4 Things You Need to Know When Choosing Replacement Windows

Your windows play an important role in your home’s appearance, energy efficiency, and durability. We can replace your old and drafty units with some of the best-looking and best-performing replacement windows in Naperville. NEXT Door and Window has partnered with several industry-leading manufacturers, including Sunrise Windows and Doors, the Andersen Corporation, and Marvin Windows and Doors. Here’s what you need to know when choosing replacement windows:

Windows Replacement

1. Replacement options – Full frame replacement windows require the removal of the existing window trim. This allows you to upgrade the framing, flashing, and insulation around your window openings. Insert replacement windows fit within your existing frame without disturbing the existing window trim. This is usually more affordable than a full frame replacement.

2. Window Styles – For our replacement windows in Naperville, IL, you can choose from bay, bow, casement, sliding, picture, and double-hung windows. Different window styles excel in different roles. For example, casement windows provide great ventilation, while picture windows can improve energy efficiency. Sliding windows are best for contemporary house styles, while double-hung windows look great on traditional homes.

3. Grille Types – Replacement windows usually have insulated glass units. These require different grille types compared with old windows. Grille in glass style windows have metal spacers between the glass panes. This makes the window easier to clean. You can also go for a window with a removable grille. Simulated Divided Light (SDL) windows look more authentic. Lastly, SDL with Grille in Glass Windows recreate the appearance of a true divided light window.

4. The NFRC Label – The National Fenestration Rating Council rates a window’s energy efficiency and displays the results using their labels. This makes it easier for homeowners to compare their windows’ performance and to determine which option works best for their region. Some windows perform better under warmer climates, while others work best in colder areas.

Using this knowledge, you can make a well-informed decision on which of our products will best meet your needs. During our initial consultation, our window expert will also give product recommendations. NEXT Door and Window is the leading expert in Naperville replacement windows. We have decades of experience providing our customers the best-looking and top performing windows around. Call us at (855) 893-6100 to learn more about our windows. You can also request for a free quote.

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