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Windows / 09.13.2017

Which Type Of Window Is Best For Your Home?

Have you been thinking about replacing the windows in your home? Choosing the right type of window can be an overwhelming experience if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

Here is a quick guide to getting you on the right track to the best windows for your home.


Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows are easy to install and the least expensive option, which makes them a very popular choice. The biggest benefit of vinyl windows is that they are almost maintenance free making ownership a breeze. Vinyl windows are cost-effective, making it affordable to replace many windows at once. There are also many color options available, which means there is sure to be something to match your home.

A downside to Vinyl windows is that they do not have the aesthetic or feel like wood windows, as they lack the warmth that wood brings to the design.


Wood Windows

Wood is the most traditional material option for a window. If you have an older home, this is often the only option to keep your home historically accurate. Wood windows can even be clad on the outside in aluminum or vinyl to protect from the elements and prevent rotting. Wood is a classic style choice that offers you the most energy efficient option available. Wood windows will help you save on your utility bills year round. If you are environmentally conscious, these are the perfect natural option for you.

The downside to wood windows is if they are left untreated, these windows can warp and rot. Insects can also be a problem if the exposed wood is left unpainted. In some cases, wood windows require a lot of maintenance involved to make these windows last.

Steel Windows

These are by far the most durable windows you can choose. These windows are designed to last for decades. They are also easy to clean and maintain, as they are very resistant to warping and bowing. There are many design options available in the steel option which gives you many style choices.

A small downside to steel windows is that they are the priciest option available, If they are properly maintained and kept from rusting, they will last for a very long time. Selecting this kind of window is a great long term investment.

 

Aluminum Clad Windows

Aluminum is durable, strong and budget friendly. These windows are highly customizable and can fit any design style and budget. Since the windows are wood on the inside, they are still paintable to match the interior of your home, Aluminum is made to withstand the harshest of elements. Due to its durability, aluminum is the perfect choice for oversized windows that takes away the worry of the frame buckling or warping.

A downside to consider is the factor of aluminum conducting heat, thus making the windows less energy efficient.

 

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We carry a wide variety of products so that we can install the right window for the design and style of your home. Our staff has years of experience to help you make the best choice for your new windows. Contact us today to see how we can help.

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