How to Get the Windows Right

Does your home improvement project include new windows to add value or save money on energy bills? How do you choose the right ones? Before you run to the local home improvement store, let’s look at the key factors in choosing windows so you make the best choice.

Consider Your Needs

Are you simply replacing your windows and want the same look? Or do you want to change up the appearance? Are you replacing the windows in anticipation of selling your home? If so, do you want to upgrade or take an economical route? Do you want to replace your window sills or just the panes? These and other questions will help you choose the right windows. 

Energy Efficiency Matters

Drafty windows cause high utility bills. Energy-efficient windows installed properly seal out the wind and help with those bills. Look for windows that have a low-E rating. These windows have been evaluated and rated on their energy efficiency. You can also choose double or triple-pane windows.

Materials Matter

Windows come in many different materials. Your budget and maintenance are important in determining which one is best for you.

  • Vinyl or Composite: Vinyl or composite windows require less maintenance. Vinyl windows are not susceptible to rot and insect damage. However, vinyl or composite can be susceptible to sun damage over time.
  • Wood: Wood is the most common choice but requires more maintenance over time due to rot, insects, and paint upkeep.

Both are good choices. We can help you make the best choice based on your current windows, home, and budget. 

Installation Is Key

Choosing the perfect window based on appearance is the easy part. Now, you have to consider installation. Proper installation is important in keeping out air and moisture. If not installed correctly, moisture can get inside and cause damage. Additionally, air leaks reduce energy efficiency. 

Maintenance Tips

Once your new windows are in place, keeping them in top-notch condition is essential. Regular cleaning and inspection can extend the life of your windows and keep them looking their best. Regularly check for any signs of damage or wear and make necessary repairs. 

Let’s Get Those Windows Right!

So, there you have it—a quick course in windows. You can increase your home’s comfort, appearance, and value by choosing the right windows that are properly installed and energy efficient. 

Call today and get started choosing the best windows for your home. Don’t let your windows be an afterthought. Invest in quality windows that enhance your home’s beauty and performance. 

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