You’re a savvy homeowner and educated buyer. You already know that new energy efficient windows will save you money and make your home more comfortable. You’ve looking into replacement windows and understand you have options in style and color for your new windows. You’ve also checked out the National Fenestration Rating Council and understand how their ratings can help you choose a new window. However, you’re not sure what else you may need to know.

Vinyl Replacement Windows Are the Top Option

Unless you’re in a historic home or have another reason to choose wood or clad windows, chances are good that you’re going to choose vinyl replacement windows. However, not all vinyl windows are the same. As you look at different manufacturers, here are some things to verify.

  • Make sure that they use virgin vinyl in the manufacturing process – Recycled or remanufactured vinyl sounds like an environmentally friendly option; however, you’ll end up needing new windows sooner as recycled vinyl tends to fade and warp more quickly.
  • Ask about the welding process of the sash, head and sill – If the windows you’re considering don’t use fusion welding for the sash and full welding for the head and sill, you’re going to be disappointed in the window’s quality and durability.
  • Verify the Warranty – Not all window warranties are the same. The better the warranty, the more likely you’ll never need it.

Understand Color Options

Black replacement windows continue to be a big trend in window replacement. However, not all window manufacturers offer options in their black replacement windows. If you want black (or some other color) on the exterior of the window only, verify with your replacement window company that the interior color can be what you want it to be.

Choose and Experienced Window Company

Even if you purchase the highest quality replacement window with a great warranty, it won’t do you any good if it’s not installed properly. In fact, your window warranty may even state that for it to be valid that it must be installed by a professional window company.

If you’re looking for quality replacement windows, installed professionally for a fair price, call Windows & Siding Unlimited. We’re a locally owned and operated independent window company. That means we sell the products we believe are the best quality, not what we’re told to sell. Call us today for your free estimate at (703) 468-4769 or fill out our contact form.