Top 3 Replacement Window MythsJun 13, 2014
Replacement windows- they make your home more efficient; they add curb appeal; they keep out noise, rain, critters—and the sticky summer heat. There are a lot of good replacement windows Maryland out there. Here, we debunk the top 3 replacement window myths to help you save time—and money.
Myth 1: All replacement windows are created equal. If you’ve been to the Windows page on our website, you already know that windows can come in a wide variety of sizes, styles and materials. To be sure that you’re getting a quality window replacement, ask to see a sample window. Does it feel substantial enough? Does it have a competitive energy rating? Does it open and close easily? Getting a first-hand look at your windows will help ensure that you don’t end up throwing your money, well, out the window.
Myth 2: Price is everything. We hate to say it, but getting quality window replacement Maryland for $189 is just not possible. Some window companies will advertise this misleading price to get you in the door. What you’ll learn, though, is that $189 is the price for the window itself, and does not include the vinyl trim wrap, low-e glass, or the labor cost for the actual installation of the window.
By the same token, you don’t have to pay $1,000 per window either. There is a middle ground here. Our rule of thumb? Get the highest quality, most efficient window you can afford. You will see a solid return on your investment through energy savings and with a bump in the resale value of your home.
Myth 3: Window installation is easy, anyone can do it. Ok, so you’ve taken the time to look at the different window available. You’ve found the right level of efficiency and style for your taste and budget. No it’s down to installation. The opening is already there; you simply pop the old window out and the new one in, right? How hard could it be?
Harder than you think. According to many major window manufacturers, nearly 90% of warranty claims they receive are due to faulty installation, not defective windows. 90%.
Before you hire a company to replace your windows, do your homework—not just on the windows themselves, but on the company installing them. Check sources like Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau, ask friends and neighbors, and ask for references. Any company unwilling to provide references would raise a red flag in our book.
At Southernwood Roofing & Siding, we stand behind the work we do. We offer fair prices on top products and professional installation by trained experts. Get in touch today to see how we can help with your replacement windows Maryland—and help you avoid the top 3 replacement window myths.