If you’re installing new windows, you may find the process a little daunting, especially if you’ve not done it before. There is no doubt that new windows can improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort level, and it will most certainly improve your property value. Let’s find out what you can expect from the process.

The Consultation

Once you have done your research and have a cost estimate from a reputable glass company, a qualified representative will visit your home assess the requirements. They will measure the openings, discuss your preferences, and give you a detailed quotation.

The quote will provide you with costs for materials, labor, and the disposal of the old windows. If there are any peripheral services, these will also appear on the quote.

Choosing Your Windows

This is the exciting part of the window replacement process. You get to tailor your windows to your style and preferences.

  • Material Selection: Double-paned windows are standard for energy efficiency. Choose from vinyl, fiberglass, or wood frames. Each has its advantages so find out about the durability, maintenance, cost, and aesthetics.
  • Style Options: Select a style to match your home’s architecture. Popular options include casement, sliding, awning, or bay windows. Consider installing a patio window to really upgrade your home.
  • Glass Selection: Options like Low-E coatings for improved energy efficiency or impact-resistant glass for added security are up for grabs. Tinted glass reduces heat gain in sunny climates.

Preparation and Installation

  • Scheduling and Permits: Your chosen glass company will schedule a convenient installation date. In the meantime, they will look after any necessary permits.
  • Protecting Your Home: The installation crew will take steps to protect your furniture and flooring during the installation process.
  • Window Removal and Installation: The old windows are carefully removed, and the new windows installed.
  • Cleanup and Inspection: The window replacement crew will clean up the work area and thoroughly inspect the new windows to ensure that they work properly and that they are weatherproof.

While many homeowners would prefer to avoid the hassle of new window replacements. Sometimes, there is no alternative. Retrofit windows won’t do the job if the frames are too damaged or weatherbeaten. Still, you needn’t fear the process. A professional glass company, like Roxy, will soon complete the job, and you’ll enjoy a new level of comfort and pride in your home.