When you are investing in new replacement windows for your house, it is helpful to be familiar with your options. In addition, you will want to be familiar with the window installation procedure. We have compiled a list of 10 things you should know prior to having your windows replaced at home.
Window Replacement Tips
1.) Do Not Perform a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Installation
A window replacement is definitely not a type of project you should perform without a licensed professional. While you may be fully skilled in handling and doing home improvement tasks, you never know what might be hidden in your walls when you are installing your replacement windows in your house. Often old framing and trim is rotten, there may be missing insulation or other more serious issues. It’s always best to consult an expert contractor to avoid expensive consequences.
2.) It Is Easy to Make a Costly Mistake By Measuring Windows Wrong
By hiring professionals you can be sure your windows will be measured correctly. If you choose NEXT Door & Window to install new replacement windows in your home, you can rest assured that they will be the correct size. We don’t use “closet fit” premade windows. Instead, we measure them to know the precise dimensions of the replacement windows to 1/8th of an inch. We always do final review of all specs to ensure we are getting exactly what is required to install your new windows perfectly.
3.) Compare the Features of Different Windows
In choosing the perfect replacement window style for your home, ask the experts for suggestions. Do the new energy-efficient windows have all the safety options you want? Which windows are easy to clean and maintain? What are your color options? Should you consider a change in style? To arrive at the best option, be sure to ask relevant questions.
4.) Choose An Energy-Efficient Window
This will help you save on your energy bill over time as it improves the overall temperature and circulation in your home. Energy-efficient windows can help reduce your use of heating and cooling units.
5.) Add Extra Glass Panes or Laminated Glass Panes to Your Windows
Double pane glass is now a standard in the replacement window industry. When considering installing new triple pane glass it’s important to think about the additional cost of the windows. In addition, investing in tripe pane glass for your home will increase the total amount of weight added to the window sashes. However, triple pane windows are very efficient and can help with sound reduction just like laminated glass which is also considered safety glass.
6.) Work With a Licensed Technician to Ensure You Meet Safety Codes
We will take care of all the paper work for you and we will make sure the new windows in your home meet the required safety codes. For example, you may want to use tempered glass in your bathroom because this type of glass is safer. Tempered glass breaks into dull pieces instead of hazardous crystal chards. On the other hand, your bedroom or basement windows will need to meet Egress requirements. This is a replacement window intended to provide an easy way to escape a room in a dangerous situation, like a fire.
7.) Hire a Certified Professional to Install Your New Replacement Windows
Here at NEXT Door & Window, we offer a variety of new replacement windows for homes from top brands like Infinity, Marvin Signature, Marvin Elevate, and Sunrise Windows. We take care of the fitting, prefinished, sealing, and we will make sure that when the installation is complete, we will leave your home as clean as possible. Those are just some of the many benefits you can get if you hire a professional for your Illinois doors and windows replacement.
8.) Proper Insulation
Be sure to understand differences between Pocket (Insert) and Full Frame installation and decide which one is best for you. Using closed-cell spray foam insulation and Ice and Water shield is a very important part of a proper window replacement.
9.) Understand Different Manufacturer Warranties
Our manufacturers back their new windows for houses with a warranty to give our clients peace of mind. However, every material is different and will deliver different results. Be sure you understand differences between warranties. One of the best warranties is offered by Infinity Windows, a manufacturer of real low maintenance windows made out of fiberglass. In addition, make sure to ask about labor warranties
10.) Install New Casing With a Full Frame Replacement
Here at NEXT Door & Window with a full frame installation we match your new interior casing to compliment your home and new windows perfectly.
Here at NEXT Door & Window, we value quality and customer satisfaction. If you need help choosing a replacement window for your house, give our team a call by phone at (630) 280-2748 to become familiar with our selection of door and window replacement services for homes in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Our commitment to improving the appearance of your home does not end with beautiful windows. Our team provides dependable door installation and replacement solutions to homeowners to boost the curb appeal of your home.
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