Old and damaged windows of your home need to be replaced immediately to enhance the beauty and comfort. But with the numerous choices for window replacement available nowadays, it can be difficult to make a decision. You need to have a clear idea of the pros and cons of the choices to makes an informed decision.
Whatever the décor of your home, vinyl windows are the ideal choice when you think it’s time to replace the old ones. Total Home Windows and Doors offer a wide selection of vinyl windows to suit your home.
Let’s Check Out What Makes Vinyl a Preferred Choice Among Homeowners
Durability: Vinyl retains its look for a long time. It doesn’t fade or damage within a few years. As it stays the same for years, you needn’t bother about window replacement for a long time. Opt for metal parts for the construction, instead of the plastic ones, to enhance the resilience of the windows.
Energy-efficiency: Cutting down on the heating and cooling costs doesn’t just reduce your bills, it also conserves precious energy. The easiest way to do it is to make sure there is no loss of energy due to old, damaged windows. Vinyl is impermeable, so it doesn’t allow the loss of heat in winter or entrance of heat in summer.
Note: Opt for techniques such as double-sealed paneling and incorporating low-E glass for your home window replacement to aid the conservation of energy.
Versatility: Whether you have a cottage replete with old world charm or a modern functional home that focuses on utility, you can find vinyl windows that match the décor. The diverse color palette and the availability of varied textures and finishes make vinyl a great fit for any type of home.
Easy maintenance: Vinyl windows don’t need expensive and exhaustive labor to retain their look. All you need is a damp cloth and some spray to clean up. Replacing damaged parts is also easier and cost-effective. You just need the unique serial number for your vinyl windows to get an exact match for replacement.
Warranties: The material and construction of vinyl windows are sturdy enough to withstand years of use. Moreover, you get extended warranties when you decide to opt for them for your home. Total Home Windows and Doors offer increased the length of warranties to ensure your peace of mind.
Consider the Cost
As with any home improvement project, the cost is going to be your primary consideration. Do not make the common mistake of going with the first contractor with whom you speak (unless of course, you have an established relationship with a contractor whom you already trust). It is highly important that you consider costs above and beyond the initial investment. There is a wide selection of windows available that will offer both weather protection and home insulation.
Once you have decided which type of glass you will be using in your window replacement, you need to determine how you are going to complete the installation. Are you going to hire a contractor? Or are you going to replace it yourself? If going with a contractor, make sure to shop around and hire someone that will get the job right and fit your budget. If you decide to do a self-installation, you need to take into consideration that installing a new window is similar to installing a new door as you will most likely have to reframe the window. Have all of the necessary tools on-hand and be sure to take proper measurements (always measure at least twice for accuracy!) And remember, insulation is critical, as you do not want to allow any space for air to flow through your newly installed windows.
A lot of people tend to procrastinate. Do NOT do this, the window will NOT replace itself! Start shopping around for contractors immediately. If you are doing it yourself, do not delay in heading out to your local home improvement store. Remember to do your research and know exactly what type of glass you are looking for and make sure to have your measurements on-hand. Always take into consideration the appearance, long-term benefits and, of course, the overall cost. Total Home Windows and Doors offers many options as well as an excellent staff ready to answer your questions. Consider us today for all of your window replacement needs!