When the time comes to update some or fully replace your home’s windows, it is important that the vendor you use can provide you with the highest quality brands available on the market today. But even more importantly, you want to be sure that you are dealing with a contractor that employs knowledgeable and experienced consultants to help guide you through the window-shopping journey.
That is so important! You will have so many options to consider. It can make your head spin, and blow your budget in a split second, if you select the wrong contractor.
Let’s review basics to consider. As you might imagine, new windows are available in a multitude of colors and designs, as well as a variety of material options.
Today we are going to review the differences in material options of which you may want to be aware. First we offer vinyl windows, which are great for increased energy efficiency combined with low maintenance for you, the homeowner.
Vinyl windows also come in a wide variety of constructs so you can be assured that you will find something to meet your needs. Some are best for new construction, while others are simply hands down the greatest choice for remodels. There are also options that reduce noise pollution and can even bring in more light through low profile designs, as they use more glass and less frame work.
Fiberglass window replacement options are used commonly in both new and replacement windows, as the glass expansion rate matches that of the frame, which in turn reduces seam stress. Fiberglass windows can look and feel as strong and stable as beautiful wood windows and offer the same low maintenance impact as high quality vinyl windows.
Standard aluminum and energy efficient, thermally broken aluminum windows are often the material of choice for architects and builders, but they may also be just what you are looking for, too. Aluminum offers low profile options and can be perfect for those seeking a more modern, contemporary look. Usually they come with lifetime warranties, as well, which are quite appealing.
A great alternative to wood, which has the highest required maintenance of all styles, is the wood clad option. This option provides your home with the beautiful look of wood integrated with an easy to live with powder coated fiberglass frame.
Wood interiors are primed or clear wood for painting or staining. These options provide you the beauty you want to match your décor.