CHOOSING QUALITY WINDOWS: A HOW-TO GUIDE

Have your windows seen better days? Is it time to replace? For the modern homeowner, gone are the days when our interest in windows was confined to “whatever works” and whether or not we can find an appropriate window covering for the glass in each room. Today’s homeowner is energy conscious and is concerned with quality, look, and functionality.

The professionals at Lifetime Windows & Doors want you to be informed and confident when you select new Beaverton, OR replacement windows for your home. Of course, we hope to earn your business! For now, review this How-To Guide regarding what to look for in windows so when you do take the plunge on your next project, you are prepared!

Eco-friendly
We are a culture more concerned with being good to our environment than ever before—as we should be. And, here in Oregon, we are leading the way in environmentally sound options! You want to look for windows made with energy efficiency as the main objective. Ask us how our Simonton vinyl windows are an Earth-conscious option! Ask us about the locking mechanisms and tight seals in all our windows which support ENERGY STAR ratings for energy conservation! We are happy to share details.

Durability and functionality
If it doesn’t work smoothly or stand up against harsh weather and childlike roughness, why even bother? Further, windows should be easy to operate, lock, and unlock; not just for ease of use, but also for the rare emergency situations—your windows need to allow you to open or close quickly.

Aesthetically pleasing
In 2017, there is no reason to have ugly windows that you feel you must hide behind expensive window treatments. Further, why not choose windows that match your structure’s character, time period, and style? Our team will gladly review styles that make sense for your home.

Easy to clean
Sometimes, people forget to inquire about how to clean certain window styles and materials. The truth is, some are easier to clean than others. Especially if you live in a multi-level structure, you may want to consider the function and tilt of some window styles (like single- and double-hung, awning, or casement) which will make cleaning top-floor windows easier.

Safety—from the inside out
Safety is a hot topic in window shopping. You want to select windows with great locking mechanisms and quality glass to dissuade potential intruders. But, especially for growing young families, safety also includes the window’s functionality from the inside. Do you have young children? If so, it would it be a good idea to have locks at adult heights, away from little hands. Additionally, some window styles may not be the best idea for children’s bedrooms when you consider the possibility of pinched fingers. There is no wrong answer, but bring your concerns to the Lifetime professionals so we can help you choose the safest options for your family.

If you live in the Beaverton, OR, area or neighboring cities, give Lifetime Windows & Doors a call. We would love to discuss your next window replacement project with you!

Lifetime Windows & Doors | 14710 Southeast Lee Ave. | Portland, Oregon 97267 | (503) 230-0500