Whether it came out of necessity or simply as a way to update the look of your home, it’s time to replace the windows in your Sacramento home. Before you rip out the pages of your favorite design magazine and head straight to the showroom floor, there are some important questions to ask yourself. By sitting down, taking the time to answer the following questions, and getting very clear on what you’re looking for in your replacement windows you’ll increase the chances of bringing home replacement windows you’ll love for years to come.
What was wrong with my last set of windows?
These are replacement windows, which means you had some kind of experience (good or bad) with your previous set. Perhaps your previous windows didn’t offer you the efficiencies you were hoping for, or maybe they simply required more maintenance than you wanted. Were they original to the home, which was built in the mid 1950s and 1960s? By knowing what didn’t work with the last windows, you’ll have a clearer idea of what to stay away from when you hit the showroom floor.
What’s my singular window goal?
Just like it’s important to know what you don’t want, it’s vital to know what’s a priority when shopping for your replacement windows. If you had to focus on one thing (looks aside) while window shopping, what would it be? Is energy efficiency a top priority, or would it be safety and protection? Whatever it is keep it at the top of your list and don’t compromise on what you’re looking for.
What is your short term and long term budget?
Windows prices vary in a number of areas depending on their material, including their long term costs. While many homeowners know how much they expect to spend on the initial cost of their windows (or the sticker cost), few take the time to consider the long-term prices of services like maintenance, upkeep, repairs, and potentially, further replacement windows. Yes, even though you may intend to replace windows only once, things such as lower material quality, defects in manufacturing and even natural disasters may put ou in a position to replace windows soon than you would like. While no one can predict if any of the events may occur, it’s a good idea to plan for that “just in case” scenario when determining your long-term budget.
Do you plan on selling your home?
It’s important to find replacement windows you love, but it’s also important to find windows that are a sound investment choice. If you plan on selling your home in the future, remember, every detail of your home will contribute to its overall resale value. For this reason we strongly suggest speaking to a real estate agent or visiting local homes for sale before purchasing your replacement windows. This will give you, an idea of which style of window is considered standard for your area.
Want to be sure you’re asking all the right questions? Then it may be time to stop by Hall’s Window Center for a free, one on one, no pressure consultation with one of our window experts! If you would like to schedule your consultation today, or simply have some questions regarding your Sacramento replacement windows project, feel free to call us at 916-669-1469 or stop by 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.