Things to Look For When Buying New Windows

High quality new windows bring beauty and comfort to your home and they are a worthwhile investment that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come. But, when you first start doing your research, you may find that there are a lot of different variables to consider. Here are some of the basic things to look for when buying new windows for your home.

#1: Quality.
Sacrificing quality could be a bad idea when it comes to new windows. Low quality building products can actually cost you more money in the long term, so installing high quality windows from reputable brands such as Milgard or Simonton, is your best bet. These products are reliable and durable and are tested for strong structural integrity. A high quality product will give you peace of mind knowing that the windows will last for decades.

#2: Energy efficiency.
The Pacific Northwest gets lots of different weather patterns throughout the year. Whether it’s a scorching summer like we’ve had recently or a record-breaking snow storm like we had earlier this year, your windows need to be able to keep the climate inside your home comfortable year round. Installing Energy Star certified windows that have low-E coatings are one way to provide an additional layer of protection from the elements, making your home more comfortable and your utility bill more manageable.

#3: Design.
Windows come in all sorts of style and designs, and our team at Lifetime Windows & Doors can help give you the design options you want to match your home’s specific style and décor. Whether its casement windows or double hung windows or a beautiful picture window that overlooks your yard, we can help you find the right window within your budget.

No matter what kind of window you’re interested in, we can find some that fit your home’s style! We’re proud to offer a wide selection of windows that are rated high with Energy Star labels. Lifetime Windows & Doors is honored to be a three-start trade ally of Energy Trust of Oregon. Our team is happy to answer any questions you have about energy efficiency or other important differences between various window styles. In addition, there are rebates and incentives for eligible energy-efficient windows, so you can save money at the same time! Contact us today if you need expert advice on window installation or window replacement in Oregon and Washington.