Vinyl windows make great additions to any home. After all, vinyl window frames come in a wide variety of bold colors, have minimal maintenance needs compared to more popular types of windows and are one of the most affordable options on the market. However, to make the most of your investment, you need to choose the right vinyl windows for your home.
What are the factors you need to consider when looking for a vinyl window replacement?
Don’t underestimate how much heat is gained or lost through drafty windows. According to the Department of Energy, heat gain and heat loss through windows account for 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling costs. That’s why we recommend choosing a window with an insulated glass unit and low-E coatings that can prevent heat transfer.
How can you tell if a vinyl or composite window replacement is energy-efficient? Look for the ENERGY STAR® label. Only windows that have met the EPA’s stringent performance standards have this label.
The gold standard for warranties is the double lifetime warranty, which covers common window issues such as condensation between window panes and can be transferred to the next owner of your home.
Windows form part of your home’s curb appeal, which is why the color and style of the window frame should complement the rest of your exterior. Remember: When it comes to your home’s exterior design, consistency is key. Choosing colors for your new windows is mostly a matter of preference, but you can narrow down your choices by identifying your home’s architectural style and listing down the window styles that have been traditionally paired with it.
Alternatively, you can choose neutral colors, which are always a safe bet. Earthy shades complement a wide range of colors and never go out of style. For more exterior design tips, consult a professional window contractor.
Skyline Windows of Richmond offers a wide variety of premium windows and doors, including fiberglass window replacement options. To get a free estimate, call us at (804) 729-8344 or fill out this form. Talk to us today!