With 2023 already started, many people are thinking about ways to refresh and renew their homes.
One simple but effective way to do this is by replacing our home’s windows. Not only will new windows improve the appearance of a home, but they can also increase its energy efficiency and value.
If you’re considering replacing the windows in your home, we are here to help. Today we’re sharing a few things to keep in mind as you begin the process, including a few of our favorite brands.
How A Maryland Window Replacement Plan Can Reinvigorate Your Home
Replacing the windows of a home can give it a refreshed appearance for a number of reasons. First and foremost, new windows will look more visually appealing than old, worn windows. This is especially true if the new windows are of a different style or design than the old ones.
Additionally, new windows can improve the overall function and efficiency of a home. Old windows may be drafty or difficult to open and close, which can affect the comfort of a home. New windows, on the other hand, can be better sealed and easier to use, which can help to regulate the temperature inside the home and reduce energy costs.
Finally, replacing the windows can also increase the value of a home, as new windows are often seen as a desirable feature for potential buyers.
What You Should Consider When Replacing Your Home’s Windows
When looking into window replacement in Maryland, there are a few key factors to consider to ensure that you get the best possible windows for your home.
Type of Window Frame
The first thing to think about is the material of the window frame. Common options include wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum, each with their own pros and cons.
Wood frames are attractive and can be painted or stained, but they require more maintenance and can be prone to rot.
Vinyl frames are low-maintenance and energy-efficient, but they may not be as strong as other options.
Fiberglass frames are strong and energy-efficient, but they can be more expensive.
Aluminum frames are strong and affordable, but they are not as energy-efficient as other options.
Type of Window Glass
Another important factor to consider is the type of glass used in the windows.
Double-pane windows are more energy-efficient than single-pane windows, as they have an extra layer of insulation.
Low-emissivity (low-e) coatings can also be applied to the glass to reflect heat and reduce energy loss.
The type of opening mechanism (e.g. crank, slider, casement) can also be a consideration, as well as the overall style of the window (e.g. bay, picture, awning).
Finally, don’t forget to consider the reputation and warranties of the manufacturers and retailers.
Our Two Favorite Window Brands
At Johnson Lumber, we are proud to offer a wide range of windows. Each window is custom-ordered from manufacturers like Marvin Windows and United Window and Door. Should you need skylights, we also work with Suntek and Velux. Along with Johnson Lumber’s more than 100 years of experience guiding your window replacement process, you’re sure to get the right window for your project.
For made-to-order windows that will freshen up your home, read on for two window replacement brands we are excited to partner with.
Designed to fit your exact specifications, Marvin Windows offer a seemingly endless amount of customization options, features, energy-efficient innovations, and more.
Plus, Marvin Windows offers custom clad and stain colors, divided lite options, and high-quality wood species to choose from, meaning your windows can be personalized to fit the design and style you’ve already got in your home.
United Window And Door
Looking for single hung, double hung, casement, sliding, bay, bow, and/or garden windows? Look no further than United Window and Door.
With a manufacturing process that’s second-to-none and exceptional customer service, you get quality and choice at a price you can afford.
Work With Johnson Lumber For Your Next Maryland Window Replacement
Ready to give your home’s exterior a refresh in 2023? New windows might be just what you’re looking for.
To learn more about our options and to start planning your next project, contact the expert team at Johnson Lumber today.