Choosing the Right New Construction Windows

Choosing the right new construction windows for your dream home can be daunting and confusing.

You’re making a substantial investment in the construction of your new home and you have a budget to consider. Nevertheless, you want the highest quality construction materials you can afford. This will help minimize your energy use and cost and provide the maximum level of comfort for your new home.

As important as your choice of materials is, selecting the right Utah window installation expert is equally critical to the success of your project.

How to choose new construction windows

Choosing the Size, Shape & Location of New Construction Windows

Local building and safety codes dictate the minimum ingress and egress requirements for Utah homes. In other words, you must include the number and size of windows to meet code.

Beyond those basic standards, however, you can design your new home with as many windows and doors as you’d like. You can also choose the size, shape and operability of your openings. Your architect and designer can assist you with this but, to help ensure the success of your project, consult with your window contractor before finalizing your decisions.

New Construction Window Material Options

Although the size, shape and location of your windows are important, choosing the glass and frame materials may be the most critical decisions you must make.

You have multiple materials options for your frames, that include vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass, wood, wood-clad and glass block. Each of these materials offers a unique combination of energy efficiency, reduced maintenance requirements, appearance and cost. You will also get to choose the type of frame finish and color you prefer, to maximize the curb appeal and interior design style of your new home.

You must also choose the type of glass you want. You’ll have options such as Low-E glass, tints and textures. And, if you’re so inclined, you can even select windows that have miniblinds incorporated into the design.

Having an expert installer to guide you through these decisions will help ensure you choose the right materials for your needs.

Selecting a New Construction Door & Window Installer

The importance of selecting a qualified, experienced window and door contractor cannot be underemphasized. Selecting the right installer will help ensure that your project goes smoothly and comes in on time and on budget.

Select a contractor that has a solid history and a long list of satisfied customers. Finally, ensure that you select a contractor who represents a variety of established and well-known door and window suppliers.

In Utah, trust the experts at Rocky Mountain Windows & Doors to assist you with the many decisions you’ll have to make when building a new home. We are the locally owned and operated experts for both replacement and new construction windows and doors, and we are the Utah distributor for the window companies you know and respect. Contact us today to learn more, or to request a personalized consultation and cost estimate for your project.