Window Features to Consider When Buying a House

A professional inspection of the home you plan to buy can be expected to uncover most issues requiring replacements or repairs. However, after inspection, the need for window replacement is still frequently left unaddressed by sellers and/or buyers throughout the remainder of the home buying process. Necessary glass window replacements are an important investment, so you should consider their value during price discussions when considering selling or buying a home.

Check out these window features to consider when buying a house:

Financial Benefits of Replacing Old Windows

If you are buying a house or selling your current one, there are major benefits of replacing old, worn-out, leaking windows. When selling a home, home window replacement can significantly increase the curb appeal, energy efficiency, property value, and ultimately the sale price. Likewise, if you are buying a new home, you can recognize these same benefits in a house that has been upgraded with high-efficiency replacement windows.

What To Consider When Buying Home Replacement Windows

Experts have determined that 25% - 30% of home heating and cooling energy use is due to windows and glass doors. So, investing in high-quality energy-efficient replacement windows can reduce your heating and cooling costs, and create a much more comfortable living environment.

When you choose quality over purchase price in home replacement windows, you’re making a decision to save money every month on utility costs for many years to come. You’re also choosing a higher-quality lifestyle of superior comfort in your home. So, be careful to avoid low-quality, inefficient windows. The poorer performance they can be expected to deliver is, in effect, a hidden cost.

When you see ads for cheap replacement windows, naturally, you can expect to get what you pay for — which means higher energy costs and an uncomfortable home in the coldest winter periods and during the hottest months of summer.

Choose high-quality energy-efficient windows that will minimize your utility costs and maximize your enjoyment of your home through the decades to come.

Choosing the Right Window Styles for Your Taste

Here are some things to consider, in order to make the most of your new window style selection:

  • Where will the window be located in your home?
  • How do you plan to use the window?
  • What kind of interior space will the window be near?
  • What kind of exterior space will the window open onto?
  • What functions do you want the window to perform?
  • Will it be easy to access the window from the exterior?
  • How will the window style coordinate with your other windows?

Energy Shield offers top-quality energy-efficient windows in a vast array of beautiful custom window designs and pre-made styles, such as: sliding windows, awning and casement windows, double-hung windows, bay windows, and custom shape windows, among others. See our spectacular online gallery of beautiful window designs and finishes.

Energy-Efficient Low-E Windows

Energy Shield offers the highest-quality energy-efficient window selections, to reduce your home’s electricity costs. Using high-performance Low-E glass in our top-quality vinyl replacement windows provides among today’s most advanced engineering and materials for energy-efficient windows. These state-of-the-art windows maximize heating and cooling retention while still filling rooms with beautiful natural light all year long.

Low-E is today’s most energy-efficient glass on the window market. Energy Shield double-pane Low-E windows filled with argon gas provide minimal heat transfer and maximum noise insulation and dust protection. These high-quality windows help protect your furniture, flooring, artworks, decor, and other possessions from fading and cracking, by blocking UV rays better than regular glass windows do.

Advantages of Custom Windows

When choosing replacement windows for a home, you may decide that custom features are best, not just aesthetically, but also for optimizing the functionality of one or more of your living spaces. Start by considering the types of windows that will work most ideally for your home. Windows can alter the aesthetic presentation of the whole room, so be sure to select window styles that suit your tastes and your planned purpose(s) for each room.

Energy Shield offers virtually limitless custom window options that enable you to match your windows with the unique style you have developed for your home’s interior and exterior aesthetics.

Custom window design options from Energy Shield include:

  • Vast variety of window configurations
  • Multiple energy-efficient glass options
  • Exterior and interior window frame colors
  • Custom styles of glass etching
  • Custom window grilles and grids

We design, build, install, and service everything we sell. So, you can feel free just to enjoy creating the windows you really want. Your Energy Shield custom window design expert will manage the entire window customization process for you and ensure that your experience is stress-free.

Questions to Ask About Window Installation

Windows must be properly installed in order to function as designed. So, before you choose a window manufacturer to trust with your investment in your home’s windows, be informed on the particulars of their installation process. Energy Shield installation specialists will make sure you know exactly what to expect on installation day and any steps you may need to take to prepare in advance for installers to work in your home.

Energy Shield Window & Door Company, LLC, Phoenix Arizona

For nearly 20 years, Energy Shield Window & Door Company has been manufacturing the best replacement windows and doors for our Arizona desert climate. Our home improvement products are built for maximum control of heat transfer, dust, and noise. Selling factory direct means our customers get the best possible price, quality, and service.

We install and service everything we manufacture. Our installation specialists are factory trained and they hold industry certifications.

Take advantage of significant tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements. See our current specials. Ask about 0% financing with approved credit.

If you want to design the ideal replacement windows for your home, call Energy Shield Window & Door Company, Phoenix AZ at (623) 936-3758, or use our online form to schedule a free in-home estimate.

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