Avoid Common Replacement Window Mistakes
Replacing the windows in your home is a big investment, so you want to be sure you avoid common replacement window mistakes. This means you should be carefully paying attention to the details it involves. There are many common mistakes people make when doing their research on replacement windows, so that is why we are here to help!
Here’s what NOT to do when buying replacement windows…
Going with the cheaper brand
Yes, we all want to spend less money, but in the long run, when it comes to replacement windows, it will cost you more in the end. The main factors you should consider when investing in new windows for your home should be: energy efficiency, R-value, maintenance, how easy they are to clean, and the overall upkeeping. The lifespan of your windows matters, so purchasing quality windows should be your main focus.
Keeping the Same Style
Homeowners typically buy window replacements that are just like their old ones. Of course, sticking to a style you’re used to, feels good, but there are so many different styles, designs, and technologies, so change it up! CHANGE IS GOOD! Yes, you might spend a little bit more time looking for the perfect windows, but if it can save you money and give your home a brand new look, then why not?!
Choosing Poorly Designed Windows
Remember that poorly constructed and designed windows are known for causing glares, hot spots, poor visibility, and, worst of all, drafts. These can cause you to feel uncomfortable in your own home and not to mention you’ll receive high energy bills because of it.
Purchasing Windows That Are Not Suited to Your Geographic Location
Areas with high humidity and moisture can affect your window performance depending on what kind of materials they are made out of. Areas with harsh sun exposure will benefit from low-e glass, which reduces harmful UV rays and excessive heat from the sun. Not to mention, higher-performing energy windows will also help protect your furniture from fading.
We hope this helps you avoid common replacement window mistakes people make every day. But remember, we are a phone call away and are always happy to help you find the best windows for your home!