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Planning Your Next Window Installation with Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County

Is window installation in your future? If you're currently planning a major renovation or property addition, you might be considering replacement or installation. You could also be considering window installation if an existing window frame—or pane of glass—has been damaged by storms, moisture, or just one of the errant baseballs and golf balls that seem to fly around in Fairfield County.

Fairfield County Window installation service is pretty simple, isn't it? How many questions about windows could there possibly be? As it turns out, there are quite a few. Those glass portals are complex, and there are so many different types for homes in Fairfield County. Picking the perfect choice is as important as it is difficult.

Luckily, your local handyman company is here to help! With help from Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County, not only will you be able to find the perfect style of windows for your property, but you'll also be able to complete that installation project with ease. Before we get started on the actual installation process, let's take care of some preemptive planning. Taking the time to consider everything important now will ensure you're happy with your new window styles in the future.

Glass Considerations

Does the type of glass really matter? As long as it's transparent, that's good enough right? While full visibility is definitely important, there are additional important considerations when it comes to glass—or more specifically, glass coatings.

Insulated Glass

Proper insulation is important for any window insulation, but there are additional options for extra insulation in your glass. Insulated windows are those with more than one pane of glass. Those multiple layers add air spaces that provide extra insulation, which prevents unintentional heat transfer.

Low-Emissivity Coating

This special glazing controls heat transfer through a thin layer of material that's nearly impossible to notice. In fact, the most noticeable effect for property owners is an increase in home energy efficiency. Glass with a low-e coating could cost as much as fifteen percent more than standard choices, but it also lowers energy loss by at least double that, resulting in lower energy bills for property owners.

Spectrally Selective Coatings

It's also possible to get a low-e coating that stops even more heat from moving through. This extra energy efficient addition is sometimes called a spectrally selective coating because it's designed to filter out specific wavelengths of light while letting others through. The effect, according to some studies, is a reduction in cooling requirements by forty percent or more. The result of that increased energy efficiency is lower costs for Fairfield County property owners.

Fairfield County Window Installation Style Options

Did you know there are six different options for the construction type of new windows in Fairfield County? For most of those styles, the noticeable effect is a difference in opening mechanisms, but there are other benefits and drawbacks of certain styles. Not every style is universally applicable, so it's important that you pick an option that suits the purpose of your specific installation while still meeting your needs.

Common Types of Windows in Fairfield County

  • Awning: These are hinged at the top and open at the bottom by tilting up. The tight seam of the sash on awning windows creates a powerful seal that protects against leakage of all kinds.

  • Hopper: These are like the awning style, but flipped upside-down. They're hinged at the bottom and open at the top. They have a strong seal, but the upper opening of that seal slightly increases the chances of leakage filtering in from the top in cases of improper installation.

  • Sliding: Just as the name suggests, this option features sliding mechanisms rather than hinged openings. A sliding style may provide greater ease of access, making them more ideal for egress requirements, but their weaker seals are more susceptible to leakage.

  • Hung: This style is to the sliding style as hoppers are to awnings. Instead of sliding from left to right, hung windows slide up and down. They generally have the same strengths and weaknesses as sliding styles.

  • Fixed: This might be the least special style, but it's possibly the most common in Fairfield County. Fixed windows don't open, which means they're exceptional when it comes to preventing leakage, but they won't be suitable if egress or ventilation are necessary.

  • Casement: This style is especially common for residential window installations in Fairfield County. Casement windows are hinged at the side and open out to one direction. They have the same tight seal as the awning and hopper styles, as well as more convenient openings for moving back and forth if necessary.

Have You Considered Repairs?

If you're working on a budget, repairs are a great option for dealing with damage or completing a renovation. Of course, there are some situations where a new installation will be your only option for dealing with damage, but there are also some situations that are easily solved with window repairs.

Have You Thought About Related Projects?

The most obvious reason for completing multiple projects is convenience. It's easier to plan and add an additional optional feature while working on necessary repairs or updates. If you hire professional installers from a comprehensive handyman service provider, that convenience is compounded. By choosing installation service from a company with a wide variety of services, you could complete every project on your list with the same crew of qualified experts.

Whether you need a replacement installation for recent damage or you're currently planning a major remodeling project, there are good reasons to think about other jobs. Consider these common additional projects that people in Fairfield County complete at the same time as their window installations:

Common Additional Projects

  • Siding Repairs and Replacement: If you're already replacing parts of your exterior, why not fix damaged areas nearby? In some cases, siding repair could be necessary to create a clean installation. If damage is too severe, it might even be necessary to replace existing siding. Even if it isn't damaged, this is a great opportunity to consider the benefits of siding replacement.

  • Door Repairs: Windows are only one type of portal on the outer layer of buildings. Exterior doors are worth some consideration too. Repairing your entry doors, patio doors, and even dog doors is an option for most people getting window installation service.

  • Accessibility Improvements: Getting professional window installation service is a good opportunity to consider home accessibility improvements, both for the mechanisms that control your openings, and your exterior access points. If you're planning to age-in-place, it's a good idea to replace door knobs with handles, add ramps, and complete other accessibility improvement projects.

  • Soffit, Fascia, & Exterior Trim Repairs: Just as a new window installation could be essential for comfort, security, and curb appeal, so too do exterior trim and roofline repairs affect peace of mind. If you already have an experienced crew working on your installation, it's a good time to ask if they'll handle any necessary repairs for your trim, soffit, and fascia boards.

Are You Ready for Fairfield County Window Installation Service?

If you've thought about every planning consideration and you're ready to begin, Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County is here to help! Our experienced handyman team doesn't just provide installation recommendations. We also provide installation service—and a wide range of additional services for maintenance, repairs, and remodeling in Fairfield County.

If you want a handyman that provides outstanding customer service, call 866-550-1710 today! We proudly serve Fairfield County and many nearby areas—including Bridgeport, Westport, and Norwalk.