Face it. You get what you pay for in life. So when in the market for new windows, understand that premium quality outlasts cheap alternatives. You can pay now or pay later on most things in life, and windows are no exception. Once you see the tremendous value and daily benefit of going first class with your window selections, you’ll reap the benefits of superior windows for years to come, and be glad you made the initial investment. Enjoy greater views of the outdoors with more glass space, increase natural light in your home, and insulate your home so well, your utility bills reflect the upgrade with savings you’re sure to enjoy year round.
Kelly Window and Door, a Sunrise Windows contractor—and superior window replacement company servicing the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area—understands the frustration homeowners experience when windows fail. We’ve provided homeowners with over 4,000 window and door installations using top quality products. Homeowners rest easy because they rely on the detail-oriented installation done by Kelly Window and Door professionals.
Replacement windows—and how they differ from each other
Just as all cuts of meat are different, and various types of cars are different, all replacement windows are not the same. There are varying degrees of quality in the many facets of windows, so it’s important to find a trusted window contractor and gain the knowledge needed to make an informed decision about this long-term investment.
Windows bring light into our days, boost our home’s curb appeal, and allow us to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from the comfort of our home. They are important to our quality of life with their mood boosting capabilities as they let the sunshine into our homes. So when it comes to window replacement, it’s vital you make a wise choice. You’re going to love your windows for the long term as long as you make a good decision on which windows to select. Since window contractors and manufacturers vary, and vinyl window systems vary, it’s vital to research the facts before investing in new windows.
For the best value in a window system, balance your remodeling investment with the quality you receive. Evaluate the different window components such as their looks, their durability, their function, and their warranty. As Benjamin Franklin said, “The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” Choose to go first class, and you won’t be disappointed in the long run. Here are some things to investigate to verify you have the top-of-the-line windows you desire:
1. How much glass area will you enjoy with this particular window?
Many homeowners who purchase vinyl windows are surprised at the glass area they lose due to the bulky vinyl windows they purchased. In contrast, most fiberglass window frames help homeowners gain glass area. While there are vinyl windows on the market that don’t inhibit your views, some can tend to restrict views—so ask questions, and verify you’ll get the amount of views and glass you desire.
Tip: When choosing vinyl windows, verify how much glass area you will lose or gain due to the vinyl window frames.
2. How well do the frames insulate your home?
Again, ask questions, and discover how the frame and sash corners are made, and how the frames are designed. Ask about the insulation component: do the frames contain extra insulation, or not?
Tip: Understand that not all frames are insulated equally. The greater the insulation, the greater your monthly savings—so ask for details about insulation.
3. Discover how much replacement windows will bolster your home security.
Since about one-third of home break-ins happen through windows, it’s vital you invest in strong, durable windows to protect you and your loved ones. Movable sashes should be durable, secure, and efficient.
Tip: Consider how valuable your family’s protection is when making decisions about window replacements. Not only do windows protect your possessions, but they protect you and your loved ones personally.
4. What type of annoying drafts can occur with some windows?
Don’t assume all windows will block out those uncomfortable drafts that can occur with some windows. Keep your home’s indoor temperatures consistent with quality Sunrise Windows.
Tip: Each space in your home should be comfortable, including near your windows. Invest in trustworthy, reliable window systems from reputable manufacturers like Sunrise Windows, and enjoy indoor comfort year-round.
5. Choose reliable, attractive hardware for your window replacements.
It’s not often that you need to replace your windows, so when you do, select hardware you love visually with the function you desire for everyday living.
Tip: Remember that investing in new windows is something you won’t do very often, so when you purchase new windows, select from hardware options that will complement your home’s style and match your personal preferences.
6. Select the glass system you will love for the long term.
When it comes to replacement windows, glass represents approximately 85% of a window. The glass you choose impacts your overall satisfaction with your purchase.
Tip: Sunrise Windows provides Latitude Glass packages so you can select the perfect glass option for your dwelling. Protect your furniture from unwanted fading with Latitude Glass.
7. What type of warranty is offered with the window system you plan to purchase?
Just as all windows are not created equal, all warranties are not created equally. A good warranty can boost your overall return on investment for your new window system.
Tip: Read the fine print in the warranty offered with your new window system. Make sure you understand what it covers and what it doesn’t cover before you invest.
For beauty, comfort, and efficiency, choose Sunrise Window replacements installed by the exacting professionals at Kelly Window and Door. Contact us for a free consultation, and in the meantime, check out what others are saying about our superior products and expert installation.