New replacement windows tend to bring out the beauty in a home while creating a more comfortable space. However, most homeowners find it difficult to get the perfect windows for their home. Are you one of them?
While there’s many options on the window market to choose from, there’s a way to make this home improvement process less overwhelming. In today’s post, we’re sharing 5 things to keep in mind when purchasing replacement windows.
5 Things to Remember when Purchasing Replacement Windows
1. Get a free estimate from your local Replacement Windows Contractors
The options are endless when it comes to replacement windows, so discuss your needs with an expert to choose the best products for your home. Don’t be afraid to request a no-obligation consultation at your home, since most companies offer them these days anyway!
2. Ask about the installation process.
Every window replacement contractor may have a different installing process, so don’t shy away from asking. Is there going to be any disruption to your daily activities at home? Who will be installing the windows (subcontractors or company employees)? What about insurance and licenses? Knowing the answers to all these questions will give you a piece of mind and confidence in hiring the right contractor.
3. Consider replacing your windows with a different type or style.
Sure, it’s easy to replace your windows with the same style you’re used to, but that doesn’t always translate to the maximum functionality. Choosing other replacement window options should be determined based on the style of your home and the amount of ventilation you need. For example, a fixed window doesn’t open at all, while a sliding window opens halfway to allow some airflow. A casement window provides maximum airflow.
4. Don’t be afraid to make a good investment.
Consider your replacement windows as an investment you’re going to make once or twice in your lifetime. Keep in mind a longtime safety and security for your household as well as maintenance when determining your home improvement budget. For example, real wood windows provide timeless beauty, but require more maintenance than vinyl windows. Do your research to find out why some features and glass options cost more than others as well.
5. Invest in energy-efficient replacement windows.
Most windows get their energy efficiency from two features: low-e coatings and inert gases that fill the spaces between the panes of glass. Each window includes a label with its efficiency rating based on its U-value; solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), or how much heat it lets in; and its visible light transmittance. Windows that carry the ENERGY STAR label are guaranteed to be the most efficient and typically provide 15 to 40 percent more energy savings than those that meet standard building codes.
The options are endless when it comes to replacing your windows. When you work with the qualified replacement window contractors at Brandywine Exteriors, we will discuss your needs and help you choose the best windows for your home. If you are a resident of Delaware, Northeast Maryland, and Southeastern Pennsylvania, we install the highest quality replacement windows from leading manufacturers.
We provide free estimates in Wilmington, Newark, Hockessin, Middletown, West Chester, Media, and Elkton and beyond.
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