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Replacement Windows

The Advantage of Full-Frame Window Replacement

If you are a homeowner, window replacement might be something that has crossed your mind. Whether you have just moved to a new home and would like to update the windows or if it is simply time to replace the windows in your current home, WinChoice USA is here to help. 

As the premier replacement window manufacturer, seller, and installer in the Southeastern United States, WinChoice USA is your one-stop-shop for all things window-related. 

So you are looking into replacement windows. Should you go with a standard window replacement or a full-frame window replacement? Continue reading below to learn more. 

Full-Frame Window Replacements vs. Standard Replacements

Before we can begin to discuss which window replacement would work best for your home, it is important to understand the difference between the two methods of replacement. That said, if you stay up to date with the WinChoice USA blog, you may have heard us talk about the two window replacement styles before. 

Most often, when we are discussing these two styles of window replacements, we refer to the windows as replacement windows and new construction windows — with new construction windows being full-frame window replacements. New construction windows and full-frame window replacements are the same type of window used in two different situations. In new construction, the window is mounted to the wooden infrastructure of the wall while the home is being built. When used in a standard window replacement situation, new construction windows become known as full-frame replacement windows because the frame of the old window must be removed so that the replacement windows can be installed just as they would be in a new construction build.

The Case for Standard Window Replacement

While we fully advocate for full-frame replacements, we do believe that standard window replacements can sometimes be the best option. For one, standard window replacement is more affordable than full-frame window replacements because the installation process is less intensive. In addition to having a less intensive installation process, the material cost of the windows will also be lower — as the windows are made smaller so they can be mounted on the interior of the existing window frame. In short, standard window replacements can prove to be beneficial in some situations. 

If you have any questions about standard window replacements and would like to discuss the logistics with a member of our sales team, contact us today. 

Why Choose Full-Frame Replacement Windows

Before we begin advocating for full-frame replacement windows, we want to point out that while they are more expensive, they add greater value to your home in the long run. So when you are looking at the two window replacement options, consider the installation of full-frame windows as an investment. But why does our window replacement and installation team recommended full-frame window replacements?

Efficiency

If you are looking for window replacements that are energy-efficient, we always suggest that you choose full-frame window replacements. In standard window replacement, the new window is mounted directly to the frame of the existing window. When this is done, there is an increased risk of airflow and energy loss in your home as there are now two critical seals along the exterior of the window — the seal between the old frame and the wall and the seal between the old frame and the new frame. 

Aesthetics

If there is one reason that you should always consider full-frame replacement windows it is because of their aesthetic value. When you have full-frame replacement windows installed, you don’t have to sacrifice any windowpane surface area. 

When a standard window is mounted within the frame of another existing window frame, the surface area of the pane is significantly decreased as the window must be manufactured to a smaller scale. 

Durability

When it comes to having a durable, long-lasting replacement window installers, there are no options better than full-frame window replacements. Due to the installation method, you can rest easy knowing that your windows are secured in a low-risk way that increases energy efficiency and protects your home. 

Standard replacement windows, if damaged or improperly installed, can lead to future home damages that could otherwise be unavoidable. Full-frame window installation allows the installation team to firmly seal and secure the replacement windows in a way that will last for years to come. 

For Full-Frame Replacement Windows, Think WinChoice USA

At WinChoice USA, we are dedicated to bringing our customers high-quality windows that are built to last. That’s why we manufacture, sell, install, and warranty all of our windows.

If you are considering window replacements for your home, we urge you to contact us today to get in touch with one of our sales managers to discuss cost and logistics. We look forward to working with you to find the best possible replacement windows for your Southeastern home.

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Energy Efficient Windows

Energy Efficient Windows: 3 Advantages to Installing Energy Efficient Windows

Have you ever wondered if it makes sense to install energy efficient windows in your home? In today’s post, we’re tackling some of the biggest advantages for energy efficiency in the home. Stay tuned to learn more or be sure to check out our video below!

Needless to say, there are plenty of myths out there about energy efficient windows. What’s true and what’s not? Let’s start by breaking down three of the biggest advantages to energy efficient windows.

WHY CHOOSE ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS?

