A Buyer’s Guide to Home Windows

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Here at All Glass, we know your home windows have a big impact on how your home looks and feels. Windows are one of the most defining features of any building from a visual standpoint, and replacing your windows with those of a different style can completely transform your home’s façade. In addition, windows are one of the major sources of heat loss and gain, so updating your home windows with more modern ones can dramatically improve your interior comfort and your energy efficiency. If you are thinking of replacing your windows, you can use this guide to help you through the selection process.

your primary reason for wanting new home windows is energy efficiency
  • Style- As mentioned above, your home windows will affect the overall visual profile of the house. If you’re looking for new windows in order to update your style, we recommend that you not stray too far from the ones you have now, as certain window styles will clash dramatically with certain architectural characters. That said, you will still have a wealth of possibilities to choose from, including traditional single- or double-hung windows, vertical casement styles, or wide picture windows that maximize the view.
  • Efficiency- If your primary reason for wanting new home windows is energy efficiency, there are a few things to look for. First, make sure you buy double- or triple-paned windows, as these provide multiple layers to prevent heat transfer. You can further improve your insulation with a low-emissivity coating, which further prevents heat energy from entering or leaving your home, but will still allow light to pass through.

We at All Glass hope this helps you get started in choosing the right home windows for your needs. If you would like further assistance, you can reach out to our team to consult with one of our experts.