Summer is the perfect time for window replacement. The weather is nice, and you won’t have to worry about having a temporary hole in your house letting the warm air in. Plus, getting new windows will allow you to keep down utility costs while letting in a lot of natural summer sunshine into your home.
If you have questions about getting new windows, we have the answers you are looking for! This short guide should answer most of what you have to ask, but don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us about anything else you want to know.
Which window styles are right for my home?
There’s a lot more to windows than a frame and a piece of glass. Each style of window will bring something unique to a room, both aesthetically and on a level of comfort. How many window styles are there? Well, because windows can be essentially customized, there are essentially limitless possibilities. If you are looking for general window styles, these are the most common types of windows you will see on the market:
- Single and Double Hung Windows
- Slider Windows
- Casement/Hinged Windows
- Picture and Bay Windows
- Awning Windows
- Hopper Windows
- Glass Block Windows
- Egress Windows
As far as which window style is best for your home, that really depends on the layout of your room, your personal style and what you want the window to bring to the room. Some windows let in more natural light. Other windows are better for ventilation purposes. Some windows even block light and offer a level of privacy.
Don’t be confused! Read our extended guide to window styles to find out which one is right for your home.
Is there a “best” brand of windows?
There isn’t a “best” brand, but there are certainly good and bad quality windows. If you work with a reputable window installation company, they will only use better quality windows from well-known companies.
At Schmidt Roofing, we use windows from companies like:
- American Window
- Marvin Windows and Doors
If you have a particular brand of windows that you would like to use for your home, ask us and we will see if we can acquire them for you.
How much do new windows cost?
The cost of windows will greatly vary based on what types of windows you are getting, the difficulty of installation and many other factors. We also have to take into account if the entire frame or just the window needs to be replaced. On older houses, it is not uncommon for window frames to rot over time. We will be glad to make an honest recommendation on the work that needs to be done.
Get in touch with us for a free quote on your new windows!