Homeowners around Jacksonville spend months, if not years, researching and saving money for quality replacement windows. There’s just no way around it — installing new windows is a big investment! It’s also one of the best investments you’ll ever make.


From the money you’ll save on energy bills to better temperature regulation in your home, new windows come with a variety of unparalleled benefits. We’ve put together a simple guide to calm your nerves before you make the big decision. When you’re ready to take the plunge, you’ll be fully equipped to confidently make your purchase!


Follow this simple step-by-step process to prepare your home and family for replacement windows.

Four Steps to a Stress-Free Window Replacement

Step 1: Are you sure you need to replace your windows and not just repair them?

Our job isn’t simply to sell you windows. We want this decision to be one of the most educated and confident purchases you’ve ever made. There are a few telltale signs your windows have reached their expiration date.


– Condensation begins to collect on the glass. Cloudy windows can cause mold growth and high energy bills.

– Difficulty using your windows is a clear characteristic of faulty, outdated windows. Don’t sacrifice basic window functionality.

– Splintered or scraping paint is an instant sing your windows are outdated. Unlike wood windows, vinyl and aluminum windows require little to no maintenance.

– Increasing energy bills often links back to inefficient windows. Drafts, condensation and single paned windows all cause high energy bills.


Any of these characteristics sound familiar? Your next step is to chat with an expert to evaluate the state of the windows in your home.


Step 2: Select energy efficient windows that complement the aesthetic of your home

Windows come in so many different shapes, sizes and designs these days. It’s crucial to select a window style that fits the interior and exterior of your home. Think about it — windows are the only home investment you can make that affect the complete appearance of your house.


Common window choices include bay, bow, double-hung, sliding and casement. Among those choices are custom sizes, colors and shapes to perfectly complement your home decor.


The last thing we want is for you to feel overwhelmed! Find peace of mind working with a window company trusted by so many of your Jacksonville neighbors for 36+ years. We’re here to make your decision on replacement windows as easy and painless as possible.

Step 3: Speaking of energy efficiency, there are a few things you should look for…

Did you know windows and doors are responsible for nearly 70-percent of home energy loss? If high energy bills are your primary concern, the number one characteristic you should look for in new windows is a low U-value. The lower the U-value, the less energy loss you’ll experience.


Take it one step further and select windows with a low solar heat gain (SHG) rating. This should certainly be a factor if you’re shopping for windows for your Jacksonville home! If you take both of these ratings into account when shopping and speaking to window professionals, you’ll reap the benefits of year-round energy efficiency.

Step 4: Choose the window material that’s right for you and your home

Window installation experts put a lot of consideration into windows materials before installing them in a customer’s home. Your three frame options are vinyl, aluminum and wood. Of course, every option comes with different benefits.


– Vinyl Frames: weather resistant, water resistant, strong, secure, fade resistant

Aluminum Frames: rot resistant, won’t warp, won’t rust

Wood Frames: insulating, environmentally-friendly


The most common selection these days is vinyl because it’s long-lasting, customizable and low-maintenance.

It’s Our Job to Make the Process Easy for You

Every step of the window replacement process should require minimal effort on your end. The team of professionals at American Window Products has built a reputation in the Jacksonville community for honesty and unrivaled expertise. Also, our prices are often the best you can find!


If you’re hesitant to move forward with replacement windows, take this simple quiz to see if you’re ready. If the answer is yes, reach out to our team to discuss your best options. We can’t wait to work with you!