A windows replacement project is a worthwhile investment that can help enhance your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency. But as you embark on this journey, remember that this major home improvement involves more than just picking a good-looking design. In this simple guide, Renewal by Andersen® of Central Pennsylvania shares some of the things you’ll want to avoid as you prepare and plan for your window replacement project.
Choosing the Cheapest Option
Being budget-conscious is understandable in any home improvement project, but reaching for the cheapest windows might cost you more. Inexpensive windows often mean they’re made of low-quality components, which can translate to inadequate insulation, resulting in higher energy bills. They may also deteriorate faster, necessitating another replacement sooner than you’d want.
Ignoring Energy Efficiency
Windows contribute to your home’s overall energy efficiency. Poor-quality or out-of-date windows can facilitate heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, leading to escalated energy usage and higher utility bills.
DIY window replacement might seem economical, but this endeavor requires the skills and expertise of the professionals. Going the DIY route, in this instance, would increase the likelihood of issues like air leaks and water infiltration. These problems can increase a household’s energy consumption while also exposing the windows to further deterioration.
Overlooking Maintenance Requirements
Different window materials come with various maintenance needs. Wood windows, for example, require regular painting and sealing. Other options, including our own Fibrex® composite windows, only need soapy water to keep the frames and sashes clean.
Neglecting Aesthetics and Curb Appeal
Windows play a substantial role in your home’s aesthetic appeal. Choosing windows that don’t fit your home’s architectural style or picking the wrong framing color or size can detract from your house’s curb appeal and potentially reduce its overall value.
Avoid These Window Replacement Blunders
Window replacement is best left in the hands of the pros. Count on Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania to guide you every step of the way so you can enjoy the long-term benefits that such investments provide. If you’re in State College or Reading, PA, call us at (717) 591-4900, or fill out our contact form.
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