With so much information currently available on the internet, from magazines and TV shows, it’s easy to see how some bad information can get mixed in with the good. The problem is if you’re using the wrong information to purchase replacement windows for your San Diego home, you may find yourself with low-quality windows that need to be replaced again, sooner than you had anticipated. If you haven’t shopped for replacement windows before, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. To help shed light on the ins and outs of replacement windows, we’ve created a short list of common myths to avoid while shopping for your new windows.
Myth #1 Replacement Windows Are a DIY Project
Trust us, we get it. It can be tempting to install your windows yourself in an attempt to save money on professional services. Unfortunately, attempting to do the job yourself can result in spending more time and money than you had intended. Installing your own replacement windows can run the risk of reducing your home’s energy-efficient capabilities, can cause irreparable damage to the window frame, and can even increase the likelihood of a break in occurring. We recommend saving the headache and hiring a professional from the start.
Myth #2 The Higher the Price Tag the Higher the Quality of the Window
While you may need to make a fair investment while purchasing replacement windows, a high price tag doesn’t always mean a quality window. In many cases a window will feature a higher cost simply due to the aesthetic appeal or the fact that it’s currently in trend. It’s important to keep in mind that there are still a number of window materials that are affordably priced while still offering quality craftsmanship.
Myth #3 ENERGY STAR is the Most Important Label on the Window
ENERGY STAR certification means a window has passed some of the highest energy-efficiency standards on the market and while it’s a strong signal of a quality window, it’s not the only label that deserves attention. For example, the U-factor is a rating that determines the insulating capabilities of your windows. The lower the U-factor number, the stronger a window’s insulating capabilities.
Myth #4 Replacement Windows Won’t Affect Your Resale Value
When it comes to selling your home, it’s important to keep in mind that every detail plays a role in its resale value, including your windows. Recent real estate reports have shown that homes with vinyl windows sell at a higher price than those without, returning up to 80% of the original cost of the windows once the home has sold. We suggest checking out some local open houses or speaking with a real estate agent to find out which style of window is considered standard in your area.
If you want to ensure you’re receiving genuine advice about your windows replacement San Marcos options, we suggest speaking with Pelican Replacement Windows expert. Just give us a call at (760) 598-6433 or visit our showroom floor located at 2210 La Mira Dr. Vista, CA 92081.