Advantage #1: Save Money On Energy Costs

First and foremost, you can save big on energy costs. When less air from outside gets in and less of your heated or cooled air gets out, you save big on energy costs. When it comes right down to it, saving money is likely to be the biggest advantage for most people who are interested in energy efficient windows.

Advantage #2: Stay More Comfortable

Of course, saving money on energy costs means that you’ll stay more comfortable too. After all, you want to make sure that you can set your thermostat to the temperature you want and have it stay that temperature. No one likes to feel a draft of cold wind blowing in from outside. It’s equally frustrating to turn the air conditioner on only to be sure that your cooled air is finding its way outside through a crack in your windows.

Advantage #3: A Better Home

Lastly, modern window technology makes your home better for a number of reasons. From letting in more light to reducing the damage to furniture, carpets, and art around your home, new windows just make life easier in your home. New windows allow you to enjoy the benefits of natural light without having to worry about damaging UV rays causing problems in your home. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Bonus Advantage: It’s Better For The Environment

Because your HVAC unit doesn’t have to work as hard and you’re able to let more natural light in and keep your lights off for longer, you’re also doing some good for the environment. The less your major appliances have to work and the less electricity you use, the easier it is on the grid in your area. In other words, energy efficient windows are a win/win for everyone involved.

MAKE THE SWITCH TODAY AND GET A FREE ESTIMATE!

At the end of the day, saving money is always a top priority. That’s why energy efficient windows make so much sense! On average, people save between 5% and 30% on their energy costs depending on their location. There are plenty of great reasons to take advantage of energy efficient windows, so if you’re thinking about making the switch, don’t hesitate to contact us today with any questions you may have. We’re more than happy to help!

At WinChoice USA, we go above and beyond to provide our customers with custom windows made specifically for their homes. No matter your needs, we can help. Contact us today to get a free estimate for your project!

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Replacement Windows

Home Improvements & Home Value: Where Does Window Replacement Stand?

As a homeowner, every single home improvement project is planned and executed for a reason. For some, they have moved into their dream home where they plan to retire but want to make some practical changes. For others, home improvements are made in an effort to increase the value of their property before listing it for sale. At WinChoice USA, we are here to remind you that home improvement decisions don’t need to be made in such a black and white way. 

When it comes to home improvements, there are two variables that will affect your decision. Those two variables are time and value. For people who decide to renovate the home that they intend on living in for a long time, time is likely the biggest factor affecting their decision. For people who are currently thinking about putting their home on the market, the most important factor is the added value to the home. 

But what if you plan on living somewhere for a couple of years before selling the home? Is there still a reason to make the home improvements?

At WinChoice USA, we believe that the best time to make home renovations is a couple of years before you move — especially when it comes to installing new vinyl windows. 

Why Renovate Years Before Moving?

When it comes to large, costly home improvements like roofing, it might not matter when you have the roof replaced. In fact,  the roof doesn’t need to be replaced until the moment that you move because the value of the return is so high. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, homeowners can expect to gain 105% of re-roofing costs when selling their home. Essentially, what this means is that by replacing the roof before listing your home can add up to 5% of value to your home while the re-roofing costs are still covered in the added value to your home. So why not wait until right before moving if your roof is in an aging, but functional, condition.

Windows, on the other hand, are a little bit different from home improvements like roofing because they have a slightly lower return on investment. When you install energy-efficient vinyl windows, it is estimated that you will see around 80% return on your investment.

The reason that we believe window replacements are still a good idea a few years before you plan on moving is that in doing so you can add 80% of the window costs to the valuation of your home while still being able to benefit from the energy-efficient windows and recoup extra return on investment through lower utility bills for years to come.  

Why Choose Vinyl Windows From WinChoice USA?

WinChoice USA is the premier window manufacturer, seller, and installer of windows in the Southeastern United States — and we are here to help you with all of your home window renovation needs. 

At WinChoice USA, we offer the following window types and styles:

  • Single-Hung Windows
  • Single Sliding Windows
  • Double-Hung Windows
  • Double Sliding Windows
  • Casement & Awning Windows
  • Bow & Bay Windows
  • Architectural-Shaped Windows
  • Basement Hopper Windows
  • Sliding Patio Doors

Our window replacements are offered with:

  • Multiple Decorative Options
  • Warm Edge Spacer Technology
  • Energy Saving, Low-E Glass

WinChoice USA Vinyl Replacement Window Specials (On Top of Your ≈ 80% ROI)

At WinChoice, we don’t just bring our customers high-quality windows, but we also bring them affordable ways to do so! After all, there is no such thing as a cheap home improvement, so we are here to give you a way to save a little more. 

