Choosing the Right Windows for Your Home
If you’re looking for a way to add value to your home, increase its efficiency, and enjoy a little more curb appeal, replacement windows are one of the best investments you can make. Innovations in window technology continue to make new windows a high-value home improvement project.
Whether you’re replacing your windows to help get your home ready to sell or you’re simply looking for ways to make your space more inviting, Budget Exteriors can help. But with all of the replacement window options available, it can be difficult to know where to begin when choosing new windows.
Here are a few things to consider when choosing the right windows for your home!
Before settling on a window frame, have an idea of the budget you’re ready to work with. Your window replacement contractor can help you find replacement window selections that work with your budget and walk you through the process so you know what to expect from start to finish.
At Budget Exteriors, we also offer free estimates on replacement windows without any obligation to buy or pressure to choose any more costly options. We’re just happy to help!
If your home’s current windows have been around for a few decades, there’s no doubt that it’s time to replace them. Besides missing out on the increased energy efficiency you would experience with newer windows, your older windows increase your home’s vulnerability to moisture infiltration.
When you shop for new windows, be sure to ask how long they’re expected to last and find out what type of warranty is available.
Window Frame Material
Did you know window frames come in several different materials? The type of window frame you settle on can affect a number of things including how durable your windows are, how long they’ll last, and how efficient they’ll be. The most common window frame materials are wood, vinyl, aluminum, and fiberglass.
The most popular window material for replacement windows is vinyl. Vinyl windows are loved by builders and homeowners alike because they’re efficient, affordable, attractive, and durable. At Budget Exteriors, we’re proud to partner with Soft-Lite® to provide you with some of the most durable, high-performance vinyl windows in the industry.
More efficient windows are a win all around. They’re more comfortable and add to a more consistent ambient temperature throughout your home. They’re also easier on your energy savings.
And they’re better for the environment as well. Soft-Lite® is a two-year winner of the Energy Star Partner of the Year. When you install Soft-Lite® windows, you’ll appreciate their unique combination of quality craftsmanship and energy savings.
Life happens, and when life happens to your windows, it usually comes in the form of errant baseballs or spring storms. That’s why one of the first things you ask about when checking out new windows is the warranty. Although most new windows do come with a warranty, the coverage offered can vary from one manufacturer to the next, and many have serious limitations.
Ask your window replacement contractor about the length of warranty on a window as well as exactly what is covered and what the limitations are. A good warranty should offer some type of coverage on glass, frames, and hardware. And be sure to ask if your warranty is transferable if you plan to list your home on the market down the road.
Type of Window
Next, you’ll need to decide if you want to keep your current window style or change things up when ordering replacement windows. If you’re installing a new window in your kitchen, for example, you might consider adding an attractive garden window.
Or what about a bay window in your breakfast nook? No matter what type of window you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered at Budget Exteriors. Our window replacement contractors offer a wide range of window styles including sliding windows, casement windows, bay and bow windows, double-hung windows, awning windows, and more.
Window Frame Design
After deciding on a type of window, you’ll need to choose a frame color and finish. You’ll be able to choose a window frame style for both your home’s interior and exterior. For your interior design, choose from shades of natural wood to match your home, or go with a color to match the paint of your walls and decor.
One of the hottest design trends right now is a black frame window. Black frame designs look outstanding when contrasted against a lighter color, especially white, and work for both interior and exterior applications.
Choose Budget Exteriors for Twin Cities Replacement Windows
Are your windows drafty or costing you more than they should on your monthly energy bills? It’s time to invest in window replacement services and start saving. New windows look great and they’ll make your home more comfortable year-round.
Connect with our Budget Exteriors window installers by calling 952.887.1613 or contact us online and get your free quote. We can’t wait to connect with you!