It’s exciting to buy a new home. You can’t wait to make the place your own after your family moves in! But there are a lot of things that go into buying a home and you want to be very careful about what you purchase. Some items are obvious. You can tell, for example, if the kitchen is rundown or if the bathroom needs an upgrade. But you will have to look more closely at other items to see if they are up to par, like the Frisco, TX windows, for example. Here are just a few features you will want to look for in windows when you are purchasing a new home.
1-Panes of Glass
The easiest thing to look at on any windows is the glass. That’s what most of the windows are anyway, right? And it’s simple to take a quick glance at the glass and tell if there is one pane of glass, two, or even three. If there’s three, you’re in luck. Those windows are the most energy efficient of all. If you’re looking at an older home, there might only be one pane of glass and that means the home isn’t likely very energy efficient. As the new homeowner, you would probably have to replace the windows relatively soon in order to get the energy savings you want.
You can also easily tell what type of material is on the frame by taking a look. IF you aren’t sure (because some are painted to look like wood when they really aren’t!) just ask the Dallas, TX realtor what the material is so you know one way or another. As you look at the frames, be sure to notice its shape and quality. Vinyl windows, for example, will likely look the same even if they are a few years old. Wood, however, will start to show wear if it’s not well cared for. There’s nothing wrong with having wood windows if they have been maintained. But if they are in poor shape, you’ll either have a lot of work to do, or you’ll be looking at a replacement project soon after you move in.
3-Opening And Closing
It’s true that potential buyers get into every nook and cranny of a home—and they should! Don’t be shy about testing things. Open those kitchen cabinets and look inside! Test the closet doors for squeaks! Open and close every window, too, if you want. This is a huge purchase! Opening and closing the windows can tell you a lot about them as well. It will show whether or not they work well and if they have any issues that may have been hidden has they stayed closed.
If you need more advice on what to look for in Dallas, TX replacement windows on a new, contact Southwest Door & Window at 214-341-2212. We’re here to help with your window questions! You can also stop by and see us at 10255 Miller Rd Dallas, TX 75238.