When considering replacing your windows, it’s always best to have energy efficiency in-mind, as well as the costs involved. Today, I’m going to tell you about a cost-effective way to save money and save on energy. When searching through over a dozen window manufacturers, I found a great site that gave un-biased Simonton Windows Reviews. This site helped me choose the right window for my home. I ended up buying their Reflections 5500 model windows – 12 of them to be exact.
What I like about these windows?
I had these windows for about a year now and haven’t really found any problems as of yet. I will say that when cleaning these windows, Simonton windows could do a better job at making it a little bit easier to pivot the top window. Other than that little quirk, I’m quite pleased at how warm my home feels in the winter. I did, however, get the chance to mess around with these windows at home depot, among others that were on the shelf.
Here’s an overview of other windows they carry:
- Double hung windows – this is where you can slide the top and bottom window up or down.
- Single pane windows – this is where the top window is permanently fixed into position and cannot be moved.
- Bay windows
- Basement & Garden windows
I’m quite positive you could find a great Simonton window for you home. I would still shop around until you find what works for you, and your budget. The total cost for my project was roughly 6,500 with installation from a local window contractor in my town.
Tools needed to install these windows on your own:
- Cordless drill
- Caulking gun – to help seal up all of the exterior and interior voids
- Pry-bar ( this is to help with adjusting the window as you level the window frame
- Hammer is needed in case you decide not to use a cordless drill