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Window Replacement

Windows are one of the key elements to consider when looking to increase a home’s energy efficiency. When it comes time to choosing the type of windows that are best fit for your home there are many factors that will come in play. Whether your windows are not functioning properly or you just want to add value to your home, make sure you evaluate all aspects when looking for your next windows . Window frames vary from a number of materials including Wood, Vinyl, Fiberglass and Aluminum. This is why it is very important to find the a window contractor to guide through the planning steps of your project.

Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows are the least expensive and one of the most energy efficient windows out in today’s market. Vinyl windows come in many different colors, styles and sizes which makes them a very popular choice with homeowners. Vinyl windows can also be custom made to order so no matter how big or small your window is they can fit to order.  Vinyl windows became a alternative to wood framed windows about 20 years ago since they where almost have the cost. Vinyl windows are almost 100% scratch free so you don’t have to worry about painting or staining for the life of the window. They are also very easy to maintain by simple water and soap solution.

Vinyl Window issues

  • Vinyl windows have issues with extreme heat and cold they can discolor within hours. Since vinyl windows can’t be painted you would need to replace them.
  • The expansion and contraction is one of the biggest issues with vinyl windows. The window seal will give over time and cause the window panes to start fogging, because of excessive moisture in the glass.
  • Vinyl windows are more difficult to shape so if you need a custom windows cost can be more depending on the project.

 

Wood Frame Windows

Wood windows are the gold standard by many professional installers and homeowners. The natural look of wood is just one that buyers find the most pleasing out of the different types of materials available. Wood windows are very strong and made to last 30 years plus and are somewhat energy efficient. As might be expected, good ones also cost the most.

Wood Window Issues

  • Must be painted or stained periodically to look good and remain protected from the elements.
  • High cost associated.
  • Wood can rot due to entrapped water.

 

 

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