Whether to beautify your home, improve its overall performance or boost its market value; getting replacement windows will have you spending a considerable amount of money regardless of your purpose for getting them. However, when you carefully plan the project and take time to consider some crucial factors, you can keep your expenses at a minimum. Here are some helpful tips that will help you get replacement windows in Southern Georgia and Eastern Alabama that are suitable for your home and your pocket as well.
The cost of your new windows is generally broken down into two categories- the price of the units and the installation charge. These days, replacement windows are offered in a wide range of prices. You can find cheap windows that cost $300 each while the most expensive are those that cost $1000 each or even higher. Get at least three bids from different window companies to compare prices. Stick with your budget as much as possible. However, don’t hesitate to spend a bit more if necessary if it ensures better quality. Commonly, window companies will show you almost identical-looking windows. But the thing is, no two windows are alike. Try your best to compare them on quality. Ask to see brochures on the windows and compare the pros and cons of each window. You can make use of the internet as well. Look up a particular window model online to help you make a decision later on.
As for the installation, you can easily save at least $100 per window if you install the units by yourself. Many homeowners have tried this approach and succeeded. However, make sure that you can complete the task efficiently and effectively. Otherwise, you can end up spending way more than you should in case of bad installation.
Many window companies will give you the impression that it would take more than three weeks to get the replacement windows. They do this on purpose to pressure you to make a decision right away so they can “start with the process”. However, getting the windows normally takes less time, about 2-3 weeks. It is a good idea to ask the company straight away how long it will take them to process your order. If it takes more than 3 weeks, you have the option to cross the company off your list. Move on and consider another window company.
To sum it all up, you have to feel good both with the price and service a contractor will offer you. Trust your instinct. If you don’t feel good about anything, then you might be better off with another contractor.