Replacing windows in your home is easy, but choosing the right materials is quite overwhelming because of the variety of shapes, styles and brand of windows to choose from. Before buying all the necessary materials, you need to consider three things: the window system, the material the window is made of, the type of glazing.
Determine first how much of the window you need to replace in order to choose the right window system. If your old window is rotted and damaged, you need to go with prime windows.
Choose the material that is appropriate in the style of your home. Windows are now available in vinyl, wood, clad wood, aluminum or fiberglass.
Next, choose the type of glass for your windows with either double-, triple- or quadruple-pane glass. Manufacturers now add inert gas between the panes to provide better insulation. There are also other features in the glasses, such as low-E coatings and impact resistant glass.