The process of replacing your old, drafty windows is a huge investment, and it is important to take several factors into account before you go ahead with the installation. In this article, we offer an essential layman’s guide to choosing replacement windows for your home.
Scope of the Project
Firstly, think about whether you want to replace a single window or multiple windows at once. In addition to the window unit itself, are you also planning to replace the frame? Another thing to mull over is that many window installers offer discounts or package deals if you opt to replace all your home windows at the same time, so be sure to ask before purchasing windows.
Some of the most common framing materials for windows include wood, vinyl, fiberglass and aluminum. Recently, however, more and more homeowners are selecting the tried-and-tested composite material Fibrex®, which is twice as strong as vinyl and does not chip, crack or corrode.
Energy Efficiency Features
The more features you include to enhance the performance and longevity of your windows, the greater the expense will be. For example, windows with double- or triple-pane glass, low-emissivity (low-e) coatings, gas fills and so on are going to be more expensive than conventional windows that do not offer the same durability and efficiency.
Most replacement windows come with a standard warranty that covers defective materials and workmanship, but excludes defects caused by maintenance neglect and natural wear and tear.
Let Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming install beautiful and energy-efficient replacement windows and doors in your home. Our team is committed to delivering the highest quality of products and services in Casper, Douglas and other surrounding areas. Give us a call at (307) 472-2199, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.