Replacing your windows and doors Kitchener is one-step in general maintenance of your house. Replacement of the windows improves the general appearance of the house as well acting as additional lighting to the house. Firstly, you need to take measurements of the old windows so that the new window fits in the exact space left by the old window. Windows vary in shape, size, design, and types therefore it is important that you decide on the design that you need.
You need to know a variety of replacement units to choose from when you want to replace your house Kitchener windows replacement units. Some of the types of windows you can use to replace your old windows are listed below. Take a look.
1. Double Hung Windows
These windows Kitchener are designed such that they open in two directions just as the name implies double-hung windows open on both sides that is the top swings up and the bottom is raised such that it opens upward. They are ideal for ventilation of the house as the open out wide allows fresh air in the house.
2. Single Hung Windows
These windows are just slightly different from the double hang windows in the way that single-hung doors only have one part that opens. Only the bottom part swings up through a bolt to open out the window
3. Casement Windows
Casement windows Kitchener are the most common types of windows available in many homes. Hinges molded on one side of the wall hold the window in position and facilitate it to open outwards. Casement windows are easy to clean and prevent leakages into the house as the grill is tightened to the wall.
4. Awning Windows
They are mostly found in bathrooms. They are also referred to as top-hung windows as they open up top such that it is the bottom that ventilates the house. They open up perfectly just to let fresh air in and prevent leakages into the house.
5. Stationary Windows
Just like the name suggests, these windows do not open but are fitted into the wall mainly to light up the dark areas of the room. Due to the characteristic that they do not open makes them be termed as picture windows. They do not act as sources of ventilation but are rather a source of natural light into the room.
6. Gliding Windows
They are commonly known as sliding windows Kitchener. They have one part that is fixed and another part that is meant to move. The movable part slides over the other apart to open the window. They are however not ideal for small spaces as they occupy a large area of the wall
7. Bay Windows
This is simply a combination of many windows joined together to form one large window. They are molded in such a way that they form a curve just the way of the house has been built. Bay windows provide a wide view of the outside as well as the provision of natural light to the house.
Before replacing your windows ensure the new window design is able to resist all weather conditions. Most of the most common designs of modern designs should be able to withstand storms and a lot of sunlight.
After replacing the windows and doors Kitchener ensures that they are sealed tightly and made waterproof such that they do not leak water in the house. Using silicone sealant is highly recommended, as it lasts longer without requiring replacement. Installing the proper frame and fixing it tightly ensures reduced maintenance cost of the window once permanently screwed in.
Replacing old windows and doors Kitchener to a better model and type of window helps to cut on the cost of maintenance, as they do not require to be repainted or hinged regularly. The type of material used to make the window is a factor that determines how long the window lasts. Frames made of aluminum and vinyl last longer than wooden frames as they do not rot and neither are they infested by insects that damage them.