Replacing old windows is a great way to refresh the appearance of your home and to eliminate draftiness inside the home. The replacement will require you to make several decisions related to the material and the type of your new windows – here are some of the most important aspects:
- The frame material – wood, aluminum, vinyl and fiberglass are the most common materials used for making window frames. Wood is the most attractive, the most expensive and the most sensitive frame material, aluminum is cheap and durable, but it does not have very good insulation properties, while vinyl and fiberglass frames are resistant and affordable.
- The glass – double-glaze and triple-glaze panes are the standard nowadays. Double-glaze windows are cheaper and suitable for most climate zones, but if you need your windows to provide exceptional thermal insulation, triple-glazing is the best choice. Windows are different in terms of the filling used between the panes – the windows that use air to fill the space between the panes are cheaper, while the units that use conductive gas, such as argon or krypton between the panes are more expensive, but provide better insulation.
If you want to make sure that your new windows will, indeed, look and perform the way you expect them to, you can turn to a Dallas roofing contractor who specializes in home exteriors – your expert will make accurate measurements and will help you make the best decisions, too.