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How to Choose Replacement Windows

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Windows not only enhance the aesthetics of your living space but also play a significant role in energy efficiency and overall comfort. With many available options, selecting the perfect replacement windows can seem overwhelming. We’re here to guide you through the process and ensure you make an informed decision. 

1. Assess Your Needs

Begin by assessing the specific needs of your home. Consider factors such as energy efficiency, ventilation, natural light, and the architectural style of your house. Understanding your requirements will help you narrow down your options and focus on what truly matters.

2. Consider Energy Efficiency

In today’s eco-conscious world, energy-efficient windows are a game-changer. Look for ENERGY STAR®-certified windows that effectively minimize heat transfer, helping to keep your home comfortable year-round. Upgrading to energy-efficient windows can result in substantial energy savings and lower utility bills. Preservation’s EnergyMax PriME insulated glass package meets ENERGY STAR Most Efficient criteria and may help homeowners qualify for tax credits.

3. Select a Material

Replacement windows come in various materials, each with unique features and benefits. Popular options include vinyl, aluminum and wood. Vinyl windows are known for their low-maintenance and energy-efficient qualities, while wood windows offer a classic, timeless appeal with more upkeep. Aluminum windows are a lightweight and durable option for those with a higher budget.

4. Determine the Style and Design

Consider the architectural style of your home when choosing replacement windows. Whether you have a traditional, contemporary, or an eclectic home, there are window styles to complement every aesthetic. Common options include double-hung, casement, sliding, awning, and bay windows. Once you choose a window style, choose an interior and exterior color or woodgrain finish.

5. Browse Glass Options and Design Features

Modern replacement windows come with a variety of glass options and design features. Consider double or triple-pane windows with gas-filled spaces for enhanced insulation. Low-E coatings are excellent for minimizing UV rays while allowing natural light to illuminate your home. Additionally, consider window accents like grids, divided lites, and lock and handle finishes to add a touch of personalization to your windows.

6. Arrange Professional Installation

No matter how high-quality your replacement windows are, their performance heavily relies on proper installation. Always opt for professional installation services to install your windows securely for optimal functionality, longevity and warranty coverage.

Remember, choosing replacement windows is a significant decision that impacts your home’s value and your everyday comfort. Take your time and explore your options with our complimentary Preservation visualizer.