Replacing windows can be confusing. Homeowners are faced with finding a window that provides durability and the right look for their home. With many options out there, how can customers make an informed decision?
There are five factors that determine the quality and durability of a replacement window. Homeowners should use these factors to evaluate what replacement window is right for them.
Replacement windows should be thermally efficient andadd to the total comfort of your home. Choose a window that meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines and has a .32 or lower U-Value, which measures heat transfer through the window.
There are a variety of window materials available today; making it complicated for homeowners to understand which materials best suit their needs.
Replacement windows should be low maintenance, durable and continue to look good over time. Wood windows look great but will require much more upkeep over time than fiberglass or vinyl low-maintenance alternatives.
Vinyl, the most frequently used material, has a tendency to warp, fade, expand and contract in extreme temperatures, causing seal failures over time.
A better option is Ultrex®, used by Infinity from Marvin. Ultrex is a pultruded fiberglass material that is eight times stronger than vinyl and three times stronger than wood. Vinyl also expands at seven times the rate of Ultrex, making Ultrex the best choice. Because of its incredible durability and strength, Ultrex fiberglass outperforms all other replacement window materials and will look great for years to come.
Appearance and Design
Advances in technology have made it possible to purchase high performance, long-lasting replacement windows that look great too.
Look for a narrow window profile. The narrower the profile, the more space can be used for glass, letting in more light and enhancing your view. A replacement window should also blend in seamlessly with your home, so choose a window that complements your interior. EverWood®, available exclusively on Infinity replacement windows, looks, feels, paints and stains like wood to match your décor, yet is inorganic and requires no maintenance.
Reliability and Expertise
There are hundreds of window manufacturers in the marketplace today. How do you know who to trust? Will the manufacturer you choose still be in business in 10 years from now if you have a service need?
Choose a window manufacturer who is well-established and has an excellent reputation. Ask around to see who has been satisfied with the installation and service they received when replacing their windows.
To ensure the best value, look for a manufacturer known for their reliability and expertise and a product that delivers it all – excellent performance, superior materials and unmatched appearance and design – all at a competitive price.
To learn more about replacing your windows and to learn more about Infinity Replacement Windows from Marvin, please call (303) 794-0490 or drop us an email today!