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Factors To Consider When Comparing Different Replacement Windows

by Camila Holland

When you decide to replace one of the windows in your home, you may plan to visit a window retailer to look at the available options and schedule a visit from an installer. As you peruse the choices, it's easy to get focused on the price — and the price is indeed important, but shouldn't be the only factor that you consider. You may shortlist two or three replacement windows that you're thinking about buying. It's worthwhile to stand in front of the sample windows with a feature sheet for each in your hands so that you can compare these options to help you make your decision.

Opening Vs. Non-Opening

When you're looking at different models of windows, you'll likely come across some that open and some that don't. While you might simply look for the same type of window that you're replacing, you can switch things up. If you seldom opened the window in the past, you may wish to save money by buying a non-opening replacement window. Conversely, if you had a non-opening window but wished many times that it would open to allow some air to flow into the room, an opening window is a good choice. This might especially be applicable in the bathroom, as the window would allow for humidity to leave the room quickly after you shower.

Direction Of Opening

If you decide that you want a window that opens, you should give some thought to the direction in which it opens. While some windows slide up and down, others open to the left or to the right. There's no universal benefit to either direction, but you may find that one direction better suits the space. For example, if the window is on the side of your home, you may opt for it to open toward your backyard instead of the street, as this may reduce some of the noise of traffic that carries into your home.


While it's conventional to have square or rectangular windows throughout your home, you can definitely add some visual appeal by opting for a replacement window with a different shape. Your installer shouldn't have any trouble installing a new shape of window; the wall around the window will simply need to be cut slightly differently. A window with a square bottom and square sides but an arched top, for example, can not only add a little more light into your house, but also look sharp.

For more information, talk to a company like Jerry Newman Roofing & Remodeling, Inc.