A window installation is often the result of a solid preparatory work where you who get new windows have everything to gain from being loaded and asking the right questions to your window installer. With MAS Home Improvement checklist for window installation, you can easily tick off the questions you need to ask and the window factors you need to consider when looking for the right window and the right window installer.
The right window is the start of your window installation
There are an excess of windows to choose from, both in the materials they are made of, what they cost and how well they hold the heat (also known as u-value, read more about energy-efficient windows).
Here are some of the windows you should consider and ask questions about different vendors and installers of windows:
Wooden windows – classic, solid and robust
PVC windows, affordable and often with good energy-saving properties
Aluminum windows – for a more modern feel to your window installation
Mixed windows – for example combined wood / aluminum windows.
Questions to ask the installer
- Which windows do you recommend for my needs, and why?
- What are the different options when it comes to price and longevity?
- What is their u-value? Will I be able to reduce my heating costs?
- How long do your windows last? What guarantee do you offer?
- Do they require any special maintenance?
- How long will the window replacement take?
Find a window installer
To be able to ask the right questions about your new windows, however, you first need to find window companies, either suppliers of the windows themselves and then a craftsman who assembles them, or a window company that takes care of both the “hardware” and the window installation for you. Here are the tips to check off to make sure you hire the most suitable window company for your specific needs.
Do not settle for the first best. Different window companies have different specialties and it can differ a lot in both price and service from company to company. Therefore, always contact at least three different window companies and compare them with each other.
Ask for the installers’ references. They should have satisfied previous customers to show off.
Ask about how they handle the practicalities of written agreements and guarantees on both the windows themselves and on the completed window installation.
Check how large a part of their total window offer is material and labor costs. Namely, the work may be deducted by 50 percent through the ROT deduction.
The price – what does your window installation cost?
First, it should be pointed out that no two window replacements are the same; each job has its own scope and conditions. Windows can be expensive and inexpensive, and the cost of installation is often affected by a variety of factors. Here are the things to keep in mind when budgeting for new windows.
Successful window installation with this checklist
Make sure that the company handles the ROT deduction correctly; it is deducted directly from the invoice and applies to the part of the cost that affects the work itself.
Larger window jobs usually mean a lower price per window. Should you still install new windows, take the opportunity to do it properly and assembled at a single time.
Do not stare blindly at only the lowest price. More expensive windows can sometimes be most economical if they have a high service life and increase the value of your house or apartment.
Other things to keep in mind when installing windows
Finally, a few small things not to forget when planning for your new windows
Is fitting included in the price from the window company?
Is appearance important to you? Feel free to get inspiration from windows in your own neighborhood – go out and look!
How do you want your windows to hang? Inward, outward, or perhaps pivot (meaning that they rotate from the center of the sides of the window)?
How will your windows match in color with the rest of the facade?