Window replacement is mostly a straightforward process. The installation team visits the home, removes the existing windows from the openings and installs the made-to-order replacement window units. However, many homeowners have preconceived notions about this particular project, preventing them from making informed decisions. Read on as we debunk some of the most common misconceptions about window replacement.
Myth #1: Winter Isn’t the Best Time for Window Replacement
This notion seems to make sense; after all, removing the old windows opens the indoor living spaces to the cold weather. The truth, however, is that professional contractors know how to complete the job while keeping impact to the home minimal. The installers make sure to work quickly and efficiently, taking the necessary steps to keep everything dry and comfortable.
Myth #2: Window Replacement Can Take Weeks
Window replacement takes only a day or two to complete. A reputable contractor will be able to determine the exact date of installation once you have your replacement window units ordered. Plus, the company will go out of its way to leave your home clean before the installers call it a day.
Myth #3: Newly Installed Windows Won’t Have an Effect on Energy Efficiency
Old and drafty windows are one of the key reasons behind high heating and cooling costs. Assuming your home has adequate insulation installed, and you have updated home components, your newly installed windows can affect how much money you’re spending on energy bills. Fortunately, today’s replacement window units are equipped with features that can help boost energy efficiency. These include low-emissivity (low-e) glass coatings and double- or triple-pane window glazing filled with argon gas for improved insulation.
Don’t let these myths hinder you from investing in replacement windows. At Twin Cities Siding Professionals, we specialize in installing durable, energy-efficient Marvin® windows that add a high level of beauty and convenience to your home. These products are built to resist the most challenging elements, from wind and rain to snow and ice.
Count on us for your other home improvement needs as well. Call (651) 967-0873, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in St. Paul and the surrounding communities.