Oftentimes we don’t think about our windows, but they are much more important than we realize! Not only do windows provide a certain aesthetic to a home, but they also contribute heavily to the energy efficiency of their home.
With so many choices out there, it can be hard to choose which windows are right for you! Here’s our advice on choosing the right windows for your home.
When It’s Time to Replace Them
If you identify with any of the following statements, it might be a good time to replace your windows:
Your windows have single-pane glass or temperature conductive frames. If your windows let in a draft or fail to insulate your house, it is in your best interest to replace your windows.
Your windows are in poor condition. Damage such as cracked glass or rotting frames can lower your home’s energy efficiency as well.
Your windows pose a safety hazard. If your windows do not fully open or close, this could put you and your family in danger in case of an emergency.
These issues can cause discomfort, unnecessary spending or even dangerous situations. We strongly recommend replacing your windows if you fall under any of these categories.
Factors to Consider
Once you decide to install new windows, there are a few factors you should consider. We encourage our clients to keep energy efficiency in mind, as this will help you live a greener lifestyle and save on your energy bills.
The Frame: Window frames are not just an aesthetic choice – they can influence energy efficiency just as much as the glass! Frames come in a variety of materials, which is why you should discuss your goals with your installation company before making your decision.
The Glass: This factor is what most people know contributes to energy efficiency, yet do not know much about the differing options. Windows can be double or triple paned, and the fibers that make up the glass can vary greatly. Speak with your installer to discuss factors such as visibility, insulation and value. Your priorities with determine what type of glass is right for you.
The Design: Finally, you will be able to find the window that matches your style. Your efficiency preferences will help to narrow down your options in order to choose the model for you!
The Installation: In order for your windows to be energy efficient, they need to be installed correctly! Skilled professionals should not need to rely on expanding foams or sealants to make your window fit. Window installation requires great attention to detail and pre-installation practices in order to achieve the best results.
Why Momentum Home
At Momentum Home, we’ve redefined renovation. With highly skilled teams dedicated to helping you and your family every step of the way, we ensure a customer experience that is second-to-none. Bring your home into the future and join Team Momentum.
For your free consultation, call 1 (888) 338- HOME or visit our website momentumhome.com.