New windows have their unique advantages, from smooth operation and energy savings to minimal drafts and easier cleaning. Before you have new windows installed, however, you have to make a few decisions. Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey shares a guide to choosing the best windows for your home.
Number of Windows to Be Replaced
One of the many questions homeowners ask when tackling this home improvement project is whether to replace all the home’s windows at once or do a few at a time. It all depends on your budget and the state of your current windows, but if you want to be sure of consistent workmanship and enjoy your new windows’ numerous benefits, you’ll be better off replacing them all at once. With all the windows replaced, you achieve consistent indoor comfort while enjoying significant energy savings.
Several factors play a vital role in the success of your window replacement project. Here’s what you need to keep in mind when shopping around for new windows:
Aesthetics – Think about how a certain window style will look once installed in your home. Check out its components — do the muntins fit tightly and cleanly? Does the window blend well with both the interior and exterior of your home? Are the frames and sashes constructed well?
Maintenance – A long-lasting window is one that is easy to clean and maintain. For example, find out if a double-hung window has tilt-in sashes, which allow you to wipe down the exteriors without having to go outside.
Operation – Always test a replacement window unit to see how effortless it is to open and close. Inspect its locking mechanisms to see if they’re working properly and are solid enough to withstand constant use.
Glass – The best replacement windows today have double glazing. That’s two panes of glass with a low emissivity (low-E) coating and an inert gas fill in between.
For high-quality replacement windows and doors, turn to Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey. Call us at (800) 577-7744 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. Our New Jersey service areas include Hillsborough, Toms River, Jackson and Old Bridge.