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Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Buying new windows for your home is a major purchase. Luckily though, it isn't something that needs to be done often. However, few people realize that there are a few tips and tricks that can help you extend the lifespan of your new windows. My husband and I recently bought new windows and I wanted to make sure I got the most out of them, which is how I came across these tricks. I spent a lot of time researching and learning about them, so I decided to create a website to help others who may be looking for the same information. I hope this helps you.

Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

What To Consider When Selecting Residential Windows

by Bradley Castillo

If you are in the process of selecting new windows for your home, you know that there is a lot more to decide on than how the windows look. Here are some things to consider when making your final selection between these window types and properties.

Aluminum Frame Windows

Many homeowners end up selecting aluminum frame windows because they are an inexpensive replacement option. However, the frame is not the most energy-efficient option available due to how the metal frame conducts heat. If the temperature is cold outside, you'll feel that cold temperature radiate inside from the frame. The same can be said of hot temperatures in the summer radiating inside your home as well. When picking aluminum windows, you must decide if you want to save money during the installation or save money over time. If you plan on selling the home soon, you may opt for the cheaper investment.

Vinyl And Wood Frame Windows

The strongest selling point of a wood window frame is that it can be stained or painted to make it look however you want, so wood windows can bring an element of beauty to your home. However, the outside of the windows is often cladded with vinyl so that it can take abuse from the weather and won't fade from sun exposure. Vinyl windows are a bit cheaper than their wood counterpart and can provide excellent energy efficiency. Both materials do not conduct heat in the same way that a metal frame would, which makes them a better choice for your home for long term savings. 

Double and Triple Pane Glass

It is very rare to see single plane glass used in residential windows these days since double pane glass is pretty much the standard. It creates an air cavity between the two panes of glass that is used to hold argon gas, which is heavier than normal air. It prevents heat transfer through the glass itself, which improves energy efficiency. A low-e coating is also placed on the inside of the glass that prevents your home from heating up as fast.

Triple pane glass windows are another option that provides even more protection for homeowners with an additional layer of argon gas between the inside and outside of your home. Triple pane glass is also known for reducing the noise from outside your home, which can be a great choice if you live on a busy street that has a lot of foot traffic. 

For more information, contact a residential window installation service in your area.