What to Consider When Planning a Full Window Replacement (2022 Update)

When you have old, drafty windows, your home consumes more energy to stay cool and comfortable. They make it harder…
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Jacob Wadding

When you have old, drafty windows, your home consumes more energy to stay cool and comfortable. They make it harder for your HVAC system to maintain indoor temperatures. Fortunately, this issue can be eliminated when you get a full window replacement. Apart from being easier to clean, new windows can also improve your home’s energy efficiency!

However, don’t just choose any other window for your home. ARCH Exteriors, LLC shares what you need to consider when choosing your new windows:

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Things To Consider Before A Full Window Replacement

Window Frame Material

Window frames are available in different materials that offer their own set of benefits. Wooden window frames, for instance, are great if you’re aiming for a more natural look for your home. Plus, they offer great energy efficiency. However, they can be more expensive than other materials and will be a bit costly to maintain to preserve their beauty. Fiberglass and composite frames are usually thinner than wood, which means you get more glass area. They can also be as expensive depending on the quality. Other materials to consider include aluminum and vinyl.

If you’re not sure which frame material works best for you, you can always consult with a trusted window and siding contractor. They’ll inspect your home, see the condition of your current windows and provide you with the best options based on your needs and preferences without going beyond your budget.

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Energy Efficiency

If you live in an older home, you are likely to have single-pane windows. While the cost of manufacturing them is relatively cheap, they don’t offer much in terms of energy efficiency and durability. This means they won’t be able to keep your indoors comfortable during the winter or summer. This makes your HVAC work harder than necessary, which leads to more energy consumption and higher utility bills.

Meanwhile, windows with multiple panes are increasing in popularity for modern homes because of the benefits they offer. Compared with single-pane windows, double-pane windows have better insulation thanks to a layer of gas sealed between two glass panes. They might be more expensive than single-pane windows, but they’re more cost-effective for your home in the long run. And if you have double- or triple-pane windows installed, you might be eligible for a tax credit for increasing your home’s energy efficiency!

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Contact Arch Exteriors, LLC for Professional Help

Whether it’s a window installation or roof repair, ARCH Exteriors, LLC is your best choice for the job! Call us today at (877) 214-2831 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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Your home is probably the most expensive thing you own. When you hire somebody to make improvements, you want high-quality work. In addition, you hope they’ll take the same care you would. You want someone with a good reputation, legitimate credentials, well established, using quality materials, and who charges a fair price. For over 11 years, I have worked hard to provide all of those benefits to my clients. One of the major reasons we have been able to do that is our ability to keep highly qualified personnel. Our workers are well trained, properly motivated, and managed professionally. I make certain that I convey measurable systems and procedures that our team understands and can readily follow.

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