The home improvement industry offers plenty of options for homeowners looking to take on some projects. From roof replacement to siding upgrades, you’ll find no shortage of information both on the web and with professionals about how you can make the most of your time, money and effort. For replacement windows, things can be a little more challenging.
Upgrading your windows starts with finding the right products. With the sheer number of available options, this can be a daunting task. Let our experts at Hunterdon Siding and Window Company walk you through the essential steps of shopping for good replacement windows.
Setting Your Objectives
Are your exterior renovations centered around becoming more energy-efficient? Are you looking to simply enhance the curb appeal of your home? Setting down an objective can help you direct your efforts and guide you when you’re choosing replacement windows. Different products will have their sets of pros and cons and knowing where one window shines and where another doesn’t can definitely narrow down your search and get you one step closer to your goals.
Understanding Window Performance Standards
For homeowners who are looking to save some money on their utility bills, NFRC performance standards can help narrow down the list of replacement windows even further. These numbers measure just how well a particular window can transmit heat (U-values, R-values) and how much of the sun’s heat it allows through it (SHGC). A professional contractor can help you find windows with ratings that would be well suited for your home.
All or Nothing
Finally, a window replacement project is rarely useful alone. To really underline the benefits of your project, experts recommend replacing all or most of the windows you have. Up to 30% of energy losses can be accounted for by your windows, and making a dent on this number will take more than doing upgrades piecemeal.
Count on our professionals at Hunterdon Siding and Window Company to help you find the best window solutions that are 100% right for your needs. Give us a call at (908) 735-0809 or fill out our contact form and request a free estimate today.