Chicago Window Replacement
Replacing Your Windows
Windows are one of the most relevant architectural aspects of your home. They are aesthetically important to the exterior as well as the interior design, and provide an irreplaceable source of natural light while serving as an effective barrier to the elements.
You are likely to be overwhelmed by the prospect of replacing your windows, and rightfully so. Most people will only replace windows once in their lifetimes, making it a foray into unfamiliar territory at best. However, drafty rooms, deteriorating sills or frames, and windows that just won’t open on a warm day, will eventually have you searching for a contractor who knows windows.
At Supreme Windows, we can help you understand the benefits and limitations of various materials, what constitutes real value in any replacement window, and explain those pesky acronyms that represent levels of energy efficiency.
There are seemingly countless debates among contractors and homeowners alike when it comes to what window is the best window. While aluminum, wood, and vinyl are all perfectly acceptable materials, the main conflict exists between the proponents of vinyl and wood.
It is true that vinyl and wood windows perform very similarly when it comes to energy efficiency. Nevertheless, when you begin to factor in the lower cost of vinyl and the high maintenance requirements of wood windows, there is very little left to debate.
Additionally, vinyl window installation is less complicated; vinyl resists rot, termites, corrosion, and air pollutants—at about half the cost of wood window replacement. When it comes to appearance, vinyl does not peel, chip, pit, or easily fade, and it does not require regular sanding and refinishing to keep it looking beautiful year after year. Furthermore, if you want the look of wood with the ease vinyl, there are many convincing laminates including cherry, oak, and maple grained finishes available.
Choose a Reputable Contractor
Selecting an experienced and reputable contractor to perform any home repair or replacement project is vital to the ultimate success of the task. When it comes to windows, this is especially important. Window installation is not a DIY project. At Supreme Windows, our contractors have the experience and knowledge necessary to install your new windows efficiently and correctly. The finished project will exceed your expectations and add both beauty and value to your home.
Because window replacement is not a project you will be doing again anytime soon, there are some essential things to consider. Decide what you can afford to spend. You don’t necessarily have to replace all your windows at once. Select the ones that matter most and go from there.
Although it is perfectly fine to replace your existing windows with the same style, this is the time to consider various options. Would you like a window that opens more easily? Do you want to bring in additional light? Vinyl windows can be custom ordered in many variations of sliders, double-hung, casement, bay, and bow windows. Choose something that reflect your personal style, but remember custom windows can take a few weeks depending on the complexity of the design.
Lastly, know what the letters and numbers mean. With the high costs of energy, it is more important than ever to make sure you understand that beauty is only half of the window’s true value. The U-factor is especially important here in the Midwest where the winters can be long and brutal. When you reach out to our experts at Supreme Windows, you can rest assured we will help you make the perfect choice for your particular situation.
Supreme Windows—More Than a Name
Vinyl window replacement can add beauty, value, and style to your home—as well as saving you money year round by eliminating energy loss. Selecting the right type of glass can help protect your furnishings and carpets from sun damage, and can even reduce noise from the outside.
At Supreme Windows we are dedicated to our customers’ complete satisfaction. We take pride in offering service with integrity and the highest quality products available in the industry. Call us at (708)-251-0900 for high-quality vinyl window installation at competitive prices.