If you’re looking for windows that pivot open and closed vertically then you should consider having casement windows installed on your home. Although these are not the most popular windows with many people, there are particular advantages.
No other window can be opened as far, which can be an important advantage when you depend on cross ventilation to cool your home.So if the size of window opening is important to you, you may want to consider casements.
Muntins are those strips of wood, vinyl, metal, or fiberglass that divide panes of glass within a single window. Sometimes muntins are desired; other times, not. Sometimes, in fact, that fake muntins are installed between the two panes of glass, or as clip-on accessories. If you don’t want muntins, then you’re in luck with casements.
Casement windows allow a lot of airflow in especially if you have abnormal wind conditions you can open up the sash to allow better flow of air in your home.
Casement windows are very difficult to break into. Casement locks are hook-shaped, and these hooks are embedded within the frame, making them untouchable.
The double-hung window is the most common style of window available today. And the reason is simple: double-hung windows are easier to clean. Double-hung windows with tilt-in (also called tilt-out) design can be cleaned from inside the house. With single hung windows, it’s difficult or impossible to clean the outside of the lower sash from indoors. Beckworth LLC can help you with all your window installation and replacement needs.
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Double Hung Windows cost mot up front but end up being the same in the long run with maintenance.
The advantages include:
Installing double hung windows in your new or existing property has many advantages when it comes to energy efficiency. New double hung windows can drastically reduce heating and cooling costs due to increased energy efficiency.
Double hung windows have an advantage for homeowners looking to install window AC units. Since the sashes move up and down, an air conditioner can easily be placed and secured in place in the window.
Because the window sashes on double hung models move up and down, you have to put a screen on the window. Unlike awning or casement windows that open out, having a screen installed allows you to let a breeze in without bugs or other debris.
Although double hung windows are initially more expensive than single hung windows, maintenance costs are about the same throughout the lifetime of the window. Double Hung Windows offer more ventilation than their single hung counterparts. That is just one of the features that make them the most common window style in today’s homes.
In addition to offering maximum ventilation and light, these windows are among the safest as their sashes don’t swing out, allowing you to place them near sidewalks, patios, and decks without risking hitting someone when you open them. You can also lock them fully to enhance the security of your home.
Finally, for homes with small children, double-hung windows’ top opening sash allows you to keep the lower sash closed, yet still have airflow coming through the open top.
If you’re looking to open up your home to enjoy more of your outdoor view from the inside of your home then picture windows are probably your best bet. Picture windows are meant to bring in a lot of light into your home as well as significantly open up the viewing area. If this is something you are interested in then give us a call so we can go over the options with you.
Picture windows do not open and are characterized by large fixed panes of glass. More modern styles allow you to branch out from the traditional single large pane of glass, but the modern style will have to be something you select yourself when it comes to the shape and size you want. What they all have in common is that they give you an unobstructed view of the landscape and let in a generous amount of light.
The light that shines through a picture window can be very budget-friendly as it decreases the need for artificial light during much of the day. These windows are also a great solution for tucked-away spots that are well-ventilated but need more natural light.
Picture windows are very energy efficient and since they can’t be opened they can be sealed tightly against drafts and are also insulated. You can even get double or triple paned windows which will further improve your energy efficiency. This will help maintain optimal temperatures year round.
Large picture windows allow you to really open up your home to the outdoors, letting more light in and improve the ambiance. Depending on the drapes or blinds you choose can further add character to your home. The beauty of a picture window combined with its energy-efficient construction makes it a stunning addition to any home.
Whether the space in your home is limited or you just want more space and seating options, bay and bow windows are an excellent option for your next home improvement project. These windows jut out which creates more interior space.
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These type of windows also open more viewing area of the outside and can make particularly nice options for living rooms. If you’re interested in getting some bay and bow windows installed to give us a call, we would be happy to help you decide on the materials and style that is best for you and your home.
What’s The Difference?
Bay and bow windows look a lot alike when you first look at them but they are different.Both will do much to open up a room and let it breathe, giving the appearance of more space and letting in more light while adding a splash of glamour to any room.
