If you are looking at replacing the windows in your home there will be many things to think about and choices to make. A good and trustworthy window firm is the most important thing to find and should be more than happy to answer any questions you may have as well as guide you through the selection process. In the meantime though here are some interesting facts about replacement of windows.
Maintenance-free windows do actually require a very small amount of maintenance, but this is the easy kind and is accomplished in a very short space of time. Every so often you should inspect the frames of the windows and see if they need cleaning. When you clean them you should use only very mild detergents and soft cloths. The reason for this is that they have a special coating and a harsh detergent will start to wear through it. An abrasive cloth will actually create minute scratches on the surface of the frame and these will clog up with dirt making them look unsightly and very difficult to clean properly.
Replacement windows will dramatically reduce noise pollution, which is great if you live on a busy road and have trouble sleeping. This is because the new generation windows are more energy efficient and have thicker panes of glass and are filled with a gas in between the panes.
People often put off having windows replaced because they cannot face the mess that will be left behind and assume that they will be left with a big job filling in plaster and render inside and out. In fact a reputable window firm will make plaster and render as part of their installation contract. Ok so you may have to touch up the paint here and there but they are remarkably clean and tidy and do all of the hard work for you.
Maintenance-free windows can also come in wood. Most people assume that the only options they have if they plan to opt for maintenance-free windows are vinyl or aluminum. In fact there are a range of windows that are made from treated wood that is resilient to rot and fungus. Many of them are also factory painted or stained and are guaranteed not to have to be repainted for a certain number of years. These are a perfect solution for those that prefer wooden windows or that have to have them because of their house type. Although they are more expensive than other options, the lack of maintenance helps them pay for themselves in no time at all.
The darkest room can be made lighter with a replacement window (know in Danish as “udskiftning af vinduer“) even if the size of the window remains the same. This is because the glass in windows nowadays is made to be energy efficient. The special coating lets in a lot more natural light whilst preventing harmful UV rays and heat loss. This means that you could save even more on your electricity bill because you will not have to switch on the light as early or as often as you did with your old windows. If you need additional information on the subject you can find it here.