The thought of replacing the windows in your home may seem daunting. But if you choose the right replacement window company, the whole process can go smoothly – and you might even enjoy it! The window experts of Amazing Exteriors are ready to help you decide if you need new windows and which type of window is right for your home.
Do you really need new windows?
Let’s start by figuring out if your old windows need to be replaced. Here are the warning signs that your windows have worn out their welcome:
- Sills and frames are soft and pliable
- Windows don’t open or close correctly
- Moisture or streaking is building up between the glass panes
- Frost appears on the inside of panes during cold weather
- Locks won’t latch properly
- You can feel a draft when standing right in front of a closed window
Choosing the right windows.
Once you decide new windows are necessary, you have some choices to make. Start with the most important feature you’ll want in your windows: Energy Star® rating. This independently determined rating helps to certify that your new windows meet high standards for energy efficiency. Very important for saving money and staying comfortable.
Next, select the right frame and sash material. Many years ago, all windows were wood-framed, then along came aluminum. Today the best choice is a vinyl frame and sash. Why? Vinyl windows are the best at reducing energy loss. Plus, they look great, require the absolute minimum of maintenance, and come in a range of colors.
Selecting the right glass package completes the window selection process. Choose dual pane or triple pane glass for the best insulation values. You might also want to invest a little more money to get low-e (low emissivity) coating put on your windows to make them even more energy efficient. Low-e coating can even help reduce fading of carpets, drapes and furniture by blocking ultraviolet light.
Choose the right window replacement contractor.
Not all windows are the same quality, and neither are all window installation contractors. Avoid working with a “fly by night” handyman who may not have connections with quality window manufacturers. You could end up with a second-rate window and poor installation, with no warranty to back it up.
In the long run, vinyl windows can save you money by reducing the costs of heating and cooling your home. Your new, energy efficient vinyl windows will make your home a more comfortable place to live. In the winter, you will be kept warmer, and in the summer, you will be kept cooler. New windows will also increase the value of your home when it’s time to sell and improve its curb appeal.
Contact Amazing Exteriors for Expert Window Replacement
Get a free estimate on the best replacement windows with professional installation by calling Amazing Exteriors at (817) 756-4004 to schedule a free in-home analysis. We offer our home improvement services in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Austin TX Window Replacement.