What is the Difference Between Casement and Awning Windows?

What is the Difference Between Casement and Awning Windows?

Whether you are remodeling your existing house or building a new one, selecting the right windows and doors for your new home is extremely important. For many homeowners, there are usually challenges with selecting the right windows as they often may get stuck between different options. Two of the more popular window options are awning windows and casement windows.

If you are considering either casement windows and awning windows, this post may help you, as we outline the difference between them below.

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How to Choose Replacement Windows?

How to Choose Replacement Windows?

If you are in the market for new windows, you probably are already aware that there are many different options with varying features and many different windows and doors contractors available to choose from. New windows can enhance your home’s beauty and help make your home more comfortable while increasing your home’s energy efficiency and security.

Not all windows are constructed the same and not all windows and doors companies provide the same quality installation services. So, when it comes time to choosing replacement windows for your home, it is important that you do your do diligence and make the best choice for your needs and expectations

To help you choose the best windows for your next replacement, we asked our windows and doors consultants to share what to consider when choosing replacement windows.

Their top responses are shared below:

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5 Reasons Why your Windows Are Leaking

5 Reasons Why your Windows Are Leaking

Your windows are an important aspect of your home’s design as they provide both beauty and function. They are responsible for filling your home with natural light as well as fresh air when opened. Your windows are also expected to stand up to elements, be it snow, ice, rain or heavy winds your windows are designed to repel anything mother nature throws at your home. When your windows are not able to provide perfect protection and you start to notice small leaks, this is a major cause for concern as these leaks can lead to large issues. Not all leaks need a window replacement to correct, first thing you need to do is diagnose where the leak is coming from to better understand how to rectify it.

Below we highlight some of the more common reasons for window leaks:

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Guide to Understanding Window Condensation

Guide to Understanding Window Condensation

As a home owner it is always concerning to find water in areas of your home that you do not expect it. After all, even small amounts of water can lead to significant damage in your home. This is why many home owners are concerned when they find more condensation on their replacement windows and doors than they have seen on their older windows and doors. But, is this condensation a cause for concern?

We spoke with several of our windows and doors specialists to better understand window condensation, below is what they had to share.

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5 Tips For Choosing The Best Company For Your Window Replacement

5 Tips For Choosing The Best Company For Your Window Replacement

Most homeowners will only need to deal with a window replacement project once, twice, maybe three times in their lifetime, however window replacement is a necessary home renovation that should be completed every 20-25 years. However, if your current windows and doors are damaged, drafty, or worn down you will more than likely want to update your windows and doors prior to this mark. Replacing your windows and doors should give you peace of mind that your new windows will last as long, if not longer than expected. To make sure you get the most out of your new windows, you need to hire an experienced, professional windows and doors contractor.

A good contractor will save you from any unnecessary repairs and premature replacement.

Below we highlight five tips to choosing the best windows and doors company for your project:
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How To Read A Window Energy Efficient Label?

How To Read A Window Energy Efficient Label?

Energy efficiency has been a term home and business owners alike have been knowledgeable about when it comes to windows and doors for quite some time. The reduction in heat bills, and in the increase in comfort level are two very important reasons to be aware of a window or door’s energy efficiency rating. Due to these advantages many homeowners are replacing their old and outdated windows and doors with modern energy efficient replacements. But how do you know the difference between the energy efficiency levels of two windows or two doors? Understanding the labels affixed to each of these products is a good starting point.

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5 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Front Door

5 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Front Door

Your home’s main entry door is a key piece of your home’s curb appeal. Chances are your front door will be the first thing your guests see as they walk up to your home. Keeping your door in great condition not only provides a great first impression, but it can also help save your home from a variety of potential issues. Your front door is not only part of your home’s aesthetics, like all windows and doors in your home, your front door provides several practical benefits such as energy efficiency, easy of operation, and peace of mind security.

Even though our front doors are used pretty much daily, they are often neglected. At most, they may get a coat of paint every 5-10 years and the hinges lubricated every few years. Considering most entry doors are not regularly inspected, it is easy to miss signs that your door needs to be replaced.

Are you asking yourself; so, when should I replace my front door? If so we have the top indicators listed below:

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How Do I Know If I Need New Windows in My House?

How Do I Know If I Need New Windows in My House?

Windows are often considered one of the most important features of any home. Windows provide natural light, ventilation and help keep us safe and secure. However, a damaged window does nothing but increase heating bills, enables pests to get in, and disfigures the aesthetic appearance of your home. Visible damages tell us that our windows need replacement, but most window damage is not very visible and may even be impossible to spot. So, how can you identify when your windows and doors are damaged and may require to be changed?

Below we highlight signs it’s time to replace the windows in your home.

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How Do I Prepare My House For Replacement Windows?

How Do I Prepare My House For Replacement Windows?

Replacing your windows and doors is seen as an investment in your home by many, but it can also be an exciting time. The replacement windows and doors will improve both the aesthetics and functionality of your home, as well as increase the value of your home.

However, before the team of installers can begin working on your home, there are a few steps you can take to prepare your home for replacement windows, to help make the procedure seamless, hassle-free, and timely.

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How Do I Know If My Windows Need Replacing?

How Do I Know If My Windows Need Replacing?

Residential windows and doors are a major component of your home’s security, they also will affect the amount of energy used in your home. When not in top condition, your windows and doors can become a security risk and will reduce your home’s efficiency. There are additional benefits that also get reduced when your windows and doors are not their best structural and working conditions, such as aesthetic appeal and ease of use.

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