Our Top Recommendations For Kansas City Homeowners
A frequent question asked by homeowners about replacement windows is this:
Am I going to have to do this all over again in 10 years or so?
The right answer: you can get lifetime windows if you choose carefully and find a trusted Kansas City window contractor to install them.
There are two brands of windows that we know particularly well and recommend without hesitation. We are not saying these are the only top-quality windows on the market, but these are definitely among the very best you can buy.
Simonton Replacement Windows Kansas City
Simonton replacement windows are made from vinyl. You may have some questions about vinyl windows and their attractiveness and durability.
It’s true that some vinyl windows have a reputation for cracking, peeling, or fading. Some of them look plain, even cheap. This is what happens when manufacturers use low-quality, recycled vinyl and poor aesthetic design.
That’s why Simonton replacement windows come so highly recommended. They are known for using high-quality vinyl in their manufacturing process and for creating beautiful windows.
Facts About Simonton Premium Vinyl Windows
- Options: Several color choices, wood grain laminates, and custom hardware finishes.
- Energy Efficient: Tight, fusion-welded construction and ProSolar Low-E glass with an Argon gas fill.
- UV Rays: Blocks up to 84% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.
- Moisture: A patented sloped sill design directs water away from the window.
- Hardware: Hardware is designed with streamlined appearance and is color-matched
- Sash movement: A coil spring system keeps window operating smoothly and can hold the window open in any position.
These window features are terrific, but how long can you expect them to perform? Will you be replacing your windows again in a decade or so?
Simonton replacement windows come with a Double-Lifetime Limited Warranty: It covers the vinyl, hardware, screens and glass units. Choose a quality Kansas City replacement window company to install them and you are investing in lifetime vinyl windows.
Marvin Replacement Windows Kansas City
Simonton windows are attractive, but some homeowners want to invest more and get the beauty of fiberglass windows. While there are other quality fiberglass and composite windows on the market, one brand really stands out: Marvin Windows.
Marvin has created an exclusive material made from pultruded fiberglass. Ultrex is possibly the perfect building material. Its specially compounded resins and thin strands of strong glass are combined to create a material so tough it’s used in bridge construction.
Facts About Marvin Windows
- Options: Windows can be all Ultrex fiberglass inside and out or can be Ultrex on the outside with a beautiful natural-grain wood on the inside.
- Paintable: Windows are paintable if you prefer.
- Energy Efficient: Low-E 366 insulating glass with Argon gas fill and Energy Star qualified windows available.
- Fit: Windows constructed to within 1/64” and to match almost any style of window to fit your existing opening.
- Hardware: Options for several classic finishes including white, almond frost, brass, satin nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze.
Of course, these windows are also built to be very durable. The advanced construction technology used by Marvin in their manufacturing process creates replacement windows designed for decades of use, backed up with a superb warranty.
Which Should I Choose… Simonton Replacement Windows Or Marvin Replacement Windows?
Since both of these window brands make excellent choices for Kansas City homes, which one should you choose?
It depends on your priorities and tastes. Marvin windows will be more of an upfront investment, but many homeowners find them to be the more attractive option for their home.
The good news is that either choice can give you peace of mind that you’ve made a great long-term investment in your home.
Johnson County Siding & Window Co, Inc. has 40+ years of experience in the Kansas City area, and we’re committed to offering you the best quality window installations this fall. Give us a call at (913) 782-2878 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation today.