Having the best windows in your new home should be a priority for any homeowner. Bad windows can make even a brand new home look not cared for and old. Good windows, on the other hand, will keep a new home looking new for many years to come.
Don’t make the mistake of choosing windows for your new home based on how cheap they are. Instead, chose windows that are reliable and will last many decades to come.
The Best Windows Can Survive the Weather
Your windows are on the outside of your home, so shouldn’t they be able to withstand the outside elements? In most cases, dependable windows can last for decades against anything the weather brings their way. Heat, cold, rain, snow, hail, and wind; it doesn’t matter they don’t budge.
Unfortunately, not all windows are built the same. There are windows out there, specifically vinyl windows, which just don’t weather well. When it gets cold they shrink, and when it gets too hot they start to warp. Not only does the warping ruin the window and break the seal, it can also warp so far out of shape that you can’t open or close it anymore.
Early Replacement Doesn’t Happen with the Best Windows
The best windows are ones that can be repaired if they break. They also won’t have to be replaced for at least the entire time that you own your new home. Once again, vinyl windows do not meet these standards.
When a vinyl window stops working properly, it rarely can just be repaired. Most of the time, a broken, vinyl window has to be replaced. This includes when the color starts to fade from exposure to the sun. Because vinyl windows can’t be painted, like wood windows, you have to either just live with the yellowing color of your vinyl windows or have them altogether replaced.
Now, a $25 gallon of paint that would have corrected the fading color of a wood window has now turned into a significant remodeling project that will cost you thousands.
All of these factors need to be taken into account when you are selecting which windows to have installed.
Instead of settling for the low-cost vinyl windows for your new home, choose windows that are made from other, more reliable, materials. Remember, you want the best for your new home, including the best windows. Renewal by Andersen is here to help you make an informed decision about the best windows for your home. Schedule a free in-home consultation today!