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As a homeowner, you may have many reasons for wanting to replace your windows. It might be that you are in the middle of a remodeling project and are adding on a room, or simply wanting to give a facelift to a current room in your home. Whatever the reason may be, your home can either be modernized and made more efficient, and you can easily preserve the architectural beauty of your historical home, by carefully choosing the windows that reflect your individual style and tastes.
Awning replacement windows are an easy way to increase healthy ventilation and air flow—rain or shine! One of the greatest features of an awning type window is that if opening the window requires a difficult reach, perhaps over a wide counter or over the kitchen sink, these windows make a perfect and practical solution. They also can be combined or joined with other window styles, making them a versatile addition to all of your window replacement needs.
Vinyl windows are completely waterproof, and extremely durable, and come in many styles and price ranges. They require no painting, so maintenance is as easy as a periodical cleaning. Vinyl is one of the most thermally efficient materials there is, and it can actually insulate your home from noise as well as weather. Vinyl is a popular choice because it is also easy on your budget.
There are many material and construction options to consider when shopping for replacement windows that will not only preserve the individuality and appearance of your home, but will provide long lasting quality and increase the value of your home. Serving the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN area, our company specializes in everything from the natural beauty of wood, the durability and strength of fiberglass, to high-grade, easy to care for vinyl windows and casements. We use only top-quality manufacturers such as Marvin, Weather Shield and ProVia.
Wood awning windows and casements preserve the natural warmth and beauty that accompanies the architectural character of your home and it provides extreme design flexibility. Some wood windows may require ongoing maintenance—such as painting and weatherproofing, though modern construction technology provides aluminum-clad exteriors that protects your wood from heat and undesired moisture.
Awning windows, sometimes confused with casement windows, open from the bottom and are hinged at the top, while the latter are hinged to open out either on the right or the left side. These windows are typically equipped with top – notch hardware, giving them effortless and reliable operation. They also maintain a tight seal, making them very energy-efficient and cost effective. Modern technology has revolutionized the handles on awning windows, so they no longer stick out, but easily fold down to minimize discomfort and interference, and come standardized with multi – locking system points, making them a very good security option for your windows.
Fiberglass is by far the strongest and most durable of all window materials, as it can hold up to extreme climates and temperatures, and requires little maintenance. Initially they are more expensive, but because of their efficiency, they save you money in the long run.