Why All Replacement Windows Are Not the Same

install_01Shopping for replacement windows for your home will seem like a major challenge. You want the best deal, but you also want quality for your home and family. You’ll discover fairly quickly in your search that not all replacement windows are the same.

First, you’ll notice price to be a concern. While you can certainly visit a major home improvement superstore, and you’ll find a selection of windows for about half the price of those you’d find at a small window and door company (like Platinum Windows and Doors), the quality of those windows will not be nearly as high as others.

When you have cheap, entry level type basic windows, you will find that the connections, the plastic hardware, are not very durable. Open that window up a bit too quickly and those pieces could snap, making it dangerous to leave your windows open.

Next, you’ll be met with terms like ‘double glazing,’ ‘double hung,’ and ‘sealed with gas.’ Each of these terms or phrases will directly impact whether your windows are ideal for your home and worth the investment.

As you begin to educate yourself on the various aspects of replacement windows, you’ll begin to understand that it’s not about saving money when you’re replacing the windows in your home; it’s about protecting your home and family and having durable windows that will last for many years to come.

If the only concern you have when it comes to replacement windows is cost, then you will find that your new windows won’t add much monetary or aesthetic value to your home. If you want durability and style, then be sure to take your time and review all of the options that are available to you.

To learn more about the value and choices with regard to replacement windows, contact Platinum Windows and Doors.