Choosing the right replacement windows can be a confusing to say the least. There are so many different styles, options and prices for something that looks relatively the same from brand to brand. This process doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. There are several things that you need to take a look at, but all of them are fairly simple if you read through the sales pitches.
- Needs: This is probably one of the most overlooked areas of window replacement. A few questions you may ask yourself are: When do I use my windows? How often do I open my windows? Do I have a view that is to be desired or is an eyesore? Are harmful UV rays discoloring my furniture and floors?
- Style: The first thing you should consider with style, are any restrictions you have in your area. If you have a homeowner’s association or live in a historical district, your style options may be limited. The easiest way to determine which style you’d like is to take a drive around your neighborhood and look at your neighbors’ windows. If you like having an unobstructed view and letting in a lot of air, casement windows are perfect. If you like the colonial look, you’ll want to stick to single or double hung windows. Moving to the inside of your home, you’ll want to determine what color or wood species fits best. For simplicity, white windows are very popular these days, but they aren’t the only option you have. Windows can be ordered in any stained wood or color.
- Budget: Just like everything in your home, you don’t want to overspend or underspend on your windows. If you have a multimillion dollar home, vinyl windows are probably not int he cards. On the flip side, you really wouldn’t want to put stained, furniture grade wood windows in a moderately valued home. As with everything in life, you get what you pay for. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Overall, when it comes to purchasing the right replacement windows, ask questions, read reviews and get at least a few estimates and you should be good to go! If you’d like to get one of those estimates this week, give us a call!