THE WEIRS TIMES 2011 FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT GUIDE
TIPS ON HOW TO CHOOSE, MEASURE, BUY AND INSTALL WINDOWS
by Mark Donovan Contributing Writer
Whether you’re plan-
ning on installing win- dows yourself or hiring a window installation con- tractor to do it for you, there are a few key tips on how to buy windows that you should follow. Window types, styles and sizes are all important factors when buying win- dows. Moreover a win- dow’s quality level, ease of maintenance, and energy efficiency are other impor- tant considerations.
Buying Windows When buying windows
it’s important to consider the type of windows you want to use. Windows are manufactured in a num- ber of types of materials, including wood, vinyl, and aluminum. Some of the best window types, and most expensive, are made out of wood and are coated with an exte- rior vinyl or aluminum sheathing. These types of windows look fantastic
also extremely energy ef- ficient. All vinyl windows, on the other hand, are the least expensive and correspondingly are sus- ceptible to expansion and contraction issues, and are not that energy ef- ficient.
Window Energy Efficiency
When buying windows
it’s also important to see how energy efficient the windows and actual win- dow panes are. Today’s most energy efficient win- dow panes consist of 2 layers of glass with low-E insulation material sand- wiched in-between them to block out the sun’s Ul- traviolet light.
Window Types There are a plethora of
Windows should be nailed into place via the side window flange tabs that come attached to the windows
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from the inside due to the exposed wood, and hold up extremely well to the
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window types to choose from but a couple of the most common are the double-hung and case- ment style windows. Both types of window are de- signed to open to let in fresh air. Other window types include garden win- dows, bay windows and skylights, just to name a
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