Updated: Dec 24, 2019
As window replacement specialists, we’ve served all over the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas, working seamlessly to provide
new, energy-efficient windows for your condominium.
When you’re looking to replace the old windows in your condo, you want something efficient and upto date—but its important to make sure you don’t overlook other important points of the window replacement process. Before requesting our window replacement services, you might want a heads-up before going into it.
First, you need to establish your needs. By conducting just a little bit of research, you’ll find the right windows that are compatible with your area’s climate. If your home is exposed to high winds and cold temperatures, you’ll want windows that work well at low-temperatures and are wind resistant. But most importantly, some research will give you the insight you’ll need to make sure you won’t be paying for a function or feature that you won’t need.
Assessing the damage and ware and tear is the next important step. We want to help you keep the expensive mistakes to a minimum when looking into window replacement systems for your condo. For example: sometimes neglected and damaged windows become an afterthought if nothing is done about the damage in time, eventually letting the damage get worse.
After you assess the damage, make sure you don’t overspend on your upgrades. Upgrades can easily add 50 percent or more to the base cost of window replacement. You want to focus on features that add value to your home. Look into windows that are efficient and work well in your area’s climate. In the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, we all know that our homes go through rough winters. Our windows take on strong winds, snow, and ice—we don’t like to wait too long to get them assessed before they go beyond repair, because it adds to the cost of the window replacement service.
Get to Know the Materials Finally, the fun part is getting to know the materials you can choose from. Commonly used window materials for condominiums each come with their own features and performance qualities:
Wood - Naturally beautiful and can be painted into different colors to match many home styles. However, wood requires more maintenance to take care of.
Aluminum - Strong and less heavy, but not very efficient.
Vinyl - Also known as polyvinyl chloride plastic. It’s one of the most popular materials for window replacement in Maryland. The material is less expensive which some find more attractive, however the minimal choice of colors makes it less versatile.
Single, Double, and Triple-Paned - Most replacement windows come in three styles: single, double, or triple pane glass windows. Single-paned windows are typically less expensive, but offer little-to-no insulation. Double and triple-paned replacement windows use layers of glass between the panes to minimize heat loss through the window.
Fiberglass - Strong and stiff materials that’s not affected by rain and can handle a wide range of temperatures. The downside is that fiberglass is a little harder to find, let alone customize.
We are window replacement specialists—we know the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas. Before you go all-in on a window replacement, make sure you take some time to research how to construct your financial plan, how to decide on a design that’s as efficient as it is decorative, and that high-price isn’t everything when it comes to window replacement. More importantly, you’ll learn the importance of choosing window replacement systems that live up to your needs.