When it comes to shopping for replacement windows for your Dayton home, it is easy to get swept up in the fancy terminology and impressive statistics that manufacturers boast about with their glass coatings and insulating gas mixtures. However, it is the window frame that may play the single most important role in improving your home’s efficiency and making a real difference in your monthly bills. Here is why the window frame is what you should really be paying attention to.
The Window Frame Creates the Seal
While heat transfer through glass is certainly a problem when you are trying to keep your home comfortable, the biggest losses are typically caused by failing seals around the window frame that allow drafts. With glass, there is at least some protection against gusts of wind and other weather events, but with drafty windows, the outside air is literally infiltrating your home. Oftentimes the cause of these drafts is that the window frame has warped or become damaged as your house settles over time and temperatures change throughout the year. With modern window frame materials like Fibrex, you can be sure that your new windows will not be subject to the same kind of warping, cracking, or pulling away from your home to create drafts.
The Window Frame Affects The Lifespan of your Windows
Another important factor is that different window frame materials have an impact on how long your new windows will last and how much maintenance you will have to perform year after year. With low maintenance frame options like Fibrex, you won’t have to worry about repainting or other time-consuming tasks like you would with a wood-framed window. Even with minimal options, these new window frames are built to last longer. They won’t rot due to moisture, and they won’t start to come apart. If you opt for a cheaper option, you may find that you’ll be buying windows again in just a few short years, and you’ll have the same problems with keeping your house nicely sealed up.
It is impossible to understate the importance of a quality window frame when you plan your Dayton home remodel. All of the glass treatments in the world can’t help you if you still have leaks around your frame, or if your window frames fall apart after just a few years.If you are ready to take your window shopping to the next level, contact Renewal by Andersen today and schedule your free consultation. Our Fibrex window frames are the window solution of the future.