If your windows are old, not energy-efficient, leaking or damaged, you may be looking to replace them with new ones. In order for that, window installation needs to happen.Unfortunately, there are many myths floating around out about window installation. Here are common myths you may run across as you look to have windows installed and the truths that you need to be aware of surrounding these myths.
1. DIY Window Installation Can Help You Save Money
One of the biggest myths out there is that you can save money by installing new windows yourself. However, installing windows yourself may end up costing you more money in the long run. First and foremost, most major window manufacturers will only warranty their windows if they are installed by a licensed and certified window installer. This means that you may lose your window warranty installing them yourself.
Secondly, installing windows yourself is a lot more challenging than most people realize. If you make the tiniest error, water can see in around the window frame. This can damage your drywall, your insulation, wood framework and your electrical wiring. It can be costly to repair this damage. As such, it is best to leave the window installation to a professional.
2. All Windows Are Pretty Much the Same to Install
Another common myth is that all types of windows are pretty much the same to install. Once again, this is not true. The installation process for installing wood-framed windows is different than the installation process of installing aluminum-framed or vinyl-framed windows.
The way the window is placed and the sealant that is used vary based on the type of window, the size of the window, and the shape of the window. Because of this, it is always important to ask a window installation company if they have experience installing the type and size of windows you need installed.
3. Windows Shouldn't Be Installed During the Winter
The last myth surrounding window installation is that you shouldn't install windows during the winter. Winter is not the most ideal time to have windows installed, simply because there may be delays to the installation process if it is snowing or raining out. However, if your home is in need of windows and you don't mind dealing with delays if they pop up, windows can still be installed during the winter months.
Myths can cause you to make a wrong step when it comes to window installation. Educating yourself on these common myths and the truths surrounding them can help you make the right decisions when it comes to installing new windows for your home.