Choosing replacement windows is in part a matter of personal preference and budget. Most of today’s windows from quality manufacturers and are ENERGY STAR rated to provide you with the energy savings you want from new windows. So how do you choose the right replacement windows?
Start with Style
Windows come in a variety of styles with the most popular being single or double hung and casement windows. Depending on your home, you may need an assortment of window styles including bay or bow windows and garden windows. Make sure the manufacturer you’re considering has the styles you need for your home.
Choose Your Frame Material
Different manufacturers offer different frame materials. Today the most popular options are vinyl and wood. Some manufacturers offer fiberglass and aluminum. The biggest benefit of vinyl windows for most homeowners is the low maintenance. Vinyl windows don’t ever need to be painted. The drawback is the limited color selection. That’s where wood is popular, it can be painted or stained any color you want, often by the manufacturer or installer. Keep in mind you’ll have to stain or paint the windows as part of regular home maintenance.
The extra features you choose on your windows are what increase the price. Things like grills, upgraded hardware, colored vinyl or painted wood, Argon filled, and security glass can all influence the price. Some of these features may be necessary for you or provide you with a benefit that another homeowner doesn’t see, which is why they are often extra charges per window. On a positive note, most windows today include Low-e glass standard. Be sure to ask when you are getting your quote.
You can go it alone when it comes to choosing the right windows for your home but working with a professional window company makes it easier. They know the best windows for your climate and can guide you to options that really make a difference in the comfort and security of your home. If you’re looking for a window company in the Arlington-Fort Worth area, consider Affordable Replacement Windows Systems. We are local and offer many manufacturers so that you can have just the style window you want for your home. We’ll help you choose the right window without high pressure sales tactics or bait and switch offers. Call us today to get started on your new windows – (817) 264-6509.