How to Choose the Right Replacement Windows

Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing the RightExterior of home featuring newly installed bay window extending from home's facade. Replacement Windows for Your Home

Choosing which replacement windows to have installed at your home is a significant decision. It not only impacts your home’s aesthetic but also its energy efficiency and overall comfort. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through essential factors to consider when shopping for replacement windows, empowering you to make an informed choice.

Assessing Your Needs & Goals

Before diving into our recommendations, it’s important to assess your needs and goals. Identify what you hope to get out of your new windows, whether that be improved energy efficiency, reduced noise pollution entering your home, or a boost curb appeal. You’ll also want to take into account the architectural style of your home when choosing replacement windows.

Energy Efficiency Matters

When selecting the right replacement windows for your home, energy efficiency ought to prioritized. Look for windows with energy-efficient features such as low-emissivity (low-E) glass and advanced weatherstripping, as these qualities help reduce heat transfer. You’ll also want to pay close attention to energy efficiency ratings like U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient to ensure you’re investing in windows that perform optimally.

Window Material & Style

There are myriad window materials available on the market, each providing varying degrees of durability, maintenance, and insulation. At RBA of Greater Wisconsin, we recommend windows made from Fibrex®. This composite material, exclusive to Renewal by Andersen, doesn’t warp like vinyl, rot like wood, or corrode like aluminum can.

Additionally, functionality is sure to play a role in your search for replacement windows. There are plenty of window styles to select from, based on your functional needs, including casement, double-hung, and sliding.

Customization Options

Personalize your replacement windows to reflect your style and enhance your home’s curb appeal. Choosing windows that come in a range of exterior colors and interior finishes ensures you’ll end up with a design that perfectly complements your home. Also consider grid patterns, hardware options, and decorative features to add character and charm to your windows.

Installation & Professional Expertise

Finding a company that can perform a flawless installation can also influence your choice in windows. Hire certified and experienced professionals who adhere to meticulous installation standards. Inquire about warranties and guarantees provided by the company, ensuring peace of mind and protection for your investment.

Budget Considerations

Establish a budget for your new windows, considering both short-term cost and long-term value. Balance affordability with quality to ensure a wise investment. Also, explore financing options and take advantage of any incentives or rebates available for energy-efficient window upgrades.

Researching & Comparing Window Manufacturers

Research reputable window manufacturers known for their quality and reliability. Read product reviews and customer testimonials to gain insights into their performance. Consider the manufacturer’s warranty and customer support, ensuring they stand behind their products.

Seeking Professional Consultation

Consulting with window replacement experts can provide valuable guidance and recommendations when shopping for the right replacement windows. The RBA of Greater Wisconsin team, for instance, provides no-obligation estimates to give homeowners a comprehensive understanding of their options.

We’ll Help You Choose the Ideal Windows for Your Project

Choosing replacement windows for your home is an important decision, one that we at RBA of Greater Wisconsin don’t take lightly. When we meet during an initial consultation, we’ll consider your needs and assist you in making an informed choice. Reach out today to get started!

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We love our new windows! It’s beautiful, just what we wanted! No more leaky windows and matches my other windows perfectly!

Oshkosh, WI

Absolutely great experience. The installation team was very professional. We have also decided to replace two more windows next spring!

Appleton, WI

RBA did an excellent job and fast! 5 windows in 3 hours from the time they arrived, did the work & cleaned up. It was as if they had never been there, other than having these excellent replacement windows in place!

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