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Q. What Is The Right Window For Minneapolis-Area Homes?

A. It Depends. (And Don't Let Any Window Company In Minneapolis Or St. Paul Tell You Otherwise.)

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The reality is that choosing the right window for a Minneapolis or St. Paul-area home is not as easy as window company’s "salesperson" would like you to believe -- especially since the climate in Minnesota can be so unpredictable. Most of the time, these "salespeople" are just trying to sell you the window that nets them the most money – not the window that is the best option for you.

Let me explain.

Windows come in so many different varieties and materials that its difficult – even for a window installation professional– to stay on top of all the changes. The changes in technology and materials have a drastic effect on windows. These changes can impact energy efficiency, ease of use, longevity, maintenance requirements and more. These changes become choices for you – do you want a window that is easy to clean? Do you want a window with high energy efficiency? Do you want a window that requires little to no maintenance? Of course, how you answer these questions will directly impact the cost of the window. But instead of offering options, most window companies in Roseville, St. Paul, and Minneapolis will simply sell the window that makes them the most money. In fact, many window companies only carry one brand of window – and now you know why.

At EZ Home Solutions in Roseville, we do things a little differently.

First of all, we don't carry just one line of windows. We carry multiple lines because no single window is the perfect fit for everyone -- especially since there are so many types of homes in Minnesota (just drive the short distance from Eden Prairie to Blaine for proof). Your wants, needs, budget and even the type of home you have will all dictate the type of window you should get.

Using our examples from above, if you are a Minnesota homeowner who wants a window that is easy to clean inside and out then consider a double hung window over a single hung. Do you have a historic home in Saint Paul? Then you may want to consider wood window frames. Want outstanding energy efficiency? Then you should consider triple pane windows.

As you can see, it's not easy to figure out what the best window for your home is. That's why you need a professional window replacement EXPERT – not a salesperson – to sit down with you and go over all of your options. At EZ Home Solutions we start by finding out what your vision is – what your wants and needs are; then we will help you find the perfect window that meets that vision.

So what are the most popular windows styles in Saint Paul, Minneapolis, and the surrounding areas? Here are just a few:

Casement Windows

Casement windows around Minneapolis for good reason. A casement window is hinged on one side or the other and opens outward to the left or right. This window is typically taller than it is wide and the entire sash opens – providing large amounts of ventilation.

Want a smooth, clean look for your contemporary home? Or a sleek, trim look for a cottage or bungalow? With our casement window installation, your choices are endless—everything from single-vent windows to 5-lite combinations of fixed and operating units. And best of all, these casement windows are at home anywhere, from a formal Georgian home to a rustic cabin. Window installation in Shoreview MN is completely different than an installation in a big city like St. Paul. We know that.

Listed below are just a few advantages of our casement style windows.

  • Superb design and engineering help prevent air and water infiltration.
  • Fusion-welded frame and sash ensure weathertight performance.
  • Full-perimeter double weather-stripping adds extra tightness.
  • Expanded viewing area.
  • Concealed hinges and hardware let you open window 90 degrees, for better ventilation and easier cleaning.
  • Full screens come standard; mount on interior, remove for easy cleaning.
  • Tandem locks come standard on all casements windows over 34" in height.
  • Wood jamb extension options available for new construction applications.

Awning Windows

Awning-window installation is a great choice for many Minnesota homeowners looking for new windows. Unlike a casement window, awning windows are actually hinged at the top and open outward. But just like casement windows they are wider than they are tall – and the entire sash opens to provide full top-to-bottom ventilation.

Want the maximum unobstructed view that you can get in a window? Then an awning window is your window of choice. The other great advantage of an awning window is that it allows you to keep the window open – even in the rain. This is the perfect choice for specialized applications.

Listed below are just a few advantages of our awning style windows, and our replacement windows Roseville MN experts can discuss this further with you as well.

  • Fine-tuned, proven design ensures watertight performance.
  • Fusion-welded frame and sash further reduce air and water infiltration.
  • Attractive beveled sash adds style.
  • Full-perimeter double weather-stripping surrounds 3/4" insulated glass—to provide maximum energy efficiency.
  • Interior-mounted full screen and double locks come standard.

