Despite the fact that replacement windows can add more beauty, functionality and comfort to any type of building, there are certain things to bear in mind before deciding if you want to make this investment. The process of replacing older windows can take a lot of time, and can also be quite expensive.
Before engaging in this process, you should make sure you choose the right material for your windows’ frames. Thus, while a solid frame can look amazing and is considered to be among the most resistant on the market, it still needs maintenance and regular inspections. Among the most favorite solutions we could mention aluminum-clad wood, fiberglass, vinyl. These offer great alternatives to solid wood, which is prone to warping and rotting.
Another question to consider is the proper type of glass for your windows. Since single-paned windows are no longer available, the two other remaining options are double-glazing or triple-glazing windows. These two types offer better insulation than the older versions and if you want to add more efficiency to your replacement windows, you can go for a special type of panes, which are separated by inert gas. Last but not least, you also can choose reflective coatings for your windows. For all your window questions talk with the professionals at DMD Window & Door.