If you’ve recently purchased or built a home and didn’t upgrade your windows, you probably have “builder grade” windows. While these windows do the job, at least at first, and are practical for homeowners on a budget, they rarely meet the needs of homeowners long-term. If your home has builder grade windows, here’s what you need to know about the problems that can arise with them and how replacement windows can really improve your home and your life.
What to Know About Builder Grade Windows
Builder grade windows are basic-quality, affordable windows that builders install during the home construction process. Builder grade windows work for homeowners for a short period, but often start to show problems after a time. Builder grade windows are offered by mid-grade brands and are the window of preference for builders and buyers who want to keep their costs low.
These types of windows often lack features that make quality windows more energy efficient, easier to use, more functional and simply more beautiful. Over time, these windows will likely require more maintenance and become difficult to operate.
Why Quality Windows Beat Builder Grade Windows
Quality windows from a reputable replacement window manufacturer beat builder grade windows in every way. Here’s what you can expect when you install quality replacement windows.
Windows that Meet Your Aesthetic Needs
Whereas builder grade windows can be very plain and unimpressive in appearance, high quality windows come in a range of colors and may feature a variety of additional features, like hardware options and grille patterns. They’re more beautiful in every way – and often high quality replacement windows feature more customizations that allow you to install custom-sized and shaped windows to meet your and your home’s unique needs.
Improved Window Insulation & Energy Efficiency
It takes special glass, the right window frame material and a tight seal to make windows energy efficient. Renewal by Andersen spent years experimenting with energy efficient window design and materials to engineer award-winning energy efficient windows. Builder grade windows rarely include these features, and are far less energy efficient as a result.
Improved Window Functionality
Low quality windows may become difficult to open or close over time. Better replacement windows have a smooth functionality and are more user-friendly. They’re also made from higher quality materials that are more likely to last a lifetime.
Replace Your Home’s Builder Grade Windows Today
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island sells high quality windows with a 20-year warranty. Renewal by Andersen window frames are made from quality composite Fibrex material, which is created from a mixture of wood and resin to outperform wood or vinyl window frames.
Renewal by Andersen’s windows are long-lasting, durable, and have award-winning energy efficiency. Replace your builder-grade windows today with an outstanding product made by Renewal by Andersen of Long Island. Call today to make an appointment for a free consultation: 877-313-9052 or fill in the short form on this page.
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