Tips for Upgrading Your Home Windows

Whether you’re looking for a fresh view or you’re throwing money out of the windows, replacing old windows may not be as difficult as you think. Window replacement and installation is a good idea when it comes to creating a home that is warm in winter and cooler in summer.

Replacing windows can even save you up to 25% on your heating and cooling costs each year and that adds up to a lot of money!

energy efficient home windows upgradesWhen it comes to window replacement and installation, or window repair, you should always pay attention to the energy efficiency factor of the replacement windows.

Many of the new window replacements provide state-of-the-art energy efficient elements such as special coatings, gas between glass panes, and other types of attributes which make a big difference in the performance of the new windows.

Window Replacement Options

Some of the possibilities for upgrading your home windows include:

·Fiberglass
·Wood
·Vinyl

There are advantages to each option. For example, vinyl is a popular choice because it is inexpensive and easy to find. They are relatively maintenance-free. But Beware! If not installed properly you might find they allow more air in due to improper sealing. If you live where winters are harsh or long, you will definitely want to have a professional window company put them in to ensure your home windows are sealed tightly.

Do Your Research

easy cleaning and easy maintenance home windowsAlways think about window repair and window maintenance when considering replacement windows. You want to choose windows that are easy to maintain and that won’t deteriorate too quickly over time.

Wood takes a lot more maintenance than fiberglass so you need to think about this as you choose. Also, keep the aesthetics and visual appeal of your home in mind when you choose new windows. You want them to appear as a part of the original design and not stick out as an ‘add-on’ or replacement.

Most manufacturers of higher quality grade windows are only available when installed by professional installers. Your local home windows and doors contractor can help you evaluate what is available and make the best choices when it comes to these higher end replacement windows.

If you’re considering window replacement, check out the possibilities and pay attention to functionality, energy efficiency, and overall maintenance and repair as you proceed. Taking time to choose the best windows for your home will pay off in the long term. You’ll be glad you did your homework.


Ridge Top Exteriors offers a full line of energy efficient windows, patio doors and entry doors. Reach us by phone 866-380-7663 or visit Ridge Top Exteriors. We’re happy to discuss the features and benefits of upgrading your home windows and estimates are always free.