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Project Spotlight: How to Cost Effectively Replace an Old Bow Window with a 3 Lite Double Hung and Picture Window

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Windows

After - Picture Window with Double Hungs for Air Flow

After - Picture Window with Double Hungs for Air Flow

 

The problems with the current windows: Whenever Terry Ventura (a homeowner in the Brookpark suburb of Cleveland Ohio) entered the front door or sat in the dining room of her home she could see several problems with her old bow window.

 

  • The 4 equally sized windows were non-operable so she could not get fresh air in this east facing room (which gets a lot of sun and heat build up in the morning).

 

 

  • The old style awning covering the window reduced the amount of natural light and views to the outside.

 

 

  • The 4 single pane fixed windows with exterior storms where not energy efficient (they were the original windows built into the home) and Terry would see condensation on one of the windows between the storm and window sash.

 

 

  • The interior trim of the existing windows did not match the trim of the dining room.

 

 

  • The current sandstone sill was pitched towards the inside of the home causing water to damage the window box of the bow window.

 

Using a Bow Window to Add Style & Function to a Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Room or Family Room

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Exterior Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Windows

Bow Kitchen Window with 4 separate casement operable windows
Bow Kitchen Window with 4 separate casement operable windows Dining room bow window with fixed light panels
Bow dining room window with a woodgrain fnish
Bow dining room window with a woodgrain fnish

Is the interior of your home too dark? Does your master bedroom, kitchen or dining room lack the architectural or design flair you’d like? Jazz up, freshen up and light up your home with the addition of a bow window. In this article you’ll learn the definition, advantages and disadvantages, options and places to use a bow window.

How to Choose the Right Type of Vinyl Replacement Windows

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling, Exterior Remodeling, Glass Block, Kitchen Remodeling, Windows

White double hung vinyl replacement window tilts in for easy cleaning
White double hung vinyl replacement window tilts in for easy cleaning
Bow woodgrain window in a family room
Bow woodgrain window in a family room add light & seating

Are your old single pane metal framed or wood framed windows hard to operate and costing you a lot of money in excessive heating and cooling bills? If so the time is right to upgrade to a vinyl replacement window. The options and types of windows are varied. Here’s the answers to 5 frequently asked questions to guide you through the window selection process.

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