Are you in the market to purchase new windows for your home? Are you building a brand new home and need to purchase windows for the first time? When it comes to windows not very many people have a ton of previous knowledge on the subject. As a consumer you want to make sure that you do your research to help ensure that you select windows that you will be happy with for years to come.
Window Frame Types
First you will need to decide what kind of window frame material you are going to choose. There are five different types of window frame materials that are used most commonly; aluminum windows, composite windows, vinyl windows, fiberglass windows, and traditional wooden window frames. All of the different types of windows offer its own unique pros and cons.
Vinyl windows are typically the least expensive choice of window material to purchase. Make sure that you are paying attention to the quality of the vinyl window that you purchase. Lower-quality vinyl windows can have problems for some homeowners. M & M Glass can help you select a vinyl window that will be durable in your home.
Wood windows are generally more expensive than vinyl windows. They have good insulating value and structural strength. Wood windows do require some maintenance so that they can stay protected from the weather. Many people prefer the way that wood window frames look.
The last option of window frame that we offer here at M & M Glass is aluminum frames. Aluminum is a lightweight, silver-white, metallic element. Aluminum window frames are known for being long-lasting. They have a sleek look that pairs well with more modern homes.
Single, Double or Triple Pane Window Glass
After you decide what kind of material your window frame is going to be you will need to decide on the glass you are going to choose. You can choose between single pane, double pane, and triple pane. Each pane of glass that you add increases the overall cost of your windows.
Single Pane – Single pane windows are the most affordable but the are also the lest energy efficient.
Double Pane – Upgrading one level to the double pane windows increases the cost of the window but also the energy efficiency.
Triple Pane – The most efficient and expensive window pane option is the triple pane window. Most people do not splurge for the triple pane window though because the upfront cost is rather large.
You will also need to think about the size of your windows. Some of this will simply depend on your own personal taste. You may want to have a wall with a large amount of windows to make a stunning statement in your home. You may want to have traditional sized windows throughout your home. You may decide that you want larger windows than normal throughout your home.
Residential Home Glass Services & More in Norwalk, Buena Park, Rossmoor, Garden Grove, Orange, Santa Ana, Irvine, Corona, Norco, Ontario, Upland, Pomona, West Covina, El Monte, Brea, Chino, Fullerton, Anaheim, La Mirada, Los Angeles, Westminster, Yorba Linda & Greater Whittier, CA
The good news is that no matter what you decide to do with your windows, M & M Glass can help you! We can come out and discuss all of your options with you. Once you have decided what you want to do we will order and install the windows that you feel will best suit your home. Contact us today.