How to Avoid Mistakes When You Replace Your Windows

Most windows usually last about 10 to 20 years before you have to replace them. Around that time, you might notice some obvious signs of window damage, such as a cracked pane or rotting sash. On top of that, there may be a significant rise in your energy bill as your aging, drafty window lets more air escape, causing your utilities to work overtime. 

Avoid Mistakes When You Replace Your Windows

A window replacement project is a considerable undertaking. That’s why it’s important to hire professionals that provide you with quality service. 

Be a Smart Buyer 

When you’re in the market for a new window, the first thing you should consider is how much it’s going to cost. Keep in mind that cheaper materials don’t always promise great quality. Most of the time, the cheaper the price, the shorter its lifespan may be. But paying too much for a new window may not be the better choice, either. In the end, it’s recommended that you set a reasonable budget for your window replacement.

You also have a lot of window designs available to you. However, some homeowners simply order the same style and brand of window, which may not exactly be a smart move. Try expanding your options, especially since some new models and technologies could help you save energy and improve comfort. 

Getting a window replacement could be your chance to try new types and styles to boost the appeal of your home, too. Before choosing your new window, think about where you’re going to place them. You might want to consider picture windows for your living room so you can have the best full view of the outdoors within the comforts of your home.

Consider Your Location

Some window materials unfortunately cannot function well in certain areas as they do in others. For instance, a wood window is not a good idea in places where humidity and moisture are high as it will eventually end up warping. If you live in a region with harsher sun exposure, think about getting a window with insulated low-emissivity (Low-E) glass to reduce harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and excessive heat. 

Additionally, for exposed or easily accessed areas, you should also take note of the security concerns of your home. Your window makes your home vulnerable to break-ins, so you need to choose durable materials for the replacement. If you’re planning to get sliding windows, they can be strengthened through certain glazing processes to increase their resistance to impact and enhance the tint to find it more difficult to see the interior.

Don’t DIY It

If you want your window to operate properly, conducting a window replacement on your own is not advisable. Instead, hire a replacement window professional to install your new window. Be sure that your hired contractor is perfectly qualified for your replacement needs. By letting the experts do the job for you, you can save money and reduce the risk of accidents. With the help of an experienced contractor, rest assured your window will function seamlessly. 

For more information, get in touch with us at Renewal by Andersen® of Houston. Call us at (281) 547-6177, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We offer services in Sugar Land.