Ordering Replacement Windows
Once you’ve got all the window measurements you just need to place your order. Today’s replacement windows offer lots of options and features. The following is a short list of options and features that replacement windows come in.
- Material – Today you can order wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum clad wood (there may be other options as well ). A vast majority of today’s replacement window market features vinyl windows. For our project we used Harvey’s Tribute Vinyl Window.
- Glazing – Today’s window manufacturers offer more glazing options than I care to cover in this article. You can choose from single pane, double pane and triple pane windows. You can also choose from Low-E/Argon filled glass to Low-E/Krypton filled glass. You can also order glass with UV protection to protect your furnishings from the suns damaging rays (I wish we had this in our home as our Brazilian Cherry Floors Darkened from UV light).
- Screens – Screen options are plentiful with most manufacturers including full screens, half screens, aluminum, fiberglass and many companies are now offering “see through” screens which almost appear invisible when you look through the window.
Benefits of Replacement Windows
Installing replacement windows will improve the energy efficiency of your home. One of the best reasons to install replacement windows right now are the Federal Tax Credits / Home Improvement Stimulus. Right now you can get a 30% tax refund up to $1500 for windows that qualify under the Stimulus Bill. With the rising cost of energy it’s fairly easy to see the cost benefit of new energy efficient windows. Your home will be easier to cool, easier to heat and much more comfortable.