High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

Three Options You Have For Combining Different Types Of Replacement Windows

Construction & Contractors Blog

There are many different types of replacement windows that you can have installed on your home. These can be windows that are made of different materials such as wood or vinyl. You can also choose different styles such as double-hung, single-hung and casement windows. These windows work well in different areas of your home and in certain places. You may want to combine the styles of windows for needs of certain areas of your home. Here are three styles of windows and where they will work best on your home:

1. Single-Hung Windows For The First Floor

If you have a lot of windows on the first floor of your home or have a single story ranch style home, single-hung windows are a good option. These windows have a bottom sash that opens and closes, but the top of the window is fixed. If using them for ground level windows, they can be more affordable than other styles and you can easily clean them and do maintenance from the outside of your home. For other areas of a home where windows are higher, you may want to consider a different style.

2. Using Double-Hung Windows On Hard To Reach Areas

Double-hung windows are a style of window that has sashes which open, close and can be removed on both the top and bottom of the window. These are good windows to use for windows on second floors and windows that can be difficult to get to. With a removable top sash, doing maintenance to these windows will also be easier. It can also be good if you need to replace the sashes later, in which case you can just replace the sash instead of the entire window.

3. Casement Windows For Areas Like Kitchens Or Basement Easement Windows

Casement windows are the type of windows that have a crank and open outward like a door. These windows are great for use in kitchens where you may not want to use a sash style window, or in basements with windows may be needed to meet egress codes. These windows can have the same grids and designs as sashes to match other types of windows you have installed in your home.

These are some of the windows you use in your home and where they will work best. All of these are available in wood and vinyl products, which you will need to contact a window service (such as Treasure Valley Seamless Siding) and ask them about the windows that will work best in your home.

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29 January 2015