Have you considered a window replacement and installation project for your home? You may not be aware of it or even suspect it at all, but your windows may be making your home consume more power than it should. Such wasted energy can run to hundreds and even thousands of dollars each year in electric bills. According to several research studies, faulty windows and those with poor insulation can make your home consume up to 35% more power than it should.
This is likely the case with single pane windows that are inefficient at keeping indoor heat inside the home. Houses with aluminum windows fare even worse in terms of energy efficiency. Along with its susceptibility to corrosion when exposed to the elements, aluminum is a poor window frame choice if you are looking to cut down on power consumption. Does this mean that you should consider a window replacement and installation project if you have aluminum windows?
Having aluminum window frames gives you a compelling reason to replace your windows with more energy efficient models. However, there are other good reasons why you should consider having your windows replaced. Among these reasons include window panes that no longer open and close properly, rainwater or moisture may be seeping through gaps and you may see telltale signs of rot on wooden frames. If left unchecked, these window issues may become an even bigger problem, particularly with wood rot on frames that can migrate to the main house frame.
A window replacement project may look too exciting to pass up for those who are confident of their carpentry skills. It is important to note, however, that while a window replacement and installation project may seem easy, it can present you with unexpected problems. These may include bowing on the window opening, holes and rot on the studs, unstable studs and non-standard window sizes. While professional window installers can deal these issues with ease, they may prove frustrating for recreational DIY homeowners.
Replacing old windows should take about half-a-day to an entire day at the most. Such projects also require specialized tools and materials to ensure that the project proceeds smoothly. If you are confident that you can take on the project on your own, it will still be best to seek the advice of experts when you purchase your replacement window.
There are times when replacing some window parts will be enough to restore its functionality. Recent window models come in modular designs with replacement parts that are widely available. Pocket windows for example, have parts that can be easily pulled out using only basic tools.
Even with non-modular windows, replacement parts such as window sashes are also available. Making repairs on these windows will be easy, even for those with limited skills. You can also hire professional installers to repair your faulty windows if you don’t have the skills for the job. This will also be a good way to ensure that the replacement parts are installed properly and that the parts function as expected.
Annandale is one of the several census-designated places in Fairfax County in Virginia, with a population of over 40,000. Like other CDPs in Fairfax County, Annandale boasts of a diverse residential architecture from colonial styles to the more typical American craftsman houses. When looking for professional window installers for your replacement project, It will be a good idea to choose only from established companies who have ample experience in installing windows that are identical to your preferred window.
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