Single-Hung and Double-Hung Windows

The difference between a double-hung window and a single-hung window is that a single hung window has a top section (sash) that does not open. Only the lower sections (sash) of the window opens – and only opens vertically. A double-hung window, as the name implies, allows the homeowner to open either the top or bottom section – sometimes even both. Your double-hung windows are also easier to clean.

Given the advantages of double-hung windows, homeowners from Anoka to Edina opt to replace their single-hung windows with double hung windows. Single- and Double-hung windows have been around since colonial times – and are the most widely installed type of window in the Minneapolis area today.

Here are just a few of the advantages found in our single- and double-hung windows.

  • Fine-tuned, proven design ensures watertight performance.
  • Fusion-welded frame and sash further reduce air and water infiltration.
  • Attractive beveled sash adds style.
  • Full-perimeter double weather-stripping surrounds 3/4" insulated glass—to provide maximum energy efficiency.
  • Dual-layer, compressible bulb weather-stripping seals out dust, wind and water.

Bay & Bow Windows

Bay and bow windows are a set of windows used in combination that project outward from the home. They are arranged in an arc pattern with three separate panes with a large central pane and two smaller panes on either side. Each pane can be customized to use a specific type of window. Bay and bow windows typically add additional length and give the appearance of a larger room. Many homeowners Roseville, Woodbury, and so on opt for a large picturesque panoramic center window framed by either single- or double hung windows. The main difference between a bay and a bow window is that a bay window consists of the three windows while a bow window consists of four or more windows joined together to form a more graceful and elegant curve.

Bay and Bow windows are a gorgeous addition to any Minnesota home and have been used since Victorian times. They are the window of choice when additional space and light are needed.

Not sure which window replacement in the Minneapolis area you should go with? Here are just a few of the styles available. Given that you get to choose what windows you want used in your configuration – the advantages of the windows will depend on that choice.

Slider Windows

Two and Three-Pane Sliders provide easy horizontal (as opposed to vertical) sash movement and offer practical window styles where operational access may be difficult – such as above kitchen sinks on in the bathroom shower. These windows come in either two sash or three sash design.

Slider windows are great when you need a non-protruding window, ease of operation, and an unobstructed view of the beautiful Missouri outdoors.

Are you considering that a slider window replacement in Roseville MN is just what you need? Here are just a few advantages of you slider style window:

  • Durable frame design that resists warping and twisting.
  • With triple-pane glass window is 54% – 77% more energy-efficient than comparable single-pane windows.
  • More of our most popular design features and options.
  • Fine-tuned, proven design ensures watertight performance.
  • Fusion-welded frame and sash further reduce air and water infiltration.

Fixed Windows—Special Architectural Shapes

From octagons and trapezoids to full circles, half rounds, eyebrows and more, our window installation specialists will build custom windows to fit your needs and specifications. This helps personalize your home and increases its resale value.

Whatever your need we can handle it. Our specially shaped replacement windows can easily be used to create that one-of-a-kind custom look. Use your custom windows as a stand-alone or as an enhancement to an assembly of other windows or even doors.

Given the custom nature of these types of windows your advantages will depend on the type of glass you choose and other choices you make.

Picture Windows

A picture window is the ideal choice if you are trying to maximize your viewing area and light. In short, a picture window is designed to provide an unimpeded, open view of the outside – as if framing a picture – and to provide the most natural light into a room.

Our picture windows do come in a variety of styles and so the windows advantages will depend on the style you choose as well as the glass and other choices you make.

Garden Windows

A garden window is a three sided window that features a glass top, an outward-facing picture window, a shelf, and two or more venting windows – normally located on either side of the picture window section. The window is designed this way in order to butt out from the home to capture more sunlight.

A garden window is the perfect choice if you are the type of Minnesota homeowner looking to grow an indoor herb garden. Or, you can grow other plants to add that distinctive beauty and hominess that only real plants and flowers can provide.

If a Garden Window is on your list of choices of replacement windows in Roseville, MN, here are just a few advantages of you garden style window:

  • Durable frame design that resists warping and twisting.
  • Has many popular design features and options.
  • Fine-tuned, proven design ensures watertight performance.
  • Fusion-welded frame and sash further reduce air and water infiltration.