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5 Things to Consider When Replacing the Windows in Your St. Paul Home

As a St. Paul homeowner, are you concerned that your home doesn’t look as nice as it could?  The answer could be in replacing your windows

There is one wise home improvement project that will upgrade and beautify your home – replacement of those old windows.   Why?

When you replace those old windows with new  energy-efficient ones, it will increase the curb appeal as well as your property value.  And with the variety of window manufacturers we work with, you can choose a look that fits your home and your budget.  

Just check out some of the windows we have available. We install replacement windows from some of the nation’s leading window companies.  There are many different window frame materials, colors, styles, and designs of quality windows that have been manufactured to compliment your home’s architecture and exterior.

If you are a homeowner in St. Paul or the greater Twin Cities metro who is thinking about replacing your old windows, the following tips may help you make an informed decision on what windows are best.

Tips to Help You Choose Minnesota Replacement Windows

  1. Old windows that have not been installed properly have deteriorated or the warranty ran out have a very negative effect when it comes to energy cost. Look for new windows that are EnergyStar rated to assure you that you’re getting the most energy-efficient windows possible.  
  2. Choose the precise window material that fits your goals for your new windows.  For example, fiberglass provides a greater durability as well as a longer lifespan.  Fiberglass, unlike wood, does not have the susceptibility to absorb the moisture from the air that will lead to rotting so it will not deteriorate like wood will. We install fiberglass windows from Marvin and Beechworth.  
  3. Windows that are framed in wood on the exterior tend to be a very delectable treat for insects and rodents. They require frequent repainting or re-staining. They also  experience many problems when it comes to changes in the temperature.  Wood tends to contract during the wintry cold months and expand during the hot summer months.  These variations in the temperature will eventually lead to the failure of the seals around the window’s frame.  When this happens it creates gaps in which cold and hot air will pass through that in turns takes a toll on your energy cost.  Vinyl or fiberglass windows perform better.  
  4. Choose a window that has a low emissivity (Low-E) coating.  This coating actually acts as a reflector that will keep the heat in when it is necessary and out when it is not.
  5. Select a window that has a low U-factor, which will result in an even more effective window because of the low heat transference from the outside to the inside.

Call Window Outfitters today in order to find out more about choosing your new replacement windows. We are THE replacement window company for the Twin Cities region. 


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.