March 21, 2014
If you're anything like other homeowners who are (possibly long overdue) shopping for windows in Buffalo, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed right about now. The sheer volume of replacement window options is enough to leave anyone puzzled; single-hung, double-hung, bay windows, bow windows, casement, garden and sliding windows.
Considering the role they play in home resale value, not to mention appearance, it's understandable that you want to make the right choice the first time. Let's take a look at some of the most pertinent considerations, to help you get the best windows for your money.
How Long Will You be in Your Home?
Buying new windows can be exciting, and sometimes it's easy to get caught up in all the choices, that we forget to think long term. Aside from the aesthetic benefits they offer, your new windows may serve as a key selling point one day. If you plan to be in your home for more than 3-5 years, look for replacement windows known for their long lifespan, weather resistance and color protection.
Which Matters More: Appearance, Cost or Durability?
Ideally you'll want windows that delivers a combination of all three, despite the notion that you'll have to choose just one key feature. If you're looking for a more modern set of windows, there are many styles which can withstand years of sun, wind and rain. Just as there are many affordable windows which offer a high-end appearance. These are just two examples of course. An experienced window company can help you decide which type is ideal for your home.
What Type of Windows do You Currently Have?
In many replacement scenarios, it's advisable to replace your windows with similar design styles. The most significant advantage of this, is that there is no need for cutting or other structural adjustments. Many homeowners lean towards this option, while some also add one or two custom window upgrades - such as a Bay or Bow window.
Wonder Windows Buffalo, one of the leading window installers, has been installing new replacement windows for over 15 years. We serve the entire Buffalo area and surrounding suburbs, and offer an incredible selection of windows in prices to meet every budget.
Schedule a free in-home consultations, with one of our window replacement specialists.