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Friday 7 June 2019

Frequently Asked Questions About Replacement Windows

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interior of living room with 3 windowsWe recently shared on article on whether Minnesota replacement windows are really worth the investment. If you're considering having new windows installed this summer, you probably have questions. And we probably have answers!

Frequently Asked Questions About Replacement Windows

When it comes to the replacement windows that you're evaluating for your home, it's a good idea to learn as much asyou can about them before making your decision. Here are some of the common questions our customers ask regarding new replacement windows.

What exactly is a replacement window?

A replacement window is one that is built to fit in the space that holds the existing window, also called the window opening. They can be already made to standard sizes (stock windows), or they can be custom-made to fit.  Today's modern replacement windows as generally much more energy efficient than older models, and they have other options and benefits as well.

Can I repair my windows or do I need to replace them?

There are many things that you have to think about when it comes to replacing the windows in your home. Consider whether or not your existing windows are actually doing the job they are meant to do. Is there a lot of rot in the frames or sashes? Is there fog or condensation on the windows? Is there a draft around them? Is the hardware on the windows working properly? Sometimes windows can be repaired, but usually if they are older, replacement is a better decision.

When is the best time to install replacement windows?

Replacement windows are able to be installed at any point throughout the year. However, it is best that they are not installed during a blizzard or when there are high winds. They can be installed in a day, and using a highly trained window professional to replace them is ideal. Not only will they perform perfectly, but you will know that they have been done according to the manufacturer's specification.

How much do replacement windows cost?

Replacement windows come in different price levels, depending on the brand, size, frame material and other factors that go into the particular window.  There are options you can add on, such as tinting or special hardware that may increase the price.

If the time is right for replacement windows in your Minnesota home, give us a call for a free consultation with no obligation. We can recommend the best options for your specific home and needs.

Quarve Contracting, Inc. is a licensed Minnesota residential building contractor. We specialize in energy-efficient exterior home improvements such as replacement windows.