There comes a time when deciding to replace your old and inefficient windows is unavoidable. From hearing rattling noises at night to a suspicious increase in energy bills during the summer — the possible reasons are endless. Once you have determined that you need to get new windows, it is essential that you do a brief research to figure out the best course of action. To help you do that, here is a list of potential mistakes that you need to avoid.
1. Make a Decision Based on Price Only
It is good practice to get three to four bids from different window installers to help you make the best decision for your planned project. However, accepting the lowest bid may also mean that you are purchasing a low-quality or inferior product for your home. On the other hand, paying for the highest bid based on the notion that it is the superior product or service may not be a cost-effective step. Make sure you weigh the pros and cons before making a final decision.
2. Ignore Maintenance Requirements
Double hung windows enclosed in Fibrex® frames have less upkeep requirements than operable windows from a local hardware store. Consider how low-maintenance and durable a window unit is when choosing replacement windows so you can avoid having to pay for frequent window repairs down the road.
3. Overlook Glazing Options
Modern technologies made it possible to have home windows that are energy efficient, beautiful, and last for a long time. One important innovation includes upgrading the window glass. There are many specialized finishes you can choose from. Some examples are tinted, reflective, textured, and the low-E coating. A lot of window professionals consider low-E glass to be a standard in quality windows because it helps minimize heat transfer and block harmful UV light.
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