Kroll Construction, one of the leading window and roofing contractors in the area, knows that window replacement is something every homeowner will have to tackle at some point. In this post, we have prepared a list of things you should never do when you need new windows. By avoiding these mistakes, you can be assured of a successful window replacement that you’ll enjoy for a long time.
Don’t Forget to Choose a Good Contractor
Choose only an honest and dependable contractor. Don’t fall for false advertising and promises that sound too good to be true. Ask your friends and family who have replaced their windows recently and they’ll be happy to refer you to a contractor they’re happy with. Choose a local contractor and check their website as well as their physical store.
Don’t Worry About Price Alone
Windows that are too cheap will deliver cheap performance and you’ll be stuck with unsightly windows that will fail very soon, doubling your expenses. But just because windows are expensive doesn’t mean they’re the best. Different factors can raise prices, such as importation and exchange rates. Do your research on the best-performing windows before making a decision.
Don’t Go the DIY Route
Off-the-shelf windows might make you believe you can do the installation yourself. First, those are probably cheap and poorly performing windows. Second, it’s not a good idea to DIY window installation. Always hire a professional to do your window, siding, roofing and other such important projects.
Don’t Choose the Same Type of Windows
You might think your old windows are the best for your property, but if they’re old, they’re probably outdated. New technologies in window manufacturing have been introduced since. Always check the market for the best-performing windows.
Don’t Forget About Security
Windows should be secure and tough enough to protect your home from intruders, so choose tough window glazing and frames, as well as reliable mechanisms. Ask your contractor about the most secure window options available.
Don’t Disregard Energy Efficiency
Energy-efficient windows make your home more comfortable and lower your home’s energy use. Don’t buy windows with glazing or frames that don’t do anything to prevent heat transfer. Low-E windows are a good start, but there are also other ways to protect your home from energy loss, such as tinting.
Your new windows should not cause more problems than they solve. As one of the best window and roofing companies in the area, Kroll Construction can help you with your window replacement requirements. Call us today and let’s talk about your project. You can reach us at (734) 999-1022 in Michigan.