Home window replacement projects can be both exciting and exhausting. Not only do you need to pour over mountains of information regarding window types, materials, and more, but also you face the challenge of finding a contractor you can actually trust.
While discovering a trusted contractor is easier than you might think, there’s no point in trying to locate Mr. Perfect Window Installer himself until you choose the specifics regarding your home window replacement project. Let’s took a quick look at some home window replacement tips that will save you time and stress when researching your next big project.
Window Frame Material
What kind of window frame material are you going to use? While there are HomeProHub window consultants out there happy to provide you with free expert advice, a versatile material you may want to consider is fiberglass. What’s so special about fiberglass? Well, it’s a great option especially in comparison with other window frame materials such as wood, vinyl, and metal. Fiberglass is a durable and long-lasting window framing material that you can paint multiple times over. Fiberglass windows are also a great alternative for homeowners who own a historic home and desire a wood-like appearance.
A few additional pros of choosing fiberglass for your home window replacement project:
- Easily paintable with minimum prep time
- Stress on seals, caulks, and joints are minimized, thereby contributing to more efficient windows
- Tight seals maintain the resistance to air leakage and keep out water penetration
- Rot and corrosion resistant
Grid or No Grid
Let’s say you’ve decided to go with the fiberglass option as the window frame material on your next home window replacement extravaganza. Great. But do you only want the fiberglass framing the outside of your window or would you prefer window grids? While window grids might seem like a solid option at first, there’s some key elements you should consider before going with that tic-tac-toe outline throughout your windows:
- Grids reduce visible light. Moreover, window grids oftentimes conflict with other elements of the window, such as the frames of the sash, mulls, vertical blinds, and shutters. This dizzying visual conflict is magnified when the window is open roughly halfway
- You may love the window grids now but detest them down the road. If you decide you don’t like the grids in the future, the only way to fix the situation is to buy entirely new windows
- The beauty of clear, open, full-light windows is undeniable. Windows without grids welcome in the outdoors and warm sunlight
Everyone loves options, so feel free to contact HomeProHub to figure out which materials and designs are the ideal fit for your home.