Replacing windows is probably not something you’ll need to do very often, as modern windows last decades. However, if you are in the market for new windows, you may feel overwhelmed with all the choices and vocabulary. To get you prepared for this journey, we’re offering you some advice on what to expect when replacing windows.
Find a Reputable Window Company
First, you want to select a window company. There are lots of options in the Sacramento area, and the dealers may seem interchangeable, but this is time to do your research. Be sure to look for reviews and testimonials. You’ll also be able to determine almost immediately when you walk into a showroom if the company is right for you based on their selection and character.
Decide on the Type of Windows
There are lots of replacement window options; in fact, the choices can seem vast. Again, this is where you need to lean on the window company and their years of experience. There are choices for frame material, including:
- Aluminum: inspiring and modern with durability in mind
- Clad-Wood: wood interior with an extruded aluminum exterior
- Fiberglass: dependable, beautiful and little maintenance required
- Vinyl: budget-friendly and energy efficient
- Wood: unique and sophisticated
Then you have operating styles. The type of operating style you choose typically has to do with how much room you have. You might consider double-hung windows, sliding windows, or casement windows.
Finally, you’ll want to select your glass. Be sure that it’s energy-efficient and has the ENERGY STAR® symbol, meaning it should contribute to energy savings.
Once you have chosen the style, type, and glass, the window company performing the installation will conduct precision measurements. Window production varies in time, but you can expect that the more windows you order, the more time it will take.
Your new windows have arrived, and it’s time for the professionals to take out your old windows and install your new ones! You’ll be able to inspect your new windows to ensure they are in pristine shape and exactly what you ordered.
The area of each removal and installation will be properly secured and prepped. Typically, installers do one window at a time so that your interior is not exposed to the elements.
Once the installation is complete, you’ll have the opportunity to do a walkthrough with your installer. You should be on the lookout for any gaps between the window or frame. Also, open and close the windows to make sure they are operating appropriately.
Replacing windows can completely upgrade the look of your home on both the inside and outside. Plus, they’ll work better and will be more energy efficient. Don’t keep putting off because you think it’s going to be hard and cumbersome. Replacing windows with The Window and Door Shop is the exact opposite. We’ll provide you with information and education so you can make the best choice for your Sacramento home. Contact us today to learn more.