Choosing replacement windows can be challenging but extremely rewarding when done right. Today’s energy-efficient windows can add style and functionality to your home, help reduce your energy consumption and assist with soundproofing. Follow these four steps to find out how to choose the ideal replacement windows:
1. DETERMINE THE RIGHT WINDOW STYLE
2. COMPARE WINDOW MATERIALS
Decide on a window frame material that suits your climate and meets your maintenance expectations:
- Vinyl windows are a popular budget-friendly option known for their low maintenance and durability.
- Wooden windows offer exceptional beauty and insulation but require more upkeep.
- Aluminum windows offer superior strength and durability and will cost more than vinyl.
3. CHOOSE THE LEVEL OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Look for the ENERGY STAR® logo to ensure the windows meet Canadian energy efficiency standards. Many window manufacturers offer insulated glass packages, triple-glazing and low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings for optimal energy savings.
4. CUSTOMIZE YOUR WINDOWS
It’s now time to determine a window colour and finish that compliments your home. Consider decorative options, such as window tint colour, external trim and hardware. Internal grilles can add a unique touch to enhance the aesthetic of your windows. Keep in mind that customization options may differ between window manufacturers.
5. HIRE A PROFESSIONAL
Ensure you hire a qualified professional to install and seal your windows correctly. If you’re ready to replace your windows, reach out to the experts at Lyon’s & Island TIMBER MART. We can special-order replacement windows if you can’t find what you’re looking for in stock. From planning to installation, our team are here to help every step of the way.