Window replacement is an important investment that requires time, effort and money. To ensure the success of this home improvement project, you must cover all bases, like doing your research on the different frame materials and styles. More importantly, you should know the various mistakes people commonly make when replacing windows. Once you do so, you’re more likely to avoid them. Continue reading to learn more.
Choosing Windows Based on Price
Cost is an important factor to consider when tackling window replacement, but that’s not the only basis for your selection. Remember that you get what you pay for—cheaper products tend to be made of inferior materials, which means they could fail within a few years. If you are presented with an estimate that is lower than all the other quotes you obtained from prospective contractors, don’t accept it right away. When comparing estimates, you’ll also want to consider other factors like energy efficiency and maintenance requirements.
Overlooking Your Home’s Design
The energy-efficient features of your new specialty windows might be too good to pass up, but will they look good when they’re installed in your home? When replacing windows, you should never overlook the design of your home. You’ll want to match the window type and your home’s architectural style to achieve a cohesive and consistent look. This is especially true if you aren’t replacing all your windows at once.
Disregarding Your Location
Windows vary in terms of energy performance. It means that replacement window units won’t perform as well in certain regions as in others. Fortunately, you can determine which ones work best for your geographic location and local climate. Look for the ENERGY STAR® and National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) labels affixed to the windows you are looking to purchase. The former tells you if a product is energy-efficient, while the latter helps you compare energy-efficient products by breaking down their energy performance.
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