The windows in your home give you a view of the outside world, but they also play a role in the security, energy efficiency and noise levels in your home. If your windows are older or inadequate, then you’re missing out on some truly incredible benefits. And, if you have trouble opening and closing your windows, your windows don’t lock, there are cold drafts coming from your windows or you’re sick of paying higher energy bills, then it’s time to consider window replacement for your Texas home.
What kind of windows will work best in your home?
There are so many advantages that come with new window installation that the choice to replace your windows is almost a no-brainer. Where the real challenge comes in figuring out what kind of windows you should invest in. Here are the basic types of window styles you have available to you:
Single-hung windows are usually the most popular style of window because of their basic style and affordability. A single-hung window will have a bottom sash — also called a panel — that moves vertically, as well as an upper sash that stays stationary. When you open the bottom panel, it at least partially hides the top panel.
Double-hung windows look a lot like single-hung windows, but the big difference between the two is that double hung windows can be opened at either sash, top or bottom, allowing more ventilation and air flow.
One of the most frustrating aspects of most windows is how difficult they are to clean, but with a tilt-sash window, you can easily clean your windows yourself without the need for any special equipment because they panels can be tilted once they’re open.
Low-E — low emissivity — windows are treated with a hair-thin coating that is designed to minimize the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light coming into your home, and the real amazing thing is that they do so without minimizing the amount of light that comes into your home. The low-E coating is transparent yet reflective, keeping the temperature in your home at a more consistent level and reducing heat gain, thus, saving you energy.
An obscure window will have a pattern of some sort embedded on its surface. Obscure windows can add a beautiful decorative touch to a home, but they also provide extra privacy and security. For this reason, obscure windows are commonly found in bathrooms.
Picture Frame Windows
Picture frame windows are fixed, which means that they aren’t designed to open. For this reason, they’re the perfect windows for places that are difficult to reach or out of reach. They’re also ideal when you want an unobstructed view but you’re not concerned about ventilation.
Grids vs No Grids
The grids — or grilles — on a window are the small strips of wood, vinyl, aluminum or PVC that separate big window panes into smaller panes. The choice between windows with and without grids is mostly about aesthetics, but there are a couple of other factors to consider as well. Windows with grids, for instance, help to prevent solar heat gain and are a bit more energy efficient; whereas, windows without grids allow for an unobstructed view of the world and are easier to clean.
Why choose Rebuild Texas for your window replacement needs?
At Rebuild Texas, we’re proud to be your premier exteriors company in Texas, and we work hard to ensure that your window replacement is done efficiently and effectively. We serve the entire state of Texas, including Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Temple, Grapevine and beyond. We offer a variety of window styles and types, but the main options we work with are vinyl and wood. We also make it a point to work with the best window manufacturers in the industry, including Pella, Simonton, MI Windows and Ply Gem. With our team on your side, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best products and the most professional service, which will give you the peace of mind you need.
Is it time to replace the windows in your home? What are you waiting for? Get your free window replacement quote today!