Factors to Consider When Replacing Your Windows

Dec 03, 2015

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Do the windows of your house in Johnson County look old and damaged? Do they spoil the curb appeal of your home? Do you want to replace your old windows with energy efficient ones? Window replacement is a good idea to make your house appear visually pleasing from the outside without spending too much on exterior remodeling. However, there are a few factors you need to be mindful of before starting the process.

Will there be additional changes in the exterior?

Replacing your windows can mean two things — you can either get a newly constructed window or you can get a ‘retro-fit’. Retro-fit is the option to go for when you want to install a new window in the existing frame. You should consider it if you are only replacing your windows, and not going to make any changes to the stucco. It also won’t be heavy on your pockets. However, if you plan to re-stucco your house, you should opt for a new construction window. It may cost considerably more than getting a retro-fit, but it will give you a neat finish if you plan to re-stucco any time soon.

Type of window

Next comes deciding on the material for the window and the design. As far as materials go, the popular options are glass, wood, and metal. Double/single hung windows, bay windows, casement windows, awning windows, sliding windows and custom windows are top options for homeowners in Kansas City.

Frame

Yes, you also get to select the frame for your window. Do you want it to be made of wood, vinyl, aluminum or fiberglass? Wood helps with insulation and is long lasting. However, it demands maintenance. Aluminum frames may not help much with insulation, but they are among the strongest when it comes to withstanding bad climatic conditions. Vinyl frames are a favorite for many homeowners due to their affordability and superior features. Fiberglass is a premium option offering features like energy efficiency and durability.

Glass

Another important consideration is the glass. Single or double-glazed glass is commonly chosen, but the latest entrant in the market, Low-E glass is gaining popularity too. This glass prevents UV rays and heat from entering inside. However, it ensures that the room gets plenty of light.

Needless to say, price is an important factor too when choosing replacement windows. The price of windows may differ based on the combination you choose.

GET A SENSIBLE PAYMENT PLAN THAT FITS YOUR BUDGET

If you know you want to get your home exterior project done, but are feeling stress about paying for it all at once, we can help.

Our financing partner, GreenSky, has sensible payment plans that work for homeowners who prefer to pay in installments. You can also ask your JoCo Siding & Window Co. sales representative about the details!

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