Your home may look flawless, but that doesn’t always mean it’s in good shape. Windows, for instance, can hide many maintenance issues. And once they fall prey to wear and tear without regular maintenance, this could affect your home’s comfort level and energy efficiency.
Most homeowners look to the pros as soon as they know they need new windows, but some delay replacement due to certain misconceptions. In today’s post, Oberg Roofing & Remodeling Inc., one of the top home improvement and roofing companies in Greater St. Cloud, debunks three common myths about window replacement.
Myth #1: Replacing Your Windows Won’t Improve Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is one of the main driving factors behind home improvement projects. Despite this, many homeowners overlook their windows on their quest for greater energy savings, choosing instead to focus on HVAC or insulation upgrades. While these projects do pay off in increased comfort and lower energy bills, not replacing your windows means you miss out on utility cost savings of around 12 percent per year.
Myth #2: Summer Is the Best Time for Window Replacement
Many homeowners believe that the perfect time for exterior projects, such as siding repair, window installation and roof replacement, is during summer. But booking a home improvement project during the peak season means you may have to deal with scheduling conflicts, not to mention miss out on any off-season specials local companies are offering. So if you’re planning to have your windows replaced soon, try asking your contractor if you can get a fall or winter schedule.
Myth #3: Window Replacement Is Time-Consuming
How much time installation takes depends on the number and size of the windows you wish to replace. Working with an experienced contractor with a proven process, however, will help minimize the risk of delays. And with outside temperatures dropping, the sooner you can say goodbye to your old windows, the better!
Count on Oberg Roofing & Remodeling Inc. for your window replacement project. We offer a wide selection of home improvement products to match your home’s style and energy efficiency needs, from asphalt and steel roofs to high-performance windows. Call us today at (320) 204-2264 or fill out our online form to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of St Cloud, MN.