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When undertaking a large project such as replacing your windows, it’s worth considering exactly when the best time to do it will be.

When undertaking a large project such as replacing your windows, it’s worth considering exactly when the best time to do it will be. Although the weather worldwide can be temperamental, your best choice would be to choose late spring or early fall. While windows are being replaced, your home will be open to heat, cold and rain, so it’s best to do this during the mildest possible time. If you live in a climate zone or a latitude that provides year-round good weather, you won’t have to worry about this issue before starting.

Of course, you may want to upgrade your windows to something that’s very energy-efficient, like triple pane glass or windows that have argon gas, which will drive up the cost. Changing the glass only, is dependent on good frames, but if the frames are falling apart then you should spend the extra money and replace the whole window, frame and all. Make sure you choose windows that are pleasing to your eye. Windows aren’t only for insulation, they should be considered as decorative as well, so consider how they’ll go with the rest of your home and accessories. If you have an older home, you’ll probably want to go with a traditional or antique style with windows. On the other hand, such windows wouldn’t look right in a brand new home, which demands a modern design. Remember that you’ll not only feel better about windows that look great, but this will add to your home’s value if you ever decide to sell it.

Anytime you undertake a large project like replacing windows, it’s crucial to fully understand the warranties that accompany any materials you’ve bought or the work you’ve hired someone to do. For example, if you’re getting both windows and frames, the length of the warranty may be different for these two components. If you get a truly comprehensive warranty, it might even extend to the home’s next owner, which could be an attractive feature if you ever want to sell. Whether you’re dealing with a window manufacturer, home improvement store or a contractor, don’t sign on the dotted line until you’re confident with the warranty you’re getting.

It a common desire to be aware of and try to negate the high cost of energy; replacing your windows with more efficient ones would be a good start. By upgrading you are also creating a better atmosphere for your home as well as increasing the value of your home. Regardless of who will accomplish the job, it will be a rewarding experience.

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