Replacement Windows- We do free estimates and come out quickly
Getting your windows replaced can be a little scary, stressful, and overwhelming when you’re first getting started. The more you learn about it though the easier it becomes. Here is some basic knowledge about getting replacement windows with us.
What to Expect from Start to Finish:
Most homeowners only go through the process of replacing their windows once or twice in a lifetime. Knowing what is going to happen next can make you feel more prepared and confident with the work that’s happening within your home.
Here’s the process broken down into 4 simple steps.
Step 1- Measurements and Estimate
When you call or email you will be speaking directly with Tim or Ben. At this time we will gather information on what your project needs are, answer any initial questions, and schedule your estimate. At the estimate we will come out, measure, and give you an official quote for your project. This first appointment and any necessary follow up ones are at no cost to you. When you decide to move forward we will order your windows and schedule the installation date.
Step 2- Removing Old Windows
Understandably this can be the most worrisome step involved to homeowners. Typical concerns are that the homes walls or flooring will be damaged during the removal process. We can assure you that we take all proper precautions needed to protecting your home.
Drop cloths and other necessary protective materials will cover the flooring. To remove the old window the installers will first remove any old caulk, and seals, and pop out the glass one by one.
The rest of the removal will vary slightly based on the materials of the existing window and its surroundings.
If you have wood windows with good interior trim, only the sashes will be removed. This is done without disturbing the good interior trim. If the wood windows have an interior trim that is in poor condition both that and the sashes will be removed.
If your old windows are aluminum or vinyl the frame is carefully collapsed inward to be removed.
We take care of all of the old window pieces by safely disposing of them. Now with an open hole in the wall, we will continue to Step 2, inserting the new replacement window.
Step 3- Installing New Window
Our installers can now easily insert the new frame into the opening. The frame is screwed securely into place from the inside of the frame into the wall. Our detailed measurements taken before the windows were ordered ensure a perfect fit. Now that the frame is set in place, the new window sashes are put into their tracks. These are the actual panels with glass panes in them.
Step 4- Trimming the New Window
Caulking and trimming the edges of the window frame is the final step of installing your homes new windows. Not only does this complete the barrier between the indoors and outdoors, it creates a smooth transition between window barrier and wall. Professional caulking is done on the inside and outside of the new window.
The last step in the window replacement process is a final clean up. Each of the newly installed windows are wiped clean, we remove the floor coverings, do a final sweep of any debris, and clean up inside and outside the home. That’s it! Now your home has beautiful new windows for you to enjoy.
When to replace your windows?
Having your windows replaced is a big deal. You might be wondering if your home actually needs them replaced. Here are some reasons homeowners decide to replace their windows, and what to look for on yours.
The windows get frost build up. Frost forms from cold air on the outside and moisture on the inside. When frost melts it can cause serious problems to your home.
The windows have condensation- Most windows get condensation on the inside from excessive humidity. Condensation in a thermal window often indicates failure in the seal.
The window glass is hot in the summer and freezing in the winter.
Window frame is cracked or rotting- This type of damage can spread, lead to exposure to weather conditions, and reduce safety of your home.
Window pane itself is cracked- Caused from an impact break, stress crack, or pressure crack.
If you are looking to improve the style of your home- New windows will increase your curb appeal and improve your homes personality outside and inside.
The sash is warped, damaged, or broken.
Functionality- Do they open and shut, crank, lock and unlock easily.
Renovating a historic home.
There are several benefits that come along with replacing your windows. New windows will also have improved sound and light barrier, and updated maintenance features making them easier to clean and more effective keeping out dust and allergens. Not only will you be increasing your homes value, you will be reducing your energy cost and consumption.
STYLES OF WINDOWS
Single Hung Window- Single-hung windows are raised from the bottom for ventilation, while the top sash remains stationary
Double Hung Windows- Double-hung windows can be raised from the bottom or lowered from the top for two levels of ventilation. The sashes also lean in for convenient cleaning.
Awning Windows- Awning windows are hinged at the top and swing outward from the bottom. They glide open and shut with the turn of one easy-to-reach handle. Awning windows are often placed above or below other windows to add light or architectural interest.
Hopper Window- A hopper window is similar to an awning window, except that it vents at the top and opens into your room instead of out. It is usually placed above other doors and windows for extra light and ventilation.
Casement Windows- Casement windows are hinged at the sides and swing outward. They provide a clear view to the outdoors plus open and close easily with the turn of a handle. They are often used in more difficult places to reach.
Sliding Windows- Sliding or Gliding windows open horizontally for easy access to fresh air.
Bay Windows – Bay windows are typically a fixed window in the center joined together with your choice of venting windows on each side.
Bow Windows – Four or more windows joined together to form a graceful curve. Choose fixed windows, or any combination of venting windows.
Tilt-Turn Window- Tilt-turn windows offer European styling and dual functionality. The sash opens two ways, giving you ventilation flexibility. Simply turn the handle 90 degrees to swing the window sash open into your room for a clear view and a full breeze. Or, if you want just a little fresh air, a 180-degree turn of the handle tilts the sash in to vent from the top.
Specialty windows and special shapes such as circles, triangles, and arches are also available.
Vinyl windows are the most popular window choice. They are easy to care for and energy-efficient. Vinyl windows won’t need painting, staining or refinishing. They have fully welded sashes and frames that add strength and durability.
Wood windows offer beauty and comfort. Wood is not only beautiful, it’s a natural insulator from the heat and cold, to help keep you more comfortable all year. Wood also gives you more design options, including interior and exterior colors, shapes, sizes and between-the-glass blinds, shades and grills. Wood windows can be aluminum, vinyl clad, or painted on the exterior.
Fiberglass windows are high performing, low-maintenance windows that have the quality look of painted wood. They are durable, patented fiberglass composite that can withstand extreme heat and subzero cold. And, they are highly energy efficient.