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Looking At Replacement Windows Up Close

When you need replacement windows in Honolulu, HI, you’ll likely pay attention to the windows on other houses as you drive around. You might get a feel for how they look and what your style and color preferences are. However, when you are making an investment this large, you need to check the windows out up close as well. Visit your local window company’s showroom and you’ll get a much better feel for the types of products that are on the market. Here are a few things you’ll be able to tell when you see the windows up close:

How They Operate

You likely know how certain window styles operate. Double hung windows slide up and down. Casement windows crank open and closed and so on. But when you actually see the windows in person and are able to operate them yourself, you get a really good feel for just how smooth they are and how well they function. You can start to imagine how they would be on your house and notice the difference between how harsh your current windows operate versus how well the new ones work.

How Upgrades Appear

You understand that having triple pane glass means there are three panes of glass instead of two, but what does that look like? When you visit the showroom, you can see it for yourself. In reality, you can’t visibly see much of a difference. When you get close to the window, you can see the three panes, but it doesn’t make a difference in the other parts of the window’s appearance. But there are other upgrades you might want to check out as well. Frosted glass options, grids, and other things show more and are important to consider for your windows as well.

How Ratings Work

The ratings are more important than anything else on your new windows. You need to get good ratings to get the performance you want. You can look ratings up online for particular windows, but when you’re in the showroom, you can look at windows side by side and compare the ratings. The window representatives are on hand to explain things to you and help you figure out which rating means what and how it would impact your home.

Speaking with the representatives at Discount Windows & Doors when you are looking at replacement windows in Honolulu, HI can help with key decisions as you make choices along the way. Call us at (808) 673-6656 to set up a free consultation or we can help you look things over in our showroom as well. We’re located at 45-564 Kamehameha Hwy, Unit A1, Kaneohe, HI 96744 and we’d love to answer your questions in person and show you around. You really can tell a lot from the windows we carry when you see them in person and we’re here to help in any way we can without putting any pressure on you at all. You can also visit our website for further details about us at

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