Not all windows are created equal, let us educate you on the differences. When you are in the market for new replacement windows, VA Exteriors will provide you with a custom solution. We proudly offer windows of all kinds, including: vinyl, wood, composite, aluminum and fiberglass.
Types of Replacement Windows
Replacement windows come in a variety of styles, each with their own list of features and benefit to fit your individual needs. The most popular styles of replacement windows are found below. VA Exteriors offers windows from ProVia and Harvey, both are known for unmatched durability, quality and overall beauty.
Single Hung Window
Single-Hung windows allow ventilation through a single operable lower sash. They are both practical and efficient.
Double Hung Window
Double hung windows have two operating sash that move up and down allowing for ventilation on the top, bottom or both.
Casement windows are hinged at the side and open outward from either side. They offer views unobstructed by sashes and grids, making them ideal for sunrooms and additions.
Awning windows have a hinge at the top and open out from the bottom. They are often used on top of larger windows or patio doors to offer more ventilation and light.
Bay & Bow Window
Bay windows consist of three windows joined together. They capture a dramatic increase in natural light and enhance the aesthetic of your home.
Sliding windows have one fixed sash and another that slides open from side to side. They are ideal for locations that can not accommodate an outward opening window.
Garden windows are primarily used in ones kitchen area. They are ideal for growing herbs or showcasing small flowers.
A picture window consists of one pane of glass, typically in a living room. It is often designed or placed to present an attractive view.
Specialty windows offer unique combinations of shapes, styles and features for any room.
How Do We Install Windows?
There are two primary kinds of window replacement. A “full frame” replacement means that everything in your window opening will be removed all the way down to the studs. An entirely new window, complete with new interior and exterior trim, will be installed. A “pocket” replacement means that most of your old window will be removed, but enough framing material will be left so that you do not need to have the interior and exterior trim replaced.
Full frame replacement is necessary in situations where there is frame rot or where the trim needs to be replaced. But if the frame rot is limited only to the cosmetic portions of the window then a pocket replacement is usually a good option that will allow you to keep your trim.
Why Homeowners Enjoy New Windows
Failing, rotting, low-performing windows that have passed their prime can lead to higher utility bills and decreased comfort for families. Window replacements offer a variety of benefits including:
Decreased energy costs – Energy efficient windows decrease utility bills, creating savings year round.
Noise reduction – New windows reduce outside noise so you can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere indoors.
Natural light – New windows provide an abundance of natural light teeming through to your home’s interior.
Better curb appeal – The style, color, and materials in new windows boost your home’s curb appeal, adding to your overall property value.
Increased security – New windows provide better safety features for your home so you can have peace of mind day and night.
Low maintenance – Replacement windows provide easy-clean features, saving you time regularly on cleaning.
Comfortable – Properly installed windows will keep every room in your house the same comfortable temperature.