Your windows not only affect your home’s aesthetic appeal—they also play a big role in its energy efficiency. Quality replacement windows should have the following features:
1. Durable Materials
Although vinyl is the most common material used in window frames, our exclusive Fibrex® material has been proven to perform better. It combines the stability of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl, resulting in insulation and energy efficiency that exceeds that of wood or vinyl frames.
2. Long-Term Performance
If you choose replacement windows with 10-year life spans, remember that in 10 years you’ll be doing all this all over again. Whether you’re investing in double hung windows for your bedroom, or bay windows for the living room, longevity is an important factor. While you may pay more now, in the long run you’ll save money because your windows will last longer.
3. Extended Warranties and Customer Support
Not all window replacement companies offer the same level of protection. You should also be able to reach the contractor’s customer service team within reasonable hours, whether you need help with a casement crank that’s hard to turn, or if you have a question about your warranty coverage.
4. Process Ownership
Hiring a contractor that does everything from the first consultation to manufacturing to installation is not only convenient, it provides a sense of continuity. You have the assurance that every member of the team knows the process inside out and can address your questions.
5. Seamless Installation
One of the most overlooked elements of replacement windows is the installation process itself. But the truth is, installation is one of the most important parts of the process: you spend time researching the materials, the performance, and the style, but all of these won’t matter if the window is improperly installed. This is why every member of our installation team undergoes rigorous training before they are permitted to work on a project.