Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by Danny Peterson
Over time the windows in your Severna Park home can become worn and lead to decreased energy efficiency and function. Cool drafts, foggy glass, condensation, or stuck frames can be signs that it is time to consider replacement windows. The professionals at Integrity Home Pro encourage homeowners to consider their options when selecting replacement windows so that they can find the best fit for their home, lifestyle, and budget. Replacement windows come in many different styles and materials. These can be determining factors in which type you choose and impact overall function and appearance. A few key considerations include:
Frames are available in several different types including vinyl, wood, vinyl-clad, aluminum, and fiberglass. Each has different maintenance requirements, energy efficiency ability, appearance, and durability. Wood frames give a beautiful, natural appearance but require more lots of care than vinyl. Vinyl frames only come in light colors as well wood tones for the interior. Wood frames can be stained or painted any color. Wood-clad, aluminum, and fiberglass frames have their own pros and cons as well.
While older windows were often single-pane, newer styles are typically double-pane. Glass varies by insulation, energy efficiency, and impact resistance. Where the windows are located and the climate of the area can impact what materials or coatings are used. Low emissivity glass provides higher levels of insulation because less heat is able to pass through.
The style of your Severna Park home can influence the design of replacement windows you choose. You want them to blend in with the aesthetics of your home while enhancing its appearance. There are also many different designs for opening, closing, and locking windows. Select a model that you find easy to operate and maintain and that provides adequate security.
Look into available warranties for your replacement windows. Make sure you understand exactly what is covered by each manufacturer. Should you run into problems later on, the warranty may cover any repairs. High quality windows can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. With advancements in materials and construction, homeowners have more options for selecting replacement windows that best fit their needs and provide lasting results. If you are looking for the right replacement windows for your Severna Park home, let the professionals at Integrity Home Pro guide you in deciding and provide quality installation that you can trust. Photo credit: RingerWindows.com
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