4 Window Replacement Myths You Should Stop Believing. Window replacement tips for Mississippi homeowners have never been defined properly and people always go on the wrong path. A single person’s unique experience cannot become a good experience for you or it could be vice versa. Moreover, you need to stop going to those people who have not changed their windows in years and are giving advice to people on how to do it. This will not only confuse you but will disturb your whole process.
However, good advice gets pushed into the realm of anecdotes. Usually, every homeowner has to get their windows replaces in their lifetime, so it is important you and other people should be aware of everything, such as what is fact and what is fiction.
Myth No.1: Replacing windows in the winter is a bad idea.
The answer is simple; if the contractors stop their business for three months, from where they will run their house, and eventually they would run out of business too.
However, we agree that it is not a good idea to conduct an installation during rain, snow, or extreme temperatures, but the contractors can adapt to any weather real quick. If they do not do this, they will be pushed away by some other company. Moreover, the homes which are listed in the spring season sell faster than in any other season.
Furthermore, it is good if you get your home ready by the winter and start the inspection work, you can earn a good amount of money by the end of the season. If you are working under a strict time frame, replacing windows in the winter season could also be better as everybody would want to get done with it soon.
Myth No.2: All decent windows are pretty much the same
As no two homes are exactly alike, no two windows could look like each other. This will give you plenty of options to choose from so that you can get the right kind of windows for your home.
It all depends on the budget, the style you want and the local climate of the region. All of these are decided according to your priorities.
Aluminum frames are great for areas prone to the hurricane but they are terrible with cold and bitter winter. Similarly, single-pane windows often look right at home on old houses but double-hung windows are the new demand.
Vinyl can be a great option for those on a budget but fiberglass can mimic the look of wood and provide more character. Moreover, if your home is having any particular issues, you need to solve them before getting any new renovation.
Myth No. 3: A new window won’t change your home’s energy bill
A properly sealed window is what you really need to save your energy bill after a great metal roof. The properly sealed and double-hung windows can help you keep the cool air outside in the winter season and hot air too in the summer season. When this does not happen, the home stays warm in the winter season for a long time and cool in summers and this can help you in reducing the use of cooling and heating appliances. So it is true that a new double-hung window can help you in changing the amount of your home’s energy bill.
Myth No. 4: DIY window replacement is a good way to save money
A lot of home improvement projects can be DIY; but when it comes to replacing the window, you should not try it at home. If you have a good amount of experience along with the right kind of tools and help, only then you can move forward with it.
If you have no experience, you can cause damage to your budget and can even get hurt during the process. This is why it is always best to get help from professionals when you think about replacing the windows.
Windows can be a big deal in a home sale if they are in bad shape. Check with Mississippi Landsource or Doug Rushing Realty before you put your Mississippi home up for sale. Call today at 601-966-4632