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30 General Topics Lists

Windows (New) Topics

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Homeowner Benefits? - These are the potential benefits that a typical homeowner will realize by following the tips or by installing the home-related products that are discussed in this column.


413 - Self-cleaning or decorative window glass is efficient, attractive
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 14 manufacturers of self-cleaning glass and complete windows with decorative glass listing window styles, frame materials/colors, decorative glass options offered by each, many illustrations of glass options, features, and descriptions of how self-cleaning glass works.
Homeowner Benefits: Increased security and privacy, lower utility bills, protection from storms


497 - Designer glass/plastic block windows are secure and attractive
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of nine manufacturers of standard and designer glass/plastic block, other security windows and glass block installation systems listing sizes, colors, patterns, features, prices, several illustrations throughout and illustrated do-it-yourself instructions for a silicone system and for a mortar system.
Homeowner Benefits: High security windows, attractive bathroom/shower surrounds, efficiency


498 - Do-it-yourself tilt-in sash kits make windows just like new
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 11 tilt-in sash replacement and channel kit manufacturers listing frame materials, colors, glass options, features, gneral painting and staining instructions, illustrated installation instructions for window fix replacement channels and two different replacement sash kits and suggestions on how to measure for sash replacement kits.
Homeowner Benefits: Easy to clean, less condensation, lower utility, less outdoor noise.


658 - Garden windows add light and openness to any room
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 20 garden window kits listing frame materials (solid wood, aluminum, vinyl), color of frames, styles (awning, casement, top vent, single hung), glass options, features, prices, installation instructions and do-it-yourself instructions for making a low-cost garden/greenhouse window.
Homeowner Benefits:Low-cost option to a greenhouse, more light and ventilation


673 - New fixed/vented skylights are stylish, efficient with remote controls
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 11 skylight manufacturers listing frame materials (vinyl clad, aluminum clad, fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum), shapes with illustrations (rectagular, square, dome, custom shapes, diamond-shaped, etc.), flashing and glazing options, accessories available, features, prices, sizing chart, illustrations of several models and instructions for making a skylight lightwell.
Homeowner Benefits: Much more natural light, rooms appear larger, view of the sky and stars, lower electric bills


677 - Super-efficient bow and bay windows add openess to any room
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 12 manufacturers of the most efficient bay, bow, angle and curved window kits, styles (casement, double-hung, picture, angle, etc.), frame materials, frame colors available, glass options, decorative glass options, warranties, features, tips for installing bay and bow windows; manufacturers of bay and bow roofs and kits.
Homeowner Benefits: Low-cost alternative to sunroom, add openness to room


700 - New super-efficient, no-maintenance, insulated vinyl replacement windows
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of the 15 highest quality, most efficient vinyl window manufacturers listing frame insulation, new glass options, styles with illustrations (awning, bay, bow, double hung, casement, French casement, tilt turn, single hung,, fixed), colors, features, charts showing insulating R-values, visible transmittance, and solar heat coefficient of different types of glass.
Homeowner Benefits:Low-cost windows, no-maintenance, eliminate sweating, easy to clean


926 - Fiberglass replacement windows are efficient, maintenance-free
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 11 high-quality and efficient fiberglass window manufacturers listing styles shown with illustrations (awning, bow, double hung, casement, slider, picture, single hung), glass options, frame colors, features, double-hung window installation instructions and illustrations with descriptions of several products.
Homeowner Benefits: Better appearance, greater security, no maintenance, lower utility bills


974 - Wood windows are efficient, attractive, easy to clean/maintain
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 12 efficient, low-maintenance wood window manufacturers listing styles with illustrations (awning, bay, bow, casement, French casement, double-hung, slider, geometric shapes, fixed units, tilt turn), wood types, frames (solid wood, vinyl-clad, aluminum clad), colors, glass options, illustrations, warranties and features.
Homeowner Benefits: Attractive appearance, lower-maintenance, eliminate sweating, easy to clean


977 - Select the best replacement windows (style, frame, glass) for your home
Update Bulletin Description
- Replacement window selector guide for styles with descriptions/illustrations (awning, bay, bow, casement, corner or curved, fixed, hopper, single and double-hung, slider, tilt-turn, tilt and slide) considerations for frame materials (wood, wood clad, vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass, composites) and considerations for glass types and materials, guidelines for choosing a window for various climates and a selected list of 10 replacement window manufacturers.
Homeowner Benefits: Lowest installed cost, lower utility bills, most convenience and comfort