The average window lasts around 20 years, so most homeowners don’t get them replaced often. You’re not alone if you feel unprepared heading into this project. To help get you started, here’s a brief guide so you can make educated decisions about your window replacements.
Why It’s Done
There are many reasons why replacing your old windows is a worthwhile investment. For one, new windows are more energy efficienct, which will lower monthly utility bills. They’ll also impact your curb appeal, as they’ll provide a modern look and are easier to keep clean than old glass. Modern window designs reduce the amount of noise that comes through them, and they filter UV rays so your flooring and furniture just inside the window won’t fade from the constant light.
How to Choose New Window Materials
There are two materials to think about in selecting a window: the frame material and the glass itself. The four most common frame materials are wood, fiberglass, vinyl, and aluminum. Wood is a classic material with natural beauty but can warp from moisture and will require repainting over the years. Fiberglass is costly upfront but durable and attractive, while vinyl is more cost-effective, energy-efficient, and requires little maintenance. Aluminum is costly, but it’s extremely durable and has a contemporary look.
Low-emissivity glass boosts energy efficiency by reflecting heat while locking in your conditioned air. Tempered glass is ideal for families with children or pets, as when it breaks, it will shatter into small pellets rather than dangerous shards. If you’re concerned about privacy, choose tinted glass to keep heat out, or obscure glass that will let all the light in while providing some privacy.
When you get a window replacement with Monsey Glass, you’ll get a superior product and the service of an experienced industry leader. They provide glass replacement for homeowners throughout Rockland, Northern Bergen, Orange, and Westchester counties, as well as New York City. They are the experts for everything in glass installation, from custom mirrors to windows. Call (845) 352-2200 for a free estimate, check out their services online, and leave a review on Facebook!