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It’s true, one of the first things that people look into when buying a new house or thinking about renovating their own home are the windows. Good and energy efficient windows in Riverside and other Southern California areas have always been a priority for many homeowners and are proven to reduce the electricity bills. However, many times it can be hard to sort our which replacement windows are good and which are bad.

Some of the most important aspects when looking for new replacement windows for your home are:

1. Window Styles

Many of us would agree that when designing our homes or renovating them, we tend to adapt the styles of our new windows to the overall aesthetic of the building. There are historical and traditional buildings and houses, and it is of big importance to choose an eco-friendly window which are well balanced with the overall look and feel of the house, when looked at it from the outside.

However, the technology of replacement energy-efficient windows has advanced and it offers traditional and historic windows for homes with single or double hung units, but also modern casement or awning windows for the homes with a more modern appeal and style.

2. Window Material

Another thing worth mentioning when choosing new windows for your home is the material of the window frame. Nowadays, the most common window materials used are:

  • wood
  • vinyl
  • aluminum
  • fiberglass
  • composite
  • steel

First of all, wood, aluminum and fiberglass stand for efficient window units and share strong and durable properties. Vinyl is also a very efficient material, and with its multi-glazed properties, it has been one of the best materials for the cold winter months, as for its great energy-saving properties, but also for its durability – vinyl windows look really good even after a decade of using them.

On the other side, steel windows are normally considered as more industrial window units and elements however with the industrial design that is incorporated in many modern homes, they have again reached fame. In general, fiberglass and wood are the most adaptive items that work well with eco-friendly windows.

3. Choosing The Right Window

The third phase of the process you should be fond of is when you get to choose the perfect replacement window for your home. Nowadays, there are many standard types of replacement windows, each sharing unique properties on its own:

  • double-hung windows, that can be opened from the top and bottom
  • casements, that can be opened with a crank and ideal for hard-to-reach places such as over the kitchen sink
  • double-pane windows, using two pieces of glass that may have an inert gas (krypton or argon) between them – made to insulate better than air
  • mullions, vertical and horizontal dividers that give windows a traditional look and are great for easy cleaning
  • tilt-out windows, that let you clean the exterior from the inside

The right window for your home is always a matter of consultation with the right team of of people like us at Tenco. Depending on the size of your home, your most basic needs for light and illumination in your home and obviously matching the style of your home – a cost-effective decision with energy-efficient replacement windows is always the best end result guaranteeing long-term comfort!

Need More Information?

Tenco is your local trusted window installation company. Give us a call today at (866) 272-1451 and a friendly representative will be happy to answer all your questions and guide you through each step of selecting the perfect window for your home. Ask us about a FREE no-obligation in home estimate and to see if you qualify for the HERO Financing Program which offers low fixed payments that can be spread across 5, 10, 15 or 20 years.

Tenco offers window installation services in the Riverside and San Bernardino County areas including, Orangecrest, Corona, Temecula, French Valley, Eastvale, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Grand Terrace, Redlands, Highland, Moreno Valley, Perris and other Inland Empire cities.

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