How to Choose Quality Replacement Windows For Your Overland Park HomeJul 13, 2018
Few homeowners enjoy buying replacement windows, so when it comes time, make sure you buy the best replacement windows that will last for decades to come. Quality is key when searching for replacement windows in Overland Park, and it’s good to know exactly what level of quality you want before you start shopping. So,what should you look for?
Cost Effectiveness, Not Just Low Cost
The cheapest window option is not always the best window option. In many cases, the cheapest window option is also cheap quality. However, just because a replacement window is expensive doesn’t mean it’s high quality. So rather than devoting the bulk of your attention to cost, look at cost effectiveness. The warranty on a replacement window will tell you how long the manufacturer expects it to last, and a durable window will likely need fewer repairs and less maintenance. In addition, check the NFRC label to get an idea of the energy performance of this window.
The Right Materials
Certain window materials just last longer than others. In fact, many people are moving away from wood frames that tend to warp, rot, and chip. Aluminum,while it has the strength of metal, has less than excellent thermal performance. Instead, high quality vinyl and fiberglass replacement windows are typically preferred. The year-round climate of Overland Park also needs to be considered. Will your replacement window materials hold up in both the summer and winter?
Vinyl is one of the more affordable options, and the quality of Simonton is strong enough that the frames will never need to be painted, and your home will stay energy efficient. For a bit more, you can also find Marvin Integrity replacement windows made with Ultrexfiberglass – the same material used in bridge construction – for optimized energy efficiency.
Finally, what style of windows are you looking for? Consider the style of your home, or at least the rooms that need replacement windows. Is it cozy and traditional or airy and modern? Do you have a small space that you want to enlarge with extended views? Do you need to shed more light in a particular area? Maybe you want to change up your home’s style, and your windows seem to be the way to do it.
We offer all kinds of window styles from bay and bow windows to single- and double-hung windows. Take a look at our gallery. See any styles you might want to find in your home?
Finally, look for a replacement window contractor you can trust. Johnson County Siding & Window Co., Inc. is a family-owned business that’s served Overland Park and the Kansas City area for over 40 years. We partner with top window brands, and we have a reputation for excellence. In need of replacement windows? Contact us today for a free quote.