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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Getting Replacement Windows


April 18, 2017

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When it comes to home improvement, getting replacement windows is one update that many homeowners choose to make on their homes. Some opt for repairs, but the window repair costs for older units may be more than investing in a new and upgraded replacement window. However, there are many mistakes people can make when getting replacement windows. Here are some common mistakes to avoid.

  1. Mistake: Not asking enough questions:

    While different companies have different installation processes, it's important to ask all the questions you can about the window replacement process. It's likely to disrupt the daily activities in your home to a certain extent, but you want to have a good idea of the timeline and project process. Failing to ask enough questions can lead you to be unsatisfied with the results, so it's important to clearly communicate your expectations so that there's no need for a guessing game.

  2. Mistake: Making selections based solely on price:

    While it's obviously ideal to save money, taking financial shortcuts when selecting replacement windows can be a recipe for disaster. Remember, you get what you pay for, so the more you're willing to invest in replacement windows, the better quality they'll be, both in style and lifespan. But before you choose, make sure to do research to determine why some features cost extra and what they provide.

  3. Mistake: Not getting 'new' windows:

    For some reason, many people choose to get a newer version of the same exact window they have. However, one of the more interesting parts of getting replacement windows is having the freedom to explore as many different colors and styles that you want. An investment like window replacements should be carefully considered before a final style is agreed upon, and your window replacement company should be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss your options and help you make a well-informed decision that you'll surely be satisfied with.

Ultimately, getting replacement windows is definitely an exciting process. In fact, window replacements have an average ROI of 78.6%. But before you make any final decisions, make sure to do your research. For more information about replacement windows, contact West Michigan Roofing and Construction.