Often to find the optimal home improvement solutions, you’ve got to ask the right questions. Replacement windows are an investment that delivers value for the long term. With the extreme temperatures Omaha experiences, replacement windows can improve year-round comfort and offer attractive energy savings.
Here are some questions to help you gather the information needed to make an informed decision about window replacement.
1. How do I know it’s time to replace my windows?
Wood rot, peeling paint, and indoor temperatures that fluctuate based on where you are in a room are indications it’s time for replacement windows. If it’s difficult to open and close your windows, or if there is condensation between the panes, it’s time for new windows.
2. Will new windows help me save on utilities bills?
Today’s windows are more substantial than windows of the past. When upgrading from single pane to double or triple pane windows, you’ll see energy savings on your utilities bills. Most window replacements meet ENERGY STAR® requirements, and provide homeowners with the best opportunity for savings year-round.
3. Are there color choices when it comes to new windows?
Windows come in a host of colors from which to choose. Exterior window frames come in a range from white to black, and interior frames come in solid colors and wood grains to match your home’s interior.
4. How long are the windows covered by a warranty?
While none of us anticipate problems with window replacements, a good warranty can give you peace of mind in case the unexpected happens.
5. What type of window trim is available for my home interior?
As long as you’re getting your windows replaced, why not add a finishing touch to your home interior by adding decorative trim around your windows? Get a distinct, finished look that you’ll be happy with for years to come.
6. When will my window replacement project begin and end?
Custom windows aren’t always readily available and may take some time to order. But it will be worth it to get the perfect look for your home. Planning ahead is key when it comes to a smooth remodeling project.
7. What is the difference between fiberglass replacement windows and vinyl replacement windows?
While vinyl replacement windows offer a cost-effective replacement option, the biggest difference is the ability of fiberglass windows to endure the test of time. The durability of fiberglass windows gives Omaha homeowners confidence in their “forever” home.
8. Can you tell me about the cost of fiberglass windows?
Homeowners often use the cost of replacement windows to decide on what type of window materials to purchase. Wood windows can rot and require high maintenance. Vinyl windows may not last. But fiberglass windows offer you lasting value. Although fiberglass windows are a larger initial investment, they can save you time and money in the long run because you won’t need to have them replaced as early as vinyl, and you won’t have to do the maintenance wood frames require.
9. What type of customization is available when it comes to replacement windows?
Replacement windows come with lots of options. You’ll have multiple decisions to make based on your home’s architectural style, your taste and the function of each window. Complement your home’s look with the perfect customization in your new windows. Here are some details about style options.
Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows are great options for a variety of rooms throughout your home, and give you a beautiful and classic feel. They are the most popular window replacement style. They are typically longer vertically than horizontally and have a traditional look. Unlike single hung windows (which only allow the bottom sash to slide up and down), double hung windows allow movement from both the top and bottom sashes. They are extremely easy to clean, and they provide excellent airflow in a home.
If you want a stunning view, consider casement windows. Casement window sashes open to the right or left rather than vertically. They are typically operated by a crank or lever to make opening and closing easier. They are typically found above counters such as the kitchen or bathroom, and they are exceptionally energy efficient.
Hopper windows open upward. Their hinges connect the top of the window to the side of your home. Lifting the entire window allows for picturesque, clear views. They are great for ventilation, and since they open upwards, they can even be left open during rainy weather, making them a great option for moist climates. They offer added protection to your home since they are hard to enter from the exterior due to their outward movement.
Slider windows are large and seamless. They provide your home with remarkable views that abound with natural light. Because they slide to open, they don’t open outwardly. Their frames are strongly supported by your home’s walls and can hold a great deal of weight. They are easy to open and close and have a tight seal that makes them energy efficient. Their lack of complicated parts makes them easy to clean.
Bay windows add extra visual interest to a home. From an interior standpoint, a bay window can make a room look larger. Their design and size allow extra natural light into your home, brightening up your space. You have many options when it comes to bay windows, and they can be used for more than just a window. Large bay windows expand your dining area, and smaller bay windows can create a cozy sitting area or reading nook for your home.
Customized Fiberglass Windows to Fit Your Omaha Home
TeVelde and Co. can customize and install any type of replacement window you’re looking for, including fiberglass windows from locally manufactured EnerLux and cost effective vinyl options from ProVia. Single and double hung style windows are perfect for many homes. Casement and hopper windows give your home visual interest. And if you’re looking to add character, consider a unique grille pattern. Specialty shaped windows are available to complete your home’s customized look. All of these replacement windows can be tailored to suit popular home architecture found in the Omaha area— like ranch, craftsman and the popular farmhouse style.
We’re not about high pressure sales. At TeVelde and Co., we educate you on the options so you can make the best decision for your home and budget. Read what our customers say about us and check our services to learn more.