When you want to improve the look of your home, changing out windows and exterior doors is always an option. In addition, choosing the right windows and exterior doors can save you money on your energy bills. Avoid the common mistakes when picking and installing windows and exterior doors many homeowners make. At John McCarter Construction, we are here to help you avoid these problems that can cost you time and money.
Picking the Wrong Products for the Job
When choosing windows or exterior doors, you have to do your homework. If you don’t pick the right materials for your climate, you will spend more money on energy costs. Don’t just go with the cheapest materials available to you. Look at your options, like fiberglass windows, and make an informed decision.
Some homeowners make the mistake of purchasing an interior door for the exterior of their home. An interior door isn’t going to stand up to the demands of regular use and the elements. This door will need to be replaced quickly, if it even fits well into the doorway in the first place.
The most popular window materials are either aluminum, wood or vinyl. You will spend less money on vinyl windows, you may not be happy with how they look when installed in your home. If you are trying to give your home a facelift, you may consider more expensive wooden windows. We suggest our stylish & durable fiberglass windows for your home window needs.
When exterior doors or windows need to be replaced, this is generally due to inefficiency. When a house settles, window openings can become uneven. When new windows are installed, it’s important to adjust the windows carefully to make sure that they fit correctly in the opening. This is an often a mistake made by homeowners trying to install windows on their own. This also happens with doors, and if you aren’t sure what you are doing, it’s time to call in a professional who can assess your situation.
Another common installation problem is poor insulation placed around the window. The good thing about fiberglass windows is that they have amazing insulation! Over time, windows can warp, rot, and crack, especially in the extreme heat and cold of a typical Ann Arbor year. When it’s time to replace your worn-out windows, fiberglass may be the right choice for you. The door or window should be properly sealed from the weather,and if this is not done correctly, they can leak or offer less security to the homeowner.
Hiring Without Doing Research
When it comes to finding a contractor to replace your doors and windows, you need to do some research. Don’t just hire the first business that comes along, and certainly don’t choose someone just because they are cheap. John McCarter Construction and our expert team of fiberglass window installers can meet your window replacement needs from start to finish. Our superior products and quality service are the cornerstones of our business. When we install your premium fiberglass windows, the job isn’t complete until you are satisfied.
Not Checking the Frame
Structural integrity of the current window or door frame is vital to the performance of any new doors or windows installed. Many homeowners make the mistake of not checking the frame for damage.
Other problems homeowners make when choosing exterior doors or windows is not exploring energy saving options and not really taking into consideration how the doors or windows are going to look once they are installed in the home. Contact us today!