There are several good reasons why you should invest on a window replacement or installation. It may no longer be opening or closing properly, moisture may be seeping through gaps or the wood windows frame may not feel as stable like it used to. You may also see signs of deterioration such as wood rot on the casement windows frame, damage on the sashes and corrosion, which is common in aluminum windows.
Even if your rotting frame window is still in good shape, it will sometimes be wise to replace them. Here’s one of the reasons why my window frames are rotting.
Some may mistakenly believe that as long as Pella/Renewal by Andersen/Thompson Creek windows can be closed shut properly, that it is doing a good job of insulating their homes. However, several studies show that some types of custom windows are not as efficient as other types in insulating a house. In fact, these studies show that homes with windows that have poor insulating capabilities can bump up its power consumption by as much as 35%.
In another study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, aluminum single pane windows with clear glass are the most inefficient types for keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the colder months. Energy efficient windows that are double pane with wood or vinyl frames, on the other hand, have the best insulating properties. The study suggests that better insulating windows can save a typical household hundreds of dollars in electric bills each year on average double pane vs. triple pane windows.
If you trust your handyman skills, you may be considering taking on the Pella Lifestyle Series or Pella Architect Series window replacement project yourself. Whether you are replacing faulty energy efficient replacement windows or are swapping poorly insulating aluminum types, a DIY project can get a bit tricky. Unless you have the skills, experience and the tools needed for such projects, you may want to leave the project to the experts.
A typical window replacement and installation project can be completed within the day in the hands of experienced installers. However, the project can sometimes surprise even the experienced ones with unexpected problems such as hidden wood rot, bowing along the house frame, deteriorating studs and unstable house frame. For these reasons, you may want to at least consult the experts and ask for advice on how you should proceed with your plan to replace your window.
Fixing replacement windows and replacing parts of are safer DIY projects. Pocket window types come in modular designs with replacement parts that are readily available. Replacing window sashes are also less complicated and often resolves a good number of windows with interior blinds – blinds between the glass problems.
If you have a sound window frame, you may also want to switch to double pane vs. triple pane windows and specialty coated glass for better insulation and replace all my windows. Such projects will require specialty tools, which also means that you are better off leaving this type of job to the local window companies pros and get free estimate or “In-home window estimate”.
Despite of having a community that dates as far back as the 1700s, Rockville, MD has become one of the most technologically advanced cities in Montgomery County and perhaps even in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The rich history of the city is evident in its architecture that features an eclectic mix of colonial to modern home designs.
Residents of Rockville, therefore, should be more discerning of the bay window installer that they will hire to replace or repair their windows. Choosing only from reputable and established companies in Maryland or Washington DC to take on the window replacement project will go a long way in ensuring that your bay window replacement is installed properly and will last a long time.
The Importance of Proper Window and Door Installation
Proper window and energy efficient doors installation is crucial and is equally, if not more, important than the actually window or door product. Why? A low quality door that is properly installed could outlast a high quality door that was poorly installed. How? If, for example, a door was installed with gaps around the frame and which allowed moisture to get inside that frame could start rotting very quickly. Once a window frame or door frame begins to rot, it is only a matter of time before it starts warping and deteriorating and will need to be fully replaced as soon as possible.
As mentioned above, the door installation process is extremely important and it is why we have our own highly-trained certified installers for entry door installation, patio door installation, basement door installation. Our installers have the experience to ensure your sliding glass door and windows are installed correctly. We guarantee the work of our installers with an installation warranty so you can be confident working through us.
When you work through us, we make the whole process simple and enjoyable. Our window and door specialists will guide you through our various window and 3 panel sliding glass door options as you choose your material, glass type, and hardware options. You will not need to compromise on design with our Pella products. Whether you need wood windows, shades between your panes, noise reduction, aluminium cladding or more, we have an option to fit your home. To schedule a free estimate just call us today or fill out the form on the right!
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