When choosing a window installation service for your home, it's important to consider the type of window frame, operation, and glass to ensure optimal energy efficiency and performance. Wood, aluminum, composite and fiberglass are all options for the frame, each with their own set of pros and cons. The type of operation, such as single-hung, double-hung, sliding, awning, hopper, and casement windows also plays a crucial role in energy efficiency. Additionally, the use of double or triple panes, Low-E coatings and spectrally selective coatings can greatly reduce solar heat gain and energy loss.
Improper installation can lead to drafts, condensation, mold and even health problems such as asthma. It can also lead to costly energy loss that can lose hundreds of dollars a year. Choosing a reputable and experienced window installation professional can ensure proper installation and potentially lower energy bills. The cost can range from $1,000 to $10,000, depending on the type of window and any necessary repairs.