What To Know Before Replacing Your Windows

If your home is more than 10 years old, and if the windows are not up to the industry standard of multiple panes, you should consider replacing them. Not only will the new windows ensure your home stays at a consistent temperature, but they will also add to your home’s security. The new panes will also increase your property value, reduce outside noise contamination, and look beautiful. So, if you are considering window replacement on even one window, here is something you should know.

The Differences

Windows come in two varieties, vinyl and wood. Although many people have their hearts set on a particular look, neither variety is suitable for all climates, and the required maintenance is very different between the two styles of replacement windows. Additionally, although both types of windows are easy to install, there are pros and cons to both.

The Vinyl

The vinyl windows are made from PVC, which is very affordable and easy to maintain. With the Krypton or Argon gases injected between the panes, the windows become non-conductive to heat or electricity. They come in many styles and patterns but choose the color wisely; they cannot be painted. Vinyl windows are recyclable, long-lasting, and weather-resistant, which makes them a popular replacement choice.

The Wood

Wood window replacement types have been around for over 100 years, but they require regular maintenance. Although wood is a good insulator, if it gets wet, it can expand, rot, mold, or warp. Wood has a superior insulation factor over other types of windows and is highly durable. Considered an environmentally friendly choice, they are also beautiful to look at.

Whether you choose a single window replacement or decide to replace all of your home’s windows, call a builder that understands how windows react to your area’s climate. As you can see, not all windows are created the same, and you want only the best for your home.