5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Replacement Windows

Window replacement is a major commitment and a significant investment. No wonder it is something homeowners do not take lightly. Unfortunately it is easy to get overwhelmed with all the options. There are countless styles, colors, materials, and other variables. And window replacement is not as straightforward as you might think. The process can be complex. You need a reputable installer like Pelican Replacement Windows to walk you through your options and make sure the process is as seamless and pleasant as possible. Otherwise, you might make some of these common mistakes.

These are the biggest mistakes to avoid:

  1. Not Asking Enough Questions

You likely have limited knowledge of replacement windows. As professional contractors, it is our job to know all about windows, materials, and processes. Because it is a significant investment, we hope you will ask as many questions as you like. We will answer all your queries and educate you as best we can. And don’t be intimidated by foreign terminology. If you don’t understand, we will be happy to break it down for you.

  1. Replacing Windows with the Exact Same Ones

This seems like the easiest and best choice, especially when you can’t decide what windows to get. These windows are what you are used to, after all. And the aesthetics of your home won’t change. But replacing in kind means you do not take advantage of the many improvements and advanced features of modern window designs. Also, the problems that led to your need for replacement windows will likely exist again in the future, if not sooner.

  1. Choosing Windows Based Solely on Price

As a homeowner it doesn’t matter if you are looking to stay in your home or sell it, you do not want to settle for cheap materials. Low quality windows sold at cheap prices will cost you more over time. Not only do they have a shorter lifespan, but also cost you in energy losses. You will spend more in expensive repairs and extensive maintenance. Do not sacrifice quality for price.

  1. Ignoring Cost of Maintenance

Many homeowners forget the total cost of replacement windows by not including the costs that come around after installation is complete. Maintenance will vary based on the materials and styles of the windows you choose. Perhaps the most expensive are wood windows. These require sanding and repainting at regular intervals. By using aluminum or vinyl windows in San Diego, CA you can significantly reduce future maintenance costs.

  1. Going the DIY Route

One of the biggest mistakes is attacking the project on your own. There are certain home improvements you can do to save money, but replacement windows aren’t one of them. There are too many factors involved. If you fail to do the job correctly it could void manufactures warranties and cost you thousands of dollars on top of the price you paid for new windows. Instead, it is best to rely on professional installers who are highly trained, skilled, and experienced.

You want to make informed decisions when you choose to replace your San Diego, CA windows. This is the best way to avoid mistakes. To do that, call Pelican Replacement Windows at 760-598-6422 or visit us at 2210 La Mirada Dr, Vista, CA 92081.

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