Replacement Windows Checklist
When replacing the windows in your home, there are a few factors you should keep in mind. We've created a handy window replacement checklist to assist you and help you know exactly what to look for during the process.
Below, you’ll find an explanation for each section of the window replacement checklist.
Make your windows work for you. Purchasing new windows might seem like a huge investment, but it's a smart one. Window efficiency can lower your monthly and annual utilities by cutting down on heating/cooling costs. This can save you hundreds of dollars each year!
Do your due-diligence. Another important aspect is the replacement window warranty. Before purchasing new windows, make sure you know exactly what is covered by the vendor. Our team can provide you with warranty brochures and answer any questions you might have regarding your new windows.
The Replacement window process can be broken down into multiple facets: windows, labor, trim materials, transportation...the list goes on and on. The most important aspect of the window replacement process is craftsmanship and proper installation techniques, such as prep and disposal.
Quality control. Here are three tips to evaluate your window: First, how are the corners assembled? With windows, most issues arise in the corners. Second, what is inside the frame? Look for one that is reinforced with steel or aluminum for increased structural integrity. Third, evaluate the balance system. Look for one with a spiral balance instead of a block and tackle. Windows with a block and tackle frame have slack within the window, which some homeowners don't like.
Below, you'll find important aspects of both Standard and Best-In-Class replacement windows to look for when evaluating the best replacement window companies.
If you're looking for replacement windows and need advice that goes beyond the checklist, give us a call! We'd love to discuss replacement window options with you.