Replacing your old, drafty windows with energy efficient ones can save you money on electricity bills and add value to your home. Plus, you may qualify for a tax credit on your new windows.
Look for windows with a high R-value, Low-E glass and Intercept warm-edge spacer. This technology helps extend the life of the window and improves insulation efficiency by reducing condensation and edge-to-glass temperature differences.
Single Sliding Windows
Unlike double-hung windows that slide vertically, single sliding windows feature one fixed section and another that slides horizontally. They are popular among homeowners because they offer good ventilation and natural light. They are also easy to clean.
To clean your slider windows, first remove the sash from its track and set it aside in a safe place. Then, slide the window towards the opposite side and leave a gap of about 3″. While applying upward pressure, pull the bottom of the sash to remove it from the rail and lower it to the floor so you can clean it.
Double Sliding Windows
Sliding windows are longer and wider than double-hung windows, allowing them to let in a lot of natural light. They also have a sleek design that suits modern homes. You can open them as little or as much as you like to let in fresh air for ventilation.
Energy-efficient sliding windows use a multi-chambered sash and mainframe to create insulating air spaces for superior thermal efficiency. They also come with ENERGY STAR-rated insulated glass packages. These factors make them a more expensive option than single-pane or double-pane windows.
However, sliding windows may require more maintenance than other window types due to their track and sash mechanics. They also don’t seal as tightly as casement windows, which can lead to air leaks and mildew growth in the sill. In addition, they don’t lock as securely as hinged windows, posing a security risk in some cases. In terms of cost, though, sliding windows are lower than double-hung windows because they don’t need to have their sash lifted.
Triple Sliding Windows
With a contemporary design and easy maintenance, our triple sliding windows are the perfect solution for Madison AL homeowners who want to make their home more efficient and beautiful. Available in both 2- or 3-lite options, these windows offer a clean look that can complement any interior or exterior decor style. Featuring an ENERGY STAR and NFRC label, our triple-paned sliding windows reduce heat transfer and provide added comfort for homeowners throughout the year.
These windows can easily be cleaned by sliding the sash towards the opposite side, leaving about 3”. Once there, push the top part of the sash up as high as it will go. Then, pull down on the bottom portion of the sash to remove it from the rail and carefully lower it onto the ground.
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Casement windows are hinged on one side and open outward like a door, offering improved ventilation for your home. They’re popular for hard-to-reach spaces and provide a tighter seal than other window types. They also come in a variety of material and color finishes to complement your home’s architectural style.
You can choose from a wide range of frame materials, including aluminum and vinyl, to find the right fit for your home. Aluminum is affordable and weatherproof, while vinyl is durable and easy to clean. Both offer excellent energy efficiency. You may also prefer a wood frame for a traditional look, although it isn’t the best choice for cold climates because it doesn’t insulate well.
The cost of casement windows varies widely depending on the type and size of the window, its frame material, and labor and installation costs. You can connect with local contractors within seconds to save money on professional installation services. Choosing an experienced contractor ensures your project gets done correctly to prevent future energy leaks and repairs.