Investing in new casement or double-hung windows doesn’t just increase the value of your home. It also helps improve natural ventilation and ensure consistent indoor comfort. Tackling this home improvement project, however, can be costly. This is especially true if you are dealing with the effects of old, inefficient windows like drafts and a spike in energy bills.
When it comes to window replacement, creating a budget for it should be among your top priorities. Here’s what you need to consider:
1. Familiarize Yourself With Various Window Materials
A huge chunk of your budget will come from the type of frame material you choose for your new windows, so you need to choose wisely. To help you weigh your options, get to know the benefits and drawbacks of every window material available in the market. In addition to price, you must consider its longevity, durability, and ease of maintenance. Wood is usually a sensible choice because of its classic and elegant appearance, but it requires repainting and resealing to maintain its look. Vinyl is the go-to window material for many homeowners because of its low-maintenance qualities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stand up well to temperature fluctuations that cause warping.
2. Consider Repairs When Setting Up Your Budget
If your old windows show signs of decay and deterioration due to long-term wear and tear, keep in mind that you’ll have to repair their frames first before replacing them. Addressing the issues in the windows’ structure through repairs helps ensure your new windows perform as intended and last a long time.
3. Work With a Professional Window Contractor
You’ll want to hire a professional team of installers for this home improvement project. It can be tempting to do everything on your own, but going the DIY route can lead to mistakes that can cost you in the long run. Even if you have all the necessary tools and equipment, it might take a long time to source all of the materials required to assemble your windows. With a contractor, you can rest assured that your new windows will be of high quality and are installed according to manufacturer specifications.
Whether you need sliding or picture windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento will make sure your Fibrex® replacement windows are properly installed. Give us a call at (916) 779-5800 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in and around Sacramento, CA.