Your windows are one of the most vulnerable parts of your house. They are the weakest point of the wall, which makes them the easiest to damage in a storm or an accident. They are not made of one continuous piece of your wall, so they’re prone to leaking. Also, windows allow light through, so if they aren’t energy-efficient windows, they could be costing you quite a bit of money in cooling costs. Leaky windows can also rack up heating costs when they allow warm air to escape during the colder months. You have two basic options: replacement windows or new construction windows.
Replacement windows are one of the most common reasons to call window installation professionals. If your window panes are somehow damaged, but the frames are still in good shape, this is probably your best option. It’s also a great option if the window panes simply aren’t energy-efficient. You could replace the panes with coated glass that will reduce the amount of UV light entering your house. Keep in mind, though, that this option is only viable for windows with quality frames.
New Construction Windows
If the frames are damaged or inefficient, you need a completely new window installation. A completely new window means professionals will have to remove the entire window and install a completely new one. This is best if you have leaky or drafty windows. A leak or a draft means the frames are not fitting the space properly, or they’re not fitting the panes properly. Either way, the frames might need to be replaced. A professional window installer can come check out your windows and give you a professional assessment of the viability.
Whichever path you choose, you should make sure you call professionals so you know the job will be finished quickly and properly.
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