Window replacement can be a puzzling topic for many homeowners. Innumerable myths circulating on the internet and among “‘neighborhood experts” can cause more confusion than clarity. At Renewal by Andersen® of Montana, we understand your concerns and are dedicated to providing accurate information to guide your decisions. Here’s a look at the most common window replacement myths and the truth behind each one.
Myth 1: Window Replacement Is Only Necessary When Windows Are Broken
Window replacement is about more than fixing damage—it presents the opportunity to enliven your home’s aesthetics, significantly enhance its energy efficiency, reinforce security and boost noise insulation. Proactive window replacement can be a transformative measure toward making your home more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
Myth 2: There’s No Advantage To Replacing All Windows at Once
Although initially more expensive, replacing all windows at once can be cost-effective long-term. This strategy ensures all windows have consistent energy efficiency and match in style. It also reduces the inconvenience of repeated installations.
Myth 3: All Windows Have the Same Energy Efficiency
Double-hung, casement and sliding windows across the United States differ in terms of their energy performance ratings. The recommended window ratings in Montana differ from those in Florida, for instance. Regardless of the difference, you’ll know if your purchase can contribute to your home’s energy efficiency if they come with the blue-and-white ENERGY STAR® label.
Myth 4: DIY Window Replacement Is Easy and Cost-Effective
While a DIY approach can help you save on initial labor costs, mistakes can lead to problems like incorrect installation, broken windows or void warranties. Unless you’re an experienced handyman, hiring a professional is generally more cost-effective in the long run.
Myth 5: Window Replacement Doesn’t Improve Home Resale Value
Upgrading to energy-efficient windows can become a great selling point if you have plans to put your home on the market. Additionally, they contribute to a more comfortable and quiet home, further increasing its attractiveness. Consequently, window replacement is a strategic investment that enhances lifestyle and home market value.
Myth 6: Window Replacement Should Be Done During Summer
Having your windows replaced can be scheduled at any time of the year, even in winter. To get your project started right away, however, it would be wise to do so when the demand for home improvement is at its lowest, which is usually after the summer season. If you have plans to replace your windows during cold weather, make sure the contractor you choose employs methods and techniques to minimize your indoor living spaces’ exposure to outdoor temperatures during installation.
Trust Us for Your Window Replacement Needs
Ready to transform your home with replacement windows? Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Montana! We are committed to providing exceptional service and top-of-the-line window solutions in Billings, MT. We offer a selection of high-quality window styles, from casement and double-hung windows, to sliding and picture windows. Call us at (406) 259-3944, or visit our contact page to get started.