3 Tips for Buying New Replacement Windows

When it comes to buying new replacement windows for your home, there are three things that you must consider before pulling the trigger. In this article, we will discuss each of the three things that should be evaluated.

Replacement Window Frames

The first thing you need to think about when buying replacement windows is, what materials do you want your window frames to be. There are a wide variety of window frames that are out there, and some are better for certain situations than others. Deciding on the right material for your window frames depends on which materials work best for your home and the environment in which you live. For example, wood is the most popular window frame material because it is an excellent insulator. However, be aware that eventually, it will require maintenance to make it look aesthetically pleasing, especially if you live in a humid climate since wood contracts and expands when temperatures change.

Replacement Window Glass

The next thing to consider when buying replacement windows for your home is the type of glass you are choosing.  Homeowners are usually interested in the windows ability to retain comfortable temperatures inside the house. If you purchase windows that are rated by an official energy saving organization, such as Energy Star, you could be entitled to a tax credit since the new windows will help your home reduce its energy consumption. In addition to energy efficient windows, there are specialty windows for areas that are exposed to high winds and flying projectiles. These types of windows are common in the regions that often get hit by hurricanes or tornados. 

Replacement Window Style

Last but certainly not least, you’ll need to pick the style of your windows. Almost any material and glass type can come in a myriad of different styles. When it comes to choosing styles of windows for your home, it is a good idea to look at other homes and their window styles and find something that works for you. From double hung to bay windows, you will want to make sure you are choosing a window you will love for years to come. 

Call ARC Contracting at 888-747-8086 to schedule an appointment with one of our window replacement experts. We service Appleton, Middleton, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Marinette, Waukesha, West Bend, Neenah, Greenville, Oshkosh, Peshtigo, Kimberly, Suamico, Little Chute, McFarland, Madison, and the WI areas.



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