While shopping for new windows for your home, it’s important to remember that not all windows are created equal. In order to ensure that you purchase quality windows for your home, there are a variety of factors to take into consideration. These factors will dictate the comfort, security, and energy efficiency provided by your windows. If you’re new to shopping for windows, you may not be sure of what factors to look for, so to help we’ve created this short buying guide for purchasing quality windows.
Energy Efficient Capabilities
Today, there are a number of window models with a variety of energy efficient window features. To help you weed out the best window options for your home, look for windows with the ENERGY STAR stamp of approval. This means the window model has passed the highest industry standards for energy efficiency. You can also look into the window’s U-Factor to determine how well the windows will insulate your home. When it comes to reading a U-Factor, remember that the lower the score is the better the window’s insulation properties.
Low Maintenance & Upkeep
There are some stunning window models on the market; unfortunately, many of them require their fair share of upkeep. If you aren’t a fan of peeling, sanding, painting, staining or adding protective layers onto your windows year after year, we suggest choosing a window material that requires less upkeep. Fiberglass composite windows only require the occasional cleaning with soap and water to continue looking like new.
When it comes to windows, a higher price tag doesn’t always mean greater value. Often windows are priced more for their aesthetic features than their functionality. For example, fiberglass composite windows may be slightly more expensive than vinyl windows, but they make up for it in the long term with their durability, energy efficiency, and long-lasting shelf life.
Double or Triple Paned Glass
If you are looking for windows that will provide you with maximum security, energy efficiency, and noise reduction, we highly suggest choosing windows with double or triple paned glass. Single-paned glass isn’t thick enough to effectively insulate your home or block out noise. Try choosing window materials like vinyl or fiberglass where double or triple paned windows come standard.
The best way to ensure you bring home quality windows is to shop with the right window company in Sacramento. At Halls Window Center we only offer top of the line window models as part of our endless effort to provide superior customer service to our clients. We even offer homeowners a free, no pressure, informative consultation to give them a better idea of what their window project will entail. To speak with a window expert or schedule your free consultation, give us a call at 916-669- 1469 or come view our selection in person at our showroom floor, located at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.