Installing or replacing windows can be a stressful experience for some homeowners. This is partly due to the numerous things that need to be considered before replacing your windows and deciding which types of windows are ideal for you.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Montana lists four things to consider when planning your window replacement project.
1. Window Quality
A well-maintained window typically lasts 20 to 50 years, depending on the style and material of the window. Nevertheless, high-quality windows generally have a longer life span due to their superior durability. With cheaper windows, one of the most common problems is early window seal failure. When the insulated glass loses its seal within the first few years, this reduces the energy efficiency of the window. Make sure to invest in high-performance windows that are recommended and installed by a reliable window contractor.
2. Foundation Issues
Cracks and difficulty opening and closing your windows could possibly be caused by foundation issues. That said, you should have your foundation inspected by a professional before replacing your windows. If foundation problems exist and are not resolved, your replacement windows will suffer the same damage.
3. Trusted Contractor
Choose a contractor that is adequately experienced with the type of windows you want to install. You should also check their reputation and make sure they place a high value on their workmanship. It’s also good to hire a contractor that shows up on time and ensures the windows are in perfect working order before leaving.
Your budget will determine whether or not you can replace all of your windows at once. If you have a limited budget, you can replace your windows in phases. A reliable contractor will assist you in planning and carrying out your window replacement project without exceeding your budget.
Enjoy a worry-free installation process with Renewal by Andersen of Montana. Have your new durable and high-performance windows installed by our team of experts. Call us at (406) 259-3944 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.