Basically there are three types of materials used.
- Aluminum windows, with their easily scratched painted surfaces, conduct both heat and cold, so they’re very poor insulators.
- Wood windows, which require constant painting and caulking, can absorb moisture, making them difficult to open and close. They can even rot.
- Solid vinyl windows, however, never need painting and won’t show scratches, because the color goes throughout the material. This is why vinyl windows are quickly becoming the most popular choice for both new construction and replacement applications…. and are the only replacement windows that we recommend to homeowners.
In addition, you should certainly consider custom-sized windows for the very simple reason that they’ll fit better. Stock-sized windows require extensive carpentry work both inside and outside your house. That can be very costly and inconvenient.
Alside custom-sized windows, the brand of replacement windows we offer, are manufactured to fit your existing window opening. You get the style and options you want, maintain the glass area and get superior insulation values.
If you are thinking of replacing old and drafty windows, give us a call at (513) 821-5095 for a free, no pressure, no hype price.