Your home's windows need replacing for a few reasons, for example, if you have outdated
windows that are drafty due to cracked or damaged seals, the frame is warped or cracked,
you experience increased utility bills as a result of excessive heat or cold loss. If your
windows are older than 10 years, then it’s time to consider a window replacement and
contact a window contractor who can help you make an informed decision, which brings
us to the first mistake you should avoid.
1. Avoid a DIY project
While a DIY project may seem appealing, it’s recommended that you use a replacement
window contractor to do the job because there are several components and features that
make up window replacement that you may not be aware of. Additionally, enlisting a
professional will reduce your risk of injury, save you money and give your home great curb
2. Purchasing windows that are unsuitable for your geographic location
You may live in areas where there is harsh sun, or areas with high humidity and moisture,
or regions that are prone to hurricane-force winds and rains. Consider how a window will
perform against various environmental elements to avoid inefficient operation.
3. Using similar window types to your old ones
While they served you well, you may experience the same window problems by using the
same the style and brand of your old windows. Thanks to modern technology, today there
are countless window designs and finishes that are not only cost-effective, they also
improve comfort and help you save energy.
4. Accepting the lowest or highest bid
While all replacement windows appear the same at first glance, purchasing a product based on cost may cost you more in the future. Additionally, whether you are considering a
basement window replacement, buying over-priced windows doesn’t necessarily mean
that they are better either. Consider enlisting the help of a window contractor who can
explain the pros and cons of the windows you want to purchase.
5. Lack of due diligence
You should never rush into a purchase without taking the time to do a lot of research and
don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as possible until you feel more content about the
company you finally chose to purchase replacement windows from. Companies like Fusion
is recommended to prequalify the contractor you choose for window replacement in order
to ensure the job is done correctly. A home improvement project gone wrong can cost you
thousands, therefore check a contractor’s reputation on online rating sites you trust and
also ask friends, neighbors, or co-workers who have had window replacement jobs done by
the same contractor.
A great window replacement project should, by all means, enhance your home’s curb
appeal, the material used should be stable, durable and require minimal maintenance, and
the quality of the windows should be high-performing to ensure energy efficiency.