Which type of window is best for our home in Vermont?

Which Type Of Window Are Best For Our Home In Vermont?

Our Clients In Chittenden County And The Greater Burlington, Vermont Area Bring All The Benefits of These Windows to Their Homes

The best windows for your home can really help you love and feel comfortable instead of just liking it.

In this post, you can discover what the best types of windows are, pros and cons. You can also find out other honorable mentions.

So why do you want new windows? 

Do your current windows not open or close properly? Or is there more of a draft? 

The most energy efficient window would be a picture window or fixed window. The only down side? You guessed it, they aren't designed to be opened or closed. 

After that you would be looking at a casement or awning window. The reason being is that they make a much tighter seal compared to a traditional double hung window or sliding window. 

From there are a ton of different materials used from vinyl, wood, fiberglass, and wood incased in aluminum.  

Those actually go in order of life span and how premium of a product it is. With vinyl or wood you would be looking at roughly 15-20 years before they would need to get replaced. Fiberglass and aluminum windows are 40+ years or even longer if the seals hold up. 

For the panes of glass traditionally in Vermont you have two panes. However recently the cost of triple pane glass has decreased and makes it much more affordable than the past. 

Triple pane glass is an awesome product that makes your home much more comfortable.  

For our own house we are replacing all of the double hung windows with triple pane, casements, fiber glass exterior with wood interior. 

Some of the sliders we will replace with fixed windows that we never open and some with triple pane slider. 

Next time you are out and about take a peak and see what windows you are around and which are the most comfortable. 

About the author 

Bill Wockenfuss

Bill is a Remodeling and General Contractor located in Colchester VT Serving the Greater Burlington Vermont Area 

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