Are your old windows a nuisance? You might feel a draft, notice leaks, or have trouble opening and closing them. These are more than just frustrations. They are clear signs you need new windows. If so, these are the six things to consider before purchasing replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ.
1. Window Company
This is the most important decision you will make when deciding on replacement windows. You need to find a company you can trust to deliver on their promises and get the job done right. Do some research and ask around. Get recommendations from friends and neighbors. Check online reviews and referrals. These resources are there to help you find exactly the type of products and services you are looking for.
2. Frame Material
These are the four most popular window materials: vinyl, aluminum, wood, and fiberglass. Vinyl is versatile, insulating and affordable, but comes in fewer color options and is not as durable as other materials. Aluminum is strong, resilient, and comes in almost any color, but is not as energy efficient as other materials. Wood is beautiful, efficient, and paintable, but it is expensive and requires more maintenance. And fiberglass is durable, long lasting, insulating, comes in a wide range of colors, but also sits at a higher price point.
3. Window Style
The window style dictates the form and function of your new windows. Traditional double hung or horizontal sliding windows are standard options. But don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to these style options. There is a wide variety of options at your disposal and you can find something to suit your needs and complement your home.
4. Glass Options
There are more glazing options than you might think. You start by choosing the number of panes you want. Double glazed windows are standard, but you can get three or even four panes of glass on new windows. Next you evaluate the type of inert gas fill that best suits your windows and local climate. Another thing to consider is Low-E coatings to help keep the heat out of your home.
5. Convenience Features
Modern windows have additional features that make them easy to operate and even easier to clean and maintain. One option would be tilt-in sashes on single or double hung windows. This allows you to clean both surfaces of the glass while safely inside your home. You might also think about investing in stronger locks, micro screens, or tinted glass.
6. Decorative Additions
The glass on most windows is sealed as a single unit no longer requires muntins (grid-like-bars) to support the individual panes. But still, many homeowners like the look of grids on their glass and this can be a decorative addition. You can also choose opaque etching for privacy or decoration.
For a great window buying experience contact Freelite Inc. We can help you navigate the advantages and disadvantages of different products so you can find the best replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ. Call us today at (602) 233-1981 or stop by 331 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85003 for a quote.