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The 10 things to know about Windows.

May 12, 2015

  1. Vinyl windows: Affordable and low-maintenance, but color may fade over time.
  2. Composite windows: Stronger and more durable than wood and vinyl, and priced between the two; can be painted to match a home’s decor.
  3. Solid Wood: Great insulator against heat and cold, but it’s costly, requires maintenance, and is subject to swelling and contracting.
  4. Aluminum: Strong, affordable, and low-maintenance, but conducts heat and cold. 5. Clad: The most expensive type, with wood frames inside and aluminum or vinyl shell on the outside; wood frame helps minimize the transfer of heat and cold, while exterior shell makes window low-maintenance.
  5. Low-emissivity (low-E) glass: has a thin metallic coating that reflects heat back to its source, keeping heat inside the house in the winter and out of it in the summer. Low-E coatings also reduce energy costs and block UV rays while allowing 95 percent of natural light to pass through.
  6. Casement: Easy to crank open. Works well with transom, awning, and picture windows. Great for over sinks, counter tops, and appliances, where leaning over and lifting a window open would be difficult.
  7. Awning: Comes in all sizes. Works well with fixed windows. Design allows window to remain open during a light rain.
  8. Single- and double-hung: Classic styling. Makes for easy lifting, tilting, and cleaning. Doesn’t protrude into adjoining areas such as porches, patios, or walkways.
  9. Gliding: Like single- and double-hung models, won’t interrupt usable space on adjacent porches, patios, or walkways. Good choice for basement locations because it brings in substantial light and meets egress requirements.
  10. Shatterproof glass:, which has a piece of plastic sandwiched between two glass panes, gives homes an extra level of security against break-ins and severe weather. The fabrication produces glass that is two to four times stronger than standard window glass. These windows, which are now required by code in some hurricane-prone areas, are as efficient as low-E glass and also help reduce noise transmission.

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Accurate Siding & Windows, Inc., performs the following services using the finest products in the industry: Replacement Windows, Vinyl Siding, Decorative Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Replacement Windows, Double Hung Windows, Casement Windows, Insulated Windows, Alcoa Siding, ThermaTru Doors, Nailite, CertainTeed, Crane Siding, Simonton Windows, Dove Vinyl Windows, Andersen Windows & Doors, Fiberglass Entry Doors, Contractor Services, Siding Contractor, Vinyl Siding Virginia Beach, Vinyl Windows Virginia Beach, Home Improvement, Home Improvement Virginia Beach, Window Products, Replacement Windows, Entry Doors, Window Replacement Contractor, Window Replacement Company, Home Improvement Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach 2009 Tax Credit, 2009 Tax Credit, 2009 Stimulus, Home Improvement Tax Credit, 2009 Home Improvement Tax Credit, Chesapeake 2009 Tax Credit, Hampton Roads 2009 Home Improvement Tax Credit

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