How do you keep your home cozy, dry and safe all year round? Pay more attention to your roof, even if it appears in good shape. It may have underlying issues that can affect your home’s comfort level and weather protection. The most common problem that many people tend to overlook is a roof leak.
TIP: Inspect Your Home First
In order to prioritize your projects, you must first be aware of your home’s current condition, which is why you should conduct a full inspection. Start with the components that make up your home’s exterior: the roof, the exterior walls and the fenestrations (entry doors, windows and skylights). Take note of issues that can affect how these components protect your indoor space.
Issues that will require roof replacement or repair, or installation of replacement windows, should be noted and put on the priority list. Once these issues are addressed, only then should you start planning for interior improvements.
TIP: Determine Your Energy Level
You have to determine whether you are still able to undertake stressful projects like a roof replacement. In addition to dealing with the noise and the mess, you might need to evacuate the premises for the duration of the roofing project. Other projects, such as window replacement, are a lot less stressful. In fact, our window replacement process is designed so that you can stay in your home the entire time we’re working on it. We also take care of post-installation cleaning so you can simply relax and enjoy your new windows once we’ve left.
TIP: Research the Ballpark Cost
You won’t know the actual cost of the project until you receive a written quote, but you can ask other homeowners who have had similar projects done what they think a ballpark estimate would be. This will give you a chance to decide if such a project is something you can take on with the resources you have available. Don’t be shy about asking the contractor for financing options or special offers, as these can help you handle potentially expensive up-front costs. Once you’ve considered all these things, you should be able to ascertain which of your projects are of higher priority.
To learn more about our window replacement process, or about all the popular window styles we offer. including casement windows, call Renewal by Andersen of Austin today at (866) 842-3370. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We serve Austin, TX, and surrounding areas in Texas.