Window Replacement Buyer's Guide
There are three things you'll want to consider when buying
new replacement windows for your home:
1. What type of window style do I want?
There are a lot of styles to choose from, but not all styles may fit your existing window frame.
First you need to consider what size window frame you have. For instance, if you have a large, wide window space, a bay, bow, or garden window may be an excellent choice. Bay windows, bow windows, and garden windows offer a lot of light and give the room an open feel.
But if your window space is much smaller, a casement window or hinged window might be a better choice. Both the casement and hinged variety are compact and can fit most windows.
The standard window frame seen in most homes is usually a vertical or horizontally sliding window. These can be made from aluminum, wood, or vinyl and can be custom shaped to fit almost any frame space.
2. What type of window material is best for me?
This brings us to what type of window material you'll need for your home. Don't be confused by the many choices. A qualified contractor will quickly be able to assess what type of material is best for you climate and your particular home.
Aluminum is a great choice for desert or dry climates. Aluminum can be painted to suit your needs, or some even come pre-painted for ease. Aluminum is quite versatile, and can be custom fit to any window frame. Be sure your aluminum windows have what's called a "Thermal Break" installed. This is simply a plastic insulation that helps to prevent unwanted energy loss.
Vinyl windows are great for most any climate. They're durable, easy to clean, and virtually maintenance-free. Vinyl windows can't be painted like aluminum or wood, but they often come in a variety of pre-stained colors to suit any design. Vinyl windows are the ideal choice for those wanting a long-lasting window with little to no maintenance.
Wood windows are the classic look and feel many home-owners want for there home. Wood windows have come a long way over the years, so they are equally durable as well as beautiful. Wood windows are good for most climates and can be painted or stained to suit your design needs. Wood windows can also by custom fit into virtually any window frame.
3. How do I find a qualified contractor?
Finding a qualified contractor can be a daunting task. There are so many to choose from. You may be concerned about who you're hiring and who you can trust.
Not to worry.
We at Windows-HomeQuotes.com have simplified the process and created a list of pre-screened window specialists across the nation who will assess your window situation with a free quote to determine the best possible solution for you and your family. Our approved contractors will provide you with an accurate estimate taking your special needs and design options into consideration.
To get a free quote on new home window replacements, simply fill out our secure form below, and we'll connect you to a pre-screened window expert in your area. Thank you.