5 Steps to a Successful Window Replacement for Your Bay City Home
- Narrow Your Choices
There are a lot of different kinds of windows. Not every kind of window will be right for your Bay City home. Think about how you’ll actually use the windows and doors. What are the most important elements? What style home do you have? Are you trying to match a certain look (such as traditional, or modern)? And don’t forget to consider the operation. Do you want windows that slide up and down or side to side? Or would you prefer windows that crank out to let air in?
- What Will the Windows Look Like in Your Home?
If you’re adding windows where you haven’t had them before you may want to tape or draw lines on your walls to indicate exactly where the new windows will be. That can help you make sure everything will fit the way you want. You may also want to bring samples of both exterior and exterior finishes home with you to make sure they are what you want. The same goes for hardware. Sometimes what looks good in a catalog or on the showroom floor doesn’t look the same in your house.
- Set Your Expectations for the Process
Talk to your window professional about when things will start and what the process will be like. Find out if there are things you need to do to prepare your home. Ask questions about approximately how long it will take to complete your project. The more you understand up front, the less stress you’ll have when it’s time to install.
- Focus on Value
Everybody cares about price—and that’s fine. But don’t let price be the only factor you consider. Focus on value. A window that costs a little bit more—but delivers better performance (ease of operation, better energy-efficiency, and longer life) is a better value. You’ll want to be sure your windows deliver what you want for years to come.
- Get “Hands-On’ Experience
There is simply no substitute for getting your hands on actual windows to see how they look, how they feel, and how they operate. That’s why we invite you to take a look inside our Bay City showroom—or come by 3605 S. Huron Road in Bay City, MI. where you can see a wide range of windows and actually get your hands on them. That really helps ensure that you’ll make the right choice for your Bay City Home.