When you’re thinking about replacement windows or doors for your Franklin home, where do you begin? There are going to be a number of choices. We’re going to go through some of the more common options that homeowners have when they realize that it’s time to seriously consider getting replacement windows for their home.
The first step to the process is to know what windows or doors you want to have replaced. You can certainly choose to have all of the windows in your home replaced, or you can have only specific ones replaced. The same is true of the exterior doors.
Is it better to replace a few windows at a time?
You may find that you don’t have a great deal of money right now to replace all of the windows in your Franklin home at the moment. As a result, you might be considering replacing only certain windows at the moment. Maybe you have realized that the windows in your master bedroom are old, dirty, are wooden, that they are showing some signs of rotting, and have other issues.
You’ve been keeping the blinds or curtains closed for the most part and haven’t had to really look at them. However, after the long, cold winter that we had here recently, you have been clamoring to open the blinds and let the sun shine in. Yet you just can’t stand to look at those windows any longer.
So you think that maybe it would be best to replace just the windows in that room. Then you think that you might as well replace those in the other two bedrooms as well, as long as you can afford it. Beyond that, though, you think that the rest of the house will just have to wait.
While at Wellington Home Improvements we have helped many homeowners throughout Franklin and elsewhere in Wisconsin and Minnesota find the perfect windows for their home and budget, we have replace as few as one window at a time. We have no problem with that and are more than happy to oblige if that’s what you want.
However, just consider the fact that every time you have an installer come to your home, the overall price to replace all of the windows in your home begins to increase. That can add up to hundreds and even thousands of dollars more to have all of the windows in your home replaced over time.
If you know that all of the windows in your home should be replaced, and that you are going to have it done within a couple of years at least, then talk to a professional at Wellington Home Improvements. We can walk you through some of the financing options that are available. You may qualify for a low interest home equity line of credit or other options. It’s something to consider.
Of course, you may simply want to avoid getting into any significant debt at this time and we understand that. Just have a list of the windows and doors that you will want to replace in time.
Determine whether you want something completely different instead of the windows that you have.
Many times homeowners just get tired of the same old, same old. They get tired of seeing and opening the same double hung window in the dining room. Maybe that dining room window looks out onto a beautiful garden that you’ve spent your weekends and holidays building up.
If so, then you might benefit by having a larger window installed in its place. If your wall has the room and the structure of the home isn’t going to be compromised as a result, you might be able to have a bay or bow window installed instead of the single double hung that you currently have there. Wouldn’t that be great?
Maybe you have a teenager who lives on the main floor of the house, or he has a room that offers easy escape access down the side of the house. You know what you were like at that age, sneaking out at night when you weren’t supposed to.
What about replacing the two double hung windows that make it so easy to get out with a casement window? You could completely make it more convenient to protect your family and your home by simply changing the type of windows that you have in them. Casement windows make security an easier goal while still allowing you the opportunity to open them to allow fresh air in.
Find the right company.
When you have an idea about what you might want in each room of your home, you’re next going to want to find the right company to get those windows and have them installed. If you like the idea of having a local company that manufactures its own windows, to your exacting standards, then you needn’t look any further than Wellington Home Improvements.
You also should focus on customer service and support. When you’re going to be investing a great deal of money on new windows and doors for your home, you want to be treated right. What does that mean? You want to be treated honestly and fairly. You don’t want a company whose main purpose or goal is to make a sale, no matter what the cost.
You want a company that is going to be looking out for your best interests first and foremost. That may seem to go against the grain of common thinking when you’re a business owner, but at Wellington Home Improvements, we have found that when you take care of the customer –even if that means they end up choosing one of your competitors because of price, convenience, or even location- as long as they get the straightforward, honest answers from you, that means something.
Wellington Home Improvements is a B+ rated company through the Better Business Bureau and have been helping homeowners find the best replacement windows and doors from the beginning of the process through the end for decades. Let us show you why we’re one of the best in the business.