There are so many options when it comes to replacement windows. Between the different window styles, colors, glass options, and frame material, your choices are virtually endless. If you’re trying to get started choosing the right windows for your home and budget, here are a few things to consider.
Start with Window Style
The most common window style is the single hung window. That means the sash on the bottom opens up. If you wish you could open yours from either the top or bottom, you want a double hung window. Just because you have single or double hung, doesn’t mean you have to keep the same style. It also doesn’t mean all the windows in your home need to be the same type. Your replacement window company may advise that windows over a built-in or sink should be casement or sliding windows to more easily open them.
Frame Material and Color
Vinyl is the most popular frame material when it comes to replacement windows. It’s low maintenance and comes in many colors. Other options include vinyl clad which gives wood on the inside and low maintenance vinyl on the outside. Of course, wood is still an option but comes with higher maintenance. Once you’ve chosen the frame material, you can select a finish color. Depending on the brand, you may have the option of a custom color.
Most homeowners think the only glass option they need to make is between double and triple pane windows. However, glass options are much more extensive. You need to choose the visible transparency of the glass and if you want it filled with gas and which kind. Depending on the manufacturer you may have other options like shatter resistant glass or more.
Every brand of windows and window style have different grid options. Of course, you can choose no grid at all if you want an expansive view.
Hardware comes in different styles and finishes. Style is a matter of personal choice. As for the finish, most homeowners choose something that compliments or matches the door knobs in their home or the window frame itself.
As you can see, there are many decisions to make when choosing your replacement windows. If you’d like the help of professionals to make the best choice for your home’s style and your budget, call Affordable Replacement Window Systems. We offer leading brands with many options. Call (817) 264-6509 to schedule your free consultation today.