Like any other home renovations, there are some mistakes you should avoid when replacing the windows of your Falls Church, Virginia home. So before you make any decisions, let’s take a look at some mistakes and how to avoid them!
Not Asking Questions
This is something many homeowners forget to do. They assume the company performing the job knows best. But every installation contractor has a slightly different process and you should be fully informed about the installation before hiring a contractor. As questions like how is the installation done, are your installers licensed and is the company insured, does the company use subcontractors or are they employees? It is also a good idea to ask if you need permits from the local government and if the company is going to obtain them if necessary. This could impact your estimate if the company gets the permits. Another question to ask is if the windows are guaranteed by the company. If your windows are installed the wrong way, it could mean energy flowing out of your home and water leaking in. Make sure the installation of the windows is guaranteed by the company to ensure they do the best work possible.
Replacing with the Same Style or Type
You are replacing your existing windows for a reason, so why would you order the same type as before? In the last few years, there have been a lot of advancements in energy efficiency. When ordering your windows, try looking for a different style to give your home an energy and style update. If you currently have double-hung windows, try a casement style instead to boost energy efficiency. Take a little time to make decisions before selecting your next windows not only fit your existing openings but also gives your home energy and style.
This is definitely one of the projects where it is good to pay a little more. That doesn’t have to mean draining your life savings for windows but keep in mind you get what you pay for. Windows aren’t just for letting air into your home, they can also let vandals and thieves into your home if they aren’t secured properly. Make sure you do your research to find out what features and glass options cost more than others. Don’t rush into buying the first window you find. Check out the long-term benefits of particular windows compared to the costs of installing them. Make an informed decision before paying any money.
When choosing a window replacement contractor, no one rivals Absolute Home Solutions. With more than a decade of experience and a certified installation staff, your Falls Church home and windows are definitely in good hands! For more information or a free consultation, call Absolute Home Solutions today!
Window Installations with Absolute Home Solutions
If you are ready to install your new windows for your Falls Church, Virginia home or just want more information, contact Absolute Home Solutions at 240-328-9872 for a free consultation. You can also connect with Absolute Home Solutions on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter. We proudly serve Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Ellicott City, Howard County, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia Sterling, Ashburn, Herndon, Great Falls, Potomac Falls, McLean, Falls Church, Alexandria, and Washington D.C.