From home architecture to maximizing views to ventilation considerations, there are many factors to think about when it comes to choosing the right replacement windows for your home. Here is a look at a few of the most important considerations.

Window Styles

When replacing old windows, it’s natural to go with the same style in the new window. However, no one says you must do this. It’s always possible to switch things up and choose a totally different kind of style for a fresh look. Basic window styles include:

  • Bay and bow
  • Casement
  • Double-hung
  • Picture
  • Garden
  • Slider

Obviously, it’s easier to choose the same style because it will fit the opening in your wall; however, it’s possible to cut a custom shape to accommodate virtually any size or style of window. The sky’s the limit.

Home Architecture

It’s wise to pick windows that blend well with your home’s architecture. If you have a contemporary home, stick with casement and slider windows; if you have a traditional house such as a Colonial, go with double-hung or awning windows. And if you have a farmhouse-style home, you can’t go wrong with bay or bow windows.

Energy-Efficient Materials

Older windows are usually only single pane, which is not a good thing when it comes to energy efficiency or comfort. Replacing those single pane windows with double or triple pane can be a blessing in disguise. Double or triple paned windows help keep energy costs low and are better at keeping conditioned air inside where it belongs. Plus, they block outside noise.

Quality Construction

New replacement windows guarantee weathertight construction thanks to exceptional craftsmanship, professional installation, and fusion-welded products for strength and durability. The glass you choose should be able to block harmful UV rays to resist interior fading.

Window Frame Material

Not all window frame materials are created equal. Choose one with a high insulating value and one that is the most energy efficient. You also want a material that will be easy to clean and maintain.

Color and Design

Look for a supplier that offers a wide variety of colors and designs when choosing the ideal replacement window. Reputable and experienced window installers offer customized windows that fit your unique design, color and finish.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Your windows need to be maintained and cleaned to fulfill their expected lifespan and function properly. If you don’t like to do a lot of maintenance, vinyl is a good choice because it requires the least amount of maintenance, with no need for sanding or repainting.


Some windows are more conducive to ventilation than others. In the kitchen, you’ll ideally want crank-out windows that can be opened when cooking to let out steam. Casement windows are also nice to have in a living room, as they can easily open outward for a fresh breeze without rain coming in.


If you have a large backyard or other pretty scenery you like to look at, choosing a window with a more expansive viewing area is key. Picture, bay and bow windows all fit the bill.

Contact Hi-Tech Windows & Siding for Window Replacement

We install custom fusion welded vinyl windows in a variety of styles, such as double hung, bow, half rounds, casement, bay, awning, sliders, and patio. To book installation and get a free quote, give us a call today at 800-851-0900.