5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Window Replacement

Colorado House Talk Blog

Windows Denver Blog from Gravina’s Window Center

Source: www.windowsforyourhome.com

Total Performance

Replacement windows should be thermally efficient and add to the total comfort of your home. Choose a window that meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines and has a .32 or lower U-Value, which measures heat transfer through the window.

Material Strengths

There are a variety of window materials available today; making it complicated for homeowners to understand which materials best suit their needs.

 Replacement windows should be low maintenance, durable and continue to look good over time. Wood windows look great but will require much more upkeep over time than fiberglass or vinyl low-maintenance alternatives.

Vinyl, the most frequently used material, has a tendency to warp, fade, expand and contract in extreme temperatures, causing seal failures over time.

A better option is Ultrex®, used by Infinity from Marvin. Ultrex is a pultruded fiberglass material that is eight times stronger than vinyl and…

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