What You Need To Know Before Replacing Your Windows

There are myriad of reasons why you would want to replace your windows. From energy-savings to having a warm, comfortable home to spend time in, new and improved windows will have great benefits for you.

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New year, new windows.

What Type Of Frame Material Do You Want?

Given the variety of material to choose from, there are advantages and disadvantages to all materials used for your window frame. Therefore, it’s best to think about what you really need for your home when making such a big decision.

Vinyl

The most popular choice among homeowners, vinyl windows have a number of advantages that most people enjoy. Vinyl windows are easily maintained, insulate your home, are easy to operate and are a relatively a low-cost option. However, the drawback to vinyl windows is that they cannot be painted and are limited in available color options.

Aluminum

Although aluminum windows typically have poor insulation, if you want the look of aluminum, there are options out there, such as investing in dual-glaze, high performing low-e glass which will provide a substantial improvement in insulating your home. If you already have aluminum windows or are only planning on replacing some windows in your home, and not all, then you may consider aluminum windows to match the aesthetic of your home.

Fiberglass

If you are looking for more insulation from your windows, fiberglass are the windows for you. These windows are maintenance-free and can be painted to any color you choose. The drawback is typically the high cost associated with fiberglass windows.

Wood

These windows typically some in two different styles: with exterior cladding or without. For a home that is being restored that has original windows you wish to preserve, choosing wood windows without exterior cladding would help to preserve the windows the best. The only drawback is that they are very high-maintenance and costly, requiring homeowners to regularly paint them as well as pay for the expenses associated with wood windows.

Leland Fisher Lumber and Hardware

Since 1894, Fisher Lumber and Hardware has been serving homeowners and professional contractors in the Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia areas with top quality lumber, building materials, tools, and accessories. Operating under the same ownership since 1947, our business has been built on our reputation with our customers. Get in touch with us today by calling 301-424-6500 or by visiting our website. Stay in touch via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+ too!

 

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