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Replacement Windows: The 10 Best Things to Know

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Replacement Windows:  The 10 best things to know when you’re considering replacement windows for your home. Let’s get right down to it:  There are so many things to think about. We want to provide you with a helpful guide that will hopefully assist you with your decision making. Our goal is for you to be able to focus on the most important items without getting overwhelmed.

Ok, so let’s get started.

1. Vinyl replacement windows are great.  They can be installed right into the opening of where your old windows are removed as the new custom ones are made to fit.  This eliminates trim replacement costs and the need for painting.

2. There are many different types of replacement windows, including some that have foam filled frames for extra value and energy efficiency.  You’ll need to compare the cost of the foam with the added benefit that you’ll receive over the years.

3.  This type of project usually takes 1 – 2 days for a complete install. Custom replacement windows take approximately 4 – 6 weeks to make, because they’re specifically measured to fit into your existing window openings.  This makes the installing portion of your replacement window project much shorter. 

4.  They provide excellent draft reduction and increased comfort.  Replacement windows contain frames that are heat welded and sealed to eliminate air infiltration.

5.  Vinyl replacement windows tilt in to clean. No more climbing ladders or paying someone else to do it for you.  This is also an added safety feature because you can clean all of these windows right from the safety of your living space.

6.  These windows offer many different glazing options.  This means that you can choose from several different types of glass for your windows to reduce heat loss, solar radiation, and other damaging effects of unprotected sun rays that enter your home.  This will help reduce damage to furniture, carpets, drapes, and other decorations and belongings.

7. Custom replacement windows come in a variety of configurations, including normal double hung windows, bays, bows, and even casement windows. You can mix and match to achieve the look that you’ve always dreamed of having.

8.  No more painting.  Our customers tell us that this is one of the most appealing features of new vinyl replacement windows.  The entire frame is vinyl, inside and out.  No more chipped, cracked, and peeling paint for years to come!

9.  When your home has these new windows, it’s much more interesting and valuable to a potential buyer, given that they won’t have to worry about this cost anytime in the near future.

10.  New vinyl replacement windows can make your home much more comfortable and energy efficient, which translates into energy savings and your bottom line.

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