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Window Buying Mistakes To Avoid

When you replace your windows, you’re investing in your home’s energy efficiency, security, and comfort. That’s why choosing the right new windows for your home is so important. Unfortunately, many homeowners end up making costly mistakes when buying new windows for their homes, and your experienced window replacement team at Reflection Windows and Doors wants to keep you from making those mistakes yourself. Here are a few of the most common ways that people end up sabotaging their window replacement. 

1. Choosing the Cheapest Option
Your budget will influence the types of windows you choose. There’s no way around that. But that doesn’t mean you should choose the cheapest replacement window you can find. Cheap windows are often far less energy efficient and typically come with less desirable warranties and features than their more expensive counterparts. Over the life of the window, these downsides can end up costing you hundreds of dollars per window installed.

Instead of choosing the cheapest window you can find, choose the best window that you can afford. This way, you’ll get a higher quality window and can take advantage of better energy savings which can save you money in the long run.

2. Not Measuring Accurately
Choosing the wrong size window may not seem like a huge deal, but it can expose your home to unwanted drafts, leaks, water damage, and even pest infestations. If you’re shopping for new windows, make sure you measure each one carefully. This way, the window will fit in the opening without requiring any modifications.

Keep in mind that if you work with an experienced window replacement company, like Reflection Windows and Doors, you won’t have to measure your windows. Our team will do it for you to ensure a proper fit each time.

3. Buying From a Big-Box Retailer
Big-box retail stores and hardware stores will happily sell you windows, but the windows you’ll buy are often lower quality than the ones you’ll find through a dedicated window installation company. Worse, those retailers may not have the experience needed to help you choose the right windows for your needs, let alone help you install them.

When you work with a dedicated window installation company, you’ll have a trustworthy team of experts to rely on for recommendations based on your home and your budget. Even better, they’ll be able to install your new windows for you.

4. Planning on Installing Them Yourself
Installing windows on your own can be incredibly tricky. If you’ve never done it before, there’s a good chance that you’ll end up damaging your home or installing your windows in a way that makes them drafty or leaky. Worse, you may end up violating the terms of the warranty. 

By letting a professional handle the installation, you’ll know that your windows are installed correctly and without damaging your property. Even better, you’ll know that the warranty on your new windows will be intact, so you won’t have to pay out of pocket for any repairs or replacements due to manufacturer defects.

Avoid These Costly Mistakes
Avoid making these costly mistakes by letting an experienced professional help you choose the right windows for your home and your budget. If you’re ready for new windows, contact Reflection Windows and Doors today to schedule a consultation.