how to choose the best windows

Are you ready to make an investment in new windows? It’s common to be hesitant in deciding which windows are right for your home. Here are 5 steps to help you know how to choose the best windows on the market for your home.

How to Choose the Best Windows

1. Choose a Style of Window

The style of your window can impact the aesthetics of your home. For that reason, it’s important to choose the right one. Luckily, if you’re having trouble deciding, your home’s exterior will give you a few clues on what style to pick. For example, colonial and ranch style homes typically come with double hung windows, while specialty shaped or geometric windows work best with more modern looking homes.

2.) Choose a Frame Material

Our window frames come in vinyl, wood, and aluminum. Vinyl frames are highly customizable, cost efficient, and require little maintenance. Wood, on the other hand, requires a bit more upkeep – but it can give your home the natural touch that vinyl cannot. Aluminum frames require around the same upkeep as wood but will give your home a completely different hint of detail.

3.) Choose the Right Glass

Because of the area where your home is located, not every type of glass will benefit your home the same way. When choosing glass, it’s important to consider the climate in which you live. This will help you decide on your ratios for light transmittance, U-factor, and solar-heat gain.

4. Choose Custom vs. Generic

One of the smartest decisions you can make in your replacement window process is choosing to have your windows custom made. Replacement window companies have access to the highest quality manufactures that produce one window at a time, resulting in less mismeasurements that are common in premade windows. On top of that, custom window companies take time to ensure your window’s precise fitting while installing.

5. Choose RSW

Unfortunately, it’s easy to put your trust in a regular home improvement company that may not provide you with the windows and installation process you were hoping for. Instead, choose RSW for all your custom windows, doors, and siding needs. We are the replacement custom window company that Chattanooga trusts. Call us today at (423) 541-5754 to receive a free estimate.