New windows can improve the look and comfort of your home, but only if you buy the right ones. As you’re getting quotes from replacement window companies, you should know what to look for. Here are four elements that you should understand that will make a difference in how much your windows improve the comfort of your home.
The majority of replacement windows are vinyl framed. The popularity of vinyl is due to the low maintenance required and the relatively low cost when compared to other materials available for the frame. Wood is natural and durable but requires painting or staining plus a fair amount of maintenance. Composite window frames are a combination of fiberglass and resin making them strong and flexible, however, they tend to be more expensive than vinyl. Fiberglass will last significantly longer than vinyl. Most are able to be painted which is a great option if you want to change their look. The cost difference between fiberglass and vinyl tends to be a bit steeper than most homeowners want for the limited benefits.
Double-pane glass is the most common option, especially in Greensboro and the surrounding area. Although triple-pane offers slightly more energy efficiency, it’s rarely worth the added cost. What is important is that your glass is Low-E window glass. That will block some solar heating and provide UV resistance to reduce fading of your carpet and furniture. If you want privacy glass or impact resistant glass, ask before you begin your ordering process as not all window lines from any manufacturer has these upgraded glass options.
The finishing touches of your replacement windows are the window grids and hardware. Available window grid patters vary by manufacturer but most offer many of the traditional options. The right window grid can enhance the curb appeal of your home. Choosing the right hardware can help you love how your windows work with your home’s décor.
No matter what you choose for frame material, glass, window grids, or hardware, it’s all meaningless if they’re not installed well. Good replacement window companies have trained installers for your window installation. They also offer a workmanship warranty on their installation.
If you’ve called other replacement window companies but haven’t called Cooley Roofing and Construction, call us and ask about our replacement windows. We represent the Vinlymax window line with many options for frame color, window grids, glass, and hardware. They’re available in wood or vinyl. Get started today by calling (336) 766-6488 or fill out our contact form.