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What to Look for in Replacement Windows

Replacement Windows

When your windows grow old, outdated, and drafty, there’s no way around it. You need replacement windows.

When your windows grow old, outdated, and drafty, there’s no way around it.  You need replacement windows.  These important features to any home or office are necessary for providing natural light into a healthy indoor environment.  With winter approaching faster than ever, replacing your windows is a priority for any home maintenance project.  Before you remove any glass, though, you need to know exactly what you need out of replacement windows.

Why, When, and How

Realizing that your windows need to be replaced is a fairly easy task.  If they are difficult to open or are letting outdoor air into your house when closed, your windows are wearing down.  You may also want to consider replacing your windows if they came with the house you bought, as chances are they won’t be energy efficient or in the best condition despite initial inspections.  You should also consider the difference between replacing and rebuilding.  Replacing windows is generally the easier option; there are plenty of custom and pre-fabricated choices that will make your life easier.  Rebuilding your windows will be trickier and more costly, but may be necessary in cases of excessive wear and age.  Your window material matters greatly when choosing a new window.  Frames come in materials of all kinds, including aluminum, wood, fiberglass, and vinyl.  The glass will also come with options for layering that provide different levels of protection.  Choose a contractor wisely.  Look for a company that will provide testimonials or a personalized consultation, and avoid salespeople and cheap offers, as these will likely lead to cutting corners.

Quality Comes First

When choosing windows, your first concern is quality.  A good contractor or supply store will have samples for you to explore.  Appearance is your first indicator of quality.  If it doesn’t look right on display, it won’t look right in your home.  Display windows need to open and close just as easily as they would in your house.  They should be accessible for cleaning and modern enough for parts to be available.

Important Notes

A replacement window does not replace everything, only a majority.  If you need a specific part, choose your replacement carefully.  Be aware that replacement windows are not a good DIY idea.  You need a professional service to modify an integral part of the structure of your house.

Maryland’s Top Replacement Windows

For the past 20 years, Architectural Window Supply has been the go-to choice for homeowners, builders, and architects who need personalized, knowledgeable service. We are an official dealer for such leading brand names of upscale windows as, Norwood, Belisle, and, of course, JELD-WEN.

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