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What to Know About Installing Basement Windows?

What to Know About Installing Basement Windows?

Basement windows are frequently exposed to standing water, ice and snow. Because of their vulnerable position in your house, it’s important to ensure that the basement windows you install are able to withstand regular exposure to moisture.

Basement windows can be high on the wall and difficult to reach, so choosing the right design is important. With a little research and by hiring a professional to perform the window installation, you can ensure that your basement windows are right for you and will last.

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DIY Window Installation Advice for Homeowners

DIY Window Installation Advice for Homeowners

Do It Yourself (DIY) home improvements are more popular than ever! Homeowners who enjoy watching shows like This Old House and Flip This House often feel empowered to fix their house on their own, without help from a professional. This can be great for small improvements and give you a real sense of accomplishment from your “sweat equity”, but not all home improvements are created equal.

Not all home improvements are best done by homeowners. Some require experienced professionals. If you’re considering a DIY replacement window installation, there’s a lot you should know about the installation process, including the potential benefits and pitfalls. Knowing the potential outcomes of a do-it-yourself replacement window installation can help you decide whether this kind of project is right for you.

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4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Replacement Windows

4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Replacement Windows

Replacement windows are one of the most important investments that you can make as a homeowner. New windows can increase your home’s energy efficiency, potentially reduce your utility bills, and could increase your home’s value significantly.

Replacement windows, however, are no small investment. Before you sign a contract for new windows, it’s important to ask the right questions. The following five questions can help you vet potential window dealers and installers and choose the right professional for your home improvement project.

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Why Window Installer & Manufacturer Should Be the Same

Why Window Installer & Manufacturer Should Be the Same

Window purchases typically happen in one of two ways. Some homeowners choose to purchase their windows from a certified window installer, while others purchase their windows from a window company, then hire a separate business to perform installation. Some might say that there are advantages to each method, but Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro has perfected the process of buying and installing your windows from the same company.

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Why You Should Check Your Window Installer’s References

Why You Should Check Your Window Installer’s References

Replacement window installation is a major investment. While the quality of the windows themselves is important, it’s just as critical to have the right installer pit those windows in your home. Improperly installed windows can leak and cause structural damage to your home, not to mention void your warranty and drive up your utility bills. Before you hire a window installer to put new windows in your home, check references. Do your homework to ensure that the installer you’ve hired is skilled and capable of installing the specific windows you purchased.

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What to Look for in a Replacement Window Warranty

What to Look for in a Replacement Window Warranty

When you purchase new windows for your New Jersey or New York Metro home, they should come with a warranty. Your windows will likely be a large investment, so before finalizing the purchase, review the warranty to ensure you’re protected should anything go wrong. Not all warranties are created equal. Knowing what to look for can help ensure that you’re getting good protection for your money.

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