6 Things to Know Before You Buy Replacement Windows

Replacement windows can improve the appearance of your home and help to lower the cost of your energy bills, but it’s important to remember that not all windows are the same. To ensure that you get the most for your money when investing in new windows for your home, keep the following things in mind:

  1. You Don’t Have to Use the Same Type.

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that they have to choose replacement windows of the same style and type as their existing windows, but this isn’t the case. Top manufacturers like Andersen, Simonton and Don Young offer windows in many styles and types, giving you the flexibility to choose what will best suit your needs.

  1. Materials Matter.

Even when you’re comparing two wood windows or two vinyl windows to one another, quality can vary greatly. For example, Andersen Woodright Windows are made from a wood composite material that is incredibly durable in the face of the hot weather that we get here in Texas and can outlast other wood windows on the market today.

  1. Energy Efficient Windows Provide Ongoing Savings.

Replacing worn out windows will usually lead to energy savings, but if you want to lower your monthly utility bill as much as possible, it’s important to choose energy-efficient windows. As an example, Simonton’s optional Low E/Argon-filled glass windows help provide extra insulation and reflect sunlight to keep homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

  1. The Installer Is as Important as the Windows.

When you’re purchasing windows, the who is as important as the what. After all, even the best replacement windows will not provide benefits if they are installed improperly. Our team at Allied Siding and Windows takes the time to ensure that each window installed is custom made and fitted properly to ensure best results.

  1. Your Lifestyle and Family Should Influence Your Decision.

As you consider replacement windows, it’s important to think about how you use the windows in your home and what your family needs to ensure safety. For instance, if you like to open the windows to let in cool air and you have small children in your household, double-hung windows that can be opened only on the top may be the best choice for your needs. Families that never open their windows would not need this benefit.

  1. You Often Get What You Pay For.

While it is important to keep to your budget when you are selecting replacement windows, you never want to sacrifice quality for price. Choose windows from a reputable manufacturer sold by an experienced installer to ensure the success of your home improvement project.

For more than 25 years, Allied Siding & Windows has helped homeowners in Austin, Houston and Dallas beautify and improve their homes with replacement windows. Our 14-point production checklist ensures the best results for every job we complete, and we never charge extra to remove and dispose of your old windows. Complete our online form today for a free estimate on replacement windows.