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Making Window Replacement Easier

Oct 12, 2007
Many people that move into older homes hoping to purchase them will often have to make at least a few repairs and sometimes these repairs will include the windows.

Some or all of them may need to be repaired or replaced, so when you literally go window shopping, there are a few things that you need to know in order to make the best decision on what kind of windows to purchase and who you want to install them.

Choosing windows that match your home's unique style is important, since if you choose the wrong ones, they may just end up looking kind of silly. Some window retailers have specialists that will go to your home and help you decide what kind of windows will look the best with your house.

When you go to the retailer, you need to find out how long it will take for the windows to be installed and whether the price of the installation will be included in the price of the windows. Most of the time, this cost is not included, so when you purchase your windows, the retailer might ask you if you want them to install them, too.

This might make you blink, but the fact is that if they do not tell you that the installation is included in the price, it is most likely not included and will cost you extra.

Try to make sure you find out if there are any hidden costs like this before you purchase from one store over another. Shop around and get a few different quotes from reputable dealers and then make a decision.

Some window stores will give you a free window if you purchase perhaps 2 or 3 of the same kind, so if you find a reputable store like this, take advantage of this opportunity. You can do this best by purchasing all the windows that you need for your home at once. It can end up saving you money in the long run.

You should also ask about the warranty on both the windows themselves and the installation and see how many years they offer a warranty for. It should be at least a ten year period, so you know that if anything goes wrong with the windows or the labor, you will not have to have it repaired yourself.
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