Windows are great for natural light; they add to the value of your home, and they make a space feel homier. But after years and years of service, sometimes it is time to replace them. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you make sure your next upvc window installation purchase is the right one:
- Compare Labels and Ratings
The first thing you should do is compare the labels and ratings. It is important to note that not all windows are made equal. When a window is labelled, it means that its manufacturer has paid for an independent lab to evaluate and validate the quality of their product. Each of these tests evaluates the strength of specific materials used in manufacturing, for example, energy efficiency or resistance to impact damage.
While this information may seem redundant, it can actually be quite helpful when determining which brands offer better quality products than others because they have been tested by multiple sources and received positive feedback from them all. On the other hand, if your windows do not have any labels on them (or if they have numbers instead), then chances are they are not remarkably high quality or durable; therefore, it would be best not to purchase those types where possible!
Additionally, if there are any labels on your existing windows then make sure those stickers haven’t expired before buying new ones because otherwise, they won’t provide any benefits whatsoever after expiration date passes over next few years.”
- Understand What Good News is
Before you think about window replacement Canberra, it is important to know what constitutes a good window. When comparing windows, there are several factors you cannot compare:
The glass types are used in the windows.
The coatings on the glass.
The frames of the window; some may be wood and others metal.
And finally, hardware options such as locks and handles that differ from brand to brand.
- Match the Glass to Your Climate and Window Type
Match the Glass to Your Climate and Window Type
Once you have determined whether you need double-pane or triple-pane, match the glass to your climate and window type. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, for example, it may be worth investing in laminated or tempered glass for added protection against breakage during cold winters—and even some heat loss over time if you live in a warmer climate.
- Balance Energy Efficiency against Cost
The cost of the window is not the only factor you need to consider if you want to replace your windows. You will also have to balance that with how energy efficient the window is. The best windows are ones that are built with high-quality building material, such as vinyl or aluminium. There are many types of windows out there, so it is important for you and your team of contractors to choose wisely before making any decisions on which options would work best for your home.
- Make Sure you’re Comparing Apples to Apples
While it is easy to get caught up in your window shopping, it is important to remember that you are looking for the best value for your money. Before you start comparing windows, make sure that you are comparing apples to apples by ensuring each of them has:
The same frame
The same sill and glazing options (single hung, double hung, or sliding)
An energy efficiency rating of at least three stars on the Energy Star scale
A warranty period of at least 10 years
We hope that these tips have been helpful, but they are just the beginning of the conversation. There are many things to consider when buying replacement windows, and we are always here to help you find the right solution. For more information, check out our blog post on how to choose replacement windows