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Choosing the right windows for your home is a detailed process that impacts more than just how well you can view the outdoor landscape. Your windows ultimately affect your home’s curb appeal, resale value, and how much you’ll pay for monthly energy costs, too.

The Today’s Homeowner team understands that making home improvements can become quite the process – and the investment. For this reason, you shouldn’t dive into window installations or repairs without a crystal clear understanding of the factors that will affect the process along the way.

Choosing Winning Windows for Your Home

Consider these factors before installing or updating your windows:

  • Window type: You can choose from many different window styles, and they aren’t all created equal. From bay windows to awnings, each type can serve your home and family in different ways.
  • Window size: A window’s size affects its functionality and how much it will cost to install. Getting proper measurements before installation will simplify this process and ensure a better fit.
  • Energy efficiency: Windows without insulative qualities can drive up your energy bill by letting outdoor temperatures transfer into your home. Finding the highest energy-efficient window models for your home can help you save big in the long run.
  • Life span: Window frames come in different materials, each with its own durability level and average life span. While you’ll likely pay more for stronger materials, these will last longer before needing to be replaced.

Ready to explore all things sashes, sills, and glazing? Our resources will help you navigate the window-buying process all the way from company selection to installation day.

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Pella Windows Reviews: Cost & Installation 2023

In the market for new windows and debating Pella’s offerings? Read our review of Pella Windows to help you decide on the best choice for your home.
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Ply Gem Windows Reviews: Cost & Installation 2023

Replacing your windows can be a great way to up the resale value of your home. Read our Ply Gem Windows review to learn more about this window manufacturer.

Today’s Homeowner Radio Podcast | January 21, 2023

Learn the secret to removing vinyl wallpaper and how to prevent internal frost on windows.

Frosted Window Film: Why You Need It and How to Install

Frosted window film provides the privacy you need and the natural light you want. It's fairly inexpensive and easy to apply. Watch our how-to video.
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Bay Windows vs. Bow Windows | Ep. 161

Bay windows vs. bow windows: Although similar, they're installed differently and could affect your home's exterior appearance.
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Condensation on Windows: What You Can Do About It | Ep. 150

Condensation on windows causes more than unsightly wet glass. It can lead to bigger problems. Here are easy solutions to this common problem.
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Why Egress Windows Are Important in Your Home | Ep. 137

Egress windows are common features found in a basement. Listen to this Today's Homeowner Podcast to find out why they are both important!
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The Best Replacement Windows for Your Home | Ep. 134

Need to replace your home's windows? Learn about the best options out there, and other home improvement topics, on the Today's Homeowner Podcast!

Window Cleaning the Best Way

Cleaning windows is never any fun, but it’s especially difficult on second-story windows. Listen to this tip for a quick, easy solution to this problem.