There are many reasons you might be considering investing in replacement windows, but no matter what your reasons are, there are a few mistakes you could make. Keep reading to learn about these mistakes and how to avoid them. Then contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for a free estimate.
You Choose the Wrong Windows
This is a broad category, but it is the most important category. You do not want to choose windows that require a lot of maintenance, only to then realize that you are not willing or able to complete the maintenance. You do not want to choose a style of window that does not work with the rest of your home, or have new windows installed that are mismatched from your new doors.
You Do Not Have Your Windows Professionally Installed
All too often, a homeowner wants to “save money” by installing their own windows or hiring a local handyperson. This might sound good at first, but consider that a non-expert has neither the tools nor the experience to correctly install your windows.
There are many things that can go wrong with a poor installation, such as uneven windows, windows that are not sealed correctly and greatly increase your utility bills, and issues so serious that the window manufacturer will no longer honor your warranty. It is well worth the cost to pay for professional installation from the beginning.
Not Addressing Serious Issues
If you have mold between your current windows and you’re the walls they are installed in, it is not as simple as just removing your old windows, cleaning them out, and then installing new windows. There is no better time to address the mold issue than when the windows are out. This is just one example, but there are many other issues that should be addressed before you install new windows.
You do want to get quality windows, but you do not have to overpay to get them. Get a quote from more than one window company. Compare like windows. Ask about warranties and guarantees to make sure that you are buying windows that will last. Then find the best price for the quality of window that you want. Do not assume that spending more will always yield a higher quality window because that is not always the case.
Call Us Now for Help Replacing Your Windows
At Progressive Insulation & Windows, we offer assistance finding the right windows, choosing the right price point, and having them installed by professionals. Call us now at (800) 500-6200 to learn how we can help you avoid these and other common mistakes people make while buying windows.