The right windows can complement your home, both indoors and out, with style and natural light. When it’s time to select your new windows, you’ll have many factors to consider, including style, material, and more. To help you make the best decision for your Northern New Jersey home, New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc. offers an overview of replacement window choices you should consider.
Exploring Frame Materials
If you’re ready to choose your new windows, start with the frame material. Every type of construction offers pros and cons that will impact homeowners in different ways.
Vinyl window frames have quickly become popular with homeowners across the country. Their best attributes include:
- Resistance to fading, scratches, and scuffs
- Great insulation to lower home heating costs
- Easy-to-clean, low-maintenance design
- Available in many styles and colors
Wood windows are a beautiful option that’s ideal for homes that lend itself to the wood look, especially older houses. They also offer:
- Great durability
- Natural beauty
- Good insulation capability
- Excellent sound dampening
- Wide variety of styles and finishes
Wood is susceptible to water, and humidity and rain may cause swelling and rot without proper care. Additionally, wood windows require regular maintenance and are often more expensive than other options.
Additional Window Styles
Beyond double-hung windows, your home may feature different shapes and styles that require special replacements. It’s also possible to update existing windows to a new style with help from a contractor. Available replacement window styles include::
- Casement: These windows swing open like doors and are the most energy-efficient
- Slider: Horizontally sliding sashes are a great option for wide frames
- Awning: The hinge of an awning window is at the top, letting the entire pane swing outward
- Bay and Bow: Tall, dramatic windows that project outward from the house
- Garden: These windows project even more dramatically to provide an indoor greenhouse for your herb garden, succulents, or other plants
- Picture: Stationary windows that can’t be opened are ideal counterparts for standard windows
- Specialty: Also stationary, a specialty window can be cut into a variety of unique shapes
Most window styles are available with vinyl, wood, or composite frames, giving you seemingly endless choices for updating your home.
Replace Your Old Windows
If your window frames are in poor condition, you’ve noticed drafts, or glass has become foggy with time, you’re ready for new windows. To learn more about all the materials and styles available for your North Jersey home, contact New Jersey Siding & Windows today. Our team can explain your replacement window choices and provide expert installation to help you make the most of the upgrade. To request a free quote, please call 973-895-1113.