With spring almost here, there’s no better time to get replacement windows. Your current windows may have been too damaged by the storms that happened over the winter, or the recent wind storms seen in Maryland. Here are three things you should know about replacement windows.
Repairs and Replacements
Depending on how damaged your windows are, repairs might be all you need. However, sometimes you will need replacement windows instead. So how do you tell the difference? If the windows were painted in such a way that you can’t open or close them, then you need repairs. Other instances where repairs are enough to fix the problem include:
- Shattered panes and broken sashes
- Hardware is ruined
- The glazing and weather stripping have failed
These are simple issues to remedy. You’ll need replacement windows if you some of these signs:
- The frame is decaying
- Buildups of condensation
- High maintenance needs
The Energy Star Rating
If the windows you want are given an Energy Star rating, then you know they will be high-quality products with excellent energy efficiency. This, in turn, makes them great for the environment. These windows must be made by Energy Star partners who are given thorough training to ensure that their windows meet the expected standards. These windows must also be certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council, or NFRC in order to be Energy Star rated.
Frequently Heard Myths
You’ll also hear about many different myths about replacement windows. For one thing, choose the material for your new windows carefully. Whether you want wood or vinyl, both can be a great fit. For instance, you might hear that they don’t offer very good insulation. But insulation has more to do with external factors such as weather stripping and Energy Star rating. You might also think that replacement windows can only come in a few colors. Actually, you can choose from various colors and will never have to repaint them.
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Jim Amos Contracting has been serving the Anne Arundel County area for over 45 years. We apply our years of experience and expertise to every single job we do. We provide almost any home improvement service you can think of, from handyman services to complex home additions. Our business was built on our many return customers and their referrals, so we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will get every job done right the first time, on time and on budget. Give us a call at (410)-349-1700 or contact us through our website today. Jim Amos Contracting is looking forward to the chance to become your new favorite contractor!