Window Hardware Select with Care

Window Hardware

After you decide on what type of windows you want, you will need to select your interior window hardware. Operable windows come with hardware, such as latches, locks, handles, and window cranks. You’ll have to choose from several color and finish options and possible from a couple of styles. Double hung and single hung windows…

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Clad Windows Are a Key Component in a Maintenance-Free House

Clad Windows

The exterior parts of wood house windows are either painted or clad. Clad windows are wooden windows with a layer of prefinished aluminum or vinyl permanently covering the exterior wood. They are maintenance-free and never needing painting. They are significantly more expensive than wood windows. But the higher initial cost can be offset to some…

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Window Materials: What’s Best for Your House?

Window Materials

Window frames and sashes are built with several window materials. Wood, aluminum, and vinyl are the most common. Steel was used a lot in the past and is regaining popularity as new technology has made it more energy-efficient. Solid PVC fiberglass and wood composites are gaining market share, as well. The choice of window material…

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The Best Energy Efficient Windows Are a Good Investment

Efficient Windows

As you might expect, the best energy efficient windows cost a fair amount more than standard, builder grade windows. Windows are critical to the character, usefulness, and enjoyment of any house. But even the best windows are the weakest link in the building envelope when it comes to keeping a house warm in winter and…

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The Window Type You Choose Should Match the Style of Your House

Window Style

Early in the design process you will need to choose which window type suits your house and your desires. Windows are classified by how they open and close. And how they operate determines how they look. There are several window types to choose from. The primary types are double hung, single hung, casements, awnings, sliding…

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Understand House Windows and Make the Best Choice

Understanding Windows

Today’s house windows are highly engineered for aesthetics, safety, security, and energy efficiency. Comparing to windows from a half century ago to the top of the line windows used today is a bit like comparing the horse and buggy to your new car. House windows do much more than let the sunlight in. Windows play…

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