The Window Source has been among the leading window replacement experts in the Greater Houston area for many years now, and our customers often ask us for professional assistance in choosing the perfect window style. There are many different brands, products, materials, designs, and features on the market, and we understand that all of these choices can seem a bit overwhelming at times. With that in mind, let’s explore what we think every homeowner should know when choosing their windows.
Benefit From Professional Experience
Contact a window installation contractor early in the process. You can contact The Window Source here in Houston, and if you live somewhere else, choose an established and trusted company in your area. That professional knowledge will be invaluable in paring down your options to the best ones.
Price Isn’t a Performance Indicator
There’s nothing wrong with spending a little extra on windows you really love as you’re going to be living with them for decades, but don’t be misled to believe that an expensive window is a high-performing window when choosing the right window style for your home. There are vinyl windows, for instance, that are durable and impressively energy efficient while also being much more affordable than most other windows on the market.
Climate Matters When Choosing
When evaluating windows, The U.S. Department of Energy breaks the country up into four zones: northern, north-central, south-central, and southern. When shopping windows, make sure that you’re looking at data within the context of the zone that applies to you. If you don’t, you could end up spending a lot more for a lower U-factor or other characteristic that you don’t really need.
ENERGY STAR Windows Are the Right Choice
You can’t go wrong with ENERGY STAR certification when choosing the right window style. That certification guarantees you a certain level of performance for your region. Windows are an integral aspect of a building envelope, and the right windows are going to make your home more affordable to cool and heat and thus save you money over the life of those windows.
Focus on Features You Need
You’ll find many optional features when choosing the right window style, and those can drive up your costs considerably, so it’s important to focus only on those that will really benefit you. Is triple glazing needed for your Texas home and while double-hung windows are easier to clean on the upper levels, you can save by opting for single-hung windows for the ground floor.
The Window Source Can Help
If you live in Houston or the surrounding areas, The Window Source is here to help. We have design consultants who can explore your window options with you and help you make the best choices for your home and budget. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation or with any additional questions about choosing the perfect window style or the brands and windows we offer.
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