Don’t Let Money Slip Out the Window
Windows are an important part of the house. Besides allowing glorious natural light to flow into your home, your windows keep rain, weather, and pests out while trapping cooled or warmed air in. But if your window is in disrepair, it cannot function efficiently and puts your home at risk of leaks, critter infestation, mold, wasted energy, and more. Despite their importance, many homeowners shy away from window repairs and replacements. Intimidated by the large initial investment of window replacement, many let this important improvement fall by the wayside. However, a new window replacement not only enhances property value but energy-efficient options can help reduce energy costs. If you’d like to learn more about window replacement, call our team at 617-481-1725.
Popular Window Replacement Style Options in Boston, MA
There are many kinds of windows homeowners can pick from. When considering your options, it’s important to think about where and how the window will be used, color options, and hardware finishes. We list some of the more popular options below.
Low-E/Energy Efficient Windows
If you’re looking for an energy-efficient option, consider a Low-E window. Low-E, or low-emissivity, windows have a microscopically-thin, transparent coating that reflects heat. The coating was created to reduce the amount of infrared and ultraviolet light entering through the glass while still retaining the amount of incoming natural light. By reflecting interior temperatures back inside, solar heat stays out during the summer and heated air stays in during the winter.
Single Hung Windows
A single-hung window features a fixed sash at the top and a moveable sash at the bottom. A sash is the section of a window that holds the glass and the framework around the glass to keep the panes together. The window sashes fit inside the window frame.
Double Hung Windows
For maximum circulation, choose a double-hung window. Double-hung windows have two sashes within a single frame. You can open the top sash by itself, the bottom sash by itself, or both sashes at the same time. When you open both sashes simultaneously, cool, fresh air flows in through the bottom while warm air escapes through the top.
Casement windows are hinged and open outward. These windows are often called crank windows since they are opened using a cranking mechanism. Providing maximum ventilation and natural light, casement windows go great in kitchens and bathrooms.
Picture windows are fixed windows that do not open. These types of windows are typically installed in hard to reach places to allow natural light. They can also provide unobstructed views in areas where ventilation is not a concern. Insulated glass can be added to picture windows to enhance their performance and increase comfort. Insulated glass is created by hermetically sealing air space between two panes of glass.
Choose Your Window Frame Material
In addition to various window styles, there are also different window frame materials buyers can choose from. Fiberglass window frames are exceptionally strong and can hold large expanses of glass. They are low-maintenance, and though they don’t require paint, they can be painted should you choose to do so. Fiberglass window frames experience minimal expansion and contraction with temperature fluctuations and thrive in almost any climate.
Vinyl frames are made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Vinyl frames are easy to maintain and are not susceptible to corrosion. They don’t need staining, painting, or refinishing. Furthermore, vinyl window frames are durable and recyclable. However, not all vinyl frames are created equally. Manufacturers add or omit additives into their vinyl recipe, and each additive affects the final product’s weather and impact resistance. At Absolute Construction Group LLC, we use only the best products in the industry, so you never have to worry about a mediocre window replacement.
Aluminum frames are strong yet lightweight. Boasting a slim profile, aluminum frames are narrow and emphasize the glass and the view it offers. Multi-panel glass walls often use aluminum frames to facilitate indoor/outdoor living. However, aluminum frames are not a good idea near the coast because, although water resistant, aluminum frames suffer corrosion from the salinity in the air and rain.
Experience the Absolute Construction Group LLC Difference
With so many styles and options, choosing the right window replacement can be a daunting task. For that, there’s Absolute Construction Group LLC. Our contractors are knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions you may have, so reach out today. Our team of experts use windows of exceptional quality and superior performance, so you can rest assured that when you hire Absolute Construction Group LLC, you can hire us with confidence. We offer the best value for your investment, so call us at 617-481-1725 to get started on your window replacement journey.