Qualities You Should Look for in Replacement Windows
Replacement windows improve your home in many ways. They boost your home’s curb appeal, they help make your home comfortable and they help reduce your monthly energy consumption. As one of the leading replacement window companies in Michigan, let Kroll Construction offer some advice on the qualities you should look for when choosing replacement windows.
One of the most important qualities of a replacement window is its energy efficiency. Inefficient windows tend to allow heat transfer – that is, heat loss during the winter season, as well as heat gain in the summer – resulting in higher energy bills. Energy-efficient replacement windows have ENERGY STAR® certifications, but if you need replacement windows for specific applications – windows that allow more heat, for example – you can check the accompanying energy ratings label provided by the National Fenestration Rating Council. The replacement windows should have energy efficiency features like dual-panel glazing with Low E coatings and insulated frames.
Your replacement window should work with your home style and chosen color palette, not the other way around. When choosing your replacement windows, make it a point to inquire about frame color options and available window styles. We chose to partner up with Alside® Windows because of their wide selection of aesthetic options for their vinyl window frames.
Windows that require frequent scraping and repainting can be costly and inconvenient over the long term. This is one reason why vinyl window frames have become so popular in the past few decades. In addition to eliminating the need to repaint the frames – thanks to the factory-applied finishes that do not flake, peel or blister – they barely require any maintenance. All one needs to keep them clean are a garden hose and a soft sponge.
Even the best replacement windows won’t perform as expected if not installed properly. Therefore, hiring a replacement window contractor who has a proven track record of quality installations is as important a factor as the replacement windows themselves. It also pays to read the replacement window warranty, and make sure it includes coverage for both material and workmanship.
Call Kroll Construction today at (844) 688-9632 to learn more about our window replacement options. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, in-home consultation and estimate. We are located in Garden City and serve nearby areas in Michigan.