What To Look for When Replacing Windows

What to Look for When Replacing Windows

Shopping for replacement windows can be overwhelming since there are so many options available and factors to consider. Naturally, you want to find the best choice in terms of quality, value, and style. At NewSouth Window Solutions, we know this can be a difficult decision, which is why we’ve put together a guide of what to look for when replacing your windows. Here are some key points to consider:

Energy Efficiency

Especially in the South, energy efficiency is a critical factor when selecting replacement windows. The scorching summer temperatures essentially require air conditioning in order to be comfortable in your home, and energy-efficient windows play a big role in preventing heat transfer and cold air loss. In turn, this reduces stress on your HVAC system and can even help lower your monthly energy bill.

Look specifically for replacement windows with double-paned gas-filled glass, a low emissivity rating, insulated uPVC vinyl (not plastic) frames, double layers of weather stripping, and warm edge spacers.

Strength and Durability

You’ll also want to look for replacement windows that are strong enough to stand up to the climate where you live. For instance, if your home is in a High-Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ), be sure to invest in impact-resistant windows for added protection and peace of mind during big storms.

Replacement windows made with uPVC frames are much more durable than their plastic or aluminum counterparts, which means you won’t have to go through the entire replacement process again for many years.

Available Styles and Customization Options

Finally, look for replacement windows that are available in styles that complement your home’s architecture and align with your personal preferences. Check to see if you can customize your windows in terms of frame color, hardware, size, and so forth.

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For more information about what to look for when replacing your windows, contact us at NewSouth Window Solutions today. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and set you up with a free consultation.

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