When you are choosing new windows for your home you need to make sure you are considering the appropriate factors. Window design and installation are two of the most important factors that you need to keep in mind. Without proper installation, even the highest quality windows can have a negative impact on your home and cost you more money in the long run. Your new windows need to be designed to fit and meet the needs of your home.
If your windows are not properly installed, your window will not perform like it is meant to. Make sure that your contractor does not rely on sealants or foams alone to get the window to fit like it should. These types of materials are not waterproof and can cause you problems later down the road. Caulking and flashing may be the least expensive part of window installation but they are still extremely important.
There are some window designs that are much different than others. Double-hung windows are found in most homes and are most common in homes that were built pre-war. The bottom slides open in order to open and can be the most cost effective choice. If you use these in extreme climates, they may not be the best option.
Casement windows are used in these extreme climates as the windows are able to swing outward in order to open them. They are able to seal themselves much tighter when the wind is blowing towards the home. They do require a great deal of maintenance in order for them to function properly.
Shaw Remodeling Company specialize in San Antonio replacement windows and can ensure that they are properly installed. Having your windows properly installed can save you quite a bit of money in the long run.
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