It’s important to learn more about replacement windows prior to investing in them. Below are 8 questions and answers you should know before making an investment in replacement windows.
1. How do you know when your windows need to be updated?
Take a look at each window in your home. If air is leaking in, if you have difficulty operating them or if condensation is between glass panes, it may be time for an upgrade.
2. How much will it cost to replace my windows?
The best way to determine the cost is to contract a professional and receive an in-home estimate. At Graves Bros, our estimates are FREE to you.
3. When should I replace my windows?
Spring and Fall are popular seasons for replacing windows, however professionals can perform an install anytime of the year.
4. What style of vinyl window should I purchase?
Choosing a style of window is ultimately up to you. There are many different styles of windows which include single-hung, double-hung, slider, casement, awning, bay or bow, picture, geometric, and garden windows.
5. What color windows should I choose?
Our manufacturers provide you multiple color options to customize your windows and doors.
These options will allow you to:
- Choose a gorgeous exterior color to give your home an upscale look
- Pick an interior color that coordinates with the inside of your home
- Design a custom beautiful, unique look that expresses your style
6. What kind of hardware should I add to my windows?
Our manufacturers windows and doors are not complete without hardware finishes. You can customize your windows any way you’d like, by selecting a standard or premium hardware finish. Ask your representative about all the choices you have.
7. Should I choose windows based solely on price?
Just like door and lock investments, you want to ensure the safety and security of you and your family. Try and have that same mindset when buying new replacement windows. Always do your research and focus on the long-term value over cost.
8. Can I expect energy savings with my new windows?
Energy Star-qualified windows can lower your energy bill by an average of 12%. That’s $27 to $111 a year for a 2,000-square-foot single-story home with storm windows or double-pane windows, $126 to $465 if your home has just single-pane windows, according to Energy Star.
Look for windows that meet ENERGY STAR requirements in your climate region, available on www.energystar.gov. And don’t forget about glazing. Double or triple-glazed windows reduce the amount of energy escaping from the home, and help keep the home cool in summer months and warm in winter months.
Purchasing replacement windows is a large investment that you’ll only have to do once, maybe even twice in your lifetime. If you’re considering or in the market for replacement windows, you may find yourself overwhelmed with a lot of options. To help make the process run smoother, contact us today and someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
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