Time for New Windows? Consider This.
When asking yourself what kind of windows you should I buy for your home … the answer to your question may require careful thought. Your home’s windows can define the look and feel of your home and actually improve its value considerably.
Replacing your old windows usually means two things for your home: First, buying energy efficient windows will mean you can save money in the long run (heating and cooling bills), and secondly, you get a new beautiful look and style improving the value that we mentioned above.
Windows replacement options are numerous and so is the number of companies offering replacements which can become complicated and confusing quickly. Choosing the best company to install your windows is a crucial step for your window project. We obviously would hope you choose American Made Windows, but regardless of who you use, these steps are important.
CHOOSE THE BEST WINDOW REPLACEMENT
There are many types of replacement windows available to you at American Made Windows, below is a list of styles to consider:
- Double Hung – This is one of the more attractive options available for you. A double hung window option is one that slides upward, downward and tilts in for easy cleaning.
- Sliders – Similar to double hung windows, these are a great option and slide horizontally allowing for easy opening and closing.
- Bays – Bay windows add glamour to your home.
- Bows – Bows are similar to bays and have beautiful transitional curves with blunted angles that will add some level of aesthetics to your home.
- Garden – The garden window option showcases plants and herbs and allows for the penetration of sunlight into your room.
HOW TO CHOOSE ENERGY EFFICIENT REPLACEMENT WINDOWS
Your windows efficiency rating is important. The window efficiency performance that determines its rating is a measurement of its U-factor. Simply stated the U-factor measures the amount of heat transfer, typically the lower the better.
In cold climates a good U-factor runs between 0.17 and 0.39. On north facing walls you want the lowest U-factor possible because you won’t be getting much help from the sun on that side. On the south facing wall you will want to maximize solar heating, look for windows with a higher SHGC rating.
WHY IS PROPER INSTALLATION CRITICAL?
Your window’s future performance and longevity are determined by how carefully and professionally your new windows were installed.
It is essential to pick the right professional who will be installing your windows. If there is an issue with your windows and they were not properly installed your warranty may be at risk, potentially costing you to repair/replace.
At American Made Windows, we will only sell you what you need, we will always give you the best advice, and remember that no matter what type of windows you need, American Made Windows has a solution that fits your budget. We pride ourselves on providing jobs right here in America and supplying an American-Made product to you. To find out more about our products, or to schedule a window inspection and estimate, contact us at 228-818-6136, or you can leave a message on our contact page. We provide window products and service for homeowners in the entire Gulf Coast region.