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Window technology has advanced substantially and new set of windows can refresh the look of your house and make it more energy efficient. So you decided to start shopping for new windows and a bit puzzled about what kind of windows you should get.
Well first of all, you should ask yourself why do you want to replace your existing windows. The reasons can be different, like you can't open your windows, because the window sashes are stuck, or still you can't open windows but you can feel that cold draft blowing into the house, or may be you just tired of painting and cleaning of the windows you have, or may be you are just tired of your windows look and want something new, that nobody else has in your neighborhood.
Most of the people these days choose Vinyl Replacement Windows, which are Low-E, Argon Gas, double glass windows. What does it mean to buy that kind of windows? It means, once these windows installed you can enjoy worry free life, barbecuing with your family and friends, and all that is possible at the acceptable price.
We have a wide range of companies who manufacture these windows: United Window & Door Manufacturers, Ideal Windows, American Craftsman, Wincore Windows, Simonton Windows. The price for these windows usually starts at $400 per window and can go up to $900, labour and material including.
When you don't want to be like everyone else and you like all kind of new technology, then you can go with Fiberglass Replacement Windows, which is more durable than vinyl and does not fade as much. These windows are slightly better energy efficient than vinyl and as well virtually maintenance free. When you are able and capable to buy these windows, then you should definitely go with them. Main manufacturers of these windows are Marvin Integrity and Andersen Windows. The price tag on these windows starts at around $1200 and goes up to $2000 per window, labour and material including.
If you still like the genuine look of the wood, then you can go with Wood Windows, which are gonna be as energy efficient as vinyl or fiberglass replacement windows. Most of the time we install these windows into historical houses, when it is the requirement of the township. When you buy a house in a historical part of the town, you should check with the township what kind of the windows you can install. The only thing you should bear in mind, that these windows are not gonna be maintenance free, you are gonna have to paint them every five years on the outside and from time to time inside. Quite a few window companies left who manufacturer a 100% wood windows, these are Marvin, Andersen and Kolbe. The price tag on these windows starts at $1100 and can go up to $2000 per window, labour and material including.
When you travel a lot to Europe and you have noticed, that they have windows, which are different, then you can go with Tilt and Turn Windows, which boast unsurpassed energy efficiency and noise reduction capability. These windows are made from U-PVC material, which is more durable than vinyl, but less expensive than fiberglass. We currently offer these windows at a $750 per window of a regular size, labour and material included.
Whatever choice you make, just make sure that you get windows that fulfill all or most of your dreams and desires, so when you use your windows you can be happy about the right choice you made!