Do you have old, drafty windows? A window replacement is a major expense. Investing in quality, energy-efficient windows has many benefits and a good return. When investing in a window replacement, it’s there are important considerations to make.
Read 5 tips to consider when replacing your old windows.
Choosing the right window installation company.
How your windows are installed is very important. Faulty installation can lead to problems down the road including leaks and water damage to your trim and walls. Always make sure you hire an experienced, professional window installer for any window renovation project. Otherwise, you might have to have your windows replaced again sooner than later.
Your windows play a major role in your home’s overall energy efficiency. Always check for the ENERGY STAR® label before purchasing any windows. ENERGY STAR® certified windows and doors have passed the test for energy efficiency to the highest standard. Most local companies will manufacture and install ENERGY STAR certified windows.
Materials the window is made of.
Not all window is created equal. Some manufactures make cheap windows out of poor-quality materials. Find a company that has mastered the window manufacturing process. They might offer three material options: acrylic wrap, aluminum clad PVC and PVC. Each has their own unique advantages.
Type of window.
There are many different types of windows to choose from. Each have their own unique features, advantages and uses. For window styles, choose from awning, bay, bow, casement, fixed, hung, picture or slider windows.
Before you purchase windows, ask the company about the warranty. They should offer a warranty on both the products and the installation. Most reputable companies can offer peace of mind warranties on their products and installation, including transferable warranties.
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