Basement Windows

Basement windows have a wide variety of choices. There is an important consideration of egress, which usually involves a safety code requiring at least one window having the ability to escape out of in case of fire. The hopper window is the recommendation for this window opening. This replacement window has the ability to be taken out for a quick escape. The basement egress window can also be a slider window where you can quickly pop out both sashes for ease of exit.

The next consideration for the other basement replacement windows would be style and energy efficiency. As mentioned above the slider replacement window is a good egress basement window but it is also appropriate for many of the opening in the rec room. Most of the basement windows are wide and short windows where a sliding window would make the most sense. These windows slide easily for ventilation and the sashes come out for cleaning. They are very airtight and can be equipped with dual or triple glazing for added fuel savings.

Another popular choice for the basement window is the glass block. This is not really an egress window not allowing much room for escape even though it is usually vented. They are a very secure replacement window but not as astatically pleasing as the slider windows for basement.

In the region of Chicago where our firm installs replacement windows the Glen Ellyn replacement window and Wheaton replacement windows have mainly slider windows. There is a lot of moisture in basements and this replacement window solves the egress and energy efficiency concerns with the added benefit of good ventilation.


Pressure Wash Service

There are a wide range of pressure wash services available to home owners. One of the many services offered by professional contractors is whole house exterior washing. Whether its vinyl, aluminum, wood, stucco, or brick you can hire a contractor to clean it for you.

Another popular service is low pressure roof cleaning, which removes the unsightly black algae streaks from asphalt shingle roofs and barrel or cement tile roofs. A few other services are deck cleaning, concrete cleaning, and gutter cleaning.

A few of these services are so popular among home owners that many contractors specialize in only one or two services such as deck cleaning, roof cleaning, and log home restoration. How popular a service is really depends on what part of the country you are in.

For the most part you should be able to find a reputable cleaning company in your area to take care of most any exterior cleaning project.

Creative Kitchen Window Options

For years most people lived with the idea that their only kitchen windows options were double hung or casement windows. After years of living with boring window options some home owners are looking for attractive options. In this article I will share a few of the most popular kitchen window options.

Garden windows are a great way to add some depth to your kitchen. Garden window fans love being able to grow their own herbs without ever going outdoors. Some people will grow peppermint or mint around holidays in order to provide a nice aroma. In the early spring people use their garden window to start seedlings for their gardens. While a garden window can be used in almost any room most people love how they bring their kitchen to life.

Awning windows are basically a picture window that hinges from the bottom in order to vent air. A single awning window can provide more glass area than double hung or casement windows. If you are looking to maximize your view take a good look at awning windows.

If your kitchen has the room, adding a bay or bow window can add both depth and style to any kitchen. Bay windows are 3 panel windows with the middle panel “fixed” and the side windows are able to open. Bow windows are generally 3, 4, or 5 panels with several venting options. Your new windows can be painted or stained to match any interior d├ęcor.