Some Features To Look For When Choosing New Windows To Install In Your Home

Are you interested in replacing your home's windows? Following are a few things to look for when choosing your replacements.

Customization Options 

When shopping for new windows, look for options that offer the ability to make customizations as time goes on. You may want to install shutters, plant trees, or complete another project that your windows may affect, so if you make sure that your new windows can be customized as time goes on you can ensure that they'll grow with your family without the need for replacements when all is said and done.

Choose new windows that have large frames, so you can easily incorporate interior shades and exterior shutters. Your windows should also feature the ability to replace the panes without having to replace the frames too. Ask your service provider for insight into how each window you consider investing in can be customized so you can compare those options side-by-side before making a final buying decision.

An Energy Star Sticker

One of the most important features to look for when choosing new windows to install in your home is Energy Star qualifications. Energy Star rated windows will help you save some serious money on your energy bills while making it easier to maintain comfortable temperatures inside even when it's notably hot or cold outside throughout the year. And you can expect your new Energy Star rated windows to protect your furniture, flooring, and valuables from sun damage during the day. You may even be able to take advantage of various tax credits and purchase reimbursements when purchasing Energy Star rated windows. Your window contractor should be able to provide you with a list of credits and refunds you might be eligible for and explain how to apply for those benefits.

An Extended Warranty

It's also important to make sure that your new windows come with the option to purchase an extended warranty, so you can limit your financial liabilities when it comes to making repairs and part replacements. Your new windows should come with a standard manufacturer's warranty, but unless the windows needing repairs due to a defect or some kind of malfunction, you'll likely have to pay for the repairs yourself. Opting for an extended warranty will help ensure that you don't have to cover the entire bill if a kid in the neighborhood accidentally breaks your window with a baseball.

Contact your preferred residential window installation service today to schedule an in-home consultation and to get a risk-free quote.