If you are a stranger to the window industry, discovering that the number of products on the market is practically endless can overwhelm you. Although having limited choices may be a worse problem to have, choosing from countless options makes it easy to identify the wrong ones, too. Considering how impactful window replacement is to your home’s beauty, energy efficiency, and even security, you cannot afford to make a bad decision.
Having said that, you must have the right mindset as you shop around. To help you select the best replacement windows for your home, the experts at Valiant Home Remodelers share some practical tips:
Discerning homeowners know high-performance windows mean long-term energy savings, and the ENERGY STAR® seal is the fastest way to know if the product is perfect for your climate. ENERGY STAR uses NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) energy performance ratings to determine the window’s ability to reflect solar heat and insulate thermally.
When it comes to daylighting, look for the NFRC rating for Visible Transmittance. It measures how much sunshine the window lets in. Ranging from 0 to 1, the higher the number, the better the replacement windows are at catching the sun.
Match Style to Room
Plan your project on a room-by-room basis. Each indoor space serves particular purposes, which is why not all window styles would work well with all rooms. You can choose the right units when you understand the unique needs of your living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and basement.
Think About Maintenance
One of the advantages of doing window replacement is having the opportunity to eliminate demanding upkeep. There is no denying that old-fashioned units need periodic scraping and painting, which is a costly and disruptive task. Thanks to low-maintenance materials like vinyl, modern windows no longer require repainting and are easy to clean.
At Valiant Home Remodelers, we are certified by the Association of Window Dealers and Installers. Our certification means we have the expertise to install products from trusted manufacturers, including Sunrise Windows®, Vanguard® Windows, and Seaway. To talk about your project in Edison, Monroe, or Carteret, NJ, and get a FREE estimate, call us today at (732) 333-6223.