- October 20, 2016
Are windows usually installed from the inside, or outside?
The majority of the windows we replace are installed from the outside. On installation day, your expert will do their best to look at the unique situation, and explain the process that will best suit the style of your home.
What should I do to prepare my house for the replacement windows?
It is very helpful to us if you take down curtains, blinds, or any other previous window treatments. If you have security sensors, they should be removed, and powered down by the security company. Try to provide the installation expert with a clear pathway to the window, and remove any wall décor that is close to the windows position during installation.
During this process, what happens to my old windows?
After installing the new replacement windows, we will remove all of the old windows from your property, and properly dispose of them. If you are desiring to keep your old windows, simply notify the installation crew when they arrive.
How often should residential windows be replaced?
Homeowners with windows over 25 years old should consider replacement; this helps to gain the best energy efficiency, and to protect the “Envelope” your house needs to thrive. If a house has windows that are sealed or painted shut, gets very foggy with condensation, or has drafts to come through the windows, these are other issues that need immediate attention.
Is it true, replacement windows recoup a chunk of their cost when it’s time to sell?
Yes! This is a great investment for your home. If you spend around $10,000 on mid-range replacement windows, you can expect to recoup almost $9,000 of that when you sell. One way to think about it is that is a higher return rate then some bathroom additions or upscale kitchen remodels offer. An important thing to keep in mind is that there is nearly no home renovation that will regain 100% of its original cost, and 90% is an excellent rate to absorb.
What is the process of installing replacement windows?
The glass and working components of the current windows are first removed. The wooden window frame that holds the window will remain in place, and if necessary, minor repairs may be made to strengthen this frame in preparation for the replacement. Our replacement window is nailed into place, and the exterior casing is formed and installed to ensure a seal that provides weather resistance.