With the process of renovating your home, you will eventually need to consider which style you will want for your remodelled windows and doors. However, prior to calling in window and door replacement specialists, there are important factors you have to be mindful of first. These include the design, materials, and function of those windows and doors:
Selecting the correct frame
When it comes to a window and door replacement, there are plenty of materials to select from, including vinyl, aluminum, fibreglass, and wood. Timber or wooden frames are very popular because they offer a classic look and warm feel to the home. This is why they are a common option for most traditional-style homes. When it comes to vinyl and aluminum shells, it’s the clad-frame windows of new constructions that mostly use these materials. They are available in different colours and require low maintenance since they don’t need to be painted. The only concern is that they can’t imitate the look of wooden frames.
Choosing a particular type of glass
What defines the best glass type for your window and door replacement project is the particular application and location you will use them for. If you are residing in a region where the climate is cold, a triple-paned window is a great option as it can help save on your heating bill. It also helps provide a good amount of insulation for your home.
Going for energy-efficient units
In order to decrease your energy bills, the best thing to do is to look at the R-values of the glass for your replacement windows and doors. The rating indicates the energy efficiency of the glass material and higher values mean greater insulation for your home. Apart from looking at R-values, you may also want to consider the U-factor of the glass which refers to the rate at which the material performs non-solar heat flow. Unlike R-value, a lower U-factor indicates higher energy efficiency.
If you are looking for great window and door installation or replacement services, you can count on HTR! Call us today to learn more about what we can do for you.