When to Replace the Windows in Your Home

May 8, 2017

Many times, homeowners find that as their house gets older, the windows and doors become drafty and will allow the rain to enter the home. If this is happening in your home, there are ways that you can fix the problems and either replace the windows completely or have them repaired. Professional window installers will be able to advise you on the best step for you to take in your house. They have the knowledge and experience to know when a window needs to be replaced or repaired.

How to Find a Window Contractor

To begin your search for a good contractor, you should look at the internet. You will find that there can be many different companies in your area that you can call. Have several of them come to your home to give you an estimate for the work to be done. Read reviews of the company online also as this will give you an idea of how well they have performed for other customers. Most companies will offer free estimates and those that do not will often take the cost of the estimate off of the final price if you sign a contract with them. You could also look in your local phone book under residential window replacement Cape Coral Fl, if you live in that area.

What Type of Windows to Install

Most people will replace their existing windows with a type that is very similar to what is already in place. This can save you money since there will be no need to make any structural changes to your house. However, if you decide to go with larger or smaller windows, you will need to have your contractor make changes to the frame of the window. This will increase the price of your window replacement and your contractor will let you know this at the onset. There may also be permits that you will need to obtain to have this work done. Check with your building code office in your town or city to find out.

How Long Will the Installation Take

Typically, installations of new windows will take approximately four to five days to complete. This depends on the number of windows to be installed and if there is any structural work to be done. The time frame should be included with the estimate you received from the company you are working with. When you sign the contract with the company, they will order the windows from the manufacturer and there may be a waiting period for them to be received. If you are only replacing one to two windows, it is possible that your contractor will have those windows on hand, saving you time.

All new windows will come with a warranty from the manufacturer and your contractor will give you a guarantee for their workmanship. If you have any problems with the window after the job has been completed, contact the contractor as soon as possible and have them come in and make any repairs.