If you are planning to replace your home’s old windows, you might be tempted to take a shortcut and install “off the shelf” windows from your local home center or hardware store. Or to hire a window contractor who is not certified by a window manufacturer and most likely purchases his windows from – you guessed it – the local home center.
Here’s why this is not a good idea. Windows purchased from a local retailer come in standard sizes. It is much easier and cheaper for a “big box” retailer to stock a limited range of sizes that they can sell quickly. The problem is that your home’s windows are probably not standard size, and you’ll have to try to fit the windows into your home. You can’t change the size or dimensions of the windows, so you’ll end up cutting into your home’s walls.
But no matter how precise you try to be, fitting a standard size window into your home is going to leave openings and gaps that defeat the entire purpose of installing new windows. Your windows may be energy efficient, but the wind and cold is going to right around them through your new openings!
At Rescom Exteriors every window we install is custom made to fit your home exactly. One of the most important steps we take when we start the process of replacing your windows is a careful and thorough measurement. That way we can be precise in manufacturing your windows. This process is completed during our installation phase. Our installation teams are factory-certified and trained to secure your windows so that they will fit snugly and firmly, with no gaps, cracks or openings.
If you are intent on saving a few dollars by buying “off the shelf” windows down at the home center, just think of how quickly those savings will disappear when your home’s heating and cooling bills skyrocket because your windows don’t fit properly.
Don’t get stuck with windows that simply don’t fit your home. Schedule a free in-home consultation with a representative from Rescom Exteriors, call us toll-free at (866) 410-5884. Or use our online form.