Cantor’s Corner: Vinyl Frame Replacement Windows
by Gregg Cantor
Resident Expert, The Home Pro Show
President, Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
There are many benefits to installing new windows in your home. They include energy efficiency, sound insulation and curb appeal. If you have aluminum frame or wood sash windows in your home now, replacement windows, also called retrofit windows, are an affordable, quick and painless way to improve your living and lower your energy bills.
You will be more comfortable in your home with dual glazed vinyl windows because there are more energy efficient. A better frame and glass package will ensure that heat stays indoors in the winter time and that your home will stay cool in the summer time by shielding out the sun.
With new windows, there are 2 pieces of glass. Having more glass as well as an air space inbetween the panes will insulate your home from outside sounds. With standard low-e glass, even airplane noise can be minimized.
Vinyl frame replacement windows will give your home a fresh new look. There are several frame colors to choose from, and you have the option of adding inserts to give your new windows the look of individual panes of glass.
New vinyl replacement windows are maintenance free and carry a lifetime warranty. Some manufactures even offer free glass breakage replacement.
For quality products and professional installation, I recommend Best Value Glass.