Monday, January 11, 2010

Choosing Replacement Windows for Your Basement

As you are examining your current basement windows you may notice that they are single paned. Upgrading to a double pane window with a high insulation value is a great choice. If you've taken the time to insulate your home and your finished basements walls, why not make sure your windows are equally as insulated. Don't let cold air seep into your basement, install windows that have a high R value. The higher the R value of your new windows, the better the insulation value will be for you.

You'll also need to decide the material of your new windows. Vinyl windows are a good choice for installing basement replacement windows because they are rust, rot and mildew resistant. They are also termite proof. Many homeowners also prefer this type of window because once it is installed it is practically maintenance free. While other replacement window materials are available, vinyl windows are becoming an industry standard. You'll have lots of color and style options to choose from, so you'll be able to match your new windows to your current decor.

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