A window replacement project is something that is invariably considered by homeowners at one time or another. Despite the numerous benefits associated with replacing existing windows, many homeowners are hesitant and cautious with regards to making such a commitment. Which material to use? Vinyl windows? Fibreglass windows? Is there a substantial difference in cost between vinyl window replacement and other materials? There are also a lot of common misconceptions that may deter a homeowner from making the decision to replace their existing windows. By assessing the advantages and disadvantages whilst at the same time identifying essential facts, it is possible to come to an informed conclusion.
Common Misconceptions About Window Replacement Projects
Being in possession of factual information surrounding window replacementwill enable you to make an educated decision. Outlined below are some key facts and misconceptions that may make that decision a little easier:
- It is More Cost-Efficient to Install the Windows Myself – There are many retailers that provide window installations to consumers on a “do it yourself” basis. Such retailers will inform you that the windows are easy to install and that the whole window replacement project will be significantly cheaper than if you secure the services of one of the many window companies in the area. What they don’t tell you is that removing existing windows and installing new windows is a skilled trade. The staff at the majority of window companies are experienced and highly skilled individuals that have the knowledge to carry out the task in an efficient and professional manner. Attempting to undertake a window replacement project without any experience or industry knowledge could cause more problems than solutions in the long term.
- The U-Value is the Most Important Factor to Consider – Admittedly, the U-value is one factor to consider but it should, by no means, be the ultimate consideration. You should also consider important aspects such as thermal insulation benefits. In countries such as Canada, and in particular locations like Durham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough and Markham, efficient thermal insulation attributes can significantly reduce energy bills during both summer and winter. Another important factor relates to appearance. Vinyl windows are extremely popular due to the wide range of style and colours that they are available in. Vinyl window replacement is a relatively simple procedure that can significantly improve the appearance of your home. Other notable points to consider include security and safety.
Anyone interested in undertaking a window replacement project should contact a reputable company such as Superior Home Improvements. Our experienced staff are available to answer any questions you may have and will also dispel any worrying misconceptions. Interested parties can contact us on 416-287-0333 to arrange a free consultation.