Buying replacement windows is a major investment for most Fort Worth homeowners. A certain amount of anxiety is normal. You want to be sure you’re making all the right decisions, but there’s a lot of opportunities for missteps. Thankfully, as long as you’re willing to keep in mind a few basic dos and don’ts, there’s no reason why your renovation will be anything other than a complete success.
Don’t Buy Replacement Windows Based Solely on Their Price
While cost considerations should certainly play a role in deciding which replacement windows are right for your home and your budget, it shouldn’t be the overriding factor. Bargain-basement windows may seem like a great way to save money, but they could cost you more in the long run if they’re shoddily made and allow in moisture and drafts. It’s also important to remember that expense does not always correlate to effectiveness. Just because a window costs more doesn’t mean it will outperform less expensive alternatives. Research the performance ratings of each brand and go with one that provides a good balance between durability, beauty, and affordability.
Do Consider Changing Window Styles
Just because your home is filled with double-hung windows doesn’t mean your replacement windows have to be the same style. Consider your renovation an opportunity for change. If you’d like to brighten your home, an expansive picture window could be just the thing you need to see your living room in a whole new light. Casement windows can open outward on hinges to provide cross ventilation and improve air quality. And sliding kitchen windows are great for ledges with window boxes.
Don’t Install the Windows Yourself
Window installation isn’t a job for weekend warriors. It requires expertise, special tools, and at least two people for larger models. It may also require the removal and replacement of trim and siding during the installation process. If you’re not confident extracting your old windows, prepping the opening, fitting the new units and sealing them, leave it to the professionals. It will save you hassle and maybe heartbreak if you should damage a brand-new window.
Do Choose the Right Company to Partner With
Not all window companies are the same. Make sure you find a reputable contractor with years of experience and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Since 1989, the experts at Woodbridge Home Exteriors have successfully installed replacement windows on thousands of homes in Fort Worth and throughout the state. Contact us today to learn more about our exclusive Woodbridge Classic vinyl windows. We also offer customized financing plans to eligible homeowners.