It is window replacement season. You just went through another winter with your old, drafty windows and you are NOT going to do that again.
BUT.....where do you start? Great question.
Lets look at the top 5 questions you should ask yourself if you are considering buying replacement windows.
1. How much do replacement windows cost?
This question is not a simple answer except, it depends. It depends on the type of material, the installation method and so on. Here are some great references for the cost of replacement windows:
2. What type of installation method should I consider?
This is probably one of the most important questions to ask yourself. The two primary options for window replacement installation are full frame replacement and insert replacement.
A full frame window replacement means that the installer will tear out your old window sash and frame and replace it with an all new window unit.
An insert window replacement means that the installer will tear out the sash of your old window while leaving the frame in place. The new window unit including a new frame and sash will sit within the old frame.
These two installation methods provide significantly different results. For more detailed information about the different types of installation, check out What's the best window installation method for my home?
3. What material should I consider for my replacement windows?
There are 4 primary materials used to make windows.....wood, aluminum, fiberglass and vinyl.
To help you determine which material might be the best option for you, download the following Ebook below.
4. Do I have to replace my windows with the same kind of windows as I have currently?
Absolutely not!! If you are looking to change the functionality or the aesthetics of your current windows, this is the time to do it. You can change from double hung windows to casement windows or from white windows to black windows. Windows like all things, are constantly being updated and improved so you might be surprised with some of the new technologies and options available in new windows.
5. When is the best time to buy replacement windows?
Window companies in Central Indiana are generally the busiest between April and November, which means your best deals will be between December and March.
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