When it comes to choosing replacement windows for your home, there are several factors to take into consideration in order to make the best decision. From window type to trim, here are the five main factors that go into the selection of new windows.
1. Window Type
First off, you need to know what type of window you want. The most common is double hung, but perhaps you want a picture or a casement window. Your choice will hinge on the existing window you have now, the space available, how invasive you want to get in terms of construction, your budget and your natural lighting needs.
2. Window Materials
The material your window is made out of is very important. The right one will ensure long-lasting durability for optimal comfort and energy efficiency. For example, here at Hi-Tech, we install fusion welded vinyl windows featuring sturdy, beautiful designs that add lasting value to your home. These custom windows are made with advanced materials that can withstand even the harshest weather while keeping your home’s energy costs low.
Our replacement windows are low in maintenance, low in energy costs, and can boost the resale value of your home. All backed by Hi-Tech’s Lifetime Limited Warranty, of course!
3. Glass Options
It’s also critical to choose the right glass for your new windows, such as “Low-E” glass which blocks UV light from entering the home. When IR (Infrared) and UV (Ultra Violet) rays are blocked, you can better regulate the temperature inside the home and protect your furniture and carpeting from fading. In addition to Low-E glass, you can opt for aesthetic choices as well, such as textured, colored, and frosted glass for privacy and beauty.
4. Colors and Trim
Rounding out the appearance of your windows, color and trim play a big role in curb appeal. Vinyl frames come in a variety of colors and styles, designed to match the style and color of your home. Choose complementary colors that offset the style of the surrounding siding. Trim is what outlines your windows as well as the corners, sides and bottom of your home.
5. Your Window Contractor
Perhaps the most important part of the decision is hiring the right window installation contractor. Windows that are improperly installed and sealed, no matter how pretty they may look, will fail prematurely and greatly lessen their life span. Choose a reputable window contractor like Hi-Tech, with the skill and experience to back up their claims. It is the only way to be assured of top-notch quality with the service you expect.
Contact Hi-Tech Windows & Siding
To learn more about our windows and to receive a free estimate, contact us now at 800-851-0900 or fill out our online form.