It’s important to make informed decisions when it comes to choosing the components and materials that will be used for your home. Every detail needs to be thoroughly assessed to properly determine which material makes the cut and which doesn’t. Today’s article from US Home Exteriors shares five tips on choosing vinyl windows.
1. Inspect the Quality of the Material and Construction
Gone are the days when vinyl was merely considered a low-cost, quick fix for windows that are due for replacement. Today, vinyl windows are sturdier and better at withstanding extreme temperatures than their prototypes. One thing to look out for is the way the vinyl frames are assembled. The sash and frame extrusions should be welded at the corners and should have air chambers to promote better insulation and rigidity.
Top-quality vinyl windows are ideal as replacement windows because they aren’t prone to fading and warping, unlike their poorly made counterparts.
2. Check the Glass
Energy-efficient glass with a low-E coating is the obvious choice for your vinyl windows. The coating will reflect heat and protect against furniture fading while the gas between the panes minimizes heat loss and heat gain. Look for the ENERGY STAR® label as verified by the National Fenestration Rating Council.
3. Assess the Style
Double hung windows, especially those that tilt inwards and outwards, are an option that’s easy to clean due to their design. This particular style is convenient since you won’t have to use a ladder when cleaning it.
4. Consider the Color
Some window companies can customize your windows so the exterior matches the color of your home outside while the interior matches the color scheme indoors. Regardless of your preference, the color should be one of your considerations when choosing your vinyl windows.
5. Look for a Warranty
Manufacturers and dealers that are confident in their products are more likely to give warranties than companies who know their products aren’t up to standard. This goes for almost every product you will purchase. Bearing this in mind, your vinyl windows should come with a warranty.
You can count on US Home Exteriors to use nothing but the best materials for your replacement windows. Our excellent workmanship ensures the job will be done right the first time. Give us a call at (336) 296-1040 and (919) 289-5772. We serve Winston-Salem and Greensboro, NC.