A broken window is never fun. Not only is broken glass one of the worst things to clean, but a broken window exposes your house to the elements. Be sure to have a trained professional window installation service. Still, the window installation cost can be a minimum of $1,000. The silver lining is that if you can manage the extra expense, new windows can improve the soundproofing and energy efficiency of your home.
There are 2 major elements to any window: the frames and the panes. Frames hold the window in place. They can be made of a variety of materials, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. The best material for window frames today is vinyl. Vinyl is affordable, low maintenance, and moisture resistant. This means it doesn’t cost much to install and will last a long time.
Panes are almost always glass. The real choice lies in how many you install. Did you know a double paned window is up to 31% more energy efficient than a single paned one? The insulated air space between the panes slows heat and sound transfer. Adding certain gasses to the space provides even more energy savings. Some people also add glass coatings to reduce solar heat gain.