Replacement Window Payments

First thing’s first, we understand that windows are expensive. In fact, seeing a price tag to replace all of the windows in your home with our vinyl, energy-efficient windows might deter you from doing it. That’s why we offer unlimited windows to our customers for as low as $89 per month. All you need to do is:

  • Meet minimum purchase (Call for details)
  • Have approved credit

$500 Discount on Vinyl Replacement Windows

Being able to cash in a return on your renovation investment with added home value is nice, but wouldn’t it be nice to save even more. Say… somewhere in the ballpark of $500? Well, all you have to do is mention our website and our discount to cash in. In order to receive the discount, you must:

  • Meet minimum purchase (Call for details)
  • Have approved credit

Schedule an Estimate or Inspection Today!

If you are considering renovating your home with high-quality, efficient vinyl windows, we urge you to get in touch with us at WinChoice USA. Whether you are preparing your home for listing or simply thinking about it in the future, there is no bad time to replace your windows.

Contact a member of our team today to schedule your free vinyl window replacement estimate and Energy-Star inspection. We look forward to helping you save! 

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Blog Window Installers

Replacement Windows Vs. New Construction Windows: What Should You Be Shopping For?

So you need new windows and you’ve come to see the window installation professionals at WinChoice USA. As the premier window manufacturer, seller, and installer in the Southeastern United States, we are happy that you have chosen to do business with us. 

That said, when you come to see us at one of our ten locations we will have one question for you before we even begin to look at our various window options — Are you replacing old windows or looking for windows for new construction?

Believe it or not, most people think that all windows are the same. Sure, it is a piece of glass that draws the line between the indoors and the outdoors, but there are plenty of different window styles, capabilities, and uses that differentiate one window from another. 

The Two Main Types of Windows 

As we said above, when you stop by one of our showrooms, a member of our team will ask you if you are shopping for replacement windows or windows for new construction. But what makes these two types of windows different? Continue reading to learn more.

New Construction Windows

If you are building a new home or building an addition on your home, new construction windows are the perfect option for you. What sets new construction windows apart from replacement windows is the method in which the window installers will secure the window in place. 

Featuring a nail fin frame, a new window is attached directly to the framing of the new home or addition. Because new construction windows are meant to attach directly to the frame, they are almost always installed when the new construction’s frame is fully exposed. 

The Exception: While new construction windows are almost always used in new construction and the construction of new home additions, there is one other situation where a new construction window might be recommended by your window installers. 

When an existing window on a home is in terrible shape, it almost always means that the materials immediately surrounding the window frame are also in poor condition. If that is the case, your window installers might suggest a new construction window.

When installing a new construction window as a replacement, the contractor will remove all of the damaged materials surrounding the window — exposing the framing of the wall where they will attach the nail fin frame. 

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Replacement Windows

If you are working on a home improvement project, it is more than likely that a member of our team will recommend that you shop our large selection of replacement windows — with the one exception being if your windows are in poor enough condition that the studs will have to be exposed before replacing them. 

If the wall surrounding the window is in good condition, a replacement window is the best, most cost-effective option. Because the wall is in good condition, the window installers do not have to expose the studs and can instead simply remove the interior trim of the existing window and then install the replacement. 

Where Can You Find New Construction Windows and Replacement Windows? 

So now you know exactly what kind of windows you need — but where can you go to find them? 

If you live in the Southeastern United States, we urge you to consider coming to visit us at one of our ten WinChoice USA locations. When you come to visit us, we will walk you through our various window options, the costs associated with purchasing new windows, as well as the installation process. But why should you choose WinChoice USA?

At WinChoice USA, we do something that other window manufacturers and window installers do not. Rather than selling you the windows and referring you to a local contractor, we will sell you the windows and then install them ourselves. Because nobody knows windows better than us and nobody knows our windows better than us. So why not make the experience easier on yourself by letting our experienced team take care of everything?

So what are you waiting for? Contact us at WinChoice USA today to request your free window repair or replacement estimate. We look forward to helping you through the entire process!