Replacing windows isn’t something that homeowners often have to do, so it’s natural to have worries, especially when there are several misconceptions surrounding the entire process. We can help you get rid of any fears, however, by uncovering the truths about this advantageous home improvement. As the leading local contractor, Renewal by Andersen® of Nashville sheds some light on popular window replacement myths like the following:
Vinyl Is the Best Window Framing Material
Wood may be the most popular framing material because of its unparalleled beauty and charm, but vinyl’s affordability and low-maintenance properties make it an excellent alternative. That said, vinyl isn’t without flaws. It’s highly susceptible to extreme changes in temperature, weathering and constant use. It’s also not uncommon for vinyl to require repairs after just a few years of installation.
Our quality Fibrex® frames, on the other hand, ensure that our replacement units, from double hung to casement windows, stay beautiful and operate smoothly for 20 years or more under harsh conditions. Like vinyl, Fibrex is nearly maintenance-free, but unlike vinyl, it won’t warp or melt. In fact, we guarantee that it won’t peel, flake or crack for years.
Window Ratings Don’t Matter
While some window styles are already more efficient than others because of their structure, it still pays to check their National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) ratings. A variety of other factors contribute to a window’s energy efficiency like the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, or a window’s ability to reflect solar heat, and the U-factor, or its ability to insulate your interior. Both of these directly affect your home’s comfort, so be sure to look for replacement windows with a lower value for maximum benefits.
Window Replacement Is Not a Winter Project
The warm days of summer and fall make them the best seasons for home improvement, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t schedule upgrades in winter. Compared to other projects, a replacement is not as disruptive. Most replacements usually take just one day, so the weather shouldn’t be a problem.
Interested in a window replacement for your home? Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Nashville. We also offer quality replacement doors. Contact us today at (615) 238-9463 to schedule a free consultation. We serve Clarksville and the surrounding Tennessee communities.