Questions to Ask When Choosing Replacement Windows
Selecting windows for your house is a common phenomenon for many homeowners. This is why most homeowners forget to consider few important intricacies about windows, their design, and the structural viability while purchasing.
However, if you are thinking to consider window replacement for your house, you need to ask yourself few important questions. When you have these important questions handy, you will have a fair idea about the choosing factor.
1. What is the material of the sash and the window frame?
You will find that in today’s fabrication industry, the fabricators like to use different types of materials in window fabrication jobs. Most of the common materials they would like to use are composite materials, aluminium, vinyl, and wooden frames.
However, you need to know about the benefits and the shortcomings of these materials. Moreover, you also need to think about the suitability, climate, and purpose of these materials for your window replacement.
2. What are the Pros and the Cons of the Material?
There are many advantages and disadvantages of window materials. One such standing example is wood has greater reliability than vinyl as it does not deteriorate or rot even in challenging conditions. Whereas, vinyl material is soft, requires less maintenance, but it is not sturdy as wood.
Moreover, wood requires regular maintenance along with being costly. For this purpose, it is better to consider composite materials for your window replacement that offers low maintenance along with being tough.
3. What is the Glass they are using in Windows?
Quality glass can provide double protection to your window replacement. It is ideal to consider double glazed or triple glazed glasses along with inactive gas for providing double insulation. Moreover, if you add a thin Low-E coating then it will help to lower the UV rays by 85%. However, this doesn’t affect the incoming light entering your home.
This extra protection on your window glasses can help to reduce the color fading on your furniture and the carpet.
4. Does it carry a Warranty?
Every window should carry a warranty with them. You need to ask specifically about the warranties from the manufacturer or the window replacement companies. You need to read and understand the fine lines of the warranty of the product. Sometimes, inaccurate information about the warranty may lead to disputes or disagreements.
For this purpose, it is better to ask the manufacturer about the warranty the window carries. Meaning, they may not include a warranty on mishandling or damages caused due to wear and tear.