Expert Window Installation In Panama City, FL
Updating and replacing your windows is one of the best home investments you can make because it adds to the overall efficiency of your home.
New windows greatly improve energy efficiency and help keep the indoor temperature comfortable while keeping drafts and noise out — this is exactly why they’re ranked on the top of the list for home improvements!
If you’re in the market for new windows, you’ll find that you have a variety of options to choose from! At Royal Exteriors, we’re here to help guide you in making a choice that makes sense for you, your home, and most of all, your budget!
Aluminum windows can have a slimmer appearance and a larger glass surface area than vinyl and wood windows. They also withstand extreme heat better than the vinyl option. However, aluminum windows are more prone to condensation and can transfer heat into the home. Many people that choose to go with aluminum windows do so based off their ability to have a larger glass area and less frame.
Vinyl windows have thicker frames than the aluminum windows, so you will get less glass with this option. They are also less rigid than the aluminum windows and can tend to have a bit of flexion under high winds. However, vinyl windows are the way to go if energy-efficiency and insulation are priorities for your project. Vinyl windows are incredibly effective at reducing heat transfer and regulating a room’s internal temperature.
Aluminum-Clad Wood Windows
Aluminum Wood-Clad windows have a thicker frame like the vinyl option, but they also have more mass, which provides better noise insulating properties through the frame and sash components than vinyl. They offer the extreme strength and durability of aluminum frame windows and the warm comforting aesthetics of real wood. They can be made from a variety of wood types both primed and ready-to-paint or unfinished wood exteriors with hundreds of color combinations.
Single, Double, and Triple Pane Windows
While single-pane windows are considered an older, outdated type of window, they’re still available. These windows are exactly as they sound, and they have one sheet of glass.
People may be drawn towards single-pane windows because of their low cost, but when you compare it to the energy savings you’ll likely lose out on and higher monthly utility bills, they may actually cost you much more over time.
Single-pane windows also don’t block sound, so if you’re in a large city or even in the suburbs, you won’t be able to count on any noise-reduction.
If you currently have single-pane windows in your home please call the office to discuss your options for replacement.
Double-pane windows have become a better option for energy-efficiency compared to single-pane windows, and have become more of a go-to option for homeowners.
Double-pane windows have two panes of glass, separated by an air-filled space. This small space creates better protection and energy-efficiency by trapping extreme hot and cold air in the summer and winter seasons, creating a barrier that can better insulate and keep your home comfortable.
Double-pane windows are more of an investment over single-pane windows, but their lower energy costs can help offset these costs because you’ll be using your heat and air conditioning less.
Impact-Resistant windows provide the most energy efficiency when compared to single- and double-pane windows, and these three sheets of glass are going to be the most expensive. On any given day, but especially in extreme heat or cold, they’ll reflect 97% of the energy and only absorb 3% of it into your home.
They are also be the number one choice for noise-reduction, so if you have work at night and sleep during the day, or live in the heart of downtown (or a busy intersection for that matter), these are the windows you’ll want to invest in.
Impact-Resistant windows also come with extra security. Many of the window companies use innovative glass technology that can withstand impact, making it more resistant to shattering.
Single & Double-Hung Windows
Single-Hung Windows - These windows operate by sliding up vertically, allowing only the bottom part (sash) to move.
Double-Hung Windows - This style of window is very similar to single-hung windows but instead, both parts of the window can move vertically up or down.
Slider windows are the most traditional of all window styles that glide along a track horizontally.
Casement windows operate on a hinge and crank system and open outwards on the exterior of your home. Casement windows can be hinged on either the left or right side.
Picture windows are esteemed for their ability to let light flood in, in addition to providing floor to ceiling views of the outdoors. These windows are stationary and typically do not open.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open out from the bottom, extending on the exterior of your home. These can be used as both a fully functioning window, or complement above or below an already existing window.
A transom window is a stationary window that is decorative and is often placed above doors or operating windows to let additional light in.
Hopper windows are just the opposite of awning windows and are hinged at the bottom and open out from the top.