5 Essential Steps for Window Replacement

Windows play a crucial role in the aesthetics, energy efficiency, and overall comfort of your home. Whether you’re looking to enhance your property’s curb appeal or reduce energy costs, window replacement is a significant investment!

To ensure a smooth and successful process, consider these five essential steps for window replacement:

#1 Assessment and Planning:

Before diving into the world of window replacement, conduct a thorough assessment of your current windows. Identify issues such as drafts, condensation, or visible damage.

Assess the architectural style of your home and consider your preferences for materials, colors, and window types.

Next, establish a budget for the project and determine whether you’ll replace all windows at once or in stages. Planning ahead will help you make informed decisions, ensuring a seamless and cohesive look for your home.

Our team will come to your home and provide a free assessment/consultation. Our team will inspect your home and go over your needs and then find options and solutions to fit your budget. We also offer financing options with payments starting at $98/month.

#2 Selecting the Right Windows:

Investing in energy-efficient windows can lead to long-term savings on heating and cooling costs. Look for windows with the ENERGY STAR label, indicating compliance with energy performance standards.

Quality windows will save you money and keep your home comfortable year-round. Here are a few window certifications to be aware of:

  • Energy Star is the first certification you should look for, as it ensures that your windows have passed strict guidelines set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy.
  • AAMA Gold Label windows have met stringent standards for air leakage, water penetration, wind and forced entry resistance, durability, and thermal window performance.
  • The NFRC label helps consumers compare energy-efficient products by providing a breakdown of key performance features, such as U-Factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, Visible Transmittance, and Air Leakage.

Read: Certifications to Look for in Your New Windows

#3 Professional Installation:

While DIY projects can be fulfilling, window replacement is best left to the professionals. Hiring experienced installers ensures proper measurement, fitting, and sealing, minimizing the risk of air leaks or water infiltration. A professional installation from All States Home Improvement also comes with a warranty that can provide peace of mind and protection for your investment.

#4 Preparing For Installation:

Our team will need to access your windows from the inside and outside. Therefore, you will need to clear a path around your windows both on the interior of your home as well as the exterior. Remove curtains, drapes, blinds, and shades and move furniture away from the windows. Don’t forget to move obstacles such as grills, flower boxes, furniture, equipment, vehicles, and decorative items outside your home as well. You may also need to trim hedges and trees to allow better access to the windows.

Window installation can shake your walls and rattle things in your home. To avoid accidents, remove pictures from adjacent walls and move fragile items from nearby shelves for safekeeping. If you have any security system features on your windows, be sure to remove them before installation to avoid startling alarms. Lastly, find a safe place for your pets and children to prevent delays and reduce hazards.

The day before your scheduled installation, one of the associates at All States Home Improvement will contact you to remind you of your appointment and answer any of your last-minute questions.

#5 Post-Installation Maintenance:

When installation is complete, our team will complete a walk-through to assess each window. Be sure to open and close each window a few times and look for any potential issues. Don’t hesitate to point out any areas of concern or ask questions. Your satisfaction is our primary concern, and we won’t leave your home until you are thoroughly pleased with your new windows.

Once your new windows are in place, it’s crucial to establish a routine maintenance schedule. Regular cleaning, inspection, and lubrication of moving parts will ensure optimal functionality and longevity.

Window replacement is a significant undertaking, but with careful planning and consideration of these essential steps, you can transform your home while improving energy efficiency and comfort. From assessment and planning to professional installation and ongoing maintenance, each step plays a vital role in the success of your window replacement project. As you celebrate your home’s upgraded aesthetics and performance, you’ll appreciate the thoughtful approach taken throughout the process!

To learn more about our windows, siding, bath, and roofing, call us at 316-444-1220 for a free estimate. Fill out our convenient estimate form, or stop by our showroom to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.