Good windows are more important than most people realize. They can say a lot about your homes curb appeal, they can improve the overall quality of your home, provide energy efficiency and without the right windows, you’ll never be able to let the sun shine in!
Are you looking to invest in windows? Here is some information you should know before buying new windows or investing in window repair.
Repair vs Replace
While new windows can offer a host of benefits such as energy efficiency, safety, easier cleaning, and aesthetics, you may not always need brand new windows in your home. In order to figure out what option is best for you, ask yourself the following questions:
- Are your windows difficult to operate? Are they hard to open? Do they close securely?
- Do they work? Are there noticeable drafts?
- Is there mold on the window seal and trim?
- How old are they? Depending on the material, when properly maintained, a good quality window can last up to 20 years. So, if they are relatively new, you may just need a simple repair.
What to look for in a new window
There are plenty of different details you should look for in a good quality window. Depending on your needs, make sure to check:
Appearance — How do they look? Do they match both your interior and exterior?
Functionality — Which way do they open? How much air will they allow in?
Accessibility — Where will they be installed? Will you be able to reach to open and clean them?
Durability — What glass do they come with? Generally, double-paned glass is fairly common, but you may need something a bit stronger if you live in an environment with many storms.
What type of window? Wood, Vinyl, Composite, Fiberglass, etc.
Warranty- Do the windows come with a warranty? How long is the warranty? Does the warranty include labor installation? If so, for how long?
How long will it take to complete the job?
Depending on the size and scope of your project, the time it will take to complete your window installation will differ. Here at G & K Roofing and Remodeling, Inc., we will provide quality installation while meeting deadlines.
From window installation to roof repairs, vinyl siding and gutter replacement, we are your one-stop-shop for anything having to do with home improvement. Call us today!