If this is the summer you have decided to replace your windows, there are many things you should take into consideration. At Progressive Insulation & Windows we are happy to work with you from the first step to the last. One of the ways we can help is to ensure you know some of the most common mistakes others make so that you can avoid them. Keep reading for more info or just call us at (800) 500-6200 for a free quote.
Do Not Choose Trendy Windows
All too often, a person will get caught up in the current window trends at the time they bought their windows – not thinking about what they will like a decade later. Think about your favorite color or style ten years ago. Would it match today? Windows are such an integral part of your home that we recommend only installing windows that are primarily and/or neutral colors.
Do Not Go Outside of Your Budget
This advice could certainly be used for any large purchase: Set a budget and stick with it. You will find plenty of upgrades to tempt you, and they might be worth it – but not if you have to spend the next 20 years paying them off. If you walk into the buying process with a budget in mind, rather than walking in to see how much they cost first, you can stick within your budget much more easily.
Do Not Forget That Your Home Has Unique Needs
Upgrades that might make a lot of sense for another home would not make sense for you. For example, if you have a portion of your home that gets full sun then you might want different coatings than a home that was primarily shaded. If you live in a highly trafficked area and sound comes in regularly, then you might want to thicker windows that offer premium sound proofing.
Do Not Install Your Windows Yourself
Unless you are contractor with years of experience and the right equipment, it is not worth the savings you would see if you installed them yourself, for several reasons. First, it might void your warranty. Many window manufacturers only warranty their windows if they are professionally installed. Second, you might end up with tiny gaps you can’t see that let in (and out) air that will reduce your home’s energy efficiency. Get them installed correctly the first time by working with an experienced installer.
You can find just such a person by contacting Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 to request a free estimate. We are ready to help answer all of your questions and get you on the road to brand new windows.