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Once you've made the decision to have replacement windows installed, you'll need to decide what type of replacement windows will be best for your home.

Just like new windows, replacement windows are made from different materials, and it's helpful to understand the pros and cons of these materials.

No matter which material you choose for your replacement windows, make sure that your windows have an earned the ENERGY STAR® rating to ensure superior energy efficiency. Tax rebates and other incentives may be available for replacement window installation using ENERGY STAR® products.

Dr. Energy Saver provides free home inspection and window estimates to residents of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Yorktown, Suffolk, Gloucester, Williamsburg, Seaford, Smithfield, Poquoson, Carrollton, Toano, Lanexa, Hayes, Gloucester Point, Barhamsville, Fort Eustis, Surry, Fort Monroe and other surrounding localities.

Here's a brief overview:

Vinyl replacement windows are becoming more and more popular because they are usually more affordable than other types. The vinyl extrusions used for the sash and frame are hollow, but reinforced with internal braces that provide extra strength. Depending on the manufacturer, the vinyl will come in white only or a limited number of colors. The material is paintable. Vinyl won't rot, warp or be damaged by moisture or exposure to sunlight.

Fiberglass replacement windows are similar to vinyl units in appearance and construction. Fiberglass is slightly stronger than vinyl, and will not expand or contract as much in response to temperature changes, but it's also more expensive. Like vinyl, fiberglass is paintable and can't be damaged by mold, moisture or sunlight.

Aluminum replacement windows are more common in commercial than in residential applications. Aluminum conducts heat more effectively than wood, vinyl or fiberglass, so it's not good for energy efficiency unless thermal breaks are installed. This can make good-quality aluminum replacement windows more expensive than other types.

Wood replacement windows usually have their exterior surfaces protected with a thin cladding made from aluminum or vinyl, so they're often referred to as "aluminum-clad" or "vinyl-clad" windows. Since wood requires maintenance (painting or finishing) and can be damaged by moisture and UV exposure, these replacement windows are most likely to be used in historic houses or when the homeowner wants the look and feel of real wood.

We proudly service Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Suffolk, Gloucester, Seaford, Smithfield, Poquoson, Carrollton, Toano, Lanexa, Hayes, Gloucester Point, Barhamsville, Fort Eustis, Surry, Fort Monroe and surrounding Virginia areas.

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