Are you considering replacing your windows? It’s undoubtedly a smart move that can boost your home’s appeal and energy efficiency. But it’s not just about slotting any pretty glass into your frames. Here at Homecraft® Inc., we’re not just about roofing; we’re also expert window contractors. We’ll help you navigate through the process of replacing your windows and avoid common mistakes, such as:
Choosing the Cheapest Option
Opting for the most affordable windows may be tempting, but remember: you get what you pay for. Cheaper windows often come with lower-quality materials that may not last as long or perform as well. You may save money immediately, but future repair or replacement costs could counter these savings.
Ignoring Energy Efficiency
Windows are a significant source of energy loss in many homes. Ignoring the power efficiency specs of your new windows could lead to higher energy bills. Look for ENERGY STAR®-certified windows that meet government standards for energy efficiency.
Neglecting to Match Your Home’s Style
Your windows should enhance your home’s aesthetic, not detract from it. Avoid selecting styles that clash with your home’s architectural style when replacing windows. For example, modern-style windows may look out of place if you live in a traditional or historic home.
Overlooking Professional Installation
As roofers, window contractors, and overall home improvement experts, we know that even minor mistakes can lead to significant issues like air leaks and water damage. It’s easy to underestimate the value of professional installation. Avoid attempting a DIY and leave it to the professionals.
Not Considering the Climate
The climate you live in ideally dictates the type of window you choose. Not every window is suitable for every region. For example, double-pane windows can provide better insulation if you live in a cold climate.
Ignoring Maintenance Needs
Some windows require more maintenance than others. Wood windows may need to be repainted and sealed regularly. Ignoring these needs can drastically shorten the window’s lifespan and diminish its appearance.
Using Single-Pane Windows
While single-pane windows are typically more affordable than double or triple-pane options, they are far less energy-efficient. The extra upfront cost can pay off in the long run with reduced energy bills.
Failing to Check Warranties
Always check the warranties for the windows and installation. Not all warranties are created equal and you want to be covered if something goes wrong soon after your new windows are installed.
Call Us Today for Your Window Replacement
Window replacement shouldn’t be taken lightly as it can affect your home’s aesthetics, comfort, and energy efficiency. If you’re in Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, or Bear, DE, you can trust Homecraft Inc. for a successful window replacement or timely roof repairs. Call (302) 798-0302 today to schedule a consultation. You can also visit our contact page to get started!