What is Window Replacement?
Window Replacement and Replacement Windows are in ways, two different things.
The first, Window Replacement, is the process of replacing the existing windows in a home or property.
The second, Replacement Windows, is the actual windows themselves, the products and not the process.
Let’s talk a little about the process and what exactly window replacement is and is not.
Window Replacement is first and foremost, something that will eventually need to be done, but isn’t always 100% necessary for everyone all the time.
In order to determine whether or not you need window replacement, it is important to understand the process itself.
Since window replacement is the complete removal and replacement of the existing window, it is important to understand what is going on with your existing windows.
Window replacement can be cheap or it can be overly expensive, all depending on what type, style, brand and company you use for each window.
The things above, all contribute to the cost, so when replacing your windows or choosing a company to do so, it is important that you understand each step of the process.
Since the process of replacing your windows requires that you take out the old or existing windows and install new windows, you will also be using a professional window installer.
The installation of the new windows is more than likely the most important factor in the process of full window replacement.
If you determine that only the seal or the insert glass unit need to be fixed or replaced, you will need to find a proper company that does this type of work.
There are many window replacement companies that only do full window replacement of existing windows and not glass work or seal repair.
At the end of the day, more times than not, if your windows are in bad shape, you will find that fully replacing them is better and has more long term value than constantly fixing small issues.
If you do decide that full window replacement is the best option, you now need to do your homework on the process itself so that you better understand which window company to use.
Getting back to the installation side of things; it is important to make sure that your installer is a professional and that they are using quality processes and materials.
Some companies simply sell windows but do not install them and some install windows but do not sell the window, but most window replacement companies do everything, start-to-finish!
When you do find a company that you are interested in working with, make sure to ask about their installers and about their installation processes and techniques.
It is always important to remember that a cheap vinyl window, if it is installed professionally and correct, can add value and comfort to your home for years without constant failures.
Equally, it is important to remember that a higher end window installed by inexperienced installers and/or low quality workmanship can fail every 3-6 months and cause many issues including damage to the home and/or loss of efficiency and value.
We will continue to provide more information on the process of window replacement and would be happy to refer you to a professional local window company that can answer any questions you have.