There are a number of signs that your windows may need to be replaced. These include visible wear and tear, issues with closing and opening and air leaks, which can be easily spotted by noticing drafts near your windows. If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to invest in replacement windows. When it comes to what type of window you should upgrade to, we highly recommend vinyl windows, which are both durable and aesthetically pleasing. The following are a few things that you should look for in vinyl windows in Kansas City.
- Energy Efficiency – Energy efficiency is very important if you want to keep your home comfortable and your energy costs low. The more energy efficient your windows are, the less likely they are to allow your indoor air to escape out or for outdoor air to leak in. Look for ProVia’s ComforTech Glass Glazing options, which will help to add an R-value of up to 9, thereby meeting the high energy efficiency standards set by Energy Star. The glazing system also consists of a multi-layer moisture vapor barrier, which will help prevent moisture from penetrating into your home.
- Safety – You should also consider installing professional-class storm windows. ProVia’s storm windows are made out of extruded aluminum and are custom built to fit any window opening. In addition to protecting your windows, they will also reduce your energy costs and minimize noise infiltration, thereby improving your home’s comfort.
- Aesthetic beauty – Your windows have a big impact on your home’s curb appeal. Vinyl is unique in that it can be manufactured to look just like wood, thereby giving you the timeless appearance that real wood provides.