Day 7 of 30 Days & 30 Ways to Give Your Home Some Love – Window Shopping with Davis Window & Door
By My Home Improvement staffer: Wyndi Kappes
Looking to make a small change that will have a dramatic effect on your home’s interior and exterior? Try investing in new windows from Davis Window & Door. An industry staple for over 45 years, the company’s knowledgeable team shares these quick tips to make shopping for your new windows a breeze.
1)Check the air filtration rating: People often forget to check the air filtration rate. The air filtration rating evaluates how much air is passing through a window at 25 miles per hour per square foot. Why does this matter? The lower the air filtration rate, the less air is passing through the window, which means a more climate-controlled room for you and energy savings for your wallet. Consider Restoration Windows by Sunrise, which have an air filtration rating of .02, making their rating 1,400 percent better than the industry minimum standard. These ultratight windows will keep your home cool all summer.
2)Watch out for warping: Windows lacking proper design can easily warp when exposed to extreme elements. When the frame of a window doesn’t have bends engineered into it, it does not have much strength to withstand the elements. However, if a window is engineered with 90-degree bends in the mainframe, it will be stronger and able to withstand the expansion and contraction associated with long-term wear and tear.
3)Save your glass space: When purchasing a vinyl window, the lining can easily overwhelm the glass space. Make sure you are purchasing a window designed to take up the minimum amount of space needed for the frame and middle lock bar.
4)Get a pro: Window shopping and installation can be difficult to do right by yourself. To avoid disasters, consult a professional company like Davis Window & Door. The seasoned company’s staff will meet with you at your home, talk with you about the best window to fit your needs, and offer a proposal based on your project. Their installers have more than 10 years of experience and stay by your side throughout the entire process.
Give your home a face-lift and set up a consultation with Davis Window & Door. Call 770.284.3079 or visit Daviswin.com.