A good indicator that it is time for window replacement is when you notice an increase in your heating and cooling bills. Increased maintenance is also another warning sign that it is time for new windows. Instead of wearing yourself out with home repairs: scraping. caulking, painting, etc. you should consider installing new energy efficient windows. Below we divulge the secrets of window replacement Edmonton has to offer, along with some helpful hints.
For those living in warmer climates, you should consider windows with a clear “low-E” coating which allow light in thus reducing the amount of solar heat gain. They should be made of metal and specifically designed for low solar gain. However, if you live in an area where the temperatures are frigid, you should go with non-metal, thermally-improved windows that have been specifically designed for double or even triple solar gain. Remember, in BOTH cases you want to choose window replacements that will allow for minimal air leakage.
Let’s face it, no one can control Mother Nature so be sure to plan accordingly for your installation. If you do not mind muddy floors, you can be a little more flexible. However, if you are concerned with the conditions of your floors, then take to your contractor/installer about a backup plan. Most window replacement installers in the Edmonton area have a backup plan for inclement weather. Definitely discuss this when planning the actual date and time for your installation.
You need to make sure you have a disposal place in plan for your old windows. Check with your town on their guidelines. Also you want to make sure to remove any paintings or knick-knacks from the actual work area before the installers arrive. Remove any vases, mirrors and valuable family heirlooms.
Remember, different styles of windows are made for different life spans and thus some may be more high-maintenance. While a frame may be the most aesthetically pleasing, it may will definitely call for more maintenance than vinyl or even aluminum. Thus having a much shorter life span. Always consider durability and value.
Single Pane windows are not energy efficient. Double pane windows are more energy efficient and if you want to be even more frugal, consider triple pane windows. Both of these ensure a lower level of heat transfer, thus reducing the cost of your energy bills.
Why stick with boring white windows when there is a wide range of colors to choose from? A lot of people are going with one color on the outside and a different on the inside. Also vinyl windows are now available in an attractive wood or grain pattern.
You do not have to buy the most expensive windows available. You definitely want to shop for windows with a high energy rating and a lifetime warranty. When looking for the best window replacement Edmonton has to offer, you should look no further than Vinyl Max Windows and Doors. Vinyl Max Windows and Doors can help you determine the style and value of window replacement that will not only benefit you, but will make your home stand out from the rest of the block!