Replacing old windows can massively transform your house. It can significantly enhance the look and make it quieter and less drafty. Shopping for replacement windows is no easy feat, however. People are often confused when dealers present a variety of options to choose from. To make the process easier for you, we will briefly discuss few important points including the available options and things to consider:
Vinyl Replacement Windows
You will find lots of beautiful vinyl windows available at a reasonable price range. They are great in terms of aesthetic. They don’t need to be painted or stained and are generally easy to maintain. There is a limit to colors, however.
Wood Replacement Windows
Windows with wooden frames are still quite popular. They come in many finish and hardware choices and are generally the most expensive options. Wood windows are mostly made of solid wood and need to be maintained for durability.
Composite Replacement Windows
Composite replacement windows are typically made of wood fiber and thermoplastic resin. They look more like real wood than vinyl windows. They also cost a lot less than solid wood windows and require less maintenance too. They come in a wide variety of options.
Styles of Windows
Asides from the frame material, replacement windows differ in terms of the number of panes, how they are hinged, how they operate, and how much ventilation they offer. You may choose from double-hung, single-hung, awning-style, casement-style, fixed, and hopper-style windows. You should consider the advantages offered by these different styles before choosing one.
Features to Look For
In addition to choosing the right type and style of window, it is important you look out for such important features as cladding for wood-frames, double or triple glazing, low-E coating, and tilt-in sashes.
Finding the right replacement windows for your house can take time but it will be worth all the effort. You should also consider factors like aesthetics, energy efficiency, and cost of maintenance before choosing replacement windows.
For more information about our home improvements and remodeling services and windows and door replacements, contact us today at M. Daigle & Sons Construction, Inc. Our dedicated team will be available to speak with you and discuss your needs. We guarantee excellent service.