Are you considering having new windows installed in your home this spring or summer? Before you do, it’s important for you to learn about some of the common mistakes homeowners make when doing window replacement in Gig Harbor, WA. It could save you a ton of time and money in the long run and help you find the best possible windows for your home. Here are the 5 mistakes you should avoid at all costs.
Buying the cheapest windows you can find.
Installing new Gig Harbor, WA windows in your home can be costly. It’s why some people only think about the price of new windows prior to installing them. They dedicate themselves to finding the cheapest windows possible and refuse to consider anything else. This is a mistake because cheap windows won’t last as long as ones that cost a little more. They’re also more prone to needing repairs and won’t make your home as energy efficient as it could be with other windows.
Picking the wrong kind of windows for your home.
There are so many kinds of windows for homeowners to choose from these days. From vinyl windows to fiberglass windows to clad-wood windows, there is no shortage of options. By working with a reputable window company, you can learn all about each type of window and pick out the kind that would work best in your home.
Purchasing windows from a big-box store.
Speaking of reputable window companies, you should always work with one whenever you’re shopping for windows. You can buy windows at many big-box stores these days, but you won’t get the kind of products and services that you’ll get from a window company at a big-box store. Window companies can walk you through dozens of window options and then help you install the windows you want the right way.
Installing windows at the wrong time of year.
You can technically install windows at whatever time of the year you want. Whether it’s the hottest day of the summer or the coldest day of the winter, a window company can get the job done. But generally speaking, the spring and early summer and late summer and fall are often the best times to install windows without disturbing the temperature in your home. Keep this in mind when you’re considering when to install new windows.
Failing to prepare your home for window replacement.
You should never attempt to do window replacement on your own. You’ll be asking for trouble if you do. But you should prepare your home for window replacement before window installers arrive to put in your new windows. To do this, you’ll need to clear space on the inside and outside of all your windows and create paths in your home for a window company to move windows in and out.
Marine View Windows & Doors can help you steer clear of making all of these mistakes when you trust us to be your Gig Harbor, WA window installation company. Reach out to us at (253) 331-7151 today to find out more about the windows we offer or stop by 5005 Pacific Hwy E #17, Fife, WA 98424 to see some of them for yourself.