If you’re a homeowner and you need help figuring out the most common window parts that need to be remodeled, then have no fear. We will break down the top 5 window components you should know about before you start your window remodeling project.
Hardware For Security
You hardware determines how you open, close, finish, and lock your window. You’ll need to pick a handle style for opening, a tilt style for pulling the window towards you for cleaning, and the lock will either be a slider, casement, or awning. You can finish your window in any color you like, but the most common colors are white or metallic.
Frame For Window Style
Your frame choice will be between 4 choices including vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, or wood. Vinyl frames are maintenance-free and durable. Fiberglass is resistant to swelling, rotting, and warping. This type of frame is great for bathrooms, kitchens, or large walls of window. Aluminum frames are light and strong and show the most amount of glass. Wood gives off a historic and warm feel in the home and can go well with other wooden finishes in the home.
Screens Are Air Passageways
You will need a screen to let air in while keeping bugs out. These products usually come in aluminum and fiberglass. They are commonly placed on the exterior so you can open the window from the interior. For casement and awning windows the screen is on the interior so you can crank it open but still have protection from pests.
Glass Has More Advanced Options
Aim for energy efficient glass so your house will stay warm in the colder months and cooler during the summer months. Depending on the area you live in you’ll also want impact glass to protect you from strong winds.
Grids Are Decoration
Grid patterns are what you will see when you drive up to your home. Think of how you want your windows to appear as there are tons of styles to choose from. You can split the two panes or you divide the actual glass.
Now that you know more about the window screen components you’ll be dealing with you might be ready to shop for your preferred window style products. When you’re ready to make your purchase contact the nearest DAPA products store for a top of the line screen frame kit. Contact us with any questions at 1-800-229-3181 for pricing or order online!