When searching for replacement windows, you may find two technical terms to describe the quality of the windows – the U factor and the R factor. The U factor measures the transfer of energy and the R factor measures the window’s ability to contain energy. Ideally, replacement windows should have the lowest U factor and the highest R factor possible.
If you need to replace existing windows, you will first want to look at the frames to see if they will also need to be replaced. This will determine whether you need a new construction window or a replacement window. Take a good look at the sill or the casing that runs along the bottom of the window frame. If there is any rot here you will want to replace the entire window, frame and all.
When you visit with a Colorado Springs window contractor, you will soon how many different types of replacement windows you can buy. Without an experienced window specialist, the process of choosing a window could be daunting. At Heart House, you will get the personal attention you need to make the best decision about your replacement windows.