How To Choose The Right WindowsAug 03, 2018
Replacing your outdated windows is a great way to add value and curb appeal to your home while significantly reducing your heating and cooling bill. However, selecting the right windows for your home can be overwhelming given all the styles, materials, and features that are available to choose from. Using our tips on how to choose the right windows for your home will help you make an informed and well thought out decision.
What style suits you?
Have you considered the many different window style options available? Different styles may work better for certain rooms, and your budget, climate, and your homes architecture are also important factors to consider when choosing the perfect window style.
Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows are very popular and can be found in most residential homes. They are easy to operate, maintain and clean. A double hung window replacement offers the traditional look of wood windows with all the benefits of an energy efficient vinyl window.
Sliding windows are horizontal and slide independently from side to side. They are easy to operate, maintain and clean. A sliding window can offer you the perfect fit for your style with various color choices and decorative grille options.
Awning windows are hung horizontally with hinges on the top, allowing them to open outward. Sashes swing outward at the bottom to let fresh air in
Basement windows are hinged at the bottom and open at the top for more air ventilation. Sashes swing inward to let fresh air in.
Picture and Shape Windows
As a decorative centerpiece, picture and shape windows are great for enhancing the personality of your living room or other spaces people gather. Use your imagination to create window of your dreams with our limitless variations.
Bay and Bow Windows
Bay & Bow windows have a natural, yet elegant curve that adds light and space to a room. Create a dynamic view with one of our bay or bow windows in your home.
Always wished you had a green thumb? Garden windows bring light and space into your home by adding glass or wire shelves perfect for plants, herbs and flowers.
Casement windows are attached to one side of the frame and open by swinging out from your home. Choose a casement style window for its energy efficiency, security and aesthetic beauty.
What do you want your window to do?
Windows are one of the best ways to bring the outdoors in and they help you connect with your exterior home for safety and security, but that’s not all they can do. If your windows aren’t enhancing the performance of your home, than consider these tips to know how to choose the right windows for your unique home:
What type of glass is best for your home?
Double or triple panes of glass offer up to nine times the insulation of single-pane windows. Double-paned vinyl or wood-framed window can reduce energy usage by up to 24 percent in cold climates during the winter, and by up to 18 percent in hot climates during the summer, when compared to older, single-pane models.
New windows are built to be as energy efficient as possible.
Fusion welded frames ensure your window stays strong, square and weather-tight.
Windows can be configured to actually block out the outside noise.
Your basic, single-pane window has an average sound transmission class (STC) rating of 27; a dual pane window has an average STC rating of 28. Soundproof windows, however, have STC ratings of at least 45, and some climb to the mid-50s, which block as much as 95% of noise.
Your windows should project the inside of your home.
UV rays can damage your carpet and upholstered furniture. Look for windows that provide coatings to prevent those harmful rays from ruining your interior.
Are your windows protected?
You’re going to have to look at and operate these windows for a long time, so make sure that after you choose the right windows you have them installed by an authorized dealer and make sure they are backed by a full service warranty.
Get a free estimate on new windows for your home at Clemens Home Solutions.
- Our installations come with a 15-year full-service warranty at no expense and no hassle to the customer.
- We will repair, free of charge, any defect due to poor workmanship.
- We will replace, free of charge, any defective material that is under manufacturer’s warranty. This Guarantee is transferable one time when you sell your house.
Use these tips to know how to choose the right windows for your home during your research to ensure you make the best decision.