Considering Replacement Windows this Spring? Common FAQs to Help You Choose


Springtime is a great time for cleaning out the old to make room for the new.

The rebirth of spring makes everything feel fresh again outside, so maybe that’s why we’re so motivated to revitalize the inside of our homes as well.

As you declutter and spruce up your home, you may realize you need to replace some windows to completely refresh your surroundings. Here are some frequently asked questions (and answers) to help you get the best replacement windows for your house.


FAQ 1: Which type of windows should I get?

Answer: When it’s time to replace your windows, it’s also a great opportunity to select something new.

Perhaps you’ve always wanted horizontal sliding windows, or a specialty-shaped window to add more style to your home. Or, maybe you’re looking for windows that are much more energy-efficient than your old ones — or both.

Whatever the case may be, choosing a professional window company that offers a variety of styles and options means you’ll get high-quality windows and expert assistance with selection and installation.


FAQ 2: Do I need to replace the entire window frame or just the glass?

Answer:  That depends.

If your window frames are still in good shape, but you have cracked or broken glass, you don’t necessarily have to replace the entire window.

Broken windows are hazardous, especially for children and pets, and they could also be costing you extra money since they’re no longer energy-efficient.

Consider how much it’s going to cost just to replace the glass, and how old your windows are, and it may make more sense to replace the entire window.


FAQ 3: What materials are best for my climate and location: vinyl, aluminum, wood, or fiberglass?

Answer: In hot, dry climates like Phoenix and the surrounding areas, energy-efficient windows that keep cool air in and hot air out are best. MI EnergyCore™ Windows are one of the options for high-performance, energy-efficient windows.

And, they come in a variety of designs to match any décor, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for performance. MI EnergyCore frames are made of a patented AirCell™ PVC technology and insulating glass.

Vinyl windows offer affordability, durability, and low-maintenance along with energy efficiency.

Fiberglass windows are also excellent in efficiency and durability since the material expands and contracts very little, preventing air leaks around the frame.

Aluminum frames are long-lasting and durable, and offer a more industrial appearance. Compare the benefits of vinyl and aluminum windows here.

Wood is an elegant choice for decorative windows, but requires more maintenance than the other materials. As long as you protect and maintain the beauty and energy efficiency of wood frames, your new wood windows add style and value to your home.


Have more questions?

The window experts at XO Windows, Arizona’s largest window distributor, are your professional window consultants. We’ll answer all your replacement window questions and advise you on the best choices for your budget and style. Give us a call or request a free estimate online today.