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When you undertaking a large project such as replacing your windows, it’s worth considering exactly when the best time to do it will be. Beginning in late fall is a great time because typically the weather is dry and the climate is relatively warm. To prevent getting cold at night, choosing a warmer time of the year to work is the best choice. These considerations will only pertain to those that live at very high altitudes or where the weather is known to constantly change.
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. Changing the glass only, is dependent on good frames, but if the frames are falling apart then you should spend the extra money and replace the whole window, frame and all.
Don’t jump into anything too quickly, because aggressive salespeople will sometimes try anything to get a sale. Realize that finding the right company is a process, so don’t fall for the best sales pitch without having time to think about it. You can always call them back later. When you have several estimates you will be able to think things through, and make the best conclusion. If the company doesn’t have a good reputation, you should never get a bid from them in the first place.
Regardless of whether you’re going to buy your own materials and do the job yourself or hire a contractor, one thing you want to be very clear about are the guarantees or warranties that cover the work and materials. Some contractors, for example, will offer more extensive warranties than others. In some cases, the warranty may be lifetime, and may even be transferable if you sell the house; this would be a good selling point to a prospective buyer. The warranty is an important way to protect your investment, so it’s essential that it gives you thorough coverage when it comes to materials and/or workmanship.
To add value to your house, you can remove your old windows, and install some new, energy-efficient windows. Home improvement projects, such as painting and replacing windows, will give your house a totally new appearance. There are many good reasons to put in new energy-efficient windows, but lowering energy usage is probably the best. Now that you have information regarding installing new windows in your house, you will be able to make a wise decision.