Doing your research before choosing a window replacement helps maximize the return on your investment. But what things should you consider before choosing new windows?
Mason BPP lists the factors in this post.
Window Style & Function
Windows contribute to your home’s curb appeal. That’s why it’s important to choose a window that complements your home’s architectural style as well as the room in which it will be installed.
Here’s an overview of the most popular window styles:
Casement windows – There’s a reason why casement windows are the most popular type of window on the market. This type of window can be opened fully, maximizing natural lighting and ventilation. Casement windows’ simple design also maximizes the glass area, which means you’ll have a better view outside.
Sliding windows – The main appeal of sliding windows is their ease of operation. One gentle push is all it takes to slide them open and shut. And since they slide open instead of swinging outward, they can save space. Their simple aesthetic also makes them a great addition to minimalist homes.
Double-hung windows – Double-hung windows have two sliding sashes, which can help improve ventilation. If you’re particularly concerned about indoor air quality, you can have indoor air quality testing conducted in addition to replacing your windows.
Don’t underestimate how much heat or cool air is lost through drafty windows—heat gain and heat loss through windows account for 25-30% of residential heating and cooling. If you’re looking for an energy-efficient window replacement, double-pane windows are a smart investment. The space between the panes is filled with an inert gas that can help prevent heat transfer.
Here’s a buying tip: one or two features won’t make a window energy-efficient. When looking for a window replacement, you should take into account the window’s total performance. To make sure your ROI is protected, only experienced contractors should handle the window installation.
Mason BPP, a company with nearly five decades of experience, offers professional general contractor and HVAC services, including window installations and home air quality testing. To request a quote, call us at (925) 256-1092 or fill out this form.