When you decide that your home really needs replacement windows in Portland, OR, you likely recognize that the windows are going to be on your home for decades. That makes the project a large one, overall, and the last thing you want to do is be unhappy with the outcome as it is something you will have to live with for a long time. Since you have so many decisions to make along the way, it’s easy enough to make mistakes. But you get to put things together on your own timeline and doing so slowly, methodically can be to your advantage. You want to have confidence in your choices, after all. Here are a few mistakes and how to avoid them during this process.
Buying Windows From The Wrong Company
You never want to buy windows from a ‘bad’ replacement company. There are plenty of companies out there and many of them are good. But there might be one that comes into town for the window season and then leaves—and you don’t want to work with them. There might be another that charges rock bottom prices on their windows, which looks nice, but will kill you in efficiency issues later because there’s no quality there. And there might be one that hires random people as installers and not true professionals, which you will also regret later. Buy windows from experienced companies with good choices and you won’t be sorry.
Choosing The Wrong Window Style
Windows come in a lot of different styles and you will want to think long and hard about those options. Casement windows are a great choice, often, but they swing out and away from a home. If they are in the way of your deck or the pose a safety hazard on the second floor, they could be the wrong choice for your home and that can lead you to regrets later, too.
Overspending On Aesthetics And Ignoring Efficiency
You are going to want to think about the functionality of your windows, but they are also going to prominently show on your home so you want them to look nice, too. Some people tend to focus too much on aesthetics and not enough on efficiency. You might spend extra in your budget on appearances and then not have enough for an efficiency upgrade, which will really make the bigger difference in your home in the long run. That mistake can cost you on your energy bills.
Having Windows Installed By Less Than A Professional
You get to decide who installs your windows, but you really shouldn’t even think about it. You need to hire professionals for the job and no one else. Anyone else could make mistakes that aren’t backed up, or they could leave you with windows that might not operate as you expected they would.
There are plenty of other mistakes you will want to avoid along the way, but the professionals can help you with your replacement windows in Portland, OR starting with a free consultation.