How to choose the right windows:
- Price doesn’t indicate performance
- Match windows to climate
- Don’t overspend on options
- Anatomy of a window picture
- Know the numbers
- Tallying the cost of added features
How to choose the right replacement windows for your home
For the right windows for your home and climate
If you are new to the world of replacing windows and doors, then you are in the right place. There is a lot of information that could be overwhelming, so let me do my best to simplify. That way you can have an easy time choosing windows and doors for your home.
Price doesn’t indicate performance!
Price doesn’t always indicate performance. What we mean by this statement is pricey windows do not always do a good job at keeping cold air out. Whether you get a Kolbe, Simonton or a window from Andersen, performance is not dependent on brand, it is based much more. This is why we consult with you to match performance with cost and find you the best deal for your problem.
Match Windows to Climate
When you are purchasing your windows, make sure to match them to your climate. For example if you live in an area with high winds and low temperatures then a good option to check out would be windows that are great with low temperature and wind resistant. Here are some window options to consider:
Options for your Windows
When adding options to your base window it can add up the cost. Most of the options available may sounds great but majority of the time they are not needed. When choosing options make sure to base it on the conditions in your living environment. For example low e coating makes sense for most windows however triple glazing would be too much unless you live in an environment with extremely low temperatures.
Let’s look at the anatomy of a window
- Frame: Provides structure
- Cladding: protects the exterior of a wood or composite window and is made of vinyl, aluminum, or fiberglass eliminating painting
- Sash: is the moving part of the window, it can tilted for easy cleaning
- Insulated glass: double-glazed windows have sealed space between two panels of glass filled with air or another gas that insulates better than air. Argon gas is standard on many windows, but the energy savings won’t justify paying the extra amount
- Low-E coating: is transparent and improves the efficiency of the glass by reflecting heat yet letting light in. The coating is applied to the outside of glass in warmer climates to reflect the sun’s heat out, in colder areas its applied to the inside glass to keep heat in
- Grilles: decorative and are available in different patterns to match architectural styles