Choosing The Right Window Replacement For Your Condo

Blog | October 2018

As window replacement specialists, we’ve served all over the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas, working seamlessly to provide new, energy-efficient windows for your condominium. 

When you’re looking to replace the old windows in your condo, you want something efficient and upto date—but its important to make sure you don’t overlook other important points of the window replacement process. Before requesting our window replacement services, you might want a heads-up before going into it.

Establish Needs
First, you need to establish your needs. By conducting just a little bit of research, you’ll find the right windows that are compatible with your area’s climate. If your home is exposed to high winds and cold temperatures, you’ll want windows that work well at low-temperatures and are wind resistant. But most importantly, some research will give you the insight you’ll need to make sure you won’t be paying for a function or feature that you won’t need.

Assess Damage
Assessing the damage and ware and tear is the next important step. We want to help you keep the expensive mistakes to a minimum when looking into window replacement systems for your condo. For example: sometimes neglected and damaged windows become an afterthought if nothing is done about the damage in time, eventually letting the damage get worse.

Don’t Overspend
After you assess the damage, make sure you don’t overspend on your upgrades. Upgrades can easily add 50 percent or more to the base cost of window replacement. You want to focus on features that add value to your home. Look into windows that are efficient and work well in your area’s climate. In the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, we all know that our homes go through rough winters. Our windows take on strong winds, snow, and ice—we don’t like to wait too long to get them assessed before they go beyond repair, because it adds to the cost of the window replacement service.

Get to Know the Materials
Finally, the fun part is getting to know the materials you can choose from. Commonly used window materials for condominiums each come with their own features and performance qualities:

  • Wood - Naturally beautiful and can be painted into different colors to match many home styles. However, wood requires more maintenance to take care of.

  • Aluminum - Strong and less heavy, but not very efficient.

  • Vinyl - Also known as polyvinyl chloride plastic. It’s one of the most popular materials for window replacement in Maryland. The material is less expensive which some find more attractive, however the minimal choice of colors makes it less versatile.

  • Single, Double, and Triple-Paned - Most replacement windows come in three styles: single, double, or triple pane glass windows. Single-paned windows are typically less expensive, but offer little-to-no insulation. Double and triple-paned replacement windows use layers of glass between the panes to minimize heat loss through the window.

  • Fiberglass - Strong and stiff materials that’s not affected by rain and can handle a wide range of temperatures. The downside is that fiberglass is a little harder to find, let alone customize.

We are window replacement specialists—we know the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas. Before you go all-in on a window replacement, make sure you take some time to research how to construct your financial plan, how to decide on a design that’s as efficient as it is decorative, and that high-price isn’t everything when it comes to window replacement. More importantly, you’ll learn the importance of choosing window replacement systems that live up to your needs.

What People are Saying

“I was very surprised when I sat down to write this, because it is something I never do. After our windows were installed, I felt I could not miss the opportunity to extend my thanks and to offer a testimony toward the fantastic work that was completed. You have a fantastic team working at OneSource. I was well informed of when the phases would take place, the cost and what needed to be done. Your entire installation team was fast, efficient and courteous. I feel that I can not speak highly enough of the work that was done. I will highly and happily recommend your company, crew and windows.”

- Brad – Hyde Park

“OneSource is truly outstanding. I just want to say, ‘Thank You.’ A wonderful experience in all aspects.”

- Dave – Greenhouse

“We found the engagement to be a very positive experience. The product is as advertised and we noticed a difference during the winter months. Our installation took place on the planned date and time. Your project manager came by to do an inspection and noticed the screen door was a bit sticky. The installers came back and corrected it. The installation crew was quiet, efficient and made the least possible mess. Without reservation, we recommend One Source to our neighbors. In fact we have recommended OneSource to a friend who is on the board of a condominium!”

- Lois – Tower Villas

“I wanted to take a moment to formally thank each of you for delivering an excellent product via excellent customer service and project management. Throughout this process, everyone has lived up to every word of your mission statement. On top of that, I love my new windows and doors!”

- Laurel – Tower Villas

“First, let me say that the new windows are fabulous! The installation last week went incredibly smoothly and I can not say enough nice things about your staff. Thanks again for your help!”

- Laura – Horizon House

“The windows are great and your work crew should be commended for a job well done. They are very thorough and meticulous. I can already hear and feel the difference with the new windows.”

- Jini – Horizon House

“Your installation crew moved quickly on the install and left the condo neat and clean. I find my condo is better insulated and there is less street noise. I am extremely pleased.”

- Gaye – Tower Villas

“THANK YOU! I came home to my new windows yesterday and they are AWESOME! It’s amazing just how much of the traffic noise is left outside. The cleanliness, ease of sliding and everything about them is exceptional. I was also very impressed by how clean everything was. Your team left my home in great order!”

- Karen – Horizon House

“The doors are awesome! They have made such a huge difference in noise reduction alone plus I can actually open and close them without feeling like I’m pulling a major muscle!”

- Alicia – Horizon House

“You and your work crew are to be commended for their neatness and tidiness in cleaning up after the work, both in the house and in the corridor. I appreciate this very much.”

- Dorothy – Hyde Park

“Your crew did a very good job installing and cleaning up as well. I would recommend your product and service. Job well done!”

- Suzy – Tower Villas

“The doors are awesome, definitely well worth the money.”

- Jim – Horizon House