Still though, there is still a big decision you need to make, what kind of windows will you buy? For the most part, replacement windows come in two varieties, wood and vinyl.
The decision, like your project, is very straight forward to do, but you do need to weed out the differences in those two materials, then it normally will be an easy choice for you also.
Wood has been around for centuries and has served it's window making masters well.
As long as certain steps are taken in the making of wooden windows such as sealing the wood and putting certain chemical processes into it's curing, it will last a long time and and be bug and mold resistant, as well as make a great material for it's frame to hold your window panes.
Wood also contain certain inate qualities, such as it's ability to insulate (naturally not allowing heat, nor electrical charges to pass through it).
It also is very easy to customize so that it can be channeled to meet most decorator's whims of how they see certain rooms or areas of the home, or business.
For the most part, wood has been a good resource for window makers to use.
However, time does pass and in that passing, weather and chemical processes can work their withering magic on wooden windows and eventually they will break down, like any other organic resource and need replacement.
That is generally why manufacturers were looking for a wood replacement and eventually came across vinyl window materials! Vinyl windows have their own good and bad points some of which come down to: The creation of vinyl allow the manufacturers to inject gases into the windows that allow vinyl windows to also be non-conductive.
The two most commonly used gases are Krypton and Argon, which make the windows not conduct electricity, or heat.
Also, because of their ability to be mass produced, due to their materials, sometimes, they can be less expensive for the buyers, so if pricing is critical for you, you might have more selection and choice by looking exclusively at vinyl products.
The manufacturers have become so adept at working with this product over the years, now they are even able to offer vinyl styles that even replicate the wood finishes and looks.
It will amaze you at what could be done.
Finally, vinyl windows can be just as sturdy, if not more so than wood windows, because of their unique ability to have both the heat resistance and the impact resistance put in the same window unit.
This not only saves money on electricity bills, but also helps you out on window replacement if you live in a neighborhood of small boys, that like to hit baseballs, lol! So there you have it, first and foremost replacing your windows is a project that you can take on yourself, given it's straight forward process of the project, If you don't feel comfortable doing a project like this, there are many competent workers that can do it for you at a phone calls notice.
And once that decision has been made, it will serve you well to know the differences in the window products available (wood and vinyl) and select carefully, between them, based on your needs and desires and based on that, your window replacements will be a satisfying project!