Replacing your windows can be a big investment, but one that’s sure to pay off. Not only will they elevate the design of your home, replacement windows also offer energy efficiency, timeless style and easy upkeep. But before you change your windows, keep these 5 things in mind to make sure your replacement windows will last you for years to come and increase the value of your home.
1. Quality Comes First
When it comes to replacing your windows, bargain hunting shouldn’t be your go-to solution. Sometimes homeowners will go out and look for the quickest and cheapest solutions if they need to replace their windows, but cutting corners can reduce your home’s value and decrease the time between window replacements. Before you change your windows, make sure you invest in quality replacements that will last at least a quarter of a century.
2. The Importance of Aesthetics
Beautiful windows are one of the best ways to enhance the aesthetics of your home. Windows like Gentek’s Amherst windows boast a timeless design that will maintain their appearance year after year. Whether you’re looking for double hung windows, sliders, casement and awning windows, or picture and fixed life windows, we’ve got you covered with both aesthetics and performance.
Well-designed windows will also add significant value to your home if you think you’ll eventually put your house up for sale. New homeowners will pay more if windows have been replaced, especially if they enhance the design of the house.
3. Low Maintenance is Key
If you’re like most people, you want your windows to be as low maintenance as possible. It’s important your windows aren’t prone to rot, swelling, corroding or pitting, and that they won’t chip, peel or crack. Vinyl windows such as Gentek’s Regency windows and 70 and 80 Series windows are affordable and durable, with little maintenance needed to keep them in tip top shape.
4. Energy Efficiency
If you’re going to replace your windows, you might as well make them as energy efficient as possible. Thermal efficiency will help create more comfort in your home, as well as save you money on heating and cooling bills, and help the environment. All Gentek’s windows are energy efficient, constructed with quality, insulated glass to block the transfer of heat and cold.
5. Options for Your Budget
If you want to increase the performance of your windows, but don’t have a lot of money to spend, check out Gentek’s aluminum storm windows, manufactured by York Aluminum. Storm windows add an extra layer of glass, providing more thermal insulation. The storm windows from Gentek also come with a sashed screen and can be designed to match almost any window design!