Keep it Simple: Tips for Replacement Windows

Posted on: 17th October, 2014 | Tags: ,

 As a homeowner, you’ve delayed your home improvement projects long enough, and finally you realize it is time. You start with the exterior, complete a few projects on the interior, and now you’re thinking about your windows and doors. What type of product should you choose? Something durable and high quality, especially for Chicago residents. What about the design? Finishes? Glass? The list with replacement windows can go on and on. However, it doesn’t have to be that difficult, and you don’t have to fall into the sales gimmicks when dealing with replacement windows.

Let’s start with the product. With replacement windows in Chicago, you’ll definitely need a durable, long-lasting product. We’re talking about at least 15 years. We’ve noticed that Vinyl windows are able to tolerate large swings in temperature. We all know that in Chicago the summers can get up to 100°F and the winters can get as low as -20°F. From experience and our opinion, Vinyl windows have done a great job in Chicago’s unpredictable weather. For a more elegant look, you can choose from a wood interior, and aluminum clad exterior, which also provides the added protection on the exterior of the door.

When it comes to finishes and choosing the details, don’t overthink it. With the glass, you want to go with a Lowe with Argon Gas. Yes, with Argon gas. It’s not that much more expensive, and it’ll save you a bunch more in your utility bills. For the finishes in the glass, you can various design grids, which give it a more stylish look. You’ll have wide variety of designs to choose from when it comes to the hardware, so that’s just a matter of what look you’re going for. So when it comes to replacement windows Chicago, don’t make overthink, keep it simple and the process will be painless. 

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Keep it Simple: Tips for Replacement Windows
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The list with replacement windows can go on and on. However, it doesn’t have to be that difficult, and you don’t have to fall into the sales gimmicks when dealing with replacement windows.
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