Windows play a role in your home’s comfort, energy efficiency and curb appeal. Over time, they may become outdated, damaged or less energy-efficient, requiring replacement at some point in the future. If you’re considering taking on this home improvement project, weighing your options and making the best choice for your unique needs is essential.
In this blog post, we’ll dive into the factors to consider before replacing your windows, ensuring you make an informed decision that will enhance your home’s comfort and curb appeal.
When selecting new windows, consider how they will help contribute to your home’s energy efficiency. They should come with features that can help lower your utility bills and maintain a comfortable indoor environment. Choosing ENERGY STAR®-rated windows make for a wise investment.
Windows are available in various materials, each with unique benefits and drawbacks:
- Vinyl. Affordable, low-maintenance and energy-efficient, but not as strong as other materials.
- Wood. Classic and luxurious, providing excellent insulation but requiring regular maintenance.
- Fiberglass. Durable, low-maintenance and energy-efficient, but can be more expensive.
- Aluminum. Strong, lightweight, affordable, but not as energy-efficient as other materials.
If you are looking for an alternative to any of the window materials mentioned above, Renewal by Andersen’s Fibrex® composite frames is a worthwhile choice. Made by combining wood fibers and polymer, it has the durability and strength to maintain its shape even in the midst of inclement weather. It won’t rot, crack or warp quickly and has exceptional moisture and heat resistance.
Choose a window style that complements your home’s architecture and meets your functional needs:
- Double-hung. Traditional and versatile, this window style has both sashes sliding vertically.
- Casement. This window style is hinged on one side and has sashes that open outward, offering excellent ventilation.
- Sliding. Low-profile and easy to operate, this window style slides to the left or right, making it ideal for tight spaces.
- Bay and bow. These window styles project outward and add depth to any living space, making them perfect for creating a cozy nook for relaxation.
- Picture. This type of window Fixed windows that maximize natural light and offer unobstructed views.
Establish a budget for your window replacement project after determining the material, style and installation expenses. Remember that higher-quality windows often lead to long-term energy costs and maintenance savings.
For optimal results, entrust the window replacement project to a reliable contractor. Professional installation, after all, ensures proper fit, sealing and insulation, protecting your investment. Having your windows installed also means your investment will be covered by material and workmanship warranties, giving you peace of mind.
For high-quality replacement windows and installation services, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Houston. Count on our team to ensure your window replacement is as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Our offerings are covered by one of the strongest warranties in the industry and are built to last. To learn more, give us a call at (281) 547-6177, or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation.