Impulse shopping is a perennial problem for many. While the habit is often associated with smaller-ticket items, it is also evident in the home improvement sector. Take, for instance, the replacement windows Austin companies sell. Beyond aesthetics, do you know what sets apart a great window from a good one?
The bottom line is in the fine details:
Single-pane windows are out. Double-glazed units are in.
Energy-efficient windows can reduce your heating bills, but by how much varies from one household to another.
Consider looking for an Energy Star rated unit, or better yet, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) tag that accompanies the unit. Among others, the NFRC tag gives you a preview of how well the unit – glass, frames and all – can reduce heat loss and resist wind damage.
It makes no sense to purchase replacements or contract professional services that the vendors cannot vouch for.
- Transferable warranties are ideal. Reselling your home and the windows that go with it to another person should not significantly affect the performance of the windows.
- Material warranties such as those of the window seal and the glass should not just come with an attractive coverage period. Make sure that the company providing the warranty will be there to render the services when you need them.
Finally, don’t forget the brands that the company carries for replacement windows and parts.
Though it’s not everything, branding suggests that the manufacturer has a reputation to protect and maintain. As such, you can rest easy that your replacement windows will not only look good, but are also assembled from durable, top-quality materials.
Remember: You cannot tell apart a great replacement window from just a good one by appearance alone. Look into the energy ratings, warranty coverage and brands used.
Know what you want and what replacement windows Austin contractors can provide. Do you want to jumpstart your search? Contact All-Tex Home Improvement Services today for a no-obligations quote and assessment.