When you are considering having windows installed at your residence, you likely are concerned about the quality of the window. There are numerous ways for you to determine its quality, but there are also many things most homeowners do not consider. These would include the quality of the installation as well as the construction of the window itself. Here is some basic information to help you to determine the best window choices for you and your family according to the various options available.
Before we discuss any of the specifics about window construction, it is a good idea for you to understand where you can turn for assistance. It can be overwhelming when you are trying to make a decision with so many options available. If you're looking for high-grade, professionally installed windows, you should turn to Executive Window Services. We provide exceptional service to our clients and we can help you by answering any questions you may have about the windows available for your home. This can help you determine the best options open to you.
One of the more common decisions that should be made when it comes to window construction is the type of material that is used for the window itself. At Executive Window Services, we install high quality wood, vinyl and aluminum windows. Each of these is going to have its own benefits, as well as its own drawbacks. Regardless of which you choose, however, you can be certain that you will end up with a superior product when you use the service that we provide. What are the benefits of one over the other?
Vinyl windows are probably the most popular choice among our customers. It provides a high-quality window with good insulation and something that is not going to require a lot of maintenance on your part. Aluminum windows are also very popular and these tend to rival vinyl as far as their longevity is concerned. You can paint aluminum, so there may be some maintenance involved, but in most cases, homeowners install aluminum because they are a good option for low maintenance and high quality.
Perhaps the best choice you can make for windows is to choose wood. These provide a classic look that is certainly going to improve both the curb appeal and the value of your home. They also have a very long lifespan, provided they are maintained properly. Part of the maintenance necessary for wood windows is to protect the wood from the elements. This can be done by painting the window on a regular basis with a type of paint that would reduce the possibility for wood rot. High quality wood windows can last for a lifetime.
Another thing to consider in the construction of windows is the type of glass available. Most modern-day windows are going to include at least two panes of glass, which will help to increase its insulating factor. There are also some triple pane windows available. It is important to note, having more than one pane of glass is going to be of benefit to your family, but not all windows are constructed to the same level of quality. Some builder-grade quality windows are also going to have more than one pane, but that does not mean they are going to last a long time.
It is important for you to consider, not only the number of panes of glass available, but the actual construction of the window itself. This includes the seals between the glass panes, which helps keep moisture from getting in between the windows. Have you ever seen a window that is always foggy? This is not an issue with the glass, it's an issue with the construction. Although it is true that all windows are eventually going to show some sort of wear and tear, purchasing high-quality windows is going to extend the amount of time before any problems become evident.
Another factor that needs to be considered when installing windows is the quality of the installation. This is where many door and window installation contractors fall short. Consider the fact that there are only 3 different ways to reduce the price of installed windows in the home. You can either reduce the quality of the window, higher cheap labor or reduce your overhead. Most contractors are either going to reduce the quality of the window or hire cheap labor. In doing so, you really reduce the quality of the install and the amount of time it will last.
At Executive Window Services, we help to keep the prices low by reducing the overhead. We use high-quality, properly constructed windows and we install them professionally. By reducing our overhead, we help to keep the cost lower for our customers, but we don't reduce the benefits available by installing new windows in the home.