Until you get into a window replacement project, you may not have even noticed quite how many different types of windows are out there.
Most houses feature many different types of windows. There are bay windows that say hello to the neighborhood, basement windows that reach up for light, and double hung windows letting in the breeze when you sleep at night.
It can be really tempting to just swap out your current windows for the same type, but you have an opportunity here to rethink how your windows work for you.
If there are openings in your home that are wider than they are tall, then you have the perfect spot for a vinyl sliding window — windows that open horizontally on a track, with one fixed pane and one or two panes that slide open.
They’re definitely worth considering. Here’s why:
You’ll get fresh air fast.
Opening a window is one of those magic tricks that just makes the house feel cleaner and cheerier. Sliding vinyl windows tend to be wider, so they open wider, allowing you to clear the air fast.
They’re a great choice for spaces that get steamy or musty (like bathrooms and laundry rooms).
Imagine it: the next time you burn toast in the kitchen, just slide that window open, and no one will be the wiser.
They feature great energy efficiency.
Admit it: you’ve been keeping your eye on the return on investment calculation all through this window project. Increasing your energy efficiency is a huge perk when you undertake a project this big. Sliding…