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Sometimes when you need to replace windows, only the glass needs replacing, and not the entire frame. Replacing the glass instead of the entire window, is a much smaller, and easier job, there also less costly. To replace only the glass is quite simple when compared to changing the whole window.
What follows are some helpful tips to keep in mind when replacing windows.
Even if you only need to replace the glass it can get expensive when you choose to use triple pane glass, or argon gas-filled windows. But if the window frames are old and perhaps damaged, you should really take the plunge and replace everything, as it won’t do you much good to have brand new windows if there are cracks in the frames.
If you’re going to hire someone to replace your windows, it’s important to know what questions to ask them. When you are checking out companies to use for your window replacement job, try to only get estimates from the most reputable ones.
When you get an estimate, make sure that you get everything down in writing just what the bid includes. Always check estimates over so you know what you are being charged for, and won’t have any surprise charges pop up later. An honest company will give a warranty for their work, but you still should get it in writing. It is always good to have everything written down, because it protects both sides.
If you know what you are doing, there is always the option of doing it yourself, but you will need to shop around for the best deal. Quite often window companies will want your business, so they are trying to outbid each other, and you will benefit.
Remember when you are looking for discounts that you must compare the same quality windows or you could be getting a bad deal. Even when you are comparing exactly the same product, like windows, if they have different warranties, they have a different value. It might be important for you to save money on your replacement windows, but to get a window that will make a difference you also need quality and energy efficiency. Once your new windows are installed, it’s too late to change your mind, so the time to do all the thinking and researching is now. If you’re hiring a contractor, do everything you can to ascertain he’s reliable; make sure you’re satisfied with the quality and look of the windows before choosing them. In this article we’ve looked at some of the main considerations that must be remembered when replacing your windows.