What to Know Before You Replace Windows

A lot has changed over the past few years in the window replacement world. There are so many incredible options available. If the time has come for you to replace your windows, here are some things you should know.  

1. The first thing to consider when replacing your windows is which type of windows are best for your home and your budget for the replacement window cost

Wooden window frames are durable and perform well in all weather conditions. They are long-lasting, and if you have them, you will not need a replacement for a while. 

Vinyl windows are excellent insulators. They are low maintenance. One of the most significant benefits of vinyl windows is the replacement window cost. Vinyl windows are one of the most affordable options on the market.

Fiberglass window frames are more durable than vinyl window frames. Since fiberglass windows are so strong, your home will be more secure. 

There are good reasons why aluminum is the preferred choice for commercial buildings, and that is because they are affordable, easy to maintain, and long-lasting.

2. There are many different glass options available. Here are some of the most popular types of glass windows on the market.

Low E- Coating low emissive coating – a thin layer of metal oxide is applied, which allows heat to enter the home to warm it, and prevents heat from escaping.

Heat Absorbing – the glass absorbs the sun’s energy, which increases energy efficiency.

Reflective Coatings – the glass is covered with a reflective coat to control the heat from the sun.

Gas Fills – Homeowners can choose between double or triple-pane glass. These windows can be filled with Argon or Krypton gas to increase energy efficiency.  

3. Once you have figured out your budget for the replacement window cost and the type of window you are looking for, you have to find the contractor to install them. Find someone who has a reputation of not only knowing what they are doing, my goodness that goes without saying, but also someone who has a fantastic track record for getting it done in a way in which they are leaving a trail of five raving star reviews in their wake.

ARC Contracting is the #1 replacement window company in Wisconsin. We serve the Appleton, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Marinette, West Bend, Neenah, Greenville, Oshkosh, Middleton, Waukesha, McFarland, Peshtigo, Kimberly, Suamico, Little Chute, and Madison, WI areas. Call us today at 888-747-8086 to learn more about your window options.

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