Here are the major differences between the two:
A bay window has three openings, available in angled projections. A bow window usually has four or five.
A bay window’s overall structure consists of a picture window with two other windows, usually smaller, on either side. A bow window’s structure is curved, creating a rounded appearance on the outside of the home.
Bay windows protrude farther from the wall out into the exterior space, adding a bit more floor space on the interior.
Bow windows frequently allow more light to come into the room since they have more glass panes than bay windows.
Because bay windows only have three panels, they’re seldom as wide as bow windows.
Bow windows can be wrapped around the corner of a building, forming a unique turret shape on the outside and an enticing nook on the inside. This advantageous option also allows for a view from two sides of the home.
How about The Difference in Cost?
The cost for bay or bow windows is typically 2.5 times more expensive than a standard flat window installation. That’s because it is not just a single window installation, its actually 3 to 4 windows opening up into one new window area in your home.
Vinyl windows are one of the most popular types of window installed around the world today. Vinyl was created as a low-cost material alternative for windows and other construction components. There are 3 main attributes that make Vinyl windows so popular, their superior energy efficiency, durability, and affordability.
So What Is Vinyl?
Vinyl is a man-made material created from ethylene and chlorine. Once these materials are processed, they combine to form Polyvinyl Chloride—or vinyl for short. Being a synthetic plastic-like material, vinyl is very resistant to moisture, humidity, and decay. For these reasons, vinyl has grown to be a major type of construction material. Additionally, vinyl can be recycled—making it an environmentally friendly construction material.
The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Windows
The material used to make vinyl windows, uPVC, is a safe, stable compound that will not warp or flex.
Vinyl windows come in a wear-ever lifetime woodgrain finish.
Available in light oak, medium oak, cherry, and walnut look-alikes.
Will not rust, warp, splinter, or rot.
Highly weather-resistant, even in extreme conditions.
A scratch can almost always be polished smooth with very little effort.
One of the many reasons for uPVC’s popularity in the industry is its ease of maintenance. In fact, it is renowned as one of the world’s lowest-maintenance materials in construction.
Since uPVC is a poor cold or heat conductor, owners get better insulation, compared to wood windows.
More economical than buying wood windows.
Easy to handle and lightweight, vinyl windows are champions in the trade.
Over time, uPVC vinyl may become slightly brittle; a hard blow could break it.
Though fire-resistant, vinyl windows will melt if they are exposed to a prolonged flame.
Beckworth LLC can really help make your home stand out with custom windows we can get designed and ordered locally. Decorative windows sometimes referred to as picture windows, are available in a variety of custom window shapes and sizes with endless design possibilities. With the large variety of custom window shapes available, you can create a unique window ideal for your home.
Endless Design Possibilities
From circles and octagons to trapezoids and triangles, there are a ton of possibilities for your home when it comes to custom windows. You just decide the shape and materials and we will do the rest.
Endless Color Options
There are a ton of color options to consider when deciding the direction you want to go with your interior and exterior window designs and this doesn’t even include the stains needed for the framing. The benefit of custom windows is that you have full control over what you want it to look like and the end result we will work on creating for you.
Standard 7/8-inch glass packages help maximize your heating and cooling returns so when deciding on important parts outside of aesthetics, you should plan on double or triple pane glass.
According to the federal government’s Department of Housing and Urban Development studies, up to 70 percent of energy loss occurs in windows and doors with 90 percent of window heat loss occurring through the glass.
You may also want to consider privacy glass which are windows for your bathroom and other private areas of your home.
Custom Groove Glass Patterns
Also known as etched glass, custom groove glass can enhance your home’s appearance by giving your windows an elegant and distinctive charm. Choose from eight unique etched patterns to reflect your personal taste and style.
Custom Groove Glass Etching Styles
All eight etched glass patterns can be created using one of three etching styles. Choose from Polished, Frosted or Shadow.
Depending on the interior and exterior finishes you choose for your windows, you’ll want to coordinate your window grids to match. We offer a variety of interior and exterior of choices for maximum personalization.
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