Replacing vinyl windows and looking for the right type and features that fits your needs can be challenging. There are some core features that you should look for in a good window.
- The first, a strong frame that has good core strength, support chambers and will not sag.
- The second is the intercept system to which the glass is attached. A foam intercept system that will move well with temperature and does not conduct cold or heat is one of the best.
- Third, a quality glass package is a must. A Lo-e Squared or cubed which is silver oxide cross-hatched on the third surface of the double pane glass facing to the outside of the window. This will maximize the reflection of heat back out of the house and provides for better insulation properties.
- Lastly, an extruded metal frame for your screens would be advisable over a rolled formed standard alum. More durable and less likely to bend or break.