Now is a great time to replace your old windows—demand for window contractors is lower in the summer. But there are many options out there, so how do you narrow it down?
It’s a decision many homeowners struggle with! Perhaps you’re in the same boat. Have you decided you need replacement but are trying to decide which type of window to purchase? Talking to professionals is recommended, but keep reading if you want a quick guide before bringing in the pros.
Best Replacement Windows on the Market
What are the best replacement windows?
While this question is subjective in a way, there is a common characteristic shared among most of the best windows (products that get good ratings from consumers and are in high demand). This characteristic? Energy efficiency. The majority of window shoppers have energy efficiency at the top of their priority list. You probably do too!
Look for windows with:
- The blue ENERGY STAR® label
- More than one pane of glass
- Gas fills between the panes
- Low-E or other glazing that helps improve energy efficiency
In terms of style, picture windows (which are inoperable) as well as casement and awning windows have high energy efficiency marks.
Material & Style
Energy efficiency aside, reviews and ratings from other consumers are always good to look at when you’re shopping for windows (and anything else, really!). According to ConsumerReports.org testing, vinyl casement and double-hung windows are among the best.
“Best replacement windows” is very general. It’s best to break it down to be more specific. Start with where you need new windows. For instance, the best window for above your kitchen sink may be different than the best one for the front of your home.
Window Replacement in the Indianapolis Area
Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie offers high-quality vinyl windows from American Window and Great Lakes Window. We look forward to helping you improve your home’s energy efficiency, comfort and aesthetics with the right windows!
Contact us to learn more about our services or to discuss your project.