Replacing windows requires a certain amount of measuring, budgeting, and thoughtful consideration of space, style, aesthetic, and energy-efficiency.
While many homeowners report getting overwhelmed when it comes to window installation and replacement, Home Professionals has created many different articles and guides which can take away a lot of the stress and unknown.
Additionally, we have the top 3 mistakes homeowners often make when installing windows.
Avoid these and you should be well on your way to an easier and more budget-friendly window installation.
Mistake #1: Letting Price Be The Sole Deciding Factor
Be aware that just because a company has really low prices, that doesn’t mean they have quality windows. Not all companies and window manufacturers are the same. Bargain windows may be less quality and sacrifice important features, like energy-efficiency, that would save you more money in the long run.
Windows are an important feature for every home and they are an investment. Getting the right windows for your home and style can upgrade your home value and make your investment worthwhile.
Don’t ignore how important aesthetics and energy-efficiency is to the value of your home.
Mistake #2: Not Considering Your Climate And Energy-Efficiency
Your choice of windows should vary based on where you are living. Your zip code is going to dictate, to some degree, your choice of style, glazing, framing, and certain materials.
For example, if you live in an area with really bad storms or earthquakes, you may want to dish out some extra money for storm windows and protection, so you’re not redoing windows every time disaster strikes.
You always want to put energy-efficiency first in everything. Energy-efficiency is what’s going to save you thousands of dollars in energy bills—money you would be throwing out the window with less energy-efficient options.
Talk to your window pros to make sure you’re getting the right kind of windows that are going to save you money and increase your home value in the long run.
Mistake #3: DIYing Your Window Replacement
Windows are just one of those things (like HVAC) that we don’t advise homeowners DIY.
Most homeowners do not have the years of carpentry experience, the right tools, or even the hours available to correctly do a window install.
A properly-fitted, correct-material, energy-efficient window installation starts before you even install the window. And your window pros can help you figure out the best options for your budget and home value.
Many homeowners make small mistakes in the DIY window installation process that end up voiding manufacturers warranties and making their windows less energy-efficient. DIY can end up in improper measurement, damage to your walls or window materials, poor fit, and early window replacement.
Homeowners end up trying to save money on labor only to end up paying more through energy loss or through necessary re-installation by a professional.
Professional window installation provides a manufacturer warranty, a labor warranty, and all the stress-free help you need to increase your home value and live comfortably.
Avoid these top 3 mistakes, and you’re going to be much happier with your window replacement process and investment.
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