1.) HIRE A PROFESSIONAL – DO NOT DIY
Replacing the windows in your home is not a type of project you should perform without a licensed professional. You may be very skilled at handling and doing home improvement tasks, however, you never know what might be in your walls when you are installing your replacement windows. Often, old framing and trim is rotten, there may be missing insulation or other more serious issues. It’s always best to consult a professional to avoid expensive consequences.
2.) IT IS EASY TO MAKE A COSTLY MISTAKE BY MEASURING WINDOWS WRONG
By hiring professionals, you can be sure your windows will be measured correctly. If you choose Ecoview Windows of Long Island to install new replacement windows in your home, you can rest assured that they will be the correct size. We don’t use “closet fit” premade windows. Instead, we measure them to know the precise dimensions of the replacement windows to 1/8th of an inch. We always do final review of all specs to ensure we are getting exactly what is required to install your new windows perfectly.
3.) COMPARE THE FEATURES OF DIFFERENT WINDOWS
In choosing the perfect replacement window style for your home, ask the experts for suggestions. Do the new energy-efficient windows have all the safety options you want? Which windows are easy to clean and maintain? What are your color options? Should you consider a change in style? This will help you arrive at the best option.
At Ecoview Windows of Long Island, we carry a large variety of replacement windows including:
4.) CHOOSE AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT WINDOW
This will help you save on your energy bill over time as it improves the overall temperature and circulation in your home. Energy-efficient windows can help reduce your use of heating and cooling units.
5.) ADD EXTRA GLASS PANES OR LAMINATED GLASS PANES TO YOUR WINDOWS
Double pane glass is now a standard in the replacement window industry. When considering installing new triple pane glass it’s important to think about the additional cost of the windows. In addition, investing in tripe pane glass for your home will increase the total amount of weight added to the window sashes. However, triple pane windows are very efficient and can help with sound reduction just like laminated glass which is also considered safety glass.
6.) WORK WITH A LICENSED TECHNICIAN TO ENSURE YOU MEET SAFETY CODES
We will take care of all the paper work for you and we will make sure the new windows in your home meet the required safety codes. For example, you may want to use tempered glass in your bathroom because this type of glass is safer. Tempered glass breaks into dull pieces instead of hazardous crystal chards. On the other hand, your bedroom or basement windows will need to meet Egress requirements. This is a replacement window intended to provide an easy way to escape a room in a dangerous situation, like a fire.
7.) HIRE A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL TO INSTALL YOUR NEW REPLACEMENT WINDOWS
Here at Ecoview Windows of Long Island, we offer a variety of new replacement windows for homes from quality brands. We take care of the fitting, prefinished, sealing, and we will make sure that when the installation is complete, we will leave your home as clean as possible. Those are just some of the many benefits you can get if you hire a professional for your replacement windows. A professional window installer is your best option.
8.) PROPER INSULATION
Be sure to understand differences between Pocket (Insert) and Full Frame installation and decide which one is best for you. Using closed-cell spray foam insulation and Ice and Water shield is a very important part of a proper window replacement.
9.) UNDERSTAND DIFFERENT MANUFACTURER WARRANTIES
Our manufacturers back their new windows with a warranty to give our clients peace of mind. However, every material is different and will deliver different results. Be sure you understand differences between warranties.
10.) INSTALL NEW CASING WITH A FULL FRAME REPLACEMENT
At Ecoview Windows of Long Island with a full frame installation we match your new interior casing to compliment your home and new windows perfectly.
Ecoview Windows of Long Island values quality and customer satisfaction. If you need help choosing a replacement window for your house. Contact Ecoview Windows of Long Island today or call us at (631) 538 – 4731.