can also lower your insurance costs. This added value also increases appeal to a potential home buyer. Emotional security certainly adds to the appeal and perceived worth of your home.

Replacement Windows can Make Your Home More Comfortable

Your home is your castle. It’s the place you live, grow and learn. It’s the place you go for comfort. The benefits of replacement windows are far greater than the cost. They improve your home’s overall environment with benefits like natural light, noise reduction, improved views and custom style. New windows can offer UV protection for walls, fabrics, flooring and furniture, which lengthens the life and quality of your home’s interior. They also require very little maintenance, allowing you more time for activities you enjoy. Consider the benefits of new windows for your home and how they can improve your quality of life.