At the top of the list is the most obvious, and that is energy efficiency. Although it is tempting to put design and style as a top priority, you need to ask yourself how much the windows will cost. Not the initial investment, but rather, how much money are they going to save you on your energy bill each month. Windows are designed to fit tightly around the frame of your home and keep air from seeping in or creeping out of your home. A great way to assess the efficiency of a window is to see if it meets the Energy Star Program Site criteria, which pertains to the manufacture and labeling of Energy Star qualified products.
how much do they cost?
With all the window options out there and the features, they come with, the price you will pay per window (or square footage) varies considerably. A standard double-pane window generally costs around $150 per unit. Once you start adding features such as triple pane, fiberglass frames, or specialty coating and designs, then your price will skyrocket over $800 per window. The keys are to balance savings and value. After all, you may save on the front end with a less expensive window, but the results in just 2-3 years could leave you with overwhelming feelings of regret.
popular window choices
Windows can be constructed from any number of materials. Therefore, the options seem limitless. Here is a shortlist of some of the most popular and suggested window types on the market.
modern window features
New windows are now available with lots of cool, valuable features and unique designs. Before you settle for the same old window design, you have always had, do your homework and explore what modern windows have to offer. For instance, windows can now be made to be sunlight and temperature-sensitive. There are now coatings on the market that reduces water and moisture collecting on the glass. There are also features such as tilt -n- turn dual action for easier cleaning. Some popular designs include awning windows, jalousie windows, and glass block windows.
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11036 Hartman Rd.
Grand Rapids, OH 43522