What to Look for When Buying Replacement Windows
Replacing your home’s windows can reap mega rewards in terms of increased curb appeal and energy efficiency. But to get the best bang for your buck, you need to do a little homework. And NewSouth Window Solutions is delighted to help you get started.
We’ve actually done a lot of homework to develop high-performance replacement windows that will look beautiful for many years with hardly any maintenance while also protecting your Southern home from the elements and your wallet from soaring energy bills. If you’re like most homeowners planning to replace their windows, these are your primary goals. With that in mind, here are two vital tips on what to look for in the many replacement window options on the market.
1. Choose climate-ready replacement windows.
Dual-pane glass and insulated vinyl frames are among basic window features intended to boost thermal performance, but they may not be enough to ensure optimal energy efficiency where you live. You’ll need to look for windows with ENERGY STAR® certification for your climate. This is because a window that’s ENERGY STAR-certified for, say, the frosty climes of Wyoming may not be the most energy-efficient or weather-resistant choice for your home in Florida or elsewhere in the South, where sizzling hot temperatures and high humidity are major concerns. Ask your window supplier to discuss the specific features that make its windows the ideal choice for homes in the region where you live.
Moreover, when it comes to durability, windows that are exposed to intense solar heat and light all year long will need extra protection from fading, cracking, peeling, and discoloration. And, if you live in a region where powerful windstorms are a perennial threat, you’ll want to invest in impact-resistant windows that can protect your home from the potentially devastating damage that high-speed winds and flying debris can inflict.
2. Choose a window company with a proven track record for quality.
Partnering with a window company that has been in business for many years and has a great reputation for providing high-quality products and customer service will provide you with peace of mind about your replacement window purchase. You’ll also want to make sure that your windows are installed by well-trained technicians who are committed to maintaining high standards.
NewSouth Window Solutions is a longtime manufacturer and installer of the best replacement windows for homes in the South. Contact us today if you’d like more information about the features that make our windows stand out.