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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Which Replacement Windows are Right for You - Part II

Selecting replacement windows for the home can seem like a daunting job --- unless you have a bit of assistance from your friends at Simonton Windows.

Yesterday we provided four tips to helping you make the right decisions on which replacement windows are right for you. Today we add to those tips by providing five more key things to consider when adding replacement home windows to your house:

Tip #1 – Consider replacing older Single or Double Hung windows with easier-to-operate Casement, Hopper or Awning windows. These crank-out windows are less stressful on aging backs and hands because they require no lifting action. Slider windows also operate easily and can be a good option.

Tip #2 – Comparison shop before purchasing replacement windows. Make sure to research a company’s history, industry achievements, the product warranties and the reliability of the product line before investing in windows for your home.

Tip #3 - Make certain to purchase windows with sturdy, easy-to-operate locks to secure windows in the home. For added security, order impact-resistant glass in windows. And, for decorative appeal on the inside of the home, consider the hardware options of Brushed Nickel, Oil-rubbed Bronze, Polished Brass, Dark Bronze and Antique Brass that are available in the Decorum by Simonton product line.

Tip #4 – Make sure the replacement windows you select meet or exceed industry standards set forth by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). These tests assure that the windows meet stringent qualifications for thermal, air, water, operating force and structural performance.

Tip #5 - For ease of maintenance, order windows with vinyl frames. With vinyl window frames, like those from Simonton Windows, you never need to worry about upkeep such as the scraping and repainting hassles you have with wood frames. Vinyl windows resist rotting, decay, insect infestations and provide years of effortless beauty in the home.

For more helpful tips, see Getting the Look of Wood Without the Hassles.




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