Windows are an important component of every household, as they provide ventilation, natural lighting, energy efficiency and curb appeal. There are a lot of different types of windows, many of which can be customized to suit your needs and preferences.
In today’s article, Eagle Creek Siding, LLC discusses some things you need to consider before starting a window replacement project.
Family safety. Family safety should be your number one priority when it comes to home improvements, and window replacement is no exception. Consider the features of the windows you’re planning to install and make sure they can deter intruders. Furthermore, if you have older or very young family members, you should also keep indoor safety in mind when choosing new windows for your home.
Energy efficiency. Not all windows are created equal. Older windows weren’t designed with energy efficiency in mind, so you should research which modern windows can contribute to your energy savings. ENERGY STAR®-certified windows are usually the most recommended due to their condensation resistance, air leakage prevention, visible transmittance and solar heat gain coefficient.
Type of glass. Different windows are made with different types of glass. Energy-efficient windows typically have gas in between the panes for insulation and energy efficiency. These insulated glass units are also more durable since they’re multi-paned. Moreover, they prevent excessive UV rays from entering your space, reducing the risks of color fading on your furniture and other UV-related issues.
Your home’s structural integrity. Replacement windows won’t function optimally if your home’s foundation is compromised. Cracks and other physical issues in the foundation of your home will not only reduce the overall performance and longevity of your windows, but also affect your window’s energy efficiency. When in doubt, have your home inspected by a professional contractor to see if any structural issues need to be addressed before installing the replacement windows.
Eagle Creek Siding, LLC provides reputable exterior renovation and window installation services. For more than three decades, we’ve serviced over 60,000 homes and provided excellent workmanship and great value. For more information, call us at (360) 570-0396 or fill out our contact form.