Over time, windows will deteriorate and it won’t be long before you
they lead to drafts inside your home, or to difficulty opening and closing
them. While you can try to have them repaired,
windows in Seattle homes are generally better off being replaced to address lingering issues
completely. If you’re worried about the cost though, there are many
advantages to window replacement that offset the expenditure:
Single-pane windows allow heat and cold into a home more easily, driving
up the cost of heating and cooling. Replacement windows can be double-
or triple-paned, providing better insulation and reducing energy costs.
Standard windows in houses tend to slide horizontally. Replacement windows
could be single or double hung, opening and closing vertically, and in
the case of double hung, allowing you to open the window at the top or bottom.
The purchase of new windows can increase the house’s value through
the improved appearance and energy savings. A home that is worth more
should sell for more, and gives you more equity when you borrow money.
As the article states, getting new windows not only spruces up your home’s
aesthetic value; it pays for itself over time too, making it one of the
wisest home improvements you can make. Don’t get carried away by
the excitement, though, or you’re liable to commit these mistakes:
Making Price the Deciding Factor
Like most people looking for new windows, you want to score a bargain on
them too. However, resist the urge to be penny wise and don’t replace
your windows just for the sake of replacing them. Choose the windows style
that best complements your home and offers the greatest energy efficiency
even if they cost a bit more.
There are reasons why manufacturers like Pella are the go-to options for
both homeowners and window contractors alike— excellent product
quality, endless design choices, and extensive warranty coverage. Yes,
off-brand windows cost less but they don’t have the backing of leading
manufacturers either, making them a riskier alternative.
Installing them Yourself
Choosing the perfect windows is just half the equation; they have to be
installed properly too for optimal performance. Doing the installation
yourself or entrusting it to an amateur contractor will compromise both
the windows’ utility and warranty, so make sure to call on Seattle
window replacement experts like Tristate Roofing for the job.
(Article Information and Excerpt from
The Advantages of Replacement Windows, eHow.com)