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When trying to decide whether to replace the windows in your home, check to see if the whole frame needs replacing, or only the glass. Only having to replace the glass will make the amout of work, along with the price, much less. As far as jobs go, it will be relatively simple, when you only have to take the old glass, and put in new.
Continue reading and you will find some interesting tips for putting in new windows.
While it can be satisfying and less costly to replace your own windows, in many cases it makes more sense to hire a contractor to do it. If you make any mistakes, you can do damage to the windows or frames and then it will have cost you rather than saved you money. Furthermore, you have to consider how much time this project will take. If you do decide to find a local contractor or company, make sure you do your research first. You should look for a contractor who will give you a free consultation and estimate. The best choice would be a contractor who someone you trust has recommended as reliable. Nowadays, you can also find customer reviews online for just about any type of service, so you can check to see if any contractors in your area have been reviewed.
When you get an estimate, make sure that you get everything down in writing just what the bid includes. Ask them, for example, if removing the old windows is included or if there’s an additional charge for this. Also inquire about what kind of warranty there is, and make sure you get this in writing. Reputation is the reason for you to hire someone, because they will want to have everything written down to protect both sides.
Anytime you undertake a large project like replacing windows, it’s crucial to fully understand the warranties that accompany any materials you’ve bought or the work you’ve hired someone to do. You’ll want to know exactly what type of conditions, and for what length of time, the warranty is good for. 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. Whether you’re dealing with a window manufacturer, home improvement store or a contractor, don’t sign on the dotted line until you’re confident with the warranty you’re getting.