Old windows do not offer as much energy efficiency as modern ones do. They might not look as good anymore, either, especially if they’ve been subjected to harsh weather conditions. If you’ve finally decided to get a window replacement, you might be wondering about a few things, including whether it’s better to hire a window company or work with a general contractor or carpenter to do the job.
If the Window Opening Requires a Lot of Work
The window openings as well as the material used to build the wall around the windows have a direct effect on your decision. A good example is if you’re dealing with brick. If the windows were installed and embedded into the brick, it might take some work before the old windows can be removed and the new ones installed.
There is also some extra work if you are thinking about widening or reducing the size of the window opening or if you want to close it and install windows in another location.
For this job, you are likely to need the services of a general contractor or a good carpenter who has the experience to deal with the material. Removing embedded windows from brick takes a lot of elbow grease and patience.
If You’re Just Replacing the Windows
If, on the other hand, you’re only thinking about replacing the windows, and they’re not embedded into the wall and not as difficult to remove, it’s a good idea to hire a window company. They have the experience to do the job as long as you don’t want them to build a new window opening.
Window replacement using this method is faster and possibly more cost-effective. As long as you’re working with a reputable window contractor that installs high-quality, energy-efficient products, you don’t have anything to worry about.
Get in touch with Renewal by Andersen® of Houston for the best double hung windows and many other types of energy-efficient windows. Call us today at (281) 547-6177, or use our contact form to tell us about your project. We work with homeowners in Houston, TX.