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Windows, besides being a crucial part of any home can also work to accessorize it. Besides their function which is to let fresh air and sunlight into your home, you can use windows to decorate your space and make it look more appealing.
Windows come in different shapes and sizes. However, as common as they are, you’d be forgiven for not having a clue which type of windows to choose whenever you are up for your next window replacement project. So to help point you in the right direction, here’s a closer look at common window designs you should consider.
Generally, there exists two window designs. There are fixed windows and operable windows. In simple terms, fixed windows are fixed shut and hence cannot open while operable windows can be opened. Whichever window type you choose, a complete set has various parts including:
Each window design/type has a distinct set of features. When choosing window designs, it is advisable to consider function. This means checking whether the window is fixed or operable and enquire more about how much light it is capable of letting in.
As you prepare to request for Orlando window replacement services, other factors you may want to look at include durability, fastening/locking system, and how much maintenance and care the window requires.
Accent windows mimic the shape of a rectangle. There are varieties that can come in different shapes like the octagon, square, or even round shapes. This design is fixed and has no provision for ventilation.
Preferred most by the older, classic-themed homes, double-hung windows have upper and lower compartments otherwise known as an upper and lower sash. Perfect for you if you want ample air-flow especially when living on the upper floors.
All glass block windows are fixed but feature a small built-in vent to let air in and out of the room. This window type is made of thick, break-proof glass that comes in different shades.
This window design looks quite similar to their double-hung counterparts. The only difference is that here, the lower sash can tilt open.
As the name already hints, the basement hopper windows are designed for your basement. These windows are usually hinged from the bottom and can only open in an upward/downward motion. They aid in facilitating adequate airflow throughout your basement.
Sliding windows have a pretty straightforward design and are easy to operate. They open following the left to right motions and have tracks on the upper and lower sides to facilitate easy movement.
When all is said and done, figuring out which window type to go for has everything to do with preference. Going by the examples listed above, it is now easy for you to choose which window to install based on where in your home you need to have your window replacement project!
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With over 20 years of experience serving the Orlando area, we take pride in our Florida roots. We are devoted members of the Orlando community, and have built our company on the principal of giving back. Many roofing contractors are here today, and gone tomorrow. We are more than ‘just’ a roofing company – we are your neighbors, and view our customers as family. When you’re looking for peace of mind and want to hire a contractor that you know is reliable, dependable, and puts the customer first, give Pro Choice Roofing a call!
We strive to make roofing affordable to all Orlando homeowners. We offer convenient, low monthly payment plans that many of our customers utilize to get their new roof NOW, and pay for their roofs LATER! Certain conditions apply*. Call to speak with one of our sales representatives for more information, and to explore if you can qualify for financing!
When it comes time to choosing a roofing contractor, take peace of mind in hiring a roofer that will stand behind their product and work with lifetime warranties! Your roof protects your most valuable investment, your home. The warranty that covers your home can’t be an afterthought!
These are a few of the most frequently asked questions that we get:
Yes! With Orlando’s violent storm patterns and yearly inclement weather, the majority of requests that we receive are for storm damage and insurance claims. We provide 100% free estimates and storm damage roofing inspections. We can provide a no-obligation inspection and give you an honest assessment on the health of your roof. Between wind damage from tornadic activity, and hail damage, we have found widespread storm damage across Orlando.
Absolutely! One of the most frequently asked questions that we receive from homeowners is “do you offer financing?”. We work with several different financing companies allowing us to offer affordable, low-cost payment plans to our customers. In some cases, you may have the opportunity to defer payments for several months, as well as no money down!
The answer to this question is it truly “depends”. The lifespan that a roofing system will last depends on the roofing material that you have installed on your roof. While an asphalt shingle roof can last 15-20 years, a metal roof can last 40-50 years, while a tile or slate roof can last 50+ years! More than just the roofing material, there are also variables like the grade/quality of material that you used, the craftsmanship of the contractor, as well as any storm activity your roof has been exposed to.
“Should I repair or replace my roof” is one of the most common questions that we get. This answer also depends on each situation, with age being one of the largest factors. A leaking 7-year old metal or shingle roof may have flashing or a section that needs to be repaired. This may be a minor repair. However, a 17-year old leaking shingle roof may require a full replacement if a repair can not made to extend the useful life of your roof.
This depends on the size of your roof, and the roofing material that you decide to go with. In many instances, an asphalt shingle roof can be installed in as little as one day!