Shopping for replacement windows can at times seem overwhelming. With the ever-growing amount of window companies and subsequent brands saturating the market, the perils of selecting a subpar window could be more dangerous now than ever before. Finding the best replacement window for you and your home comes down to asking savvy questions and knowing what qualities define a high-performing window system. Maybe more importantly than spotting a good window, you should be able to identify a fraudulent one. In a world filled with unsatisfactory replacement windows, the intelligent consumer should arm him or herself with as much information as possible before investing in such an important aspect of the home.

The most important attribute to initially consider when selecting a window is the construction. What materials compose this particular window? Anyone who has shopped for windows recently undoubtedly has heard the term composite. Our RIHI windows—for example—are composite, as they are designed using a proprietary mix of specialty polymer and acrylic resins. This construction drives our window’s strength and durability while also lending to the energy efficiency it provides. Unfortunately, the term composite is easily manipulated and misrepresented, acting as a façade for a poor performing window. The actual word composite simply means: comprised of different materials.

Some companies—who shall remain nameless—will simply construct their “composite” windows by throwing together the left over scraps found strewn about the warehouse before vomiting out a product barely resembling a replacement window. We here at the office like to poke fun at these “baloney” windows. We’ve all heard the jokes about what goes into the meat press to produce baloney, which are rather amusing.

Relating this same process to devising windows for your home is not funny at all. If you want a true composite window that will never need replacing—and does not take on the characteristics of cheaply prepared luncheon meat—the Protec window from RIHI is your answer.

Don’t add baloney to your home improvement diet. Call us at (800) 474-4493 or Request an Estimate so that we can match you with a replacement window that will never let you down, nor give you heartburn.

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