Replacing the windows in your home can have some big advantages, but also raises some big questions – what kind of windows should you get? What are the advantages and disadvantages of one type over another? Here at UHE we take in the factors that goes into deciding which product fits best for our customers and tailor each free estimate to the liking of the homeowner.
In this article, we wanted to examine the different types of windows, and the advantages of each.
1. Wood Windows: If you’re looking to maintain the historic look of your home, then wood windows can be a great match for you.
While they tend to be a bit more expensive than vinyl or composite windows, wood is extremely sturdy, and surprisingly strong in areas of energy efficiency.
Recommended brands include Andersen Woodwright windows, which offer great beauty, furniture-grade durability and strong energy efficiency.
Wood windows are available in a variety of aesthetic configurations and colors.
2. Vinyl Windows: Vinyl is a very flexible type of window. It tends to be a bit less expensive than wood windows. Many vinyl windows are available in double-pane (2 layers of glass) or triple pane (3 layers of glass) with Low-E coating and argon or krypton gas making their sound proofing and energy efficiency second-to-none.
Maintenance is also very easy on Vinyl Windows. In terms of recommended brands, we prefer Generations windows from Simonton, which offers a wide range of color configurations, interior wood grain laminates, and very strong production.
3. Composite and Fiberglass Windows: Composite and Fiberglass Windows provide the strength and beauty of wood windows, while combining excellent weather resistance and durability.
Marvin wood windows and doors are a perfect solution for homeowners seeking a better insulating and better functioning window or door without losing the beauty of real wood. In terms of brands, we recommend Marvin Integrity fiberglass windows and Pella Impervia Composite Windows.
Marvin has successfully combined the beauty of solid furniture-grade wood on the interior with the convenience, strength, and durability of heavy extruded aluminum on the exterior.
Marvin windows are made from 100% pulltruded fibreglass and have beautifully narrow frames to minimize the amount of glass lost with a replacement window.
Pella windows use a patented composite/fiberglass material named Duracast (r) which ensures strong, durable, low maintenance, and energy efficient windows.
With these handy tips, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on your replacement windows, so that you can be pleased with your decision for years to come.
We know how important it is when it comes to making an investment on your home and because of that, UHE would like to take care of your home improvement project.
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