Nearly half of a home’s energy bill goes towards heating and cooling. These costs could drastically be reduced by replacing your home’s old windows. Spring is the optimal time for window replacement – you needn’t worry about extreme hot or cold temperatures from the outdoors. And with a professional contractor like Mihalko’s, we get the job done swiftly and with the highest quality.
Knowing which kind of windows to have installed in your home is the first step. Some windows perform different functions and may only be suitable for certain parts of your house. It’s important to be able to differentiate window types and their functions.
Windows For Your Home
1. Single-Hung. Similar to a double-hung window in appearance, the single-hung’s top sash is not operational. Only the bottom sash is able to be lifted. Single-hungs can be difficult to clean from the outside unless they’re located on the first floor.
2. Double-Hung. Both the top and bottom sashes move up and down. Double-hungs may be more expensive at purchase but they’re ease of maintenance may be worth it in the long run as double-hungs can be cleaned from the inside of the house.
3. Casement. Hinged on the left or right to open outwards. To open a casement window, a crank mechanism is used to swing the window open. Unlike the single or double-hung windows, a casement window protrudes from the house.
4. Bay. Interior space is maximized with bay windows as they project outwards from the exterior of the siding of the house. Bay windows may be a combination of different types of windows. A stationary window is often in the middle and surround by double-hungs or casements on both sides.
5. Awning. A top-hinged window that swings outwards to open can often be found in basements or placed above stationary windows to allow for air flow or ventilation.
6. Sliding. Utilizing a track for horizontal movement, sliding windows have one or more windows that slide behind or in front of one another to open.
7. Skylight. An overhead window that increases natural lighting. Skylights tend to be a bit more expensive due to the increased amount of construction. They are typically built into a house’s roof.
Mihalko’s installs these types of windows offered from the manufacturers at Seaway Windows and Simonton. We offer various types of energy efficient windows like low-e glass and gas-filled windows. Mihalko’s General Contracting will perform quality window installations and has been serving the Johnstown PA, Latrobe PA, and Altoona PA area for over 34 years. Call Mihalko’s today.