When you are about to invest in any type of home remodeling project, you want to know that it is worth your time and efforts. Replacement windows can do a lot for your Rocklin, CA home, but how long do they last? There is no one concrete answer for such a question. You need to understand the entire process of replacing windows to find out how long they will last. Here are some key items to consider.
The materials you choose for the frames determine a big part of how durable your replacement windows will be over time. The most popular choices on the market include vinyl, wood, and aluminum. Aluminum is strong and lasts a long time, but is not very good at insulating. This increases its costs as the years go by, but it can last 30-40 years before you need replacements. Wood is a traditional frame choice and gives a classic look, but only lasts 10-20 years if you maintain it well. The maintenance can be a pain for the homeowner as well. Vinyl is an outstanding material for replacement windows and efficient and durable as well as maintenance free. It is also the most popular option on the market.
Materials make a difference in longevity, but so does the quality of those materials. The workmanship and the quality of the material determine the rest of the durability of a window. In order to compare how long replacement windows will last, you need to know certain characteristics in the windows. The U-factor, for example, will measure the thermal efficiency in the window. The lower the number, the better the window. Also, the lower the number, the better the windows are built and the longer they will last. You also need to look at the warranties on the replacement windows. Durability is hard to measure, but comparing windows to each other can be done through the warranty. If you get a lifetime warranty, you don’t have to worry about longevity nearly as much. The manufacturer is willing to stand behind their product.
When you have information in these areas, you can get a better idea on how long the replacement windows you choose will last. Choose windows based on their warranty, workmanship, and material and then you can count on the performance you need. When questions arise, call Southgate Glass at 916-476-8396 and you can have a free consultation. You can also stop into the showroom at 6852 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823 and take a look at different replacement windows in Rocklin, CA that might work well in your home. Let’s work together to find the windows that are the most energy efficient and long lasting so you won’t have to worry about replacing windows again or paying too much on energy bills in the meantime. We’ll help you line up all of the details to get the perfect match for your home.