While the window replacement process seems straightforward, various misconceptions prevent people from making the right decisions for this project. Being aware of these beliefs should help you choose the best solutions for your home.
You Can Save More With a DIY Job
You may think you can save on expenses by purchasing off-the-shelf windows and installing them on your own. Upfront costs, however, aren’t the only things you need to consider when it comes to window replacement. You need to think about long-term costs like maintenance and potential repair costs. Improper installation results in costly repairs and an uncomfortable home.
Summer Is the Only Ideal Time to Replace Windows
Unlike a residential or commercial roof installation, a roof replacement can be done in every season. However, if your window contractor is replacing your windows during fall or winter, there should be a process in place to minimize leaks. Usually, installers replace windows quickly and one at a time.
Window Replacement Can Damage Your Home’s Structure
Reputable window contractors can replace your windows without damaging your home’s structure. Your contractor will remove rotted wood to ensure proper window installation. They will make sure your home’s exterior is in good shape after the replacement.
You Can’t Change Window Styles
Your new windows don’t have to be of the same style as the old ones. You can replace your casement window with a double-hung unit. It’s even possible to convert a window into a door. Homeowners have the freedom to combine different window styles and colors.
For quality window replacement services, choose Exterior Building Solutions. Aside from being one of the area’s best roofing contractors, we are known for our quality windows, doors, siding and gutters. Call us at (314) 729-7663, or complete our online form to request a free estimate. We work with homeowners in St. Louis, MO.