When researching replacement windows for your home you may have come across information similar to this graphic posted on the energystar.gov website. This website contains a lot a valuable information on how to make your home more energy efficient as well as information on how to shop for energy efficient products such as replacement windows. Some explanation is given to the various materials used by manufacturers and what makes a product eligible for the EnergyStar label.
A homeowner asked why we use Andersen windows and doors. As I mentioned in a previous post, I only offer products I have installed with my own 2 hands, products I know will last and products that have a low service/call back rate.
If you have been getting prices on vinyl windows you might be wondering what gives? All the windows look about the same, all the windows have good energy ratings and all the sales reps say their products are the best. So why is there such a huge difference in the price?
A sash kit is a window replacement option that allows a homeowner to only replace the sashes or the operable panels of a window. These kits are typically made for homeowners that have wood double hung windows and want the new windows to also be wood. Most kits include 2 sashes, 2 balances, 2 jamb liners, a screen and new hardware.
How many replacement windows did your handyman install this year? 10? 20? You might assume your remodeling contractor installed a lot of replacement windows. However, most contractors install stock size, new construction style windows that require a different type of installation than a typical replacement window requires.
Over the past several years I have installed a variety of window colors from tan to bronze to green. But no color seems to be as popular right now as black. I was at a warehouse last month and was amazed to see how many black windows were on pallets waiting to be installed.