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How to Choose Windows for Your New Home

6/11/2015 9:20:34 PM

Are you in the process of building a new home? If you’re going for a high-end look, the building materials you select are very important. After all, you want the finished construction to look beautiful from day one and for many years to come.

The windows in your new home play a key role in aesthetics, durability and functionality. For this reason, you need to choose your windows carefully. Take a look at the most important factors to consider when choosing new windows.


Investing in high-quality windows upfront saves you time, money, and hassle on premature replacements in the future. Quality is determined by window materials, construction techniques, number of panes, energy-efficient features, and more.

Choose a brand that has proven its windows stand the test of time by delivering the best features for performance and durability. Not sure how different brands stack up? Check out Consumer Reports for ratings and recommendations from a neutral third party.


The type of warranty a new window comes with is one way to tell if it’s high quality. Compare warranty lengths, transferability, exclusions and whether installation is included. Weather Shield warrants that its products and insulated glass shall be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of 20 years, unless otherwise specified.

Window Material

The material you choose largely affects window efficiency, durability, maintenance and aesthetics. Some popular choices include:
  • Fiberglass
  • Fiberglass-clad
  • Vinyl
  • Vinyl-clad
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum-clad
  • Architectural grade
  • Impact-resistant windows

Window Type

The type of window you choose determines its shape, how it operates and how large it is. Some popular choices include:
  • Single- and double-hung
  • Casement
  • Awning
  • Sliding
  • Bow and bay
  • Specialty shapes

Custom-Fit Windows

While many windows may ordinarily come in particular standard dimensions, you can seek a custom size to create a more classy appearance from both inside and outside your new building.

Custom sizing also ensures the perfect fit, keeping unwanted airflow at bay so your new home is as energy efficient as possibly. It’s easy to recoup the extra cost of customizing your windows when you save every month on heating and cooling expenses.

Speak with a Professional: Contact Weather Shield

Choosing the windows for your new home is one of many tasks on your long to-do list. Ease the process by speaking directly with a professional. This is easier, faster and more reliable than researching everything yourself. With a professional on the phone, you can ask everything from which window materials they recommend to the advantages of different window types.

Remember, in the end, choosing the right windows is just as important as pinpointing which flooring, lighting, and paint goes in to your new home.  For personalized help finding windows to fit your property, budget, and lifestyle, please contact Weather Shield today. You can also find a dealer near you for recommendations. Our premium dealers are highly trained window professionals with the knowledge and expertise needed to ensure your 100% satisfaction.

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