Most windows are built to last. In fact, the average window can be expected to last roughly 10 to 20 years before it starts to deteriorate. Be that as it may, no matter how durable your windows are, they will eventually need to be replaced. If the seals are beginning to weaken or if you notice that your utility bills have suddenly skyrocketed without any drastic changes in energy consumption, then you definitely should consider having them replaced. If this is the case for you, here are three things that you should avoid when shopping around for replacement windows.
1. Making Your Decision Based on Price Alone
At first glance, all windows may look the same. However, you definitely get what you pay for when it comes to replacement windows. As mentioned above, your windows will protect you and your family for decades to come, which is why you should not skimp on them. Purchasing an inferior product that is likely to fail prematurely might actually end up costing you more money in the long run.
2. Not Doing Proper Research
Window technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years, so it is important to do your research before purchasing new ones. These days, there are many glazing options, finishes and security features to choose from so be sure to do your due diligence before pulling the trigger.
3. Replacing Your Windows Yourself
Some articles and videos on the internet will have you believe that replacing your windows is easy. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. If you do not have any experience in replacing windows, we highly recommend hiring a professional to do the job to avoid costly mistakes.
When it’s time to replace your aging windows, make Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis your first choice. Simply give us a call at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form to get in touch with one of our experts today.