Making mistakes isn’t fun. And costly mistakes can be burdensome for homeowners. Windows are important for your home’s security, comfort and appearance, so choosing the proper one – and getting it properly installed – is critical.
Here are eight window replacement blunders to avoid.
- Selecting the Wrong Window
Buying off-brand windows is risky because you don’t know the quality. A well-known brand with ENERGY STAR® ratings and warranties is recommended. Aside from the window’s impact on your home’s efficiency, you should examine the window’s maintenance requirements and finish options.
- Use of Previous Windows
The same type and brand of a window is often ordered, which isn’t necessarily advisable. Since you last replaced your windows, new models and technologies have arisen that may provide a superior finish to what you already have.
- New Windows Choice Based on Cost
Cost is a crucial element, but not the only one. Remember, you get what you pay for, and the cheaper the product is, the shorter its lifespan.
- Do It Yourself Windows
Replacing windows on your own is not recommended for longevity, energy efficiency or aesthetics. Unskilled window installers are prone to make mistakes, shorten the project’s lifespan and possibly injure themselves.
- Failing to Screen a Window Contractor
You’ll need to engage an installation contractor after you’ve decided on a window style. This is a serious activity. Always inquire about the contractor’s track record, and don’t be afraid to request references or certification.
- Ignoring Your Location
Many individuals are unaware that various window materials work better in certain climates than others. Wood windows, for example, are strongly prohibited in high humidity areas because they will distort the heat and dampness.
- Overlooking Your Home’s Design
A window that looks attractive in the store might not look the same in your home. The aesthetic matchup is very important for curb appeal and the resale value of a home.
- Ignore Security Risks
Windows play a key part in home security. Most residences have only one vulnerable point of entry, and the sound of smashing glass is unlikely to disturb the neighbors. Choosing replacement windows that are secure is usually a good idea.
You can rely on Renewal by Andersen® Midwest for outstanding window replacement services. Our energy-efficient replacement windows are simple to maintain, attractive, long-lasting and cost-effective.
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