You really need to be careful when choosing replacement windows. Because of the large profit margins involved, some window contractors will attempt to sell you windows that you don't even need. When you deal with us, you won't need to worry about this kind of thing. We want every customer to be completely satisfied, and that means getting only what you need. For window replacement Greensboro has the very best on earth. In the field of window installation Greensboro can also offer the cream of the crop.
Window replacement is less necessary on older homes, mostly because the frames were made from old-growth wood. The grain is much tighter on these woods, and that allows them to last a lot longer. Of course, your home is unlikely to have these things, which means that the windows and frames need to be replaced every 10-20 years. When you do this, we recommend that you replace all your windows at the same time, as it tends to be a lot less expensive in terms of cost per window.
The first thing you will need to do is decide whether you want single-hung windows or double-hung windows. If you are looking to save some money, we would definitely recommend single-hung windows. Standard windows have two panels (also called "sashes"): One on top and one on the bottom. The bottom panel can be lifted up to open the window, and this is the case for both single and double-hung windows.
The difference is that, on a double-hung window, you can also open the top panel. If you don't like either of these options, you can go with a casement window. These are usually opened with a crank and can be very nice for those hard-to-reach places. Window installation is a little harder, but not by much.
Next, you will need to decide how many panes your windows should have. Single-pane windows consist of a single piece of glass, and are seldom used these days. In fact, you aren't likely to even see a single-pane window unless you are looking at an older home. Because these windows are so inferior in terms of energy-efficiency, there is no reason for a single-pane window installation unless you are restoring a historical property.
Double-pane windows and triple-pane windows are much more common options. These will do a great job of sealing your home, and we have already talked about how much that can lower your electric bills. It might surprise you to know that these multi-pane windows have special gases between their panes. Krypton and argon are probably the two most common gases used for this purpose. Both are inert (meaning they are not dangerous) and make much better insulators than air alone.
When it comes down to it, windows need to be both decorative and functional. We understand this fact better than anyone else, and we guarantee that hiring us will be the best thing that ever happened to your windows. Whether you are concerned with security, energy-efficiency, or appearance, our window contractors will work hard to make sure that your needs and desires are met.