Warm weather is right around the corner and one home project to help offset looming high energy bills is to replace your homes existing windows with newer, energy efficient alternatives. This is often seen as a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. Goldsboro Builders Supply, has been helping customers find the right windows for their new or existing home since 1953. With five locations in Eastern North Carolina, they provided excellent service, product information, and even installed options that make replacing your windows a worry free project. Below are five things to consider before starting your window replacement project. As always, the professional at Goldsboro Builders Supply are here to assist in any way.
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1. Determine a Project Budget
How much it costs to replace your windows depends on many factors: location, window materials, type of glazing, installer, and so on. It is safe to assume that most homeowners will not escape a whole-house window replacement for less than $5,000.00. Do a little research to get a better idea of what you need before you start shopping.
2. Determine what's important
What has led to the need to replace your windows? Are your current windows out of style? Are you wanting to make your home more energy efficient? Are your current windows structurally damaged? The answers to these questions will give you a better idea of what type of windows you need and give you a better idea of the cost of replacement.
3. Save Money with Energy Efficient Windows
Double and triple paned windows provide significant energy savings and will pay for themselves quickly in the extra savings on heating and air conditioning. There is usually some kind of gas between the panes, such as argon, which helps with insulation. A double pane window can increase your energy efficiency by almost 100%. Consult with a sales person to determine what energy efficient windows they offer and what the different ratings mean.
Another way to save money is by installing single hung windows as opposed to double hung. Both options offer a lower slash that slides upward, which allows you to unlatch the sash and allow a air to flow through the screen. Double hung window can be more pricy since both the upper and lower sash are functional.
4. Measurement is Key
Knowing the exact size of the window that needs to be replaced is crucial when ordering replacements. Even a energy efficient window will fail if not installed properly. To ensure the measurement is correct, Goldsboro Builders supply offers windows installed. Taking the hassle out of finding a third-party contractor to measure and install your windows.
5. Outfit and Accent your New Windows
Outfit the exterior of your new windows with proper window flashing and new caulk to ensure your new windows don't fall victim to leaks. On the inside, consider replacing your window trim to add a fresh look to the inside of your home.
For more information on replacing your windows, contact Goldsboro Builders Supply at 919-734-4071 or stop by and visit our showroom at 701 Patetown Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530.