Ready to replace your windows, but no sure where to begin? If you are methodical in your planning you can ensure a successful window replacement project that will enhance your home’s appearance while boosting its value. Here’s a look at some of the steps necessary to get there:
1. Define Your Window Needs
This is a big step. Whether you are replacing one window or all of them, the type of window you choose is everything. For instance, if you need a new picture window for your living room, you have many things to think about. Do you have a lot of existing wall space? Do you want to maximize the glass surface you already have or go bigger? Do you want the new window to fit in the existing space or are you willing to take on some demolition? Do you want extra seating or a shelf to put picture frames and vases?
If you just want a wide viewing area and increased sunlight in your home, go for a picture window. If you want to add something extra special and want a slight arch with extra seating, go for a bay or bow window, which pushes out from the interior for added depth. Just make sure there are no restrictions on the exterior, such as a porch, big bushes or other accents.
Budget is another big consideration. Your price will increase with any specialty or custom windows you may want, so if price is an issue, double hung windows will give you the convenience and beauty you want without getting too fancy.
2. Choose the Right Window Company
The professionals you choose to install your new windows will also affect the success of your project. One of the most common reasons for window failure, aside from defective products, is improper installation. Choosing just any window company from online or TV won’t guarantee you the exceptional craftsmanship you crave. Choosing a local company over a nationwide one ensures you’re getting what you pay for. As a local company serving all of New England, Rescom Exteriors knows the best types of windows for this region, how best to install then, when, and how the weather can affect their operation.
Our technicians are trained in all aspects of window installation, starting with a free initial consultation to go over your needs. We give you attention to detail that those other guys just don’t have time for.
3. Select the Right Window Styles
The right style is imperative if you want to achieve a cohesive look within the home and outside it as well. You’ll have to consider what kind of home you have. Specialty windows won’t really match with a small ranch, and simple double hung windows in every window may not truly bring out the majestic beauty of your large modern home. If you have small spaces such as bathrooms and kitchens, full windows aren’t practical. Instead, casement windows are preferred to save on space.
If you have a porch off the back of your house, sliders are a great choice for convenience. Your window installation professional should be able to recommend the best window styles if you need help.
Contact Rescom Exteriors
Let Rescom Exteriors help you with all three of these steps to successful window replacement. Contact us at 508-832-5202. We would be happy to provide you with a free consultation and price quote.