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Your Guide to Choosing New Windows for Your Twin Cities Home

photo courtesy of Marvin Windows & Doors

Now that the weather has warmed up here in the Twin Cities, you may have noticed that some of your friends and neighbors are having their windows replaced. Perhaps you’ve wondered if it’s time to put new windows in your home.

Having new windows installed can truly change the entire look and feel of the home. Your home can stand out from the others in the neighborhood when you do this, mostly because it is going to have that fresh, new appearance that is needed.

New windows can give an attractive look to a home, while also helping improve its energy efficiency. This can save you money on heating and cooling and keep the indoor comfort level where it needs to be.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Windows?

We find this is one of the biggest questions that homeowners have. Sometimes if it’s just a window or two you’re having problems with, repair might be the answer. However, if the windows have been in your home for years upon years, then most likely they should be replaced entirely. Older windows just aren’t as energy-efficient as the newer ones. And over time, windows tend to develop problems that are more than just annoying.

If  your windows are leaking air or water, if they are broken, if you cannot open them easily, or if there are cracks in the frames, then it is definitely time to replace them. Repairing is generally not the best option in cases like these.

Choosing the Best Types of Windows for Your Minneapolis Area Home

Choosing the types of windows for your home is important. Windows can often make or break how your home looks and performs. You want to make sure that the windows fit in the space from the previous window, but you aren’t stuck with the style or even the type of frame material you had before.  You can choose single or double hung, or you can choose casement, awning, picture, or bow windows.  Some styles of windows work better than others in particular rooms. You can even combine styles.

You also have a wide variety of materials to choose from, including exceptional maintenance-free fiberglass. And you don’t even have to select the same type of window frame material for all your windows.  In fact, we often recommend a combination. That way you can stick to your budget and still get the very best possible windows.

For example, we may recommend wood interior frames with maintenance-free exterior cladding for rooms that get a lot of traffic during the day, while suggesting vinyl windows for rooms like bedrooms and bathrooms. But with the options available, no one could tell from the exterior that they aren’t all the same type of frame!

The Right Replacement Windows are a Valuable Investment

Energy-efficient replacement windows are an investment you make in your home. Just how valuable that investment is depends on a number of factors.  You don’t have to lay out a major amount of cash, but there are choices you can make that will boost the value of the home when the time comes to sell it.

New replacement windows can be a beautiful, great addition to have installed in your home. We can help you make sure that they look and feel the best inside your home as well as on its exterior. Let us aid you in choosing from the available options. It can be worth it.



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.