What to look for in a window?

rph123May 19, 2013

I'm in the process of building a house now, and I know there are tons of different windows out there. What are some different things to look for in windows? Are there any brands some would recommend over others.

Thanks for any help.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
millworkman

Need to start with some idea of what you want the windows to look like both interior and exterior (style, color, wood, vinyl, composite)? What sort of budget your looking at? Part of the country your building? Type of house?

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 9:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
HomeSealed

+1 to MWM's comments. I'd add that in addition to looks and budget, you'll want to assess your goals for the project. Are you looking for something on the leading edge of technology and energy efficiency? ...something that is "good enough" in that regard, but visually striking?... or something that just offers a great "bang for the buck"?
Your location will also dictate which product choices that you have available.
A few of my personal favs in each material:

Vinyl: HiMark by Okna, Sunrise Restorations, Softlite Elements, Polaris UltraWeld

Wood: Marvin,Kolbe

Composite/fiberglass: Starmark, Marvin Integrity, Inline

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 10:25AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
And then there were 3 - new build window package quotes in - thoughts?
So we have final bids on the 3 options we are down...
dfb_jlw
Remove window film immediately?
My contractor has been installing my new Anderson Woodwright...
keys
Are Hurd Windows OK?
I've heard before of Marvin and Anderson windows, but...
kats
pulley and weight window stuck open
I cannot get it closed even though I basically hang...
Cynna622
Okna vs. Simonton for bow window
Hi, I'm hoping someone can provide some insights with...
rirae
Sponsored Products
Missoni Home | Nalco Pillow 14x31
YLiving.com
Cherry Creek Vintage Black 21-Inch One-Light Fluorescent Outdoor Wall Mount
$359.00 | Bellacor
Dollop Black 28 to 48-Inch Double Curtain Rod
$45.95 | Bellacor
Kenroy Home Lamps Edison 18 in. H Antique Brass Table Lamp 32462AB
Home Depot
Arteriors Home Jade Mercury Glass Bottle Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Madison Park Signature Bennett 8-piece Charmeuse Comforter Set
Overstock.com
WHO Came Along? Personalized Framed Wall Decor - 24W x 18H in. - WAL-PKS-K-F
$99.99 | Hayneedle
Andalusia Outdoor Loveseat, Patio Furniture
FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™