At Northern Virginia Roofing we believe the more you know about your home’s window the better able you will be to make an informed decision about replacing them. Here are several important questions you may have about your windows.
Why should I consider replacing my old windows?
New replacement windows fit properly because they are custom made to fit the existing opening. New windows give your home added beauty, security, and energy efficiency. You will see a significant savings in your energy bill in the very first month after replacing your existing windows with new, energy efficient replacement windows.
Is all glass used in replacement windows the same?
No. Special consideration should be given to glass options such as tempered glass, Low-E glass, Argon gas, Krypton gas, and heat mirror. Each option offers various levels of energy efficiency and safety.
What should I look for in a replacement window warranty?
We believe that a manufacturers faith in it’s own product should be reflected in their Product Warranty. Simply put, if the manufacturer believes in its own product, that product should have a great warranty. All windows installed by Northern Virginia Roofing are covered by full manufacturer warranties along with our own workmanship guarantee.
Which window material will work best for me?
There are four basic materials used in making windows: aluminum, wood, fiberglass and vinyl. While all offer different benefits, you’ll want to choose the one with the best thermal performance characteristics, the longest warranty, and the window that looks best on your home. Aluminum windows are inexpensive, but are poor insulators. Vinyl and fiberglass windows offer good energy efficiency, but durability can be an issue. Traditional wood windows are beautiful, but require maintenance. The Andersen windows installed by Northern Virginia Roofing offer the best of all worlds, combining the beauty of wood with the energy-efficiency of advanced insulation.
Which is more important in saving energy, the frame or the glass?
Seventy percent of an average window is glass; therefore, your biggest opportunity to save on energy comes from the glass. Remember, however, that the frame still makes up 30% of the window. Quite often, a replacement window will feel drafty around the edges. A frame that lacks insulating value generally causes this problem. That’s why every window we install includes a frame that has superior insulating performance.
Should I use a professional remodeler to install my windows?
The quality of any product is only as good as its installation. An improper installation could reduce the energy efficiency of the window, do structural damage to your home, and even void the manufacturers’ warranty. Our installation experts are trained to do the job right the first time. This ensures maximum performance from your windows and eliminates future problems. From start to finish, we guarantee you will be satisfied with your installation experience.
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