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How to choose replacement windows in Decatur, IL

How to choose replacement windows in Decatur, IL

It can’t be said enough that replacement windows are a sound investment in your home. Not only because they provide you with a view to the outside world, but because they can help you be more energy efficient and can offer a lot of character to a room or your home.

All that being said, there are a couple things that you need to realize when trying to decide which replacement windows are ideal for you, your home, and your budget.

Terms you’ll likely run in to while searching for replacement windows: 

  • Sash: the frame that holds the glass and has the ability to move for functionality.

  • Muntins: the strips of wood or metal that divide light and offer a traditional look.

  • Mull: when two or more replacement windows are joined together.

What to think about:

  1. Placement. Depending on the window style, you’ll have to account for different space needs depending on how they move. Make sure to think about both interior and exterior space when considering replacement windows so you get the most out of them.

  2. Ventilation. One of the main uses of replacement windows is ventilation, but not all rooms of your home require ventilation so keep this in mind when determining the placement of replacement windows for various rooms of your home.

  3. Style. Certain material types might be better suited for your home and décor in Decatur than others, so make sure to keep this in mind as you peruse all of the options available to you.
Of course there are a number of other factors that will be considered in your decision regarding replacement windows, but these are a handful to get you started. If at any point you have questions about our replacement windows, drop by the Decatur showroom, give us a call at 217-423-7722 or arrange an in-home consultation with us via the online scheduler.

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