Window replacement can be expensive. To avoid putting your investment to waste, you should understand what goes into the windows you’re buying. This allows you to know which option adds more value to your home and saves more money.
Today, we share various considerations to keep in mind when looking for new windows.
Determine whether you only need to replace a single window or get new windows for your entire house. You should also decide if you want to replace the frame. For new construction window installation, you can expect additional costs.
Typically, this includes the removal, cleanup and disposal of the old windows in addition to the installation of the new window. However, the installation cost also depends on the window type and materials to be used. Generally, windows with non-standard sizes, high-end features and superior-quality materials are more expensive.
Opening from top to bottom, double-hung windows can improve ventilation in your home. If you want a window that’s easy to clean, casement windows are an excellent choice. They can be opened and closed without much effort. They also don’t have too many nooks and crannies where dirt can hide. Other window styles include sliding windows, picture windows, bay and bow windows, and more.
For increased quality and security, high-performance windows are what you need. However, they can be more expensive than standard windows.
Your window frame material can make a significant impact on your overall expenses. To get the best value for your money, look for materials that are durable and low-maintenance. For instance, Fibrex® is a composite material that doesn’t chip, peel, warp, rot or corrode.
A standard warranty is usually included when you buy new windows to help you protect your investment. Make sure to read the contract and secure a copy so you will be ready in case something goes wrong with your windows.
Let Renewal by Andersen® of Central Pennsylvania assist you with your window needs. Over the years, our experienced team has been helping homeowners find the best replacement windows for their properties. Talk to us at (717) 591-4900, or complete our contact form to get started. We serve clients in York, PA, and the surrounding areas.