Replacing Old Windows with Energy Saving OnesPosted in Windows
Energy-efficient replacement windows are one of the best investments you can make in your home. A wide range of styles, sizes and finishes are available to give the look desired.
One of the main reasons to get replacement windows is to improve the energy efficiency in your home. Over time, windows that are drafty can be costly. Choosing good replacement windows involves testing the glass and the installation types to be used. This will determine how efficient or strong your windows will be.
Removing Old Windows from their Frames
Window and frame removal and replacement or repair is a straight forward approach, involving minimal tools. There are several types of windows, and many different ways of attaching replacement windows to different surfaces. Little preparation is needed on the outside, other than setting up your walk boards and ladders, if needed. Once every nail and screw is taken from the window to be replaced, simply push out the window by exerting force on the frame. Although sometimes the caulk can give some resistance, the window will generally not have any trouble coming out.
Which Types of Windows to Go With
The choice of your construction material for your replacement windows should be your first consideration. There are wood, vinyl clad, and aluminum windows. Some require more maintenance than others do. Replacement windows made of wood require higher maintenance than vinyl. With proper filler for density, vinyl offers similar insulation properties as wood. This can be a huge factor in certain weather conditions.
Today, manufacturers provide us with a huge variety of replacement windows. Even with the same type of window, there are still several choices to make before you purchase your replacements. It is important to have a basic understanding of windows before shopping so you can choose the best windows for your home and your budget.
Another choice to consider is whether to have your windows made of glass that shields the sun’s UV rays from coming in. You can also decide to have windows with shading that lets you see outside, but prevents those outside from seeing inside your house. There are many styles and colors to choose from, no matter what grade or quality that one is looking for.
Things to Consider When Replacing Windows
Because buying replacement windows and installing them can take time, remember that your home will be open to the environment and weather conditions while this process is going on. During the cooler winter months may not be the best time to work on the project.
Window Replacement is an easier and less expensive approach to enhance the windows in your home.
Call (734) 243-3502 today for a free estimate on having your windows replaced at your home or place of business from the pros at Finishers Unlimited.
– Monroe, Michigan