Publish by: Discount Door and Window
Buying replacement windows is a great way to improve the beauty, value and comfort of your home and it is a great investment. Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost v. Value Report for 2007 says that homeowners in San Diego can expect to recoup up to 98.5% of their cost for installing vinyl replacement windows. But before you make any significant investment, you want to be sure you have done your homework and are ready to make a well-informed decision. Here are some things to consider before you sign on the dotted line.
1. The difference between “replacement” windows and “retro-fit” windows. A replacement window is simply any window that replaces an existing window. This can be done using a “new construction” window or a “retro-fit” window. But the terms “replacement” and “retro-fit” are often used interchangeably, even by window professionals, so don’t let that confuse you. What installation method is best for your home?
a. New Construction - If you are planning to re-stucco or replace your siding at some point in the near future, then using new construction windows may be the best choice. This involves cutting back the stucco or siding four to eight inches from the edge of your window, removing the