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  • Helpful Tips For Choosing Home Replacement Windows

    October 22, 2018 | Blog
  • Plano, TX replacement windows

    If you are unsure which of the many Plano, TX replacement windows you should choose when the time comes to replace yours, don’t feel bad. You’re actually in the majority. Few people understand all of the ins and outs of windows and most homeowners only have to replace windows in a home once in their lifetime. It makes sense to be unfamiliar with the process. And that’s why it pays off to have a professional by your side every step of the way. Here are a few other helpful tips to get you started.  

    Don’t Let Price Fool You 

    The price on replacement windows isn’t in direct correlation to the performance of the window. Some homeowners want to buy the most expensive replacement windows because they assume they will perform the best, but that’s just not the case. Instead, you need to look at a manufacturer’s reputation, the ratings on the window, and the warranties that back it up. Vinyl windows, for example, are the most inexpensive material on the market, but they are some of the highest in quality.  

    Match Windows To Your Climate 

    You don’t need windows that are good for harsh winters. Rather, you need something that beast out the heat and humidity during the Plano summers. Look at windows that are good for your region and not for somewhere else. When you watch for Energy Star Labels, you are getting windows that are rated for your region of the country. If they pass Energy Star tests, they pass Plano tests.  

    Consider Lighting 

    While you’ll look at aesthetics and energy efficiency, of course, don’t forget about natural lighting. Replacement windows can make or break the lighting in your home. When you have natural light, the house feels bigger and more welcoming. You can feel yourself have more energy, an improved mood, and even a raised home value overall. Make sure you take the natural light into account.  

    Look Carefully At Extras 

    There are plenty of add-ons that you can consider for replacement windows today and all of them are helpful—in the right situations. Low-E coatings, for example, reflect heat so they keep the summer sun out and will help warm your house in the chilly winter days. However, if your house isn’t in the full sun, it might not make sense to block UV rays. There are also argon and krypton gas fillings you can get instead of air. Examine how much you will save on your energy bills to ensure it’s worth it for your budget.  

    If you need more tips, or a helping hand in general, Foster Exteriors Window Company is here for you. We understand that buying Plano, TX replacement windows is a huge deal and not something you do every day—or something you may have ever done before. We’re here to get the windows your home needs installed in an efficient and effective manner. Give us a call at (214) 319-8400 for a free, no pressure consultation or stop by and see our showroom at 1350 N Buckner Blvd #216 Dallas, TX 75218.