The process of replacing a window can be a tricky one for the average homeowner. Even if you fancy yourself a DIY expert, this is something you shouldn’t attempt on your own; instead, we recommend leaving it to the professionals. Even so, there are some steps you can take before consulting a professional to come and replace the windows attached to your home, no matter how many you need to change!
Inspect the Window Condition
Get started by evaluating the condition of the windows. If you have heard an odd hissing noise, then it could indicate that something is wrong with your window and that the seal has already broken. Any repairs you could arrange for won’t help for long, and that means full replacements should be in order. It should be easy to open your windows and close them again; if that doesn’t happen, then it is past time to get a replacement! Also, take some time to check out the condition of the window frames and the individual panes of glass.
Brush Up on Your Vocab
The next step is to learn more about the lingo associated with windows. That way, you will have an easier time diagnosing what is wrong and explaining your needs to your chosen window replacement partner. Here is a closer look at some of the words and phrases you’ve got to familiarize yourself with:
- Double-hung: this has two sashes on one window.
- Double-pane: two sheets of glass attached to one pane.
- Grille: decorative touches that divide one panel into several.
- Mullion: An attachment that holds two sheets of glass together.
- Sash: the framework that allows you to open and close the window.
Set a Budget
Setting a budget can help guide you on where to go next. The decision can be one of the most challenging when you are trying to limit yourself to a reasonable cost budget. Different styles, materials, and glass types can impact your decision, so don’t hesitate to get professional input!
Research Your Options and Call the Professionals!
Once you have chosen what to do next, you should move onto researching your options. Professionals can replace your windows more quickly, more efficiently, and do it more safely. That’s why you need to make sure they are certified and licensed to do what you need them to do.
Home Improvement by Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia this fall with affordable window replacement services that will exceed your expectations. With our reasonable prices and flawless customer service, you will love the results. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-300-6780. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.