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Window Replacements and Privacy

Glass Block Window and Privacy

Glass Block Windows

Having a window in your bathroom is a plus.  You don’t always have that option if your bathroom is not located on an exterior wall.  When you can incorporate natural light into your bathroom design, there are many styles of windows and window treatments to protect your privacy and still let the sunshine through.   You must consider the design, cost, look, and function when making a replacement selection.  So when you are remodeling your bathroom (or just updating) keep the following types of windows in mind. Continue reading

Types of Window Glass

Replacement windows

Windows

Deciding to purchase window replacements is just the first step. There are several other things that must be considered such as the style and size of the windows. One a Baltimore homeowner chooses the style that they want to use; they will also have to determine the type of glass that will be used in the replacement window. Varying climatic conditions and exterior designs of the home can be determining factors when homeowners are making these important decisions. There are several different types of window glass to choose from and knowing the benefits of each can help homeowners choose which is best for their home situation.

Safety First

Laminated glass has safety features built in to its design. This type of glass is constructed by putting a plastic interlayer between two sheets of glass. Both pressure and heat are applied which creates a solid and permanent bond so that the two glass pieces work together as one sheet of glass. This design creates a solid structure which will not shatter into pieces if it is broken. Instead all the little fragments will continue to stick to the plastic interlayer. Another reason homeowners prefer to purchase window replacements with laminated glass is that it provides reduction in both noise and transferring of air. Continue reading

Types of Replacement Windows

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Open Window

For the homeowner considering replacement windows there can be so much information that it becomes overwhelming. While it is agreed that there are many benefits from home remodeling projects which include replacement windows, trying to choose the exact window can be confusing for the Baltimore homeowner who really is not sure which one is best. There are several different types of replacement windows from which to choose including styles, frame materials and glass options. These are the main aspects that must be considered when choosing which windows will work best for your home improvement project.

Frame Materials

There are four materials that are typically used to make replacement windows for the Baltimore home. The four types of materials are aluminum, vinyl, wood and fiberglass. Each of these has advantages and disadvantages. Aluminum window frames are lightweight, durable and very low maintenance. Aluminum can be used to make the sashes and frames much slimmer; but it can be less aesthetic in appeal than wood. Wood windows are long lasting and durable. Wood can be adapted to almost any exterior style since they can be painted or stained to achieve the desired effect. The disadvantage to using wood frames is that it is very high maintenance and it will have to be painted frequently. Continue reading