If this is your first time shopping for new home windows for your San Antonio residence, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. However, if you know what features to look for, your decision doesn’t have to be so intimidating.
To put it simply, the most important thing to consider is how to get the best value for your money. Too often, homeowners opt for cheaply made windows that are inexpensive at the time of the purchase, but they end up being a bad investment in the long run. So, the first feature to look for in a window is exceptional durability. Many factors contribute to a window’s durability, one of which being the materials used. Vinyl is a popular choice of frame material because of its unrivaled strength and resistance to the harshest of weather conditions. Other frame materials such as wood or aluminum, on the other hand, can deteriorate over time, or the surface can dent, scratch, or bend. Another factor that increases durability is the window’s structural craftsmanship. Windows should be fully-welded and feature a heavy-gauge, multi-chambered frame. With durability comes good value, because the windows will hold up year after year and won’t require maintenance or replacement. Another important element to look for is energy efficiency. Windows with high insulation values will help reduce heat transfer, keeping your home’s temperature steady all year long. Energy efficient windows keep your home’s HVAC system from working as hard, which can reduce your monthly utility bills.
And, of course, let’s not forget that you’ll want your new windows to be aesthetically pleasing, too. First of all, it’s important that replacement windows are custom made to fit your individual home. Otherwise, you could end up with window openings that have been modified to match a generic window, as well as unsightly gaps that not only look bad, but also leak air and require maintenance on your part. Your windows should also be available in a wide variety of styles, finishes, and decorative options so that you’re sure to find windows that complement the exterior of your home and your own personal style.
Contact Tip Top Construction today if you’d like to learn more about installing new home windows in your San Antonio, Texas, home. We are proud to provide our customers with custom vinyl windows by Nexis.