Your windows are something that is important to both the appearance and function of your home. Outdated windows can lead to higher heating and cooling bills, water damage, and a home that lacks curb appeal. Replacing windows is a big home improvement project to take on! Experts recommend replacing all of your windows at once to get the best value for your money. When you’re looking around for new windows to purchase, keep these things in mind before you make a decision.
Windows that provide good insulation are more energy-efficient and minimize outside noise that can be heard inside the home. Only purchase windows that have an Energy Star label on them. That label means they’ve met the minimum modern requirements for insulation and efficiency. Windows that are energy efficient will be better at keeping the air inside at your desired temperature without uncomfortable cold or hot drafts from outside.
Shop around for windows that are built with quality construction methods. That means reinforced sashes, fusion-welding, and other details that add to the strength of the window. Try to find the window that offers the best overall value in terms of the quality of construction versus the price. Some windows may be more expensive just because they’re a certain brand while having the same quality of construction as another brand that’s cheaper.
There are so many window styles to choose from! If you’re replacing your windows, there’s no rule that says you have to replace them with the same type of window. Take a look at different window styles and imagine how they could transform your home. From adding more curb appeal to bringing in more natural light, modern window design choices have so many possibilities! Keep in mind the existing architecture and style of your home so you can choose windows that compliment your aesthetic vision.
Some windows are easier to maintain than others. If easy maintenance is important to you, look for windows that have features that make that possible! Windows that can be folded in for easy cleaning is a huge perk. Certain window materials need to be resealed and cleaned a specific way, like wood. Vinyl is much easier to care for and requires no special cleaning routine. It’s all about finding a window that provides the qualities you’re looking for in a material that you know you’ll have the time and resources to maintain over the years.
Contact Bennett Contracting today to schedule a free consultation with one of the best window contractors in your area! Our team has to knowledge, inventory, and tools to ensure you find the perfect windows to fit your home and budget.