According to Energy Star, replacing your single pane windows with new energy-efficient double-pane windows can save you up to nearly $500 annually. You may also be able to claim a one-time tax credit up to $200. Additionally, new windows offer about a 70 percent return on their investment should you decide to sell your home.
The value of new windows aside, your home will also be more secure and more comfortable. Old, single-pane windows are easily broken. Their inefficiency creates cold drafts and annoying noises as the wind whistles through. If you have decided to buy new windows, you may have questions about how they are installed. Here's what you need to know.
What Steps Are Involved With Installing New Windows?
A professional from the residential window installation company will first come and measure every window in your home. He will then place the order and schedule a tentative installation date.
On the day of install, they will typically do one window at a time, but sometimes, a large team will tackle several windows simultaneously. The first step is removing the window casing and trim using a prybar. Outside trim will be removed as well. This is usually problem-free, but in older homes with elaborate millwork, the process may take longer to ensure nothing is damaged during removal.
Next, the old window will be removed. Once it is out of the way, the installer will inspect the window opening and repair the window stop or jamb if necessary. The new window will be set in place to check the fit. If it is a perfect fit, the window will be removed, and the technician will apply silicone to the opening. The window will then be set in place. They will check to make sure it is level and shimmy it if it isn't. Once it is level, they will secure it further with four screws. They will then add new insulation where it is needed. After that, all that's left to do is replace the trim and move on to the next one.
Does The Homeowner Have To Do Anything?
Before the day of install, the homeowner should remove all window treatments, including curtains, draperies, and blinds. Move any furniture or other items that are sitting in front of a window. Then, head outside and clean up the perimeter of your home. Some windows are installed from the exterior, so it's important nothing is in their way.
For more information, contact your local residential window installation service.
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