RbA® Debunks Top 5 Common Replacement Windows Myths

Due to deceptive advertising and false claims, misconceptions and hearsay have proliferated when it comes to window replacements. As a wise homeowner, it’s best to be discerning before deciding what type or brand is going to bring benefits to your home the most.

Before you opt for replacement windows in Houston TX, here are the top five most common myths you need to know:

Myth #1: All modern replacement windows require zero maintenance.
Vinyl, in particular, is known to be “low-maintenance.” However, nothing can be fully unsusceptible against forces of nature. Furthermore, vinyl windows are manufactured with parts that become easily obsolete, making them difficult to repair or replace. Not only that, vinyl windows also have a high expansion and contraction rate, making them bow under extreme conditions and break the glass.

Myth #2: Vinyl replacement windows are always the best choice.
Vinyl may be a popular option in replacement windows despite having many downsides. You always have other options such as wood and fiberglass. The best recommendation among all is Renewal by Andersen®’s Fibrex, which is a composite material that is durable and rot-proof. It’s low-maintenance and does not require repainting. It’s also very durable.

Myth #3: Low-E glass is heavily tinted and will just dim rooms.
Low-e glass tint is almost unnoticeable. Furthermore, glass is tested by NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) for visible light transmittance, which gives you an idea on how much light a window permits to enter through it. The higher the value, the more light it lets in. Tints don’t necessarily make a room dark; they just reduce excessive light to make an area cooler – just like our High-Performance™ Low-E4® Sun™ glass.

Myth #4: Window replacement project is a DIY task.
Window installation requires a specific skillset and experience. It is indeed a complicated process. Let it be known that one major reason why homes nowadays consume a lot of energy is because of the faulty installation of windows. It’s not enough that you get energy-efficient products; these must be installed properly for you to fully benefit from their energy-saving features.

Myth #5: Windows replacement requires major construction.
Replacing a window doesn’t require demolition of walls—which is a worse case scenario. It may happen when there’s a huge discrepancy in window size and style, although that’s quite rare. When done right, windows replacement can be completed in just days.

To have the best windows for your home, consult Renewal by Andersen. We are the top choice of residents in windows replacement in Houston TX. Call us today for a free in-home consultation.