You don’t buy new vinyl windows for your home every day. You don’t even do it every year. And thank goodness for that! So when you do go through the process, you want to make sure you have every angle covered. There are a number of things to think through and this checklist for buying vinyl windows will help.
-What manufacturer do you want?
You already know you want vinyl windows, but there are plenty of companies that make them. Choosing a company with decades of experience and high-quality windows, like Milgard, can help make this decision easy.
-How much time does the manufacturing take?
You will need to know how long it takes the manufacturer to make the windows so you know how much lead time to include in your purchase. If you want the windows for the colder winter months, you will want to order them by a particular date in order to ensure they can be installed in time.
-How much time does installation take?
You will also want to know the details regarding installation. Will you need to be out of the way for a day? Two? Less? It is important to know the details upfront so you and your family can be prepared.
-How many panes are in the windows?
Old windows used to come with single pane glass. Now, you can get double or even triple pane options. Consider the differences between the two. Triple pane will cost more, but it will save you more energy as well.
-What are the hardware options?
Many vinyl windows can come with hardware of your choosing. You can look through the options and see what works best in the current style of your home.
-Are they Energy Star approved?
It is a good idea to know about the various ratings placed on windows, but even if you don’t know that much about the rating system, if the windows have the Energy Star label, that means they meet certain efficiency requirements. And these requirements are specific to your region of the country and different from those in other regions.
-Do you have any recommendations?
When you are speaking with a professional about vinyl window replacements in Seattle, WA, it is always good to ask for advice. You don’t have to take the advice, but listen to what they have to say. They work with windows each and every day and you don’t. Hearing what they have to say about your energy efficiency and other elements of your home can really help you out.
If you are ready to take your checklist in and buy vinyl windows, call Puget Sound Window & Door at 253-904-8658. You can also stop by and see some of the windows yourself. We’re located at 445 E Main Ave, Puyallup, WA 98372 and we’d love to see you and help you through the process. This checklist is just a start, but we’ll be by your side from beginning to end to help you fill in the blanks.