Modern windows, especially high-efficiency ones, are a marvel of technology, design and engineering. That’s why it is no surprise that some window varieties can be a bit pricey. Even if you are dead set on having your old ones replaced, you shouldn’t rush into it without careful planning. Before making that big purchase, here are three important things that you need to consider.
1. Consider Your Children’s Safety
Single-hung floor-to-ceiling windows may be breathtaking and impressive but they can also be dangerous to have open, especially if you have small children. You can still have that amazing view without any of the risks by installing double-hung windows instead. It is also worth noting that windows that are too close to the floor need to have tempered glass which is an added expense.
2. Consider Your Home’s Foundation
One of the reasons homeowners want to have their windows replaced is because there are cracks in them. But cracks in your windows could mean that you have foundation issues. Before installing new windows, be sure to have your foundation inspected by a professional.
3. Consider the Upkeep
All windows require care and attention but some windows are easier to maintain than others. If you don’t fancy spending hours cleaning and maintaining your new windows, then consider installing ones that are low-maintenance. Fiberglass and vinyl windows are a good choice. You may also want to invest in windows with self-cleaning glass to make cleaning them that much easier.
Howard Roofing & Home Improvements understands what homeowners are looking for when it comes to windows. If you’re in the market for new ones, then be sure to give us a call at (636) 296-1057 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free appointment today. We serve homeowners in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding communities.