As the name implies, a replacement window replaces your current window, but not on a one-for-one basis. What you take out (the old window) is not completely replaced by the new window (replacement window). The replacement window replaces most, but not all, elements of an existing window. The existing window’s frame is retained, and the replacement window is fitted into this frame. Thus, the glass area of the replacement window will be slightly smaller than the existing window. Replacement windows typically are vinyl, with sealed glass. Wood replacement windows are available but are more expensive. Aluminum windows largely have become antiquated.
Buying new Windows for your home may not seem like a top priority addition when it comes to cleaning up and fixing your home, replacing old windows in any home can greatly improve the livability and resell value of a property. Vinyl windows in particular can improve the energy efficiency of your house, improve the security of your house, reduce noise pollution, and even improve the aesthetic beauty of the exterior portion of your home as well. There are many other benefits of choosing vinyl windows that you should know about as well.