Deciding to buy new windows is generally the first step in the replacement window process but is far from the last thing you must do. There are actually several steps and many decisions to be made. Keep reading to find out what those steps are and how your decisions can be best made. Then contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 to find out what your options are.
Start by Choosing the Right Window Style
We recommend getting started by determining what style of window you want. Some of the most common options are double-hung windows that slide up and down and tile in for ease of cleaning, sliders that slide horizontally, bay windows, bow windows (which are similar to bay windows but they have more gradual curves), and garden windows.
If you are not sure which of these is best for your home, talk to the professionals at Progressive Insulation & Windows. Remember that you do not necessarily have to replace your existing windows with the same type of windows.
Look at Energy Efficiency
Once you have a style in mind, the next most important thing is determining how much you are willing to pay for added energy efficiency. There is no question that even today’s entry-level windows are much more energy-efficient than windows were 20 years ago. That said, there are some windows that are significantly more energy-efficient than others.
To determine how energy efficient a window is, you will look at its U-factor. This refers to the measurement of how it moves and conducts heat. The lower the U-factor is, the less heat will transfer out of your home in the winter, and the less heat will transfer into your home in the summer months.
Find the Right Window Installer
When you find the perfect window for your needs, you must be sure that you are purchasing it from a company that offers exceptional installation. At Progressive Insulation & Windows, our installers have years of experience. Trying to install the window on your own can lead to serious problems, including significant drafts, and might void the warranty that comes with your windows. We suggest having an experienced installer handle the installation process.
We Can Help You Improve Your Home with the Best Windows
If you are looking for a way to improve the look of your home, increase your home’s value, and lower your utility bills with a single purchase, then replacement windows are what you have been looking for. We suggest giving us a call at (800) 500-6200 right away to learn about your options and the installation process. Progressive Insulation & Windows looks forward to working with you.