Introduction: How to Use This Guide
Windows connect us to our surroundings. They let the light into our homes and allow the breeze to flow through our rooms. They’re both aesthetic and functional, and when they are in good working order, there is barely any need to think of them at all.
But they don’t last forever. A home with history is one that will inevitably need a new set of windows at some point.
We know that shopping for replacement windows can feel daunting. There are measurements and technical terms. There are material, color, and style considerations. There are questions about energy efficiency and sunlight. There are also worries. Most notably, this one: Will I make the right choice?
Champion Windows is providing this guide because we make windows, we sell windows, and we know windows. That’s why we want to equip you with the knowledge you need to make the best choice for your home.
Every section of this guide is dedicated to answering a different question, from “When should I replace my windows?” all the way through “What should I expect during the installation process?”
Skim, skip around, or follow the links to read more in-depth articles about the technical aspects of window manufacturing. Because we do it all, we thought it would be helpful to share what we know. Take what you need, and remember, a Champion representative is always just a click or call away.
Let’s get started finding your new windows.
When Should I Replace My Windows?
What kinds of window damage can be repaired, and when it’s worth it to replace. How upgrading can save you money in the long run.
What Are the Types of Windows and Which is Best For Me?
Climate, functionality, privacy, budget, and ease of cleaning all factor into homeowners’ decisions about what type of window to buy.
What Do I Need to Understand About the Anatomy of a Window?
Windows have a lot of moving parts and pieces. Knowing these terms and basic construction information can help you in the search for new windows.
What Do I Need to Know About Energy Performance and Energy Efficiency?
A reason you might be shopping for windows is that your old windows aren't energy efficient - they let heat in during the summer and cold in during the winter.
What Are the Material Choices for My Windows?
The right window can change the look of a home. It can add to the curb appeal, accent the color of the siding or the brick, and create a feeling of cohesiveness.
How Can I Choose the Best Replacement Window Company?
The most important questions to ask when choosing a window replacement company and warning signs that a deal on windows is too good to be true.