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A Guide to the Anatomy of a Replacement Window

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A Guide to the Anatomy of a Replacement Window

So you purchased your first house and while the redecorating has been fun, replacing those outdated windows is a little more than you bargained for. You don’t want to overspend, but you don’t want to cut corners either. It’s important to weigh your options carefully.


There are a wealth of options out there and an equal number of considerations to go with them. Do you want energy-efficient windows? What type of materials are heat and weather-resistant? And what about style? While you want your new windows to be aesthetically pleasing, you likely also have certain criteria in mind, such as choosing a replacement window type that’s easier to clean or how much fresh air will circulate when you open them.


While considering your options, it’s equally important to know what to avoid when choosing an installer. Here are some common mistakes to steer clear of:


Much like our skeleton supports our bodies, the anatomy of a replacement window begins with its frame. Your choice of frame should be guided by the experience of a professional installer who is familiar with the local climate and can make the appropriate recommendations.

  • Vinyl – This frame is a practical choice as it is both cost effective and energy efficient. Tight construction prevents air leakage, and the use of insulated glass makes this a good choice for the needs of the West Texas homeowner.
  • Wood – Traditional wood frames still offer the best insulation, and some homeowners find them more attractive, but it is important to note that they do require more upkeep.
  • Aluminum – While strong, secure, and long-lasting, they are not as effective against heat transfer and loss as their vinyl counterparts. They are also more expensive than vinyl.


The professionals at Double J Siding and Windows use double-paned, argon-filled glass, protecting your home’s interior from UV rays. They are also energy-efficient windows, keeping the heat of the summer sun at bay and preventing heat loss during the colder months.

We use Wincore windows and offer custom shapes and sizes to fit just about any unique situation. Our experienced installers will offer you recommendations to fit the scope of your structural needs and style of your home.

Call the professionals at Double J Siding and Windows in Amarillo TX, to boost your home’s curb appeal and make your windows last for years to come.

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