Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions When Buying Replacement Windows
When it’s time to buy replacement windows, many homeowners have questions about what options are best for their needs. Window Makeover is here to make the process less daunting for you by answering some of the frequently asked questions we get from our customers. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Replacement Windows All At Once or Piecemeal
Many homeowners wonder if it’s best to replace just a window or two at a time, or replace them all at once. While buying one or two replacement windows at a time will allow you to replace your windows at a smaller price tag each job, it’s not necessarily going to help you save.
By replacing all the windows in your home at one time, you may qualify for discounts you wouldn’t otherwise receive if you just replaced one or two.
Replacing all windows together will certainly save you time. Coordinate one replacement date rather than several, make needed accommodations to your home for installation once rather than many times.
This will also save you time years down the road when windows need to be replaced again. You’ll know they’re all due for replacement rather than repeating the staggered process of replacing them little by little.
Styles of Replacement Windows
There are so many window styles available, from materials, glass types, and shapes. Wood, vinyl, and fiberglass window options exist, each at differing price points but offering unique advantages and aesthetics.
Standard and custom window sizes and shapes allow you to recreate the entire aesthetic of your home when replacing windows. Glass types affect efficiency, allowing your new windows to help you cut energy costs.
DIY or Hire a Pro
Installing windows is a serious undertaking. For someone experienced in this work, a DIY project may be feasible – but this can take time from your other duties.
If you don’t know how to install windows, it’s a job best left to professional installers of replacement windows.
Plus doing it yourself replacement windows won’t give you a labor warranty. While a manufacturer warranty may cover defects of the window, if an installation error caused the window to fail, your costs won’t be covered.
Professional installers of replacement windows offer a labor warranty that provides valuable protection should you experience an issue with your home’s new replacement windows. This warranty can save you a great deal of money in the long run.
Financing Options for Replacement Windows
Replacement windows can be costly, which is why many people purchase one or two at a time or attempt to DIY installations. Window Makeover has excellent financing options so you can get the entire job done at once, by the pros!
Payback options are affordable and financing allows you to get the job taken care of when you need it, even if you don’t have the full cost immediately available through your personal budget.
Best Time of Year for Replacement Windows
The best time of year to have replacement windows installed is when it’s warm – but not too warm. With the old windows removed, installation during winter will let cold air into your home. In the heat of summer, hot air will infiltrate your home.
The caulking used to seal replacement windows upon installation offers better adherence in warmer temperatures. In freezing temperatures, it will not perform well. In extremely hot weather, it will not cure properly. Additionally, vinyl and aluminum windows can expand in warm weather and contract when its cold.
Window Makeover for Replacement Windows and Window Restoration
For all your replacement window needs, Window Makeover is here to help. We expertly answer all questions about replacement windows to help you make the best purchase decision for your home.