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Improve Energy Efficiency of Your Home This Winter... with Replacement Windows

By Sandra Jones Subscribe to RSS | December 2nd 2011 | Views:
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Winter season is just around the corner, and with the onset of holiday shopping season, there has never been a better time to fix up any old, broken, or cracked windows in your home, by installing high quality replacement windows in place of those. Did you know that broken or cracked windows that let chilly winds in winter inside your home can reduce the efficiency of your home heating appliances by as much as 35%? Just imagine how much energy you would be wasting, simply because you forgot to replace a few cracked windows!

That is why you need to go for window replacement before winter sets in. However, be sure to buy proper quality replacement windows, or you may end up dealing with more trouble than you bargained for. Here are a few pointers to help making the right choice absolutely hassle free:

1. Make sure that the replacement windows you are investing in will fit snugly into the frames of the previous ones. For best results, measure the areas inside the frames with a measuring tape beforehand and jot down the values on a piece of paper. Take it with you when visiting the store.

2. If you are going to buy new frames, then decide on the material those would be made of. Keep in kind the décor of your home, the budget and of course, the durability of the frames, before you buy. Wood, for instance, will look classy, but aluminum will probably exhibit more resistance against the elements and thus last longer.

3. Check the warranties and instructions for usage, as given by the manufacturer. The warranty will have to be considered to decide whether the price you are paying for the window is fair. Also, be sure to check whether the product will be overly difficult to install. In that case, you should ask the personnel at the store to send someone over to your home to install the windows you buy.

4. Always purchase the highest quality products that you can afford. Windows are continuously exposed to the elements, and as such, need to be of high durability. Even if the price seems a bit more than you expected, you should try to go for the best products only. That is, unless the price tag threatens to make you break the bank!

So, are you ready to go shopping for high quality replacement windows? Take your pick from a wide range of products, ranging between wood, metal, and even fiberglass windows. Houston based Renaissance Windows and Doors has an extensive collection of such products. Check out their collection today. You should be able to find something that catches your fancy, in there.

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Using replacement windows in place of cracked/broken ones in your home before the onset of winter can help you save on heating bills, and stay comfortable throughout the cold season, too!

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