Home shows are a great place to discover quality products for your window replacement. However, you need to know exactly the features to look for so you can make the most of your investment. At Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, we want you to maximize your visit to home shows and get enough knowledge to get your project started. Here are four key things that you should ask:
1. What Do I Want from My Windows?
Before you go to home shows, ask yourself what you want to get from your window replacement in Cape Cod. Many homeowners spend too much time and energy doing research without establishing clear objectives.
Beauty, efficiency, durability, maintenance, and affordability are essential factors to consider. Weigh the importance of these qualities to you so you can pick the material that offers the perfect balance among them.
2. Does the Window Meet My Climate Zone’s ENERGY STAR Efficiency Criteria?
In terms of energy efficiency, it pays to understand double glazing, low-E coatings, insulating gas, and spacer. The easier way to measure the product’s energy performance is by looking at the ENERGY STAR label.
Not all windows are ENERGY STAR–certified, and not all certified windows are perfect for your local climate. To find out if the product is perfect for your climate zone, check the map on the label and see if your area is shaded.
3. What Materials Are Used for the Window Frame and Sash?
Window materials are not equal. This is why expert Cape Cod, MA, window companies like us would advise you to know each option’s unique qualities before choosing. Wood and vinyl are popular choices, but they’re not without drawbacks. The former has exceptional strength but requires too much maintenance. The latter is low-cost but vulnerable to the elements.
Our exclusive composite material offers the best of wood and vinyl minus their downsides. Our Fibrex® features the low-maintenance advantage of vinyl and wood’s superior structural strength. It’s guaranteed not to blister, peel, crack, pit, corrode, rust, or flake for 20 years. It also comes with an exterior finish warranty for 10 years, ensuring you it can retain its fresh look.
4. Is There a Warranty That Covers the Entire Window?
Buying replacement windows is a major investment. You need to put a premium on the product’s warranty to protect your investment. Other than length, check the warranty’s scope to make sure it covers key components, too.
At Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod, we provide a 20-year warranty on the glass and our Fibrex materials as well as a 10-year warranty on other components. In addition, we’re one of the few Cape Cod window contractors that provides a 10-year workmanship warranty, adding more value for your money.
If you’re looking for stylish and high-performing replacement windows and a reliable company to entrust your installation, call Renewal by Andersen today. You can reach us at (508) 205-1200 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll be happy to talk about your project.