Are you considering replacing the windows in your home? Whether your windows are drafty, old, or just don’t fit your aesthetic, it’s important that you choose a good window replacement.
Despite what many homeowners believe, replacing windows involves more than just figuring out the size. In fact, you might need to keep a budget in mind, factor in design elements, and select the right contractor. Here are a few tips to help you select the right window replacement for your home.
Determine Your Budget
Before you can begin picking out panel sizes and other design elements, you need to determine your budget. How much are you comfortable spending on your window replacement? Be sure you factor in installation costs and freight, as these can be some of the most expensive costs associated with your replacement.
If you have an overall budget you want to stick to, it can be easier to back into the average cost for each window. Keep in mind that certain windows, like bay windows, can cost more. This will come in handy when going through the next few steps.
Pinpoint the Windows to Replace
You should also determine which windows you want to replace. Make a list of each window that you plan on replacing. If you have a strict budget, prioritize which windows need replacing first. Sometimes it’s beneficial to replace a few at a time to spread your costs out.
Choose the Right Type of Window
There are countless types of windows, such as single pane and double pane. Double pane glass can be beneficial if you live in an area that is subject to volatile weather conditions, like extremely hot or cold temperatures.
When it comes to selecting the right type of window, you also want to consider low-emission coatings. This is a fine layer of metal that is applied to the inside of the window to block UV light. This coating can also minimize heat transfer. Cold states will want a high solar gain low e-coating, while warmer states will want a low solar gain e-coating.
Consider Design Elements
Your windows should match the design elements in your home. For example, if you have black interior finishes, maybe consider windows with black details. Although white is the standard window color, you can customize your window and trim colors to fit the interior and exterior of your home.
Find the Right Contractor
Working with the right contractor can make all the difference in choosing a good window replacement. Not only will a reputable company have dozens of window types to choose from, but they can also help you select the window replacement that fits your budget, space, and needs.
At K&J Windows, we work with you throughout the entire process, from establishing a budget to factoring in the design elements of your home. We also offer a wide selection of energy-efficient windows, helping you take advantage of tax credits.
Reach out to a team member today to set up a consultation.