If you think it’s time to get your windows replaced, you likely have a number of questions, and the following guide will provide you with all of the answers you need:

What is a Replacement Window?
Unlike a newly constructed window, a replacement window will not need a nailing fin because it will be secured into an existing window frame through the use of fasteners. They will run through the existing window assembly, so they are easier to install and are used when homeowners want to upgrade their existing windows.

When Should I Consider Window Replacement?
If you are dealing with rotted windows or your window hardware is no longer manufactured, window replacement will be necessary. This is also true if you notice fog or condensation between your window panes. It is sometimes possible to repair your existing windows, but if you notice that they are not performing as effectively as they should, you need to invest in durable, energy-efficient windows.

What is the Ideal Time for a Window Replacement?
This can be done year-round except when you’re dealing with extreme weather conditions. Rain, high winds and heavy snow are not suitable to carry out this task, but any other time will do. The installation itself is fast and can be done in just one day, and energy-efficient windows will lower your monthly energy bills, so window replacement is a great investment.

What is the Cost of this Project?
This answer will vary from one homeowner to another and the price of replacement windows will be based on the size of the project, the materials being used and the company you hire.

How Long will My New Windows Last?
Replacement windows that professionals install can last for up to 25 years. The quality and brand of the windows will play a role in this, as will maintenance. The better you take care of your windows, the longer they will last, and weather conditions, materials, and installation techniques will all impact the lifespan of your windows.

Should I Replace All of My Windows at the Same Time?
This will depend on your budget. It is not a must to replace all of your windows at the same time, so don’t feel pressured into doing this as the process can be done in stages.

What Should I Do to Prepare?
Remove any curtains, blinds or obstructions that are in the way. Window access is a must, so move any furniture and anything else that can interfere with this project. Doing this before the arrival of the installation team will save everyone a lot of time, and the process will be a lot smoother as a result.

Concord Window and Doors can provide you with more information, and our team will gladly answer any other questions you have. If you want to work with a reputable window replacement company, contact us today!