When you’re considering getting replacement windows in San Jose, CA, you’re making a significant investment in your home. Replacement windows can increase the value of your home, increase the curb appeal of your home, and increase the energy efficiency of your home. Not only do they have a positive functional effect on your home, but they are also an aesthetic upgrade that can modernize the whole look and feel of your home.
However, what replacement windows can do and what they will do depends on how you go about getting replacement windows. To make sure that your replacement windows will do what they’re able to do and what they should do, there are some common mistakes that you should avoid when you’re looking at replacement windows.
One common mistake that homeowners make when they are considering having replacement windows installed is that they don’t ask enough questions about the replacement windows and they don’t ask the right questions.
No one expects you to be an expert on replacement windows and at all the styles, types of materials, and options that are available with them. However, we all have the tendency to keep questions, even about things we know little or nothing about, to a minimum because we don’t want to appear ignorant and because we may fear that our lack of knowledge will open the door to us being taken advantage of.
You can be assured when you are dealing with our company that we expect questions and we will never take advantage of any of our customers’ lack of knowledge. We want you to know everything there is to know about replacement windows so you can make an informed decision that you’re happy with and that meets every requirement for your home.
So, asking questions is ultimately to your benefit. Since replacement windows are a long-term investment for your home, you should be well-informed and make sure that you get exactly what you want.
Another common mistake that homeowners make when they are choosing replacement windows is that they pick replacement windows based on price along. While the prices for replacement windows vary, the benefits vary as well.
Some window materials, for example, work better in some climates than they do in other climates. Window styles offer all kinds of different benefits, depending on how and where they will be used in your home. Types of windows differ in how they function within your home. And options available for replacement windows can enhance that functionality.
Therefore, the price of replacement windows is not the sole measurement for the value you will get with the windows you ultimately choose. So, it’s important to look at all the value and benefits each material, style, type, and options will give to your home before you make your final selection for replacement windows.
Another common mistake that people make when they choose to have replacement windows installed is to get the same kinds of windows they had. While this isn’t always necessarily a bad thing, it can be when the original kinds of windows were not as function, as easy to maintain, or as safe as they should be.
For instance, if you’re choosing replacement windows for single hung windows (one moving sash at the bottom that can be raised and lowered), then you should consider double hung windows instead. With double hung windows, both the top and bottom sashes can be raised and lowered. This gives better ventilation, and it makes these windows safer when young children are in the home.
Additionally, while single hung windows must be cleaned from inside and outside your house, double hung windows can be tilted so that both sides of the windows can be cleaned from the inside.
To learn more about replacement windows in San Jose, CA, you can talk with our expert team at California Custom Creations. You can call us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.