Window replacement is one of the least stressful home improvements you can tackle. However, it’s not immune to problems. Without proper planning, you might not get what you want.
To pull a successful window installation project off, here are five tips from Renewal by Andersen® of Eastern New York:
1. Set Your Goals
Write down all the reasons why you want to replace your current windows. The usual motivations are enhancing aesthetics, increasing energy efficiency and reducing maintenance requirements. Your list of goals will serve as your guide every step of the way.
2. Create a Budget
Determine how much you’re willing to spend to shop around for what you need. Windows come in different materials, glazing systems and customization options. Their prices also vary. If affordability is an issue, explore financing options to make your payments manageable. Taking out a small loan to purchase the picture, sliding and custom windows may be better than skimping on quality.
3. Don’t Be Afraid to Depart From the Norm
Tradition is an important consideration, but don’t let it limit your choices. Not all window styles provide historical accuracy, but function comes before form. Besides, you can design one window to mimic another to hit both your operational and aesthetic goals. A good case in point is using a simulated double-hung grille pattern on a casement to make it masquerade as a sash window.
4. Think About Comfort
High-performance bow and bay window systems are an important part of your home’s complete thermal enclosure system. Check for the ENERGY STAR® seal to find out whether the product has excellent energy performance ratings.
5. Hire Smart
Pick your contractor wisely. Scrutinize your potential contractor’s resume to be sure you’re working with a reliable company. You should also find out what warranties they provide. Transferable, strong warranty coverage is paramount.
At Renewal by Andersen of Eastern New York, we have the experience, expertise and integrity to carry out your window replacement project with excellence. Call us at (866) 479-1700 today to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation and learn more about our products, services, warranties and financing options.