If you stay in your home long enough chances are you will have to look for home replacement windows. Over time, they become damaged and there’s only so much cleaning you can do. New windows also often offer greater energy efficiency which helps bring your bills down … a benefit everyone can relate with. If you plan to sell your house new windows can definitely improve your curb appeal bring greater value to you initial investment. I have found the real estate market to be very competitive in Philly so finding a superior window replacement company is a must. I have found Renewal by Anderson to be the best when it comes to local solutions in this industry.
Replacement windows, unlike ones for new construction, fit into existing frames so you will need to buy windows that are the same size as your current ones or hire a construction company to install new fittings. Generally, to keep cost down, the best option is to stay with the same size frames you currently have. There are many different options for trims when considering home replacement windows. Wood windows offer the greatest range of color choices. They can be painted almost any conceivable color, as long as you can find the paint. We once had a house in our neighborhood that was painted pink with contrasting purple wood trimmed windows! I wasn’t too crazy about those colors but to each his own. However, wood also requires the greatest amount of upkeep. You must periodically repaint or it will quickly deteriorate. Painting is a very daunting task and can be costly to outsource with a painting company. When selecting home replacement windows many people prefer low maintenance options. Vinyl windows are almost fully maintenance free. While the color selection is limited, they last for many years to come with only normal washing. This can be done with the rental of a power washer. They are also suited to withstand many different climates.
When choosing replacements you also want to consider not only price but also the warranty. Some windows, especially inexpensive ones, may develop problems with the latches and sliders. You want to be sure the company selling you the windows stands behind their product like the product lines at Renewal by Anderson. If you want to maximize your energy efficiency then look for energy star labeled windows. Many of these qualify for federal and local rebate programs which can decrease the cost of your home window replacements.