The idea of a window replacement can be a bit intimidating for the average San Jose resident. However, it does not need to be, especially with professional help so readily available in the area.
With good advice and assistance, this task can be turned into something fun, especially when one sees it as an opportunity to improve the appearance of the house, both externally and internally. With a fundamental understanding of the basic window types, selecting the right one becomes easier.
From the standpoint of functionality, windows are either operable or fixed. Operable windows can be opened; fixed windows cannot. Therefore, fixed windows let light into a room but provide no ventilation. Other things to consider before choosing a specific style are how the window lends itself to security, privacy, and ease of maintenance and cleaning. Budgetary options should be considered at this stage as well.