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If this project is going to be large and long in duration, you need to consider what month of the year that you begin to do the work. This will vary depending on how the climate is where you live, but in general it’s best to do this in the late spring or early fall, when the temperature is moderate. The reason for choosing these particular times of the year is that your house will be open with some of the windows missing as you work. If you live in a climate zone or a latitude that provides year-round good weather, you won’t have to worry about this issue before starting.
The best value will cost more in the beginning, and that is getting triple pane windows for their insulation qualities. How much you want to invest in energy-efficient windows will also depend to some degree on where you live. When you do not need to be concerned about extreme heat, or extreme cold, the energy efficiency of the window is not the most important issue. The best recommendation for the right company comes from a reliable friend, but since that isn’t always there, you will need at least three bids before making your choice. Window frames, just like the type of windows that you will get, need to be reviewed in regard to composition and style. Wooden frames are all the rage, but people forget how high maintenance they are especially if you live in a climate zone with a lot of precipitation. The best choice that anyone can make, especially in regard to energy efficiency, is to choose vinyl over wood. Vinyl is actually not that much more expensive than your basic frame. Aluminum frames are not advisable, especially if you are trying to reduce sound, heat exchange, and your heating bill. The strongest and most energy efficient frames of all are those made from fiberglass, though they can be quite expensive.
Another important aspect to consider is the security factor of the new windows that you are about to install. This is an especially important consideration if you live in an area that has a high crime rate and if you have small children at home. What we are referring to is having a great locking system on the windows themselves so the burglars will not be able to so easily enter your home. Take a few minutes to look at the different lock options on the windows that you are going to purchase prior to installation. The reason you want to focus upon the quality of the locks is that most burglars hate to break glass because it draws attention to them. When you plan to replace the windows in your home, you’re taking on a big and expensive project, so make sure you know exactly what you’re going to be getting. You want to be happy with the appearance of the windows, the energy efficiency and the quality of the labor, if you’re hiring someone to do it. As long as you plan ahead, replacement windows can really add value, warmth and appeal to your home.