How Do Replacement Windows Work?

If you live in an older home, you know that there are things that need to be done to bring the home up to a better standard of living. Older homes don’t have new technology included and tend to be lacking when it comes to energy efficiency and in other areas. If you are considering replacement windows for your older home in Dallas, TX, you may wonder what they can do for your home. The good news is, there are so many options on the market, you can pick and choose what your replacement windows will do! Here are a few options to consider when it comes to replacement windows.

The first thing you will want to consider with replacement windows is the material you want. It might be tempting to get whatever material you already have on your home. With an older home, that could very well be wood. While wood is beautiful and it certainly insulates well, it has a tendency to hold onto the moisture Dallas, TX has in the air and that can warp and rot the wood over time. You also have to keep in mind that you would have maintenance on wood windows. Vinyl is another option that doesn’t warp and takes no maintenance. So before you jump on the material you currently have, check out all of the options and give them consideration as well.

You want your windows to be energy efficient and if you have an older home, pretty much anything you get will work better than the windows you currently have. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to insulating qualities. If you get double pane glass, you get more insulation. If you go with triple pane, that’s even more. The glass can come with air between the panes, which helps, but you can also upgrade to argon or krypton gas, which is clear, but denser than air so you get even more insulating qualities. The ultimate decisions are up to you.

Sun Protection
Your old windows may let the sun shine through as bright and hot as it wants to, but when you get replacement windows, you have options. If you like natural light, but you don’t want your furniture and flooring to fade so you have to replace it sooner, consider a low-e coating on your glass. This coating blocks out the harmful UV rays while allowing natural light into the home. You don’t have to worry about fading any longer!

Replacement windows can do as much or as little for your home as you’d like. Anything will be better than old windows on an old home, but you have the option to make your replacement windows Dallas, TX truly great investments. To get the most from the project, contact Southwest Door & Window at 214-341-2212 and we can help walk you through the process. Stop by our showroom and let’s visit about your goals for replacement windows. 10255 Miller Rd Dallas, TX 75238.