Replacing your windows can be a significant investment and there are many misconceptions about this type of business. But do not worry, we will demystify these myths to help you make the best decisions for your project.
MYTH # 1: REPLACING MY WINDOWS MEANS MAJOR RENOVATIONS
Fact: Windows can usually be replaced with minimal disruption to existing walls, depending on the size of the replacement project and the condition of your existing frames.
There are two types of installation for replacing windows and doors: a complete disassembly, which involves the removal of your old windows, including the frame, or a renovation, which means that your new windows or doors are installed in existing frameworks.
A complete tear out is generally recommended because an airtight seal between the product and the rough opening can be built once the old window and frame are gone.
MYTH # 2: REPLACING WINDOWS WILL TAKE WEEKS AND THERE WILL BE A HUGE MESS TO CLEAN
Fact: Once your new windows have been ordered and manufactured, the installation process usually takes a few days. A reputable local window company will install your windows properly and efficiently and leave your home as they found it.
MYTH # 3: I MUST REPLACE ALL MY WINDOWS AT THE SAME TIME
Fact: New fiberglass windows are a worthwhile expense, and it’s true that it’s more cost-effective and less complicated to replace them all at once, you can choose to replace them in stages for more convenient budgeting. Think of which windows to replace first. Do you want to update the front of your house or do you have more urgent windows to replace? Your sales consultant can help you plan the best course of action.
MYTH #4: I MUST REPLACE MY WINDOWS IN THE SUMMER
Fact: The truth is that you can have your windows replaced at any time of the year. When installing your new windows, your professional installation team will ensure that the interior of your home stays dry. After removing the old window, they will install your new window as efficiently as possible to limit air leaks.
Tip: If you are planning to replace your windows for the winter months, the wait time may be shorter because most people plan their projects during the summer and fall months.
MYTH # 5: REPLACING MY WINDOWS HAS NO EFFECT ON THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF MY HOME.
Fact: In reality, windows and doors can account for 30% of your home’s total energy loss. Replacing your inefficient old windows with new, high-performance products will mean lower heating bills and more comfort in your home year-round. Your sales advisor can advise you on the best windows, doors and energy-efficient options. Ask about ENERGY STAR® doors and windows.
MYTH # 6: I CAN REPLACE MY WINDOWS – I VIEWED SEVERAL YOUTUBE VIDEOS – IT’S EASY!
Fact: This may be the biggest misunderstanding of window replacement. Professional installers have extensive training and experience in window replacement. They have the tools and practical expertise to get the job done quickly and efficiently, ensuring that your windows and doors are level, from edge to edge, and from top to bottom, and that the installation provides a seal to the air and water. Most window manufacturers have their own installers who are familiar with their product. Choosing someone who understands how to properly install your doors and windows will help to avoid any potential problems.