Doing your research before making a significant investment like a window replacement helps ensure you get your money’s worth. Renewal by Andersen® of Oklahoma, your go-to contractor in the state for all your windows replacement needs, lists below the things you need to consider before making a purchase.
Wood Is Not the Most Durable Material
Wood has long been the go-to material for windows. But the wood used to make these windows long ago was tougher than what’s used in most windows today. Nowadays, most window frames are built with farmed lumber, which isn’t given enough time to mature. The end result is less durable wooden frames.
Fortunately, alternative materials offer better durability. Moisture-resistant vinyl is the most cost-effective and popular alternative to wood.
However, many homeowners still prefer wooden windows because of their classic visual appeal. Luckily, newer and more durable materials, like Fibrex®, can mimic the texture and feel of wood. Fibrex is made of wooden fibers, but unlike wood, isn’t vulnerable to moisture-related problems like rot and fungal growth.
Climate Can Affect a Window’s Durability
Even the most durable window frame won’t last long in a climate it’s not suited to. Consult a qualified contractor to find out which windows are best suited to your local climate.
You Can Recoup Your Investment From Curb Appeal and Resale Value Alone
The color and style of your new windows are more important than you think. Everyone knows windows can enhance your home’s curb appeal, but not many know that you can get roughly 73% of your investment on windows back when you sell your home. And your curb appeal is one of the factors that can determine your property’s resale value.
To get a good ROI on your new windows, you need to make sure they’re installed properly. That’s why you should only hire qualified contractors.
Renewal by Andersen of Oklahoma offers a wide variety of premium windows, including casement and picture windows. To request an estimate, call us at (405) 212-5936 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Tulsa and Oklahoma City (OKC).