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Choosing Vinyl Windows to Upgrade Your Home

When it is time to replace windows in the Toronto home, there are many types to choose from the new ones do not have to match the old ones. When the homeowner is ready for a change, there are several different designs available for replacement vinyl windows in Toronto. Focus on the purpose of windows in each room and plan accordingly. Some may be for privacy, while others let in more light or air.

Double-Hung
These are traditional windows most often seen in bedrooms and living rooms. Double-hung windows usually have nine panes in each section, one above the other. They slide up and down to allow air in as needed. Storm windows or screens can be put over them to prevent insects and drafts. Perhaps the most popular style, they come in standard sizes and accommodate many different types of window treatments to include blinds, shades, curtains and indoor shutters.

Casement
Frequently found in hallways, foyers, kitchens, sunrooms and attics, casement windows open outward, rather than moving up and down. They can have one single pane or several frames. With hinges found most commonly on the side or top of the frame, they are opened with a hand crank or lever. Choose casement replacement windows in Toronto for maximum breeze and light. Indoor screens are optional. They are convenient to put overtop obstacles such as sinks, sofas and doors, where the handle can be reached, cut sliding a window up and down may be difficult or impossible.

Bay
A bay is a protruding window in a semi-circle or hexagonal shape that protrudes from the wall towards the outdoors. They can open or be sealed shut. A window seat or shelf underneath the window can be used for sitting and read or resting plants, spices or knickknacks. Bay windows are typically found in the kitchen or bedroom, although they will also work with living room décor.

Patio
Sliding patio doors were traditionally made of metal. More recently, they come with wood frames, as well. This complements a room's décor. The framing can be chosen to go with the same style or shade of wood grain as the room's furniture. Using vinyl windows with a sliding patio door is especially beneficial in limiting the sun's radiant heat energy. Draperies or vertical blinds can be hung on the inside to ensure privacy when drawn and let in light and air during the day. Sliding doors are also convenient for patios during picnics and get-togethers when there is a lot of traffic between the indoors and outdoors, especially the kitchen.

 

 

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