Replacing windows in your home can be a great decision if you’ve noticed that your windows seem drafty or if you’ve seen them get harder and harder to open over time. These are all good reasons to start planning on replacing the windows in your home.
But before you go and start the project, here at Ascension General Contractors, we have some recommendations and things to think about that will hopefully help you make a clear plan moving forward with replacing windows in your home.
What to Know About Replacing the Windows in Your Home
Lifespan of Windows
Before you go replacing every window in your home, it makes sense to be sure that replacing instead of repairing them is the right decision. It is generally difficult to determine how long windows will last based on appearance or their warranty. You will probably find that a lot of economy windows come with a lifetime warranty, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are high quality. In fact, they are usually the opposite because they were mass-produced in standard sizes. When looking at your windows, look for foggy glass, damaged frames, and drafty rooms. It is also important to note that all of your windows don’t always need to be replaced all at once. Depending on your needs specifically, it can be perfectly fine to do a single-window replacement or plan the replacements in stages.
Time of Year
Usually replacing your windows is a quick process, but even having a window removed for a short period of time can affect the temperature in your home, which is why Spring, Summer, and Fall are the popular choice for homeowners. But if you don’t mind the cold weather, replacing your windows in the winter can allow you to get everything in place before warmer weather sets in and enjoy your new windows for a longer period of time.
Preparation & Installation
When it comes to choosing the right windows to install, it’s important to choose a known brand so you can be sure you can trust the quality and warranty. Once you’ve selected a type and prior to installation, you should remove any curtains, blinds, and move any furniture away from the windows. Then your job is to sit back and relax while your experienced contractor goes to work installing your new windows.
Planning on replacing your windows? Ascension General Contractors is here to help! Call us and let’s get started! We are also a full-service repair company, and we’re proud to serve as general contractors for the people of the Nashville community.