Sometimes we do not pay close attention to our small basement windows. They are close to the ground in the foundation and seem not worthy of too much care and money expenses, but on the other hand, these little windows play an important part of our overall house utility. So when you finally noticed these little guys sitting there and decided to take care about them, the question pops up what kind of basement window should you go with? Well there are several types of basement windows: the hopper window, the picture window and the slider window. It all depends what kind of basement you have.
If you have daylight finished basement, you might want to go with a hopper or slider window, because you would like to open these windows to refresh the room. If your basement is not finished and you have two basement windows or more, then you can do a slider and a picture window, or a hopper and slider. In this case you can do whatever you want and have no regret about it.
The Hopper Basement Window
This type of basement window tilts inside and has a strong frame around it with a plain glass. You can go with this window, when you need to open the window to refresh the basement or when you need to put a hose through the window to water your garden. Hopper windows are wide, but not very tall. When you close this window it is weather tight and energy efficient.
The Picture Basement Window
When you haven't finished your basement or you have it as a laundry room, you can go with picture window. This type of the window has a stationary glass with a vinyl frame around it. When you install picture window into your basement, keep in mind that you are not going to be able to open it. This type of the window comes with an option of obscure glass for enhanced privacy, that is very helpful when your basement windows are facing the busy street. Picture windows are more energy efficient, because they don't have any moving parts.
The Slider Basement Window
This type of the basement window comes in handy, when you need to take out some of the staff from the basement or put something into the basement. Slider Basement window has both sashes moving to the left or to the right side, so you can open it to refresh the room, put water hose through the window or remove both sashes for the moving purposes. Slider window when is locked provides tight locking system and energy efficiency as well.
When you have decided to update the look of your home, window replacement is one of the good options.
We can point out several benefits of replacing your existing windows with new ones, like improved energy efficiency of the house, money and time saving on maintenance of the windows, improved comfort of the home.
Revamped Look of the House
Replacing the windows refreshes the exterior look of your home. When you replace the windows, you can change the color not only of the windows, but the color of the outside window trim as well. New replacement windows will compliment both the traditional and contemporary exteriors of your house.
Most of the new replacement windows come as virtually maintenance free products. Your new windows can be made from vinyl, fiber glass or PVC, these materials do not require painting and very easy to clean.
Improved Home Security
New replacement windows come with a double or triple pane glass, which improves the security of your house. Most of the hardware comes with extra durable locks to increase the safety. When you installed new windows and you left on vacation, you can have piece of the mind that your house is much secure than it was before.
Less Noise From the Street
When you live close to a busy street, you should seriously consider replacing your old single glass windows. New replacements will come with double glass, reducing all that annoying street noise from the outside, but not only that, now you are going to be able to listen your favorite music with high volume and hear no complaints from your neighbors.
Increased Value of Your House
According to Remodeling Magazine, new replacement windows will increase the value of your house by 65%. So you spend your money today and enjoy the windows for many years to come, and when you sell the house your window investment will return nice interest, by raising the value of your house.
We have just pointed several most important reasons for your consideration to start thinking about window replacement project. It is for you to decide if you want to make your home more comfortable, energy efficient and have a higher value.
Here we go the summer time passed with its sunny humidifying days and we got to these refreshing fall days. The day is shorter and cooler, warm beach summer days are left in our memories only. The Fall is the time to prepare for winter.
So why Fall is the best time to replace windows? Well first of all you should think about preparing your house for cold winter days. If you still have those old single pane wood windows or aluminum ones, you should definitely seriously think about replacing them, because in winter time there is high chance that you are gonna feel a lot of cold air coming in to your house through these old windows. When you replace these old wood or aluminum windows in the fall, you are going to be able to enjoy energy savings of up to 17-25%, so all those money that you spent last winter on heating bills you can use to buy some presents for your wife or for yourself.
The second reason is to take care about your health and the health of your loved ones. Old air leaking windows cause a lot of health problems. All those unseen drafts, that come through the worn out window seals increase chances of getting that nasty flu, that nobody likes to have in his body. Definitely some people tell us, that the simple answer to all these drafts is the warm sweater and extra pair of socks in winter time, but the cold air drafts are the most dangerous at night, when you are asleep and don't have that wool sweater or socks on. So if you love yourself and your family, then definitely you should do the windows replacement, our health is priceless.
The third reason to do window replacement now is to be able to enjoy the fall fresh air whenever you want it. One of the biggest problems of the old wood and aluminum windows is that you can’t open them when you want or you can’t close them when you need. Truth be told you have many windows in your house, so you can use them and be able to open them whenever you want. With old windows to be able to open or to close them is the luxury.
At Siding and Windows Wizards we always think about people, who would like to prepare for those snowy days of winter and at this time we have a window promotion going on, where we offer unbelievable discounts. At the end we can just say LET’S DO IT!
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