A Guide to Shopping for Replacement Windows
Your windows protect your home from the elements while also making it look stunning from the curb. Whether you’re upgrading or are due for a window replacement soon, you should always choose windows that are of high quality and can last many years. Your decision should be based on the following factors: cost, materials, style, glass and glazing technology, cleaning and maintenance and installation. Eagle Creek Siding, LLC discusses each of these factors here.
Cost. The cost of a replacement window can range anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. It varies depending on the size, brand, materials and features, as well as installation costs. Before choosing a window, you must prepare a budget for a window replacement. This budget will help you gauge your limits on your chosen windows as well as the features that come with it.
Materials. Materials such as frames and glass must be chosen carefully. This choice can depend on where you live. If you live in an area that’s warm or hot for most of the year, you may want to choose a window material that offers low solar heat gain coefficient. If you live in a place that experiences cold, harsh winters, you’ll want to choose materials with a low U-factor.
Style. This can highly depend on your preferences and the architectural style of your home. There are many different options for replacement windows, such as single-hung, double-hung, sliding, casement, awning and hopper windows, among others. These windows all serve different purposes, with features that can provide passive ventilation while also adding to the aesthetic appeal of your home.
Glazing and glass technologies. Window glazing and glass technologies vary in terms of insulation, light quality and condensation resistance. Some windows also offer technologies such as low-emissivity (low-e) coatings that can help make your home more energy-efficient. Choosing energy-efficient windows will enable you to “go green” while saving on heating and cooling costs.
Cleaning and maintenance. All windows need cleaning and maintenance. However, there are some types that are easier to clean than others. There are also features that can help you clean your windows more easily, such as tilt-in sashes.
Installation. Finding a trustworthy window replacement company is the best way to ensure that your windows are installed correctly. They can also help you find and address other problems that may have caused your old windows to break or fail. Always make certain that your windows are installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
If you’re ready to choose your new replacement windows, start preparing your budget and look no further than Eagle Creek Siding, LLC for a window replacement company you can trust. We’re here to work with you on your window replacement needs. Call us now at (360) 570-0396 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.