5 Important Things to Remember When Shopping for New Windows

| August 4, 2017
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If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed while shopping for the best quality windows in Mississauga, ON, you’re not alone. Many homeowners find the numerous material and style options daunting, especially when considering how important each decision is throughout the buying process. For some, this can make the window shopping process twice as long, or worse…twice as expensive. The good news is the more you know about windows, the easier the process becomes. To help you find the perfect windows for your home we’ve created a short list of our top five industry tips to remember while shopping for your new windows.

#1 Always Check the Label

There are some things about a window you can’t tell simply from its appearance, like how well it insulates or which qualifications it’s passed. For this reason, it’s important to always check the label. A window’s label is similar to the labels you find on food as they contain any information the homeowner may need. You can find anything from the windows U-factor (the rating that determines its insulating capabilities) to whether or not it’s ENERGY STAR preferred simply by checking the label.

#2 Materials Matter

Throughout the buying process you’ll have a number of decisions to make in regards to the type of window you want. One of the most important decisions you’ll make, however, is the type of material you want for your windows. Your window’s material will help determine the comfort, energy efficiency, and savings your windows contribute to your home. Currently the most popular window materials on the market are wood, fiberglass, vinyl and aluminum. It’s important to remember that each comes with its own list of advantages and disadvantages, so you will want to research each one before making your decision.

#3 Most Windows are Customizable

If you find you’re having difficulty finding a specific window color or style, don’t stress over it. Many window materials can be either customized by hand (by simply staining or painting the frames) or custom ordered from the manufacturer.

#4 The Better the Window, the Better the Savings

Purchasing the right window is less of an expense and more of an investment, especially since the right window can help you save in areas like repairs, maintenance services, and monthly energy bills.

#5 Buy with Your Resale Value in Mind

Recent real estate reports have shown that homes with vinyl windows sell at a higher price than those without. In fact, homeowners with vinyl windows can expect up to an 80% return on the original cost of their windows once their home has sold. If you plan on reselling your home in the near future, we strongly recommend speaking to a real estate agent or visiting a local open house to find out which window style is considered standard in your area.

Want to learn more inside tips? Then there’s never been a better time to call or visit our experts at Magic Windows. Give us a call at 1-866-656-2442 or visit us at 75 Rowntree Dairy Road Woodbridge, ON L4L 6C8.

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