Did you know that you can invest in a window replacement project yet still not reap the expected benefits of your upgrade? There are so many factors that go into tackling window replacement that if you fail to follow a few essential steps, you may not get the results you seek.
To help you out, our team at Renewal by Andersen of Austin shares some important tips to help you achieve a successful window replacement:
- Do your research. Any home improvement project should always start with thorough research. You cannot move forward without a solid idea of what to expect and how to prepare for your upgrade. Start by searching online for reliable information on window replacement, window styles and materials to choose from and ways to establish a budget. You can also check out reviews and testimonials from actual homeowners who’ve invested in the same project. Most importantly, solicit recommendations by asking your friends and family members about their own experience upgrading their windows.
- Customize your windows. Customization is one of the most important aspects of a window replacement project. To make sure your new windows will both look good and perform efficiently when installed, you need to customize your windows in terms of measurement, style, color and energy efficiency. Consult an expert to help you determine which options will best suit your needs.
- Consider energy efficiency. For many homeowners, one of the main objectives for window replacement is to boost energy efficiency in the home while also cutting down on energy loss. Not all windows offer the same level of energy efficiency, however, so you must make sure to consider the climate in your area and check with ENERGY STAR® to determine which options are right for you.
- Find the right contractor. Getting new windows doesn’t necessarily guarantee an improvement. While it could help to have those outdated, drafty windows replaced, if the new ones don’t fit properly or are of poor quality, they won’t do you much good. A replacement unit can be very inefficient if installed improperly, so be sure to choose a contractor with the right credentials and experience.
Installing new windows is one of the smartest home upgrades you can do this season. Older windows can compromise your home’s energy efficiency and overall protection against the elements, which is why investing in replacement windows is the best, most lasting solution.
Not everyone completely understands the window replacement process. Homeowners like you need to prepare your home and anticipate any unfavorable conditions that may occur along the way. Fortunately, you can always count on Renewal by Andersen of Austin to guide you from start to finish. We’ll take the time to walk you through the process, so you can make the best decisions for your home.