Five Tips for Choosing Replacement Windows

Don’t look now, but the most popular color for window frames is a rich, dark ebony. Surprised?

Among the latest trends in home design is using black trim around windows and in window frames. As with so many design movements, this started on the West Coast and has migrated eastward. Ebony is the latest extension of that, with a richer, darker tone to truly complement a home’s style. Ebony frames really make a window pop, helping to anchor a room and present a truly classy look.

You might think ebony windows will work only in a contemporary home. But an ebony-framed window has a unique ability to fit into varying styles of architecture, from industrial lofts to modern homes and farmhouses. They can also work just as well on a modern extension, or sometimes even a century-old house in need of a cosmetic upgrade to bring it into the 21st century. Ebony-framed windows can add drama and style to any room’s interior while also creating an elegant look for a home’s exterior.

You don’t have to be daring to choose and ebony frame for your replacement windows. Think of an ebony frame as an always-in-style “little black dress” for your windows

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Replacement windows come in a variety of styles, materials and shapes. So many in fact that making a choice can be difficult, especially with such broad range of housing styles. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Maintenance – Consider the exterior and interior of your home when choosing your replacement windows. Wood framed window and door replacements require periodic painting or staining. Vinyl framed windows won’t.
  • Shape – Examine the shape of your existing windows and decide if you want to change them or duplicate them. Replacement windows can be square, rectangular, bow, bay or decorative.
  • Energy Efficiency – Energy efficient replacement windows and doors can reduce the average homeowner’s heating and cooling costs by 30% or more. Look for Energy Star rated replacement windows and NFRC certification.
  • Window Type – Think about your needs and wants. Do you want the window to open? Do you want more ventilation? Where do you want your screens – inside or out? Do you want them to tilt for easy cleaning? Many types of replacement windows are available including double hung, single hung, sliders, casements, awning, bay and bow.
  • Installation – Choose the replacement window contractor wisely when making the purchase decision. Ask for references. Visit the showroom. View completed installations. Inquire about warranties.

These five tips will get you started. But the most important tip of all is to ask your neighbors if they can recommend a window replacement company. Most homeowners will willingly share the name of a good replacement window contractor – and they will just as willingly share the name of a poor one! Armed with that information, you can make an informed decision regarding your window replacement project!

Contact Amazing Exteriors for the Best Window Replacement!

Find out more about your window replacement options by calling us at (817) 756-4004 to get a free replacement window estimate.

 

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