You know it’s time to replace your windows if they are old, damaged or difficult to open and close. If this is the case, you have the opportunity to choose a different style that will further beautify your home. The right replacement windows can also brighten your living space and improve its comfort.
Choosing windows isn’t as simple as it seems with all the styles available today. Use this quick guide to help you make the best decision for your project and home.
Select a Style That Complements the Existing Elements of Your Home
Pick windows that effortlessly blend with the existing elements of your interior and exterior. Their color, material and hardware should also complement your home’s architectural style. Consider investing in a durable option that doesn’t require as much maintenance, such as windows with Fibrex® framing material.
Consider How the Windows Operate
You want to get windows that aren’t a struggle to open and close. See if the hardware is sturdy enough to stand up against heavy use. The windows should close snugly without using too much force. Don’t forget to check if the weatherstripping fits tightly.
Choose an Energy-Efficient Glass Option
Energy efficiency and functionality should be priorities when selecting replacement windows. Multi-pane windows are significantly more energy-efficient than their single-pane counterparts. Look for glass with low-emissivity (low-e) coatings and insulative gas fillings, such as argon or krypton. These features will help your spaces stay cool in summer and warm in winter. They will keep your HVAC system from overworking, resulting in lower energy bills.
Invest in Products With Comprehensive Warranties
Warranties matter when choosing replacement windows. Always read the fine print to know what they do and don’t cover. Comprehensive coverage will protect you from defective products and improper installation.
For energy-efficient windows backed with strong warranties, choose Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle. We install durable and attractive windows in various styles, colors and other customization options. Call us at (206) 777-0954, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.