When you imagine a window, what do you see? Two sashes, one on top of the other? If so, you’re probably imagining a single hung or double hung window. But what are these window types, and what’s the difference between them? If you’re shopping for windows, knowing the difference between these two important window types can help you choose the product that will add the most value to your home.
Old windows can be very inefficient, but as a Long Island homeowner, you can take steps to mitigate that problem. From weather stripping your old windows to installing all new windows, you can decide what fits your budget and your personal circumstances. Here’s what you need to know.
Casement windows are a classic window style that opens outward, like a door. They have hinges on the side, and are opened by a turn crank. Though they may be less popular on certain home styles than single and double hung windows, casements have many advantages that single and double hung windows do not.
Depending on their quality, construction and material type, your home’s windows can last a few decades. When they reach the end of their service life, they start to exhibit signs of failure. These signs are an alert that it’s time to start budgeting and preparing to replace your windows. Here are three signs your windows may need replacement.
Summer is the perfect time to get started on the home improvement projects you could not accomplish previously on Long Island. The warm weather and mostly sunny skies create the perfect environment to start checking items off your honey-do list. We’ve compiled some of the best home improvement projects to get started on this summer, including your home windows, home inspections, and home exterior.
Pressure Wash Your Home’s Exterior
The summer weather makes everyone want to go outside and soak in some much needed Vitamin D. However, neither you, your family, nor your guests want to look at a dirty home while relaxing. Instead of delaying the inevitable, pull out or go rent a pressure washer and knock this item off your home improvement to-do list early on.