Fighting Back Against Loss Of Glass Viewing Area

Everyone will need replacement windows on their Winnipeg, MB home at some point. Installing replacement windows will give you and your home some amazing benefits such as:  

  1. Energy Efficiency – Modern replacement windows are made from great materials that are tough insulators. They will keep the hot or cold outside air from affecting your conditioned air inside your home. This effective insulation not only keeps your home heated or cooled to your desired comfort level, but also lowers your energy use to stay green and keep your bills down.  
  2. Increased Home Value—Replacement windows are very desirable these days, as they stay strong and visually appealing for many years. They are great investments that can increase your home’s value. Potential buyers, and appraisers, look for the types of benefits that replacement windows provide, making them a great option if you might sell down the road.  
  3. Low Maintenance - One of the best things about most replacement windows is their almost nonexistent maintenance requirements. Some are built with integrated colors in the sashes and frames, and therefore never need to be repainted or refinished, and some frames are also built to stand the test of time, resisting rust, stains, and warping.  

 

But, a lot of homeowners complain about a loss of glass viewing area after they install new replacement windows. What is a loss of viewing area? And what can be done about it? 

 

Usually when you install new replacement windows in your home, you don’t completely remove the entire old window. The process for replacing double hung windows (the most common window type), consists of removing the sashes as well as the screen track, while leaving the old window’s frame behind. The new replacement window is then installed inside the old frame.  

 

This is the most common way replacement windows are installed, even though the practice can leave you with a noticeable loss of glass viewing area. However, you don’t have to deal with this problem, as there are ways to get around it, such as getting a replacement window that is designed to maximize glass area, or asking your window dealer to do a full frame replacement.  

 

Full frame replacements replace the entire window, from the glass all the way down to the original opening. Though this method can be a bit more expensive, and certain personal factors can influence its efficacy, it causes the least amount of viewing area loss, and offers other benefits like:  

  • Maintenance free new window material from the inside of your home to the outside 
  • More thorough installation of new insulation around the original window opening 
  • Sometimes even more glass viewing area than you started with  

 

Do you want to learn more about full window replacements, and Winnipeg, MB replacement windows? All you have to do is reach out to Pioneer Window & Door Mfg Ltd. You can get in touch with us by visiting 8 Fast Lane Headingley, MB, R4H 0C5, or calling (204) 889-8422. We are ready to give you the help you need.  

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