Common Myths About Replacement Windows
Today there’s an endless amount of information available at our fingertips on almost any subject, which is why it’s so easy to see how some bad information can get mixed in with the good. Unfortunately, if you’re using the wrong information to find replacement windows for your Fullerton home, it’s unlikely you’ll be pleased with the end result. If it’s your first time shopping for replacement windows, it can be difficult to determine which information is worth listening to and which isn’t. Which is why we’ve created a short guide to common replacement window myths, to help you determine fact from fiction.
Myth #1 The Higher the Price Tag, the Better the Window
When it comes to certain a car or a watch, a high price tag is generally a good indicator of a quality product. However, when it comes to windows this isn’t always the case. Often window models will feature a high price simply due to its aesthetic appeal or a current industry trend. This doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t a number of affordable, high-quality options on the market that offer the same benefits if not more.
Myth #2 It’s Easy to Replace Your Windows Yourself
While there are a number of “home improvement projects” you can take on yourself, replacing the windows in your home typically isn’t one of them. While it may be tempting to take the job into your own hands in an attempt to spend less money, the project can easily become more expensive and time consuming than you expected. In addition to the extra hassle, windows that aren’t professionally installed leaves homes more vulnerable to break ins, decreases energy efficiency and can often lead to irreparable frame damage.
Myth #3 Replacement Windows Have No Effect on Your Resale Value
If you plan on selling your home, it’s important to keep in mind that every detail in your house will contribute to its final resale value. In fact, recent real estate reports have found the homes with vinyl windows tend to sell at a higher price than those without. In some cases, homeowners with replacement vinyl windows can expect up to an 80% return on the original cost of their windows once their home has sold.
#4 The ENERGY STAR Rating is All That Matter
If a window’s label features an ENERGY STAR rating it means the window has passed some of the highest standards of energy efficiency on the market. While this is a valuable certification, it’s not the only indicator of a quality replacement window. A strong U-factor (also known as a U-Value) indicates that a window features strong insulating capabilities, and can typically be found on the windows label.
The best way to ensure you’re receiving genuine advice about your replacement window selection is to speak with a window expert. At All American Window Inc. our team of window experts is here to answer any questions you may have regarding replacement windows Fullerton, CA. To speak with a window expert today, simply give us a call at (714) 680-8999 or visit us in person at our showroom located at 642 W Commonwealth Ave Ste B Fullerton, CA 92832.