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How to Choose Replacement Windows

11/13/2014 3:31:00 PM

Choosing replacement windows for your home or office is no easy task—windows last for years and can greatly increase the aesthetic of your property, as well as its curb appeal and resale value. So when it comes to selecting your windows, you’ll want to consider a wide assortment of factors—including warranty, energy efficiency, and more. Below, we’ve outlined a guide to choosing replacement windows. 

If you’re ready to begin your replacement window project, find a Weather Shield dealer near you and begin!

Prioritize Quality

When it comes to your home or business’s windows, you should carefully look into the quality of the windows from the manufacturer. Replacement windows can last decades, so you want to make sure your newly installed windows are capable of standing up to that job. Check for reviews or Consumer Reports ratings on different brands.

Remember the Warranty

Before choosing replacement windows, carefully research the warranty provided by the manufacturer and the installation company. Important warranty provisions to note are: length of warranty, whether installation is included, transferability, and exclusions. For example, at Weather Shield, all of our windows come with a 20 year warranty.

Consider Energy Efficiency & Durability

Energy efficiency and durability of your windows come into play when selecting the type and shape. When it comes to the type of your windows, fiberglass is the most energy efficient and durable. You have the choice of fiberglass, fiberglass-clad, vinyl, vinyl-clad, wood, aluminum, aluminum-clad, architectural grade, and impact resistant windows.

When it comes to the shape, your choice will depend more on where they are being installed in your home—you have a selection of:

Each type and shape of windows have their own advantages and benefits—consider energy efficiency and durability at the top of your list when comparing your options.

Demand Custom Fit Windows

Continuing the discussion about energy efficiency, you’ll want custom-made windows that are manufactured to exact measurements of your home or office—guaranteeing the window will fit. With custom fit windows, there is less opportunity for unwanted airflow through the window.

Talk to a Professional

Replacing your property’s windows is a big job, so don’t feel you need to find all your answers online—find a local window installer that is certified and licensed. A professional window dealer will be helpful in answering all your questions about window types, options, and advantages. That way, you can make sure that you make the right choice for replacement windows for your needs and desires.

Following this guide when choosing your replacement windows can ensure that you select the windows that best fit your property, your budget, and your lifestyle. Choosing your window provider is almost as important as the windows themselves. If you are considering replacement window installation for your home, contact your local Weather Shield dealer for quality replacement windows installed by highly-trained windows professionals.

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