A consumer guide to replacement windows, with positive reviews for wood and vinyl replacement windows

Vinyl Replacement Windows

Vinyl Replacement Windows

Improve the curb appeal of your home

Nothing can be more visually pleasing than an older home with new windows. Whether you’re just sprucing your home up, or getting ready to sell, you can be confident knowing you’re improving the appearance and value of your home.

In addition to increasing the value of your home and also the appearance, choosing to have replacement windows installed will also reduce your home’s heating/cooling bills. A great deal of energy is lost with older single-paned glass windows, mostly due to loose-fitting components and being single-paned. Give yourself a simple test on a windy and cold day, you can most certainly feel the air movement. So stop waisting energy and replace your older windows with high energy efficient replacement windows today.

Top of the line Replacement Windows

Top of the line replacement windows will always include features such as argon or krypton gasses between the layers of double or triple-glazed windows. Also look for heat reflective or Low-E coatings, these will greatly reduce your heating/cooling bills, and be sure the window displays the Energy Star label. A recent Consumers Report article stated the two best replacement windows buys were the Anderson tilt wash series, and the Pella ProLine’s.

Vinyl replacement windows are still the king and most popular choice in windows. Having vinyl  means you’ll never have to worry about rotting window sills, or having to paint again –low maintenance! Furthermore, vinyl replacement windows are the least expensive with the greatest return on investment. Your alternative choices would also include, wood, aluminum, and vinyl-clad wood.

Also in addition to the cost savings with newer windows, you’ll find that they’re much more easier to clean and maintain. Cleaning modern window is a snap, because you’ll never have to clean them from the outside of your house with the easy window tilt option.

Become creative with replacement windows

Purchasing new windows gives you the opportunity to change the look of your home completely. Have a look at bow or bay windows, palladian windows, or windows with side lights. Have a look at designer glazing with frosted areas, or play around with the many options you have available.

What to look for

Replacement windows detailed illustration

Replacement windows detailed illustration

It can be a daunting task when choosing replacement windows, with there being so many on the market. One of the biggest issues when choosing a window is choosing the type that best fits your home’s appearance and details. However, if your uncertain about this you should contact a professional replacement window contractor to help you determine a proper window design. Even if you choose to install the windows yourself, receiving a few tips from a pro can save you time and money.

Other Strong Recommendations

High quality windows are most always certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). Be sure to ask the dealer for certification information on the products that you’re considering. Most importantly this information will allow you to compare energy efficiency ratings. You might also want to consider looking for the AAMA Certification of the product you’re considering. This label can be found on many new replacement and traditional windows, this  indicates a high performance standard.

If you’re located in the Massachusetts, Rhode Island area, please contact us today for a free in-home consultation on new replacement window installation. You can visit us here at www.mbmcarpentry.com

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