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Buyer's Guide to Replacement Windows

Replacement Windows

Replacing your old windows with new ones is a smart move, particularly if your old windows are drafty, outdated, single-pane models that are not energy-efficient. Upgrading to modern, energy-efficient windows will provide significant savings over the long haul in your monthly utility bills.

As a homeowner, the key question is: Which energy-efficient windows are best for my home?

With all the choices available, it is easy to get confused. To help you out, here is a guide to some of the most common terms you will hear when shopping for energy-efficient windows:

  • Window glazing – This refers to the type and thickness of glass on your window. To ensure that your windows are energy-efficient, make sure to choose double- or triple-pane options. You may be told that a window is triple-glazed or double-glazed. This simply means that these have three or two panes, respectively.
  • Films, coatings, and tints – In the world of replacement windows and energy-efficient options, you must choose from multiple options for tints, coatings, and films. Some of the best options for energy-efficiency include low-E coatings (which are low-emittance), reflective, and colored tints. The most energy-efficient of the three is the low-E option because it allows the most natural light to enter your home without letting in heat at the same time.
  • Window material – There are multiple materials to choose from when it comes to energy-efficient windows, including vinyl, wood, metal, wood-clad, and fiberglass. Two cost-effective options are vinyl and fiberglass because both can be filled with insulation to enhance their energy-efficiency.

Aside from these terms, you will also encounter window replacement terms such as retrofit windows, sash only replacements, and full window replacements. You will also need to choose the right window design for your home from a wide variety of designs that your installer may offer.

Trust in All-Pro Windows to Help You with Your Choice

Selecting the ideal set of replacement windows can be stressful for a homeowner. You want them to be durable and look great with your home decor, as well as your entry door. That is why you should trust an expert for help. In New York & Connecticut, the company that can help make choosing and installation easy is All-Pro Windows.

To find out how we can help, contact us at 844-204-4252 and we will gladly answer your questions regarding replacement windows and your options.