Replacing windows CAN be done as a DIY project, but we definitely don’t recommend it. Why? Because minor mistakes can cost you dearly in the long run. In addition to whether or not your should take the project on yourself, there are some other things you should both consider and avoid when it comes to your next window replacement project.
Today, we’re going to discuss some of the do’s and don’ts of window installation and what you should be thinking about. Let’s jump right in.
Explore your options
Don’t just rush to answers that might not actually be answers There’s plenty of options out there and wading through them is important as there are many kinds of windows that come with a certain aesthetic that might now break your budget to bits. And while you may not realize it – the technology behind windows is significantly different from what it was even ten years ago – so not only can windows improve the overall look and feel of your home, but can also end up saving you significant money in the long run.
Be sure to speak with your Tampa Window Contractor and weigh all your options.
Don’t choose the same window
While going back to old reliable might seem like a good idea in the short term – we don’t recommend it. Why? Because over time better models have emerged that might cost you even less than going back to the well would. Remember -form and function mean a lot – so make sure you select a window that meets your design tastes and offers you the kind of energy efficiency that can save you money in the long run.
Go with dual pane windows
Especially if you’re down here in the Tampa, FL area – weather is something you’ll want to consider as we encounter some pretty harsh elements. Dual pane windows will help protect you as they consist of two sheets of glass. Not only can this help protect you against storms, it can increase your energy efficiency by almost 100%.
Don’t go at it alone
Choose a reputable contractor. Select styles, make the financial calls you need to make – but when you’ve made your decision – be sure to hire a professional. Like we said above – even a small error can make a colossal difference down the road. If you don’t have the time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
To learn more about what options are available to you, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck and happy hunting!