Storm windows purchasing guide
Investing in storm windows can be important – especially if you live in Florida like we do. They help protect homes, save money on utility and even from a purely aesthetic standpoint – can help add visual value to your home.
Today, we’re going to talk about three most important factors to consider when deciding to install storm windows in your home. Let’s jump right in!
Are you sure you need storm windows, or would impact glass do the trick?
This really strikes at the heart as to WHY you’re buying new widows. Because you think you need new or better ones. If you’re dealing with a window system within its own lifespan – it might not be wise to throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater. Instead it might make more sense to simply update the impact glass or simply enhance the UV-properties of the windows.
So before you take the plunge – be sure you’re talking with a Tampa window contractor to see if it’s even worth it or necessary.
Do you know a certified installer
Speaking of which – most problems with windows stem from poor installation at the inception. The worse the installation up front – the more likely you are to face a myriad of problems later on down the road. Make sure you find a quality, reputable contractor in your area. While budget is always a consideration – it shouldn’t be the only one. Remember the old saying – you get what you pay for! Do your research, interview these guys and make the best decision possible.
Make sure you’ve got a handle on what’s out there
While you’d think the concept of ‘storm windows’ would be pretty straight forward on its face – that’s not always the case. There are so many different kinds of storm windows out there; so much that it can be overwhelming at first. Don’t worry about being overwhelmed. Take your time, ask questions, read reviews and learn as much as you can. This will save you plenty of headaches, issues and expenses later on down the road.
If you’re considering replacing your storm windows, feel free to give us a all today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck!