What is the Most Important Factor When Choosing New Windows?

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Deciding to replace your home’s windows is a smart decision, but the process of knowing which replacement windows to choose can be confusing. Today’s window options can seem endless, and it’s easy to see why some homeowners feel so overwhelmed. Choosing new windows for your home doesn’t have to be a stressful process, especially if you know what to look for.


For many people, the price plays a major role in determining which replacement windows they choose. While sticking to your budget is always a good idea, don’t make the mistake of trying to cut corners by looking for the cheapest option available. The cost of replacement windows and new window installation is worth the money you’ll spend, and you’ll recoup a good percentage of the cost on your home’s market value, so instead, try to think of replacing windows like an investment, because it is.

Size Selection

When choosing a new window, go for standard sizes whenever possible. You’ll notice while shopping for new window replacements that most windows are available in a few consistent size dimensions and that’s because these windows are designed to fit into the most common window openings in homes. While this may not work for every window replacement, especially if you have an older home, sticking to standard sizes when you can will be the best value.

Frame Insulation

Another important factor is frame insulation. Many homeowners think that energy efficiency only pertains to the glass, but the frame is another important factor when it comes to energy efficiency. Popular choices include vinyl, wood, fiberglass, aluminum and composite.

Window Quality

Quality material is the most important factor when it comes to choosing new windows. Unfortunately, not all building materials are created equal, including everything that goes into making windows. Selecting higher quality windows that will outlast their window counterparts will be well worth it overall. Your long-term savings in time, aggravation, and money will definitely be worth the higher up-front investment. Window replacement is usually a one-time expense, so you want to make sure you choose a quality product from the start that you know is going to last.


Another important factor for homeowners is selecting the right company to do the job. Find a well-established, local company with a good reputation. Choose one who you can trust to deliver on the promises they make. Trustworthy installation services will be upfront and honest about the process, so you will have a better understanding about how the new window installation process works and what to expect.

Window replacement is a major investment and without the guidance from an experienced, local company, even the best windows won’t perform very well. Remember, if you do it right the first time, then it will save you money in the long run.

To ensure that your window replacement project is a success, contact the industry leading window professionals at Armorvue Home Exteriors today. We’re here to help, and can set up a virtual appointment to talk about your exterior home improvement projects, and answer any questions you may have about window replacements.


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