Choosing the Right Window for Your Home

How do you choose the right window for your home? How do the professional contractors choose a window for their projects? The check points below are used by the pros; review and be confident in your choice.


  • Invest windows that are ENERGY STAR
  • Windows with a warm-edge spacer system reduce heat loss and condensation
  • Multi-chambered vinyl extrusions give added insulating protection and strength


  • A top-of-the-line block and tackle balance system will operate smoothly and never need adjustment or lubrication
  • Vinyl windows will never need painting
  • Look for windows that tilt in for easy cleaning


  • Windows with a sleek design allow for maximum glass area and have a less bulky appearance
  • Attractive, low profile hardware will draw attention to what’s outside rather than what’s on the window
  • Insist on true white vinyl – some vinyl windows may have an unattractive “blue-ish” tint
  • Select a company that allows you to illustrate your individual style whether it be through colors, hardware, grid configurations or shapes
  • Aside from aesthetic options, it is important to have functionality options such as screens and glazing


  • Choose a window with adequate wall thickness and multi-chamber construction
  • Heavy-duty hardware and components are a must to ensure a lifetime of performance


  • Choose a company with a solid reputation and a history of standing behind its products
  • A warranty is only as good as the company behind it
  • Contractor Talking with Homeowners