Choosing the right replacement windows for your home can be a difficult decision. For one thing, it is a long-term investment, and second, there are so many variables to consider. New windows can help block out noise, make your home look more attractive, decrease drafts, and reduce your carbon footprint. However, not all windows are alike and choosing the right ones for your home and your needs is key in ensuring you are happy with the final result.
Here are 3 major factors to consider when choosing replacement windows:
Don’t overspend on options.
It’s easy to get caught up with upgrading, but keep in mind that upgrades can easily add fifty percent or more to the base cost of the window. Rather than purposeless add-ons, focus on features that add value. Since most people aren’t proficient in the vast variety of features available, it’s important to hire a contractor you trust to explain what types of add-ons are beneficial and which are unnecessary based on your needs.
Match windows to climate.
Since Canadian winters tend to be cold and snowy, it’s important to choose windows with good insulation capabilities as this helps reduce heating costs and prevent cold air from seeping in. If you live in a region that is especially cold and very windy, you want to make sure you choose a design that provides good wind resistance.
Price doesn’t indicate performance.
Many people are under the misconception that higher prices guarantee better quality, however, this is simply not the case. While there are certainly good quality windows that come at a higher price point, there are many very good more affordable options as well. Do your research and hire a contractor who is trustworthy to ensure you are getting the best for your dollar.
If you live in Burlington, contact Custom Window Designs for all your window replacement needs.