Homeowners typically know when it’s time to replace most, if not all, of the windows in their house. However, some aren’t ready to tackle such a large project all at once.
Regardless the reason, it’s okay to replace your windows over several years. You don’t have to compromise. Buying windows for your home is a big investment, and there are several decisions to be made along the way.
How to save money installing new windows
If you purchase five to eight windows at a time, your window dealer can offer you the best price on installation because their team is fully employed for the day.
Also, the right designer/consultant/retail dealer can offer suggestions on window designs that can maintain the architectural integrity of your home and also save money. Not all windows have to be re-created exactly as they were.
Deciding which windows to replace first is often based on a combination of regaining functionality and retaining proper aesthetics.
In one instance, a homeowner’s original kitchen windows were difficult to open and close, so adding functional windows to this part of the home was important. In addition, they decided to replace all the windows on the kitchen side of the home to avoid a potential mismatched look from the change in grille pattern.
The results were impressive, and the new windows look like they had always been part of the charming home’s architecture. The homeowners were thrilled to get exactly the windows they wanted for their home within a budget they could manage.
If you have the budget for a whole house window replacement, but are concerned about the toll the project will take on your daily routine, don’t be. Replacing a whole house of windows can be done much faster than renovating a kitchen or bathroom, and with much less disruption.
An experienced, well-trained team of installers can install a whole house of windows in a typical home in two to three days, including daily clean-up and disposal of the old windows.
Research to find a reputable installer and window type
First and foremost, you should buy windows with the quality and features appropriate for your house. Investigate the features you want, and identify a window manufacturer who has been in business for years and offers a wide variety of options.
Next, and often the most overlooked decision, is to find a reputable installer or an installing retailer who offers your preferred windows. Even an excellent window is only as good as its installation.
Check the credentials and reputation of the window manufacturer and the installing retailer. Visit their window showroom and check out its appearance.
Good housekeeping is always the first indicator of good work. Check reviews, especially on Angie’s List. You can then feel confident in your decision, and move as quickly or slowly as you choose.