Many agree you only want to replace your windows once in your lifetime. Replacement windows are a large investment if your home has a lot of windows. Older homes can have upwards of 20 to 30 depending on how many bedrooms, while new homes may not have as many. Here are our top 3 tips on choosing the right replacement window for your home:
1) When considering any window first pay close attention to the overall window construction. Keep in mind not all replacement windows are created equal. Construction quality will determine how long the replacement window will last. If you stop out at our showroom we can show you how at Toledo Door and Window we offer performance and design with quality built into the construction of the overall replacement window with Provia and Sunrise Windows.
2) It is assumed by many, energy efficiency is determined solely by the amount of panes in the replacement window. This is not completely true. It begins with the quality of the glass, because not all glass is made the same way. This is why the best answer is to check out an ENERGY STAR® label on qualifying replacement window.
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has certain criteria for its ENERGY STAR® rating system. This can be seen through the product’s potential for gaining and losing heat, as well as transmitting sunlight into your home. The NFRC performance ratings include: U-Factor (insulation factor), Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC),
Air Leakage (AL), Visible Transmittance (VT) (amount of light the window lets through), and Condensation Resistance (how well the window resists water build-up).
At Toledo Door and Window you will fast discover we have all types of quality windows to meet any need or budget, including custom sizes for special places.
3) Many companies offer a “lifetime” warranty, but what does that really include? Know what your warranty covers. You will always know at Toledo Door and Window what you are investing in for your home and be rest assured that you made the right choice.
Our products and professional installation service is second to none! Call us now at 419-475-3667 now for more information!