As the weather turns from the warmth of summer to the coolness of fall, the residents if Vienna, Virginia, can’t help but think about saving energy during the frigid winter months. One of the biggest ways these residents can save money for their home is by replacing their old single paned windows with double paned energy efficient ones. But what kind of windows should you choose for your Vienna home? Well, let’s take a look at the options for your new window styles!
Single- and double-hung windows are the most classic style the single-hung windows only allow the bottom pane of the window to move, while the top pane is fixed into place. A double-hung window allows both panes to move up and down. This window is easier to clean because the windows tilt inward to allow for cleaning the outside. One of the disadvantages of these windows is the horizontal rail blocking your view.
Casement windows are hinged on the right- or left-hand side and open outward with a hand crank. These windows offer excellent ventilation and are sealed all the way around to prevent air from leaking out and noise from seeping in. These windows do swing out so they should not be put near walkways or decks.
Picture windows offer an unobstructed view from your home but do not open. These windows are purely for show and cannot be opened which makes them perfect to brighten up stairwells. They come in multiple shapes and sizes. These windows are airtight so you will not get any ventilation and they need to be cleaned from the outside of your home.
Awning windows are similar to casement windows but are hinged at the top. These windows open in a downward slope so they can be left open when it is raining. They are typically clerestory windows located near the top of a wall and used to let hot air escape your home. However, they only offer partial ventilation and are usually too small to use for evacuations.
Gliding windows have a single moving panel that slides either to the right or left to open. They are usually very easy to open. Unlike casement windows, gliding windows do not open outward so they are ideal for walkways and overlooking decks. They are usually big enough for emergency evacuations and can be fitted for screens. However, you can only open one window at a time.
Adding new windows to your home will allow you to save energy and help you update the look of your home. For more information on window replacements and energy efficient windows, call Absolute Home Solutions today!
Window Replacements in Vienna, VA with Absolute Home Solutions
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