Window Functionality

Your windows play a big role in both the aesthetic and functionality of your home. Covering a large portion of your home’s exterior, your windows should be both pretty to look at it and energy efficient! With so many different replacement windows to choose from, it may be hard to determine which window designs are the best choice for your home. 

Before investing in a brand new set of replacement windows, determine which window features are most important to you. Is your main concern energy efficiency? If so, you want to install replacement windows that come with an ultra-durable vinyl frame.

Perhaps you need a place to rest your indoor plants. In that case you want to go for a garden window installation above your kitchen sink. Garden windows create a 3D, box-like shape, allowing your herbs and small plants to catch sunlight year round!

Choosing the right replacement windows for your home may seem overwhelming at first — but don’t worry! We’ve come up with a list of window features for you to consider before buying new windows for your home:

Opening Style & Direction

Windows can open up, down, out, in, and even left or right! Have you considered which direction you want your windows to open? Depending on where your windows are going to be installed within your home, you may want well-ventilated slider windows that open from left to right, or charming bow windows that open outward. 

Energy Efficient Frame Material

Most homeowners prefer energy-efficient windows that prevent heat and cool air from escaping outside of the home. However, you should know that you don’t have to sacrifice a beautiful window design for energy efficiency. Classic picture windows are very energy-efficient, but so are windows with vinyl-clad wood frames. Whatever your aesthetic goals may be for your home, rest assured there’s an energy-efficient window option available for you!

Type of Glass

Window glass is a feature that is often overlooked by homeowners. Few homeowners know that there are several glass packages to choose from, each one providing specific aesthetic and functional benefits to the home! At RJW Exteriors, we custom design decorative glass panes and simulated rails into your replacement windows. We believe your windows should reflect your home’s personality as much as possible!

Hardware Style & Finish

Depending on your home’s exterior, you may have certain hardware design preferences. If you’re looking for a classical and elegant look, you can install a beautiful set of bay or bow windows throughout your home. Our sophisticated wood frames bring out your home’s natural beauty in a way regular vinyl can’t!

Warranty Options

Replacement windows are no small investment to the home! Aside from physical features, you want to also consider the protective benefits that come with your new set of windows. Before putting any money down, you want to make sure your investment is protected. When looking at warranties, consider both how long the warranty lasts as well as what is covered. Product and labor warranties may vary from one window company to another. 

Learn More About the Replacement Windows RJW Exteriors Has to Offer by Calling Us Today!

Still undecided about what kind of windows are best suited for your home? Call RJW Exteriors today and ask to speak to one of our knowledgeable window contractors. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the kind of window replacements we have available. 

No need to continue googling “window company near me” when you have a team of window replacement experts ready to answer all of your window design-related questions! Call us today or submit a quick form online to grab your free, no-obligation project estimate.