Your journey to replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ begins by sitting down with a design consultant. You can schedule a time to visit the showroom that is most convenient or set up an in-home consultation. Most consultations take about 90 minutes. During these appointments, the professionals will walk you through the products, details of the process, and all your options. Here are a few things you can expect during your appointment:
Address Needs and Wants
The first things the consultant will want is to discuss are your goals and vision for your replacement windows. What do you need and want? Which areas of the home need replacement windows? How do you want your new windows to function? How do you want your windows to look? Getting information about these details will largely dictate the options your window consultant will present for you.
Choosing Window Styles
Once they have a general idea of what you are looking for, they will take measurements. Then the window consultant will start to point out different designs. Here they will explain the operation of different window styles. Picture windows do not open and close. Sliding windows move back and forth on a track to open and close. Casement windows open outward on hinges. These are some of the most popular window styles on the market. But before settling on a window style it is important to consider meeting requirements for egress windows.
Deciding on Frame Materials
Next up is a comparison of window frame materials. Different products have unique advantages and disadvantages. Vinyl windows are durable, weather resistant, and energy efficient, and affordable. Unfortunately, they don’t have the longevity of other materials. Aluminum windows are a step up when it comes to durability, weather resistance, and color options. But these often do not have the same level of energy performance. Wood windows are traditional, elegant, and naturally energy efficient. They are also more expensive and can require a bit more maintenance. Fiberglass windows are energy efficient, durable, weather resistant, and highly insulating.
Last, the consultant will address glazing technologies. Windows usually come in double or triple glazing, with two or three panes. Between the panes are different types of inert glass depending on the level of performance. There are also special coatings and applications on the glass that will determine light transmittance and contribute to thermal performance.
Ordering and Installation
When you have decided which replacement windows are best for your home, the window consultant will begin working out an estimate. The details on your quote should give you as full a picture as possible so there are not any surprises on billing down the road. They will also let you know a timeline for your project.
If you are ready for replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ contact Freelite, Inc. Our experts can help walk you through the details. Before your appointment, make a list of options you might prefer as well as some questions you might have. This will prepare you and ensure you get the answers you need to move forward with your project.