Replacement windows are windows that are installed to replace existing windows. Older windows can become weatherbeaten, causing them to be drafty and loose. This results in greatly reduced energy efficiency because the windows aren’t sealed enough to keep heat and cold out. The glass in older windows may become scratched or cloudy, which can also detract from the beauty of the home, both indoors and out.
Benefits of Replacing Your Windows
There are many reasons to replace old drafty windows. We’ve already mentioned the economical benefit of window replacement. The improved seal and insulation of the modern replacement windows will save you money on your energy bills, reduce the stress on your HVAC system, and keep your family more comfortable. They are also much easier to clean and maintain. It is because of all these advantages that more people prefer homes that have modern windows.
- When to Replace Old Windows
- Is it Worth the Cost to Replace Your Windows?
- Energy Efficiency
- Easy Maintenance
- Security and Safety
- Increase Home Value
Replacement Window Materials
Replacement windows are made of four main materials, including fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum and wood. They all have pros and cons when compared to each other. Factors like cost, durability, longevity, appearance and overall functionality of the materials affect the quality and value of the replacement windows.
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- Vinyl vs. Aluminum Windows
- Fiberglass vs. Aluminum Windows
- Vinyl vs. Fiberglass Windows
- Common Window Materials
Why Choose Premier Replacement Windows
When you’re ready to get your replacement windows installed, you have a decision to make on the types and brands of replacement windows that are best for your situation. You may pay less for your replacement windows, but is it really worth the initial savings? You need to consider the overall value of the windows; durability, performance, quality--these are all factors that will contribute to your decision.
Vinyl and fiberglass windows are both very good materials to select. The premier vinyl windows are made by Simonton. Pella Windows are continuously highly rated by Consumer Reports and are the top premium choice.
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Benefits of Simonton Vinyl Windows
Simonton is the premier brand when it comes to vinyl replacement windows. Their energy efficiency, easy installation, and structural integrity are all reasons to choose this brand over other vinyl windows. Their durability is superior; SimontonReflections 5500 series offers a Double Lifetime Limited Warranty.
Benefits of Pella Replacement Windows
Pella is the leading manufacturer of premium replacement windows, having won numerous awards for performance, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. Pella has been issued over 150 product and design patents since 1925 for various windows and doors and their components. Pella offers the #1 limited lifetime warranty for wood windows and patio doors.
Pella products are made with sustainable materials to protect the environment. They strive to recycle as much as possible, minimize waste and pollution, reduce energy consumption, and manufacture products that are durable and long-lasting.
Planning Your Replacement Windows Project
If you’ve decided that you’re ready to get those old worn-out windows replaced by more modern and efficient windows, there are some things you’ll need to plan for. One is choosing the contractor who will install the windows. You’ll need to hire a company who is reputable, so do your due diligence when researching them. Check their reviews, ratings and credentials. Then you’ll need to decide which types of materials you prefer, so check the pros and cons of each.
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Maintaining Your Replacement Windows
Replacing your home’s windows is a considerable investment, but one that will last for many years if they are properly maintained. Keeping them clean and paying attention to any needed repairs will ensure they remain functional and beautiful.
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Getting the Right Replacement Windows Installed
When you’re ready to replace those St. Louis windows, you need to decide which ones to buy. There are many brands, types and styles of windows. Window frames come in a variety of materials. So how do you choose?
Don’t Settle for Cheap Windows
Sure, it’s a considerable investment to replace your windows and you may be tempted to get lower grade ones to save some money. However, this will only cause you problems down the road. It may wind up costing your more in the long term than opting for high-quality windows in the first place.
Choose the Best Windows
Don’t be don’t settle for less than the best. Choose high-quality windows that are durable, aesthetic and made to last. Banner Construction only carries the top premier windows:
Pella Premium Windows and doors are rated #1 in highest quality and innovation by Homeowners. Consumer Reports has also ranked them #1 consistently in their tests. Pella has been named greenest window and door brand by Green Builder Media. Pella offers energy-efficient options that will meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® certification in all 50 states.
Pella has been providing top-of-the line windows and doors to consumers since 1925. The company originated in Pella, Iowa, where their headquarters still exists. Their focus is to provide the best quality windows and doors available.
Pella products are tested well beyond what some other manufacturers consider adequate. They are tested in extreme temperatures, severe impact, and through thousands of repetitions to ensure you receive the finest and most durable product. That’s why Pella can offer some of the most superior warranties in the business on all of their products.
Pella offers a unique service called Pella Design Works to all their certified contractors. This service allows certified contractors like Banner Construction to show you how your home’s exterior will look after the windows and doors are installed. This will help you in your decisions on which styles and designs will work best for your home.
Simonton Premier Vinyl Windows has been around since 1946 as the premiere company in vinyl windows and doors. They are designed for structural integrity and weather resistance. They also meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines and are considered thermal-efficient.
Simonton Windows are designed for beauty with an impression that is made to last with various designs and styles to choose from. Their most popular series, the SimontonReflections 5500 series, offers a Double Lifetime Limited Warranty.
Key features of Simonton’s premium vinyl replacement windows:
- Low maintenance, great warranty
- Energy efficient
- Warm, realistic woodgrain finishes available as well as custom finished
- Create the look you want - classic, modern, traditional or non-traditional
Hire the Right Contractor in St. Louis
Installing windows is a huge undertaking. Tackling the project yourself would require lots of time and cause mistakes that cost extra. Hiring an experienced contractor could save you lots of headaches.
Whether you are replacing your windows for energy efficiency, weather resistance, ease of maintenance, or curb appeal, our designers will work with you to ensure that you get the right windows that offer the best value.
By hiring an experienced and reputable company to install your replacement windows you’ll get peace of mind knowing they’ll be installed correctly. Banner Construction excels at installing replacement windows across the entire St. Louis metro area including St. Charles and Jefferson Counties in Missouri and Madison and Monroe Counties in Illinois. We'll provide you with differentiated design options when planning your window replacement.
Contact us today to get a free consultation on replacing your windows.