Types of Windows for Your Remodeling Project

by | Feb 16, 2017 | Construction and Maintenance

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If you are remodeling your home, then you may have given some thought to replacing your current windows. Windows are a great way to let in more light and to open and let a cool breeze flow through your house during the summer. Many people also choose to add new windows when remodeling their homes to allow more light to come in as well. Here are a few types of windows to consider. Once you decide on one, you should call a contractor that does window installation in San Antonio.

Casement Windows

These are often large windows that use a rotating crank to open. You would simply turn the crank which drives the internal mechanisms and will open the window outward. The hinges can be on either side, so you can have two next to each other and have them open on opposite sides for a large open window.

Awning Windows

These are small windows that can be installed on to of or below existing windows. These open outward and are hinged at the top. Since they are hinged at the top, awning windows allow air in from below and to the sides of the window but will block a straight wind. They will also keep water out when it is raining since they open at the bottom.

Picture Windows

These are large windows that are fixed in place. Because of their size, opening and closing picture windows could result in the glass breaking from their own weight. They would also likely be heavy and unwieldy if they did open. For these reasons picture windows are fixed in place and will not move. While they may not allow for any breeze, they do allow a lot of light in and can open the space up for some amazing views if you are facing any.

Adding windows to your home is a great way to increase your property value as well as add more natural light to the inside of your home.

If you need a company for window installation in San Antonio, then contact Shaw Remodeling.  Visit their website at http://www.shawcoremodeling.com/.

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