Installing new windows isn’t a yearly occurrence, so it’s normal for homeowners to be slightly clueless as to what happens during this process. One major benefit of installing replacement windows is that the process is efficient -- no, your home won’t be left open to the elements overnight! Here’s what you CAN expect during a window replacement.
Selection and Window Measurements
What type of windows are you interested in? The style, frame material, glazing options, and price range all come into play. Your sales representative will provide you with any information you may need, and schedule a date for their contractor to visit your home and take measurements of your windows.
Acquiring Window Permits
This is when you should check with your local building department to find out if a permit is necessary for your window installation. A permit may also be required if you live in a state considered to be in the hurricane zone (located along the East Coast and Gulf Coast).
The Installation Process
The number of windows being replaced will determine the number of days needed for the project. On average, you should expect between two and three days. Make sure you clear a pathway to each window both indoors and out for the workers. At the end of each day, they will make sure all of your rooms are spotless and the windows are tested and working properly.
*Don’t forget to ask questions and be involved! A professional window installer is an expert in their field, which means you can learn a lot!
Looking to replace some windows this summer? Our expert staff members are factory-trained not only on each of our products, but also on the proper way to install them. Call Superior Windowland at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate or visit our website today!
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
It’s the busiest time of the real estate year. But, if your home isn’t exactly in “showing” shape, don’t worry. Some experts say that best time to sell might actually be in the fall or winter, which means you still have plenty of time to spruce up your home before you put it on the market. Here are four home improvements that add the most value to your property.
1. Remodeling The Kitchen
The kitchen is still considered the heart of the home. As long as you don’t go overboard, according to HGTV, you can expect a 60 to 120 percent return on your investment with a kitchen remodel.
2. Bathroom Additions
Don’t spend money on a bathroom you already have. Your money is better spent adding a second bath. According to a National Association of Realtors study, adding a bathroom can increase the sale price of a home by 8.7 percent, more than twice the rate for adding a bedroom.
3. Energy-Efficient Insulation
If your home lacks proper insulation (which allows plenty of hot and cold air through), home inspectors will specify this to potential buyers.
4. Adding Energy-Efficient Windows
These days, homeowners shop with energy efficiency in mind. Not only can you save on heating and cooling costs with new windows, but you’ll also receive a tax credit, which can in turn recoup your investment.
If you need help with your spring home improvement projects, turn to Superior Windowland. We can most effectively and efficiently increase your home or business' property value! Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
You can’t have a sunroom without any windows. But with hundreds of options to choose from, the selection process can seem a bit overwhelming. Start by pinpointing the style and material that fits best, and window shopping will become far easier.
How should they open?
- Fixed windows don’t open, and are typically used in sunrooms where the walls are made entirely out of glass.
- Slider windows consist of two framed panes that move side to side.
- Double-hung windows have two framed panes that move up and down instead of side to side.
- Casement windows are able to open entirely, unlike slider and double-hangs, which can only be half open.
- Awning windows are hinged on the top, so the window becomes a rain shield when its open.
What material do you want?
- Vinyl windows never have to be painted. They also come in a handful of colors.
- Wood windows can be painted to match the interior and exterior trim of your sunroom.
- Clad windows are made from wood, but are covered with vinyl or aluminum. So in the end, you get the look of wood, but in a variety of different colors.
Still not sure which window is right for your next project? Our expert staff members are factory-trained not only on each of our products, but also on the proper way to install them. Call Superior Windowland at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate or visit our website today!