4 Factors to Think About When You Need Replacement Windows

4 Factors to Think About When You Need Replacement Windows

You might need to invest in some replacement windows.

It won’t be long now until spring officially begins. Although a chill lingers in the air, soon you won’t hesitate to throw open your windows and let in the warm sunshine along with a gentle breeze. But before you can do that, you might need to invest in some replacement windows. Here are some factors to remember when you determine you need replacement windows.

Saving Money

First of all, replacement windows can save you a considerable amount of money. Replacement windows are bound to be more energy efficient than their predecessors. Better materials, improved techniques, and advancements in energy efficiency measures all make a difference. The money you will save on your utilities comes down to the replacement window you want and the types of windows you have now, which are on their way out.

Available Openings

Take a look at the openings your current windows are set in. When you go to install replacement windows, you will need to make sure they will fit in available openings. You will also want to double check how well your replacement windows prevent air leakage. Air leakage is a measurement of how much air escape through the window. Fixed windows are decorative, but they can’t open. Likewise, they can’t close either. Although this might undesirable, it means that there is little chance of air leakage posing a problem.

The Frames

One of the essential components of any good replacement window is its frame. When you notice damage on the window frame, it is an indicator that you need to either repair the window or replace it entirely. Vinyl and wood are the two most popular materials used in residential replacement windows. Sometimes, you’ll come across vinyl frames that feature screws. However, given enough time and weather exposure, the screws will wear down. If you want to have vinyl frames, It’s better if you choose so-called “welded” seam ones instead.

The Glazing

Lastly, you should think about the types of glazing on your replacement windows. In older windows, there will only be a single pane of glass. But newer windows will have two or even three panes instead. The more glass is used in a window, the more insulation it has. Low-E film coatings are applied as glazing enhance how well the window insulates. Fill gases, such as argon and krypton, are another element of replacement window glazing to consider as well.

Replacement Windows from Capital Remodeling

Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and secure your home this spring with affordable and durable replacement window boxes that are the best you’ll find. With our quality replacement window options and remodeling services, affordable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end-result. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-300-6780. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


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