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Replacing your Windows: Here’s What You Must Know First

Posted May 27, 2022

If you plan on replacing your windows, there are a few important things to know first. Windows come in all sizes, shapes and styles, though most of this is determined for you when you replace windows. Of course, there are some exceptions.

Below you’ll find information on important things you need to know before replacing your windows in NJ.

Get to Know Your Options

You are not stuck with the same window that you already have installed. There are many windows that can fit your space, so do your research to discover what options could work for you.

Common types of replacement windows include:

  • Single hung windows
  • Double hung windows
  • Arched windows
  • Picture windows
  • Casement windows
  • Bay windows
  • Awning windows
  • And much more!

Be Aware of Energy Ratings

Windows come with energy efficiency labels, so you’ll want to know what these mean when shopping for new windows. Key information to look for includes the U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), visible light transmittance (VT), air leakage and condensation resistance. Some windows are also NFRC Certified.

Set a Realistic Budget

Windows are an investment. The average cost of a new window in New Jersey is around $650 for materials and installation. When you multiply this by the number of windows in your home, the project adds up quickly! But windows are not something you want to skimp on, as they have a direct effect on your indoor comfort and efficiency. Work with your window contractor to set a realistic budget.

Choose a Reliable Window Installer

The installation company you hire matters! No matter how high quality a window is, it can only do its job if it’s installed correctly. Choose a window contractor who has experience installing the types of windows you’re interested in. You can usually get some reliable names from friends, family and neighbors, but be sure to do your own research as well. The window company should also stand by their work and offer a warranty on parts and labor.

Schedule an In-Home Consultation

Lastly, schedule an in-home consultation. These initial meetings are free and give you the opportunity to review the windows that will fit your space and budget. In-home consults are also tailored to your home, so you can narrow down your options and get a written estimate that is true to your needs.

Woodhaven is a Certified Contractor of Andersen Windows

Woodhaven is a trusted name for window installation in NJ. We are a Professional Dealer of Andersen Windows & Doors - this is different from Renewal by Andersen (which we are NOT). With us, you get to work with one team, which means the project will be streamlined and easier to manage. And, you get high quality Andersen Windows for your project. Contact us today for a pressure-free in-home consultation and quote.

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