If your energy efficiency is a factor
If you have not repaired or replaced your windows for some time, you could be losing money on your energy bills as well as the comfort level of your home. At Total Home Windows and Doors, we use only the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment to manufacture our windows and doors. All of our windows are fusion welded at the corners of the frames to form an airtight seal that withstand harsh weather conditions. Our windows meet and exceed ENERGY STAR requirements.
If you are considering upgrading the style of your windows
Full window replacement is the optimal decision if you wish to update the interior and exterior trim of your windows. We offer a vast selection of PVC jamb extensions, corner blocks and trim options in a wide array of colors.
If there are issues with the existing frames
The main reason why homeowners do opt for full window replacement is due to some issues about their existing window frames. Such issues as that wood rot will comprise the structural integrity of the frame. This could not only increase your energy bills, but cause health issues to all who dwell in the residence. Moisture causes the windows to rot, which leads to problems with mold. For the vent madeof rotting wood or for a severely damaged window frame full window replacementis the best choice.
Unless you need to replace the entire window due to aging or some issues such as rotting wood, you can opt for a window retrofit. Newer construction and older homes with sturdy and quality wood frames are prime candidates for retrofit window replacement. Below you can find some other situations when a retrofit is a more suitable option.
If you are only replacing the window glass
Due to advancements in glass technology for windows, now there are a wide variety of choices for glass options. These include, but are not limited to, warm-edge spacers and Low-E glass. Warm edge technology will radically improve both the energy efficiency and overall comfort level of your home. As well, Low-Emissivity windows with triple glazing can provide superior insulation. If you have single pane, damaged or clear windows, retrofit windows are a viable option for window replacement.
If the existing trim and frames are still in working condition
A window retrofit, also called a sash-only replacement or insert, often is a good choice as it is less costly than a full window replacement. Moreover, it can also assist in energy efficiency, comfort and style. If your existing window frames were installed correctly and still are in good working condition, retrofit windows are a feasible choice. What is more, you will be able to retain your existing trim, both inside and out as these will not factor into the installation process.
Consult the experts at Total Home Windows and Doors in order to find out which option will suit your needs best.