There are several questions that most homeowners who want to do window replacement find themselves asking. Here are the top window replacements FAQs.
How can I tell that I need window replacement?
There are several telltale signs that should let you know that you require new windows and most of these are quite obvious. These include:
- Warm spots and cool drafts. When these are noted around frames, it is an indication that the windows are allowing air to enter and escape. It is important for windows to block drafts if they are to preserve energy in the home.
- You need to update your aesthetics. When you have pealing windows or have broken glass or frail aluminum, it is a good indication that you need to change your windows.
- Buildup of ice or frost
Will window replacement help to save my heating and cooling cost?
If you are currently receiving high heating and cooling bills, you should consider doing window replacement. You can even save energy more by replacing with windows that rated with Energy Star as these can help you reduce your energy costs by up to 12 percent. This means that you will be proud of your beautiful windows and you will save money.
How much will it cost to replace my windows?
The cost of window replacement will depend on various variables such as condition of the windows, age of the home, level of damage and whether you intend to change the shape and opening. Your home replacement company will give you a quote depending on your individual need.
Is it possible to replace windows during winter?
Absolutely! If you find that there are cool drafts and heat loss in your home, you should not put your comfort on hold. Window installations are also done during winter as long as the conditions are safe.
Does window replacement increase the value of my home?
Homebuilding experts suggest that window replacement can increase the value of your home as it adds to the visual impact on the inside and outside.
How do I prepare my home for windows replacements?
You should remove the blinds, curtains and other window treatment. Remove and turn off any window sensors. You should also remove anything that may be standing in the way of the window replacement staffs.
With the window replacement be done on the inside or outside?
Most of the window replacements are usually done on the outside. However, there are situations where the replacements need to be done from the inside. Before the replacement can be done, the expert will assess your situation and find a process that bests suits your home. The situation for me was quiet easily handled when i hired a St. Louis window replacement expert and either option was not a challenge for them.
How long will the window replacement take? How much time should I give the window installation company?
It can take between 1 and 4 weeks to complete the window replacement from the day that the measurements are done. The time needed will depend on the window that is being installed and the one that is being removed. On average it can take around 30 minutes to complete window replacement.