Why do you want to replace your current windows? Perhaps it’s because they aren’t efficient–they’re letting warm (or cold, depending on the season) drafts in which means your HVAC system has to run longer to do its job of reaching your desired temperature. Or maybe it’s because your windows simply look old and you’d like to freshen up the aesthetics.
It could be both of these factors combined–you have old, inefficient, and degrading windows and giving them an upgrade would increase the curb appeal and resale value of your home.
Whatever your reason, it’s understandable! And our team is here to help make sure your window installation goes off without a hitch. But what is it, exactly, that goes into a successful window installation? Read on to find out!
Know What You Want
This might seem like an obvious piece of advice, but oftentimes homeowners go into huge remodeling projects without a vision of what they actually want. They may be relying on the contractor to bring them ideas (which we’re happy to do!) and might not be aware of how their own personal vision could play a role in the final result.
The last thing we want is for you to be disappointed when the job is complete! Having goals for what you want will serve as your guide, as well as ours.
Know Your Budget
Keep in mind that when you have new windows installed, you could be improving your efficiency drastically. This means that your air conditioner will be able to cool more affordably, and your heater will be able to heat more efficiently too.
Still though, you’ll want to consider your budget when having windows installed, and don’t be afraid to ask us about your options! You don’t have to skimp on quality or aesthetics if what we originally present is too far out of your budget.
Don’t Be Afraid to Go Non-Traditional
There are standard sizes for everything, and windows are no exception. But if you have a very specific vision for yours, let us know! It is possible to create custom windows, and we’re happy to help you with this process.
Consider Your Comfort
New windows will help your HVAC systems work more efficiently, in most cases. But you’ll also want to check and see that those windows have a high ENERGY STAR rating to ensure optimal efficiency.
You’ll also want to consider if you want single-paned or double-paned windows, especially on south-facing windows that can bring in a lot of ambient heat during the summer!
Hire a Professional
Hiring a professional for your window installation will ensure that you’re given fantastic recommendations for your windows, the job is done properly and efficiently, and that if there are any problems they’ll be covered by the professional’s insurance and you will not be financially liable.
You should never have any concerns about job safety or efficacy when it comes to remodeling your home, and we’ll make sure that’s not the case when you contact our team.