Renew Your Windows More Energy Efficient

Editor   April 14, 2014   Comments Off on Renew Your Windows More Energy Efficient

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Renew your Windows

Do you want prospects and better efficiency?

The influence of the window on the appearance of the overall architecture should never be overlooked. Their most important task is to provide natural light, enough ventilation and protection against the various external influences.

They contribute significantly to the character of the House. Modern window to save more energy. At the same time, they serve as trim, they are evidence of good quality of life and expression of own style.

More light and efficiency

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The project: Bring the window to the latest style and energy efficiency.

First step:

Better understanding of the features of the architecture of your home.  If you have questions about the aesthetics of your window, then you need mostly Advisory. Ask an architect or designer, often installed window.

Who should you employ:

Search for companies in your area who work with well known brands of Windows. Some highlight window itself. This will contribute to more flexibility. It may be also that they can guarantee not so good quality. The value of the installation should be included in the price. Ask however to safety in advance. The larger window mean more effort. It may be that you need additional help from architects, engineers and General contractors.

Duration of the project:

If you want to replace the window and refresh, then one opts for a large project. Provide several weeks of planning and research, and some others even until the Windows are produced and sent to you. The exact length of time is related to the complexity of the task.

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Various types of Windows

Window can pushed, lifted, are pulled down, side open or be closed. The different styles are mostly with the application of different materials. Think for example of the window of a colonial House and then from the middle of the last century.

In the first case, the window break through the wall in the form of small glass panels. Houses show a very different picture from the middle of the last century. The walls contain fixed ceiling panoramic light openings on all sides. This window represent the actual walls.

Fixed and panoramic Windows

These are actually synonyms. If they are very large, then you can not open usually. The prospect is crossed by such light openings by nothing at all. Panoramic window between two opening units represent an alternative. They allow a wonderful view and let in the light wind.

Great views

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Almost all contemporary Windows have double glazing. Thus, the House is insulated better. Door jambs are widely applied. You hold the glass in a large frame of an entire window unit. There are also other alternatives. You can have a single window unit with fixed and movable frame.

Glass refers to the glass in the window. You can have those one or more. The manufacturer can cover a glass with lattice. Thus, the appearance of several layers will be imitated.

They achieved a similar effect by inserting a mesh between two window panes.

At the traditional architecture, you will find Windows with multiple panes of glass. You did this for economic reason. Previously you could afford very hard glass and it has produced only in small pieces. If you wanted to have a larger window, you had to combine often smaller pieces.

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Sliding window

This is the cheapest option among these, you want to make up. They brought so wide it in recent decades in use. Most have a door jambs and a sliding door, stroking him. The panels are mounted and accessible from the inside.

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In this case we have with two glazed panels to do, that are attached to both sides. You see them in the picture next to the sash Windows. Through their use, to benefit even more from the prospect. One must take into account also the structure.

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Hanging window with one or two wings

Such Windows are either pulled up or pushed down. This is with their configuration. Those who have two wings, you can operate with the upper and lower part. Hanging window also have an upper and lower part with a wing, or the top is fixed and can not be moved.

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In both cases, there are mounted screens on the outside. It alone can be seen often, whether the window has one or two wings.

If your Windows are usually too or you live in a region in which little insects are, you can remove these screens. So you would benefit more aesthetically.


The casement windows open in a similar manner as the doors. Most manufacturers build them with sticks and handles. You have to crank the frame to the desired position. Screens are mounted and are accessible from the Interior of the room. The appearance of the houses with Wing Windows makes often very appealing.


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House with lots of light

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To open this window, by one they go outside pushes and they then pulls up. Keep in mind how to horizontal casement Windows. The screens are mounted from the inside and are accessible only from there. Compare the awning window of these two houses. They can simply recognize that they can operate both in traditional and modern houses.

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Glass blocks

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Windows made of glass blocks

It is questionable whether it is rather a transparent wall as to a window. They are particularly suitable in spa-like bathrooms, where the natural light is desired, but the protection of the private sphere is also of fundamental importance. Although you can not make up the real glass blocks. However, there are manufacturers who make an imitation of these. They use acrylic and you can open it easily.

Glass blocks write great in the modern architecture. You can also use it for more traditional Affairs, but in this case they subscribe heavily to the aesthetic regulations. You will leave a strong impression in any case so.

Mirror effect

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Materials for the window

What type of material you think is most common on modern buildings? I think that the rugged aluminum frames are familiar from the horizontal sliding Windows. Often occur with wood-framed Windows. It combines the latter more with the traditional architecture.

Both materials are often in use. Stainless steel, vinyl and fiberglass are other options. You could also wonderfully use them in combination. Do we see an example together? You can see Windows framed in wood, which are covered with materials of less stamina. The window wall here needed a stable framework that can ensure the large glass surface. It has opted for stainless steel. Quite rightly, no?

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