If functionality was the only important criteria of good replacement windows, then any average Joe can simply slap a sheet of glass to a hole in their wall and call it a day. Luckily, most homeowners value form as well. The debate of whether which carries more weight is a discussion for another time. Suffice it to say, equal parts of form and function combine to make the perfect window.
Let our home remodeling experts at Homecraft Inc. help you understand the qualities that make a typical window truly extraordinary.
Regardless of style, almost all windows will have at least two basic parts: the glass pane and the window frame. There are many different materials used for framing. You can find fiberglass, aluminum or even composite vinyl windows, each having their own list of pros and cons. You want to choose windows made only from high-quality materials, but the standards differ from one person to another. Ask your contractor about all your options before you make a decision.
Performance for windows depends on their location. Windows are rated by the NFRC based on a number of different factors. These factors all relate to the energy efficiency of the product. Understanding these standards can help you determine whether a particular window will work well for your area or not.
As far as aesthetics are concerned, almost nothing can beat the classic look of a wood window installation. However, maintaining wooden windows is a demanding chore. There are plenty of alternatives that offer the same amount of appeal but none of the requirements. A good window should find a balance between practicality and beauty.
Find top-quality replacement windows and doors, as well as other exterior remodeling products, at Homecraft Inc., your leading local general contractor. Call us toll-free at 1-877-494-0377 to request a quote today. You can also fill out our online contact form to schedule an in-home consultation with our team of home and exterior remodeling experts. We serve homeowners in Wilmington and Bear, DE.