Choosing a new type of window can be a daunting task for anyone trying to replace their windows. Home improvement stores have countless brands to choose from, and each brand carries several different materials. Wood, aluminum and vinyl are some of the most popular materials. Like anything, each has its own benefits and drawbacks that you should be aware of when choosing new windows.
Good ol’ wood. It’s been around for centuries so we have definite proof that it’s long lasting. Granted, it was the only choice for windows for a long time, but there’s no denying that it is a great insulator against the hot summers and cold winters. Wood windows are some of the most aesthetically pleasing on the market, and can be painted to match your home décor.
On the other hand, wood is an expensive material and can be prone to swelling or even rotting. Great care needs to be taken when installing wood windows to ensure there aren’t any gaps between the window and the pane. Gaps could lead to rotting and a costly repair.
Aluminum can be a perfect choice for window replacement in Hamilton, OH if you’re looking to save some money. They are also low maintenance so they save money over their lifetime. Aluminum windows won’t rust or corrode and can be powder coated to meet your specific desires. This material can also be customized to fit basically any dimensions you can think up.
But like many things, saving money isn’t always the best choice when it comes to quality. Aluminum windows easily conduct heat, so your electric bill could potentially be higher in the winter with aluminum windows.
Like aluminum, vinyl is both affordable and low maintenance. In fact, vinyl is the cheapest option for window replacement in Hamilton, OH. However, they can get a little expensive if you need them to be custom fitted. Vinyl offers superb insulation from the heat and cold. Vinyl also can come in pretty much any color you can think of, but over time the colors can fade and will need to be replaced, since they can’t be painted.
If none of these choices sound appealing, you can opt to composite window made of fiberglass and wood pulp. Since they’re made of recycled wood pulp, they are more eco-friendly than any of their window counterparts. Composites are also stronger than wood and vinyl and are nicely priced in the middle of the two. They’re slightly more expensive than vinyl and slightly cheaper than wood.
Like vinyl, composites can fade over time (but they’re supposed to be more fade resistant). Luckily, if they do happen to fade you can repaint them instead of having to replace them.
Whatever your price range or personal liking, we’re able to help. We offer all kinds of replacement windows. Come visit us today or give us a call at 513-825-4455 to find out how we can provide window replacement in Hamilton, OH.