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Important things to consider when buying replacement windows

Extreme climatic places require proper temperature control inside homes. Windows play an important role in supporting optimized heating and cooling which in turn helps in saving energy expenditures.  So when it comes to replacing old and spoiled windows, a little knowledge about the same is always helpful.  Here are a number of tips which one should keep in mind and find a best replacement window for the house.

Proper Dimensions

Measure all the sides of window and the supporting frame to get exact idea of the new windows to be bought. This will remove the chances of any leakage or any refitting to be done avoiding any additional costs. Homework should be done properly for choosing the best fit as the replacement.

Power Savings

Window replacement involves energy optimization in the house. Different types of windows are available like single pane, double pane, triple pane, gas filled, heat absorbing glasses etc. which support the internal temperature requirements and in turn lead to power cost savings. One should choose according to the climatic requirements and costs involved. Also energy star rating may be checked for efficient functioning of the window.

Safety Features

New Windows should be chosen provide adequate security measures such a proper locking and unable to open from outside to prevent any burglary. One should also consider safety according to children in house. Safety grills, half opening windows are some of the options for the same.

Styles and Format

It is mandatory that the new window matches the aesthetic appeal of the interior of the house and also add up to the visual. There are many different options like wooden windows, vinyl, aluminum, clad windows etc. from which one can select according to the internal architecture of the house so that it suits the need completely without looking odd.


New window should be easy to clean and maintain so that any damages can be avoided or controlled and the replacement lasts longer. Also the window should be easily operable so that you can eliminate the hassles of cleaning and maintenance.


Most importantly, the budget should be firstly decided and then search should be done to check a number of options across multiple stores/vendors so that the best cost effective option can be selected according to one’s requirement. Do a little research across your local market and also on internet to compare prices.

Summing up, find out a good professional contractor with good record of accomplishment. Discuss all the requirements in detail and fix the timelines and make sure it fits your requirements. Replacing windows is a crucial investment and needs serious considerations. Above points will help in choosing the best possible option.

Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team

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