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Raleigh Windows: Article About Replacement Window Characteristics

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Homes with their original windows could have 20 or 30 years of wear on the glass panes alone. A Raleigh windows professional can guide homeowners and their decision on new windows. Although it's a considerable investment, new replacement windows add their own value and functionality to a property to eventually pay off their costs. Evaluate these replacement window characteristics to make an informed purchasing decision.

Window installations may appear to have a high complexity level, but contractors use specialized panes to fit into existing openings. There's no need to strip the frame and immediate wall area down to the surrounding support beams, as is done for new construction window installations. Residents may even be able to use their original frames within the existing opening for the window. Contractors must inspect the entire frame and opening to verify the right installation procedure. Each property is unique and must undergo a thorough evaluation for a proper replacement project.

Residents will notice a low cost with replacement window labor. Installers must remove the old windowpanes, but there is no time-consuming procedure of revealing wall studs and removing the entire pane and frame assembly.

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The actual investment is much lower than new construction windows, making this renovation option possible for more homeowners. When residents remain in the home for several years after the installation, they'll pay less in energy costs over time. The new windows could pay for themselves eventually.

Replacement windows come in numerous configurations, but the most common are single- and double-pane types. For residents in warmer areas, single-pane glass may be a smart option to save on material costs. However, colder regions with snow-prone winters benefit greatly from double-pane types to keep the blustery winds outdoors.

Homeowners may be concerned about removing and discarding relatively good windows. Talk to the contractor about recycling the old windows. Although a window update is warranted at the property, the old materials can easily be donated to construction projects that can use the solid panes. This recycling idea keeps the materials out of landfills and helps others simultaneously.

If there is any concern about a contractor's expertise with window installations, look at past customers' homes. Ask the professional about their previous clients and possibly look at the homes in person. The exterior appearance alone can tell homeowners about the workmanship and beauty. An experienced contractor is happy to show off their work to gain more customers in return.

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