There can be multiple reasons that you are thinking of window replacement. Whether its sprucing up your home, lowering your energy costs or replacing older damaged windows. It’s true that the latest window designs have been improved, making them more aesthetically appealing, more energy efficient and easier to clean. A window replacement project is something that most homeowners are not very familiar with. So, before you move forward with the project, you should spend some time looking into this type of project and understanding how the new windows will fit in with your needs and design goals.

Here are the 5 things to consider before you replace your windows.

Energy Efficiency

Did you know that your doors, windows and skylight account for roughly 35% of the energy loss in your home? It’s true, so when looking into window replacements windows, consider upgrading to more energy efficient options, as they will help you reduce your energy consumption and bills over the years to come.

Choosing the Right Glass

The type of glass used will also affect the energy efficiency of your windows. Taking into consideration the type of glass that is being utilized in your windows is also very important. There are varied glazes such as double glaze, triple glaze and even quadruple glass. Double glaze has two window panes while triple glaze has three panes and quadruple has four panes of glass. The more panes used in your windows the more efficient they will be. Also consider having argon glass inserted between the panes to increase the rate of insulation.

Ensuring That Your Windows Are Safe

When purchasing new windows, many home owners focus on their operation and the way they will look in their home. One thing that is often overlooked is the safety and security the window provides. If you have young children or pets in your home, you want to make sure that the window doesn’t present a potentially dangerous situation. You also want to ask about locking mechanisms to ensure they will not be easily broken into if someone tries to get into your home.

The Window Contractor

Choosing the right types of windows is important to make sure the operation, efficiency, and look all meet your expectations. But, just as equally important is ensuring that you partner with the right windows and doors contractor to complete your window replacement project. Even the best windows will fail and lead to issues if not installed correctly. Check online reviews and inspect previous work before you sign any agreements. A local, professional windows and doors contractor will have the knowhow and experience to get the job done right.

Review Warranties

When it comes to window warranties, there are two types you need to ask about. First is the manufacturer’s warranty, this covers the new windows against any defects that may have occurred during the manufacturing process or transportation of your windows. Second is craftsmanship warranty. This covers any issues caused by faulty installation.

At Landmark Home Solutions we can help you find the right window for your space at the right price. Give us a call today 1-866-734-6701 to book a no obligation consultation.