Window & Door Replacement in Allen
Benefits in Allen
Maintenance in Allen
Replacing old windows with new, low-maintenance windows is often easier than keeping up with the older window’s maintenance which may include regular painting, stripping, and caulking.
Energy Efficiency in Allen
Old windows and doors often provide low insulation, which can lead to higher heating bills. However, modern windows are now especially built to keep heat in the home during the winter and are 4 times more efficient than windows made 15 years ago. Older or improperly installed doors can also waste energy. In order to reduce your energy bills, have your older doors and windows replaced.
Common Window Types in Allen
Aluminum - Aluminum windows are cost effective and durable, but they are not as energy efficient as other window types and may corrode.
Fiberglass - Fiberglass windows are strong, easy to maintain, and may be painted to match the house’s exterior.
Wood - Wood windows are not only attractive, but also available in a number of designs. However, they can be expensive and require regular maintenance.
Vinyl - Vinyl windows are very low maintenance, provide some of the best insulation available, cost effective, and come in a variety of colors and styles.
Window Factors - Be sure to consider double-pane glass and special coatings for your windows.
Double-pane windows may be more expensive than single-pane windows, but the extra pane reduces the heat transferred through the window, providing better insulation for the house.
Special coatings on glass panes send heat back in the direction it came from and protect the home from infrared light during the summer.
Door Materials in Allen
Fiberglass - Fiberglass doors have the appearance of wood doors, but do not wear, warp, crack, or rot. They are also easy to paint too.
Steel - Steel doors are cost effective, easy to maintain, and can provide great insulation and security, but they cannot fit every door frame.
Wood - Wood doors are attractive, suppress noise well, and able to fit any door frame, but they also are heavy, prone to warping, require maintenance, and may sag over time. Be sure to specify either a solid wood or wood